Did Meghan Markle’s fairytale romance to Prince Harry start on a sour note? The former actress’ estranged sister, Samantha Markle, claims the Duchess of Sussex was seeing chef Cory Vitiello the same time she started to date the red-headed prince, according to a world-exclusive report in The Royal Observer.
Samantha writes, "What confused me was that, if [Meghan and Harry] had been dating for six months, she would’ve been dating Harry at the same time she was dating the restaurateur Cory, who seemed like a good fit," according to The Royal Observer — which obtained an advance copy of Samantha’s book, The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister: A Memoir.
She continues, "I imagine that Cory will be devastated by being ‘dumped’ for a prince, or was she dating them both simultaneously? I was sure it could be uncomfortable for either of them."
Vitiello and Markle, 39, met while she was working on Suits in 2014 and were together for two years.
“We are very fond of her,” Cory’s mom previously gushed about Meghan. “She is a lovely, lovely woman. Very smart, very bright, very caring. She's a warm personality, very sincere. We very much enjoyed the time we spent with her. She fit very well into our family."
Samantha declares, "It became evident that she was avoiding doing the right thing."
The book author also claims that one of the reasons why Meghan and Engelson, 44, didn’t work out is because the mom-of-one was having an affair with one of her Suits costars.
Meghan and Engelson tied the knot in 2011 in Jamaica, but they called it quits in 2013, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Ultimately, Meghan found love with Harry, 36. The two left the royal family in early 2020 to live in the United States.
Samantha's bombshell tell-all will be released later this week.