Not Prince Harry, but Meghan Markle Almost Married This Famous Footballer

Published 10/26/2023, 3:57 PM EDT

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When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s romance became public, the hallways of Buckingham Palace were abuzz. From royal experts to media outlets, everyone had an opinion about the new pair in town. But for the pair, love was all that was necessary. However, a close friend of the former Duchess has disclosed a shocking detail about the Suits actress’s life.

Markle has been under the public’s radar since her marriage to Prince Harry. Now, a huge revelation that the actress could have married a major athlete rather than Prince Harry has added to the public’s fascination.

Meghan Markle almost married this athlete

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make an adorable couple. So, it is difficult to envision them not being together. This statement prompted speculation that the actress was on the verge of marrying former Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole before meeting the prince. Furthermore, when the player sought to woo her, the actress experienced a “sliding doors” moment. However, the athlete’s entire endeavor was thwarted when her friend, journalist Katie Hind, encouraged her to turn him down.

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As per Mirror UK, the journalist explained her decision to stop Markle by mentioning that the Chelsea footballer was notorious for cheating on his partners. Furthermore, the reporter still wonders, ten years later, what may have happened if she had not halted Markle. She went on to say that things may have been “very different” if she had persuaded the actress to go on the date. Even implying that they might have married, and she might have become a WAG.

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Hollywood stars and actresses are well known for their high-profile romances. The same is true for the Duchess. Further, there were others who were rumored to be dating the Hollywood beauty before Prince Harry and Ashley Cole.

Meghan Markle’s past relationships

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Before she became a modern-day princess, the actress had her fair share of past romances. Her former spouse, Trevor Engelson, is first on the list. From 2011 to 2013, the Suits actress was married to an American film producer. However, citing ‘irreconcilable differences,’ the couple divorced. Following her unsuccessful marriage, the actress was said to be dating ace golfer Rory Mcllroy in 2014, although this was not confirmed, with numerous sources suggesting that they simply loved “hanging out as friends.”

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The last rumored relationship the former Duchess of Sussex had was with Canadian chef Cory Vitiello from 2014 to 2016. However, he was apparently dumped by the actress after crossing paths with Prince Harry. Further, after meeting the prince and dating him for 2 years, the couple tied the knot in 2018, putting all the media speculations to rest.

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What are your thoughts on this shocking revelation? Comment down below.

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Sakshi Singh

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Sakshi Singh is a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. Her love towards Hollywood and the entertainment industry began when she came across Mindhunter and the thrilling series opened her eyes to the power of storytelling. Her background in law saw her first foray into the world of writing through several published articles in law journals.

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