Meghan Markle sure goes through a lot with her family. Her half brother, Thomas Markle blames his current homeless situation on his famous sister.
This is even as the Duchess of Sussex has to deal with intense media scrutiny some of which is bad and unnecessary.
Meghan Markle, who recently had a baby, now also has to contend with her family constantly talking to the media and adding to the stress.
From half sister Samantha Markle begging to see baby Archie along with her father, to this new allegation from her brother, the royal really has it rough.
According to Thomas Markle Jr, he says that the royal wedding thrust him into the spotlight and this in turn made it so that he was unable to get a job, got evicted and can’t find a house to live.
Speaking to the Sun, Thomas said:”This is the lowest point of my life.
“Living in a small hotel room is really taking its toll on Darlene and her son — on all of us. And it’s all because my life suddenly got catapulted into the spotlight — through no fault of my own.
“My every move has been put under the microscope — not just for me but all my family. Now there’s been so much said about me — both true and untrue — no one wants to lease me a house or give me a job. It’s tough to accept — especially when I never asked for any this.”
Thomas claims that his landlord lied against him and that suddenly he was being seen as the bad guy by local stations, stations that would not have taken an interest in him if he wasn’t related to Meghan Markle.
“Suddenly every local station was talking about how I was evicted, how I trashed this house. But it was all untrue — I have pictures proving I left the house in a good condition. I took 55 pictures of every square foot of that house — I left it in good shape. I would never trash a house — that’s not the kind of person I am.”
He continued: “I got late on my rent because I was out of work and I had this joint problem. I had to go to hospital for three times and see a specialist. I told the landlord at the time and he said I could just pay the overdue rent in January but as soon as I paid what I owed I got a lease termination.
“You can’t evict someone just because they don’t have a job — so we went to court and our attorneys made an agreement that I would leave by April 5. Right after that agreement he did interviews telling people I was a low-life, a freeloader, a scumbag, that I owed him money and I was being evicted which wasn’t true. I couldn’t believe it — I feel he unfairly treated me because of who I am. He took advantage of who I am, used it against me and made me look like the bad guy.
“There’s definitely a barrier to me renting a property — even though there’s no eviction on my name, everyone has seen or heard his accusations against me — which are all untrue.”
Thomas claims that due to the unwanted publicity, he’s been unable to find housing.
“I had a really nice place lined up where I was going to live out in the woods and I was going to do work on the property but I lost that because of all this,” he said.
“I’ve been trying for other places but just can’t find anything. I’m still out of work — I’ve been applying to places but they hear my name and I don’t get it. I’ve even been applying to things I’m over qualified for. This has never happened to me before in my life.
“The problem is I’m known as Thomas Markle, Meghan’s crazy brother now. I’ve gone from being a private person to having everything I’ve ever done in my life out there for everybody.”
Thanks to Meghan Markle, Thomas is also claiming that this situation is taking its toll on his relationship with fiancee, Darlene.
“It’s very uncomfortable and expensive — we don’t know how we are going to afford it. We have two dogs and Darlene’s son staying with us a lot of the time, I had to get a big storage unit so we have none of our stuff with us — it’s not a nice way to live.
“I’ve worked my whole life to have a comfortable living as a custom glazier that’s my trade and I’ve always made a good living from that. This is not just a low point it’s scary, it’s really uncomfortable to have such an uncertain future.”