Before Meghan Markle was in a serious relationship with Prince Harry, she was married to a film producer and talent manager in Los Angeles. With royal fans betting that the new couple is headed toward an engagement, here's some background on Markle's former spouse, Trevor Engelson.
He and Markle were married for two years.
They reportedly started dating back in 2004, and after seven years together, Markle and Engelson tied the knot in a casual ceremony on September 10, 2011 at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios. However, just two years after getting married, Markle and Engelson quietly separated in August of 2013.
It's unclear why they get divorced.
Their marriage dissolved in a no-fault divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
Engelson is also currently working on a "divorce comedy" centered around the royal family.
It's "fictional," but certainly draws from his personal experiences. Here's the official pitch for the show, which Fox is developing: "Divorce is hard. Sharing custody is harder. Sharing custody with the British Royal family when your wife marries a prince, in the unforgiving spotlight of London’s tabloid media, is next level."
Engelson is a Trojan.
He was born in New York, but attended the prestigious University of California's school of communications for college.
He's a few years older than Markle.
Engelson will turn 41 next month. He was born in Great Neck, New York on October 23, 1976.
He's produced several films.
Engelson's titles include the 9/11 film Remember Me, License to Wed, starring Robin Williams, and 2009's All About Steve. Recently, he's been taking on television projects such as the upcoming Heathers remake and Snowfall.
Will Markle's divorce impact her ability to marry Harry?
While marrying an American divorcée used to warrant abdications, the British royal family is now much more relaxed about the prospect. The happy couple could even be married in Westminster Abbey. Following the General Synod Ruling of 2002, divorced people are allowed to be married in the Church of England; however, they will have to receive permission from the Queen, and possibly a special license from the Archbishop of Canterbury.