Meghan Markle could have a serious serious relationship with her estranged half-sister Samantha Marklebut it’s a whole different story when it comes to her granddaughter!
In Netflixnew archive of Harry & MeghanSamantha’s daughter Ashleigh Hale sat down for the first time to discuss her relationship with the Duchess of Sussex – and it was a VERY eye-opening conversation.
As we reported on Thursday, suit alum didn’t hesitate to talk about the messy move between her and her father, Thomas Markle, and his other daughter, Samantha. Both have repeatedly targeted the 41-year-old in the media over the past few years. It’s complicated AF!
Interestingly, however, there is one member of Markle’s family who isn’t afraid to speak out in Meghan’s defense! In a surprising twist, Samantha’s daughter Ashleigh joined the documentary series to open up about her very close relationship with the mother of two!
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By the way, Ashleigh and her brother were raised by their paternal grandparents, whom she considers her parents. According to her, she hadn’t seen her biological mother since the age of 6 – until they reconnected in 2007. That’s around the same time that Meghan and Ashleigh also started getting close. In the end, things between the mother and daughter took a turn for the worse when Samantha couldn’t calm her anger at her half-sister. Describing her relationship with the actress turned royal, Ashleigh shared:
“There’s a sister element, there’s something like a mother, she’s best friend, she’s everything.”
Gosh! Looks like they’re REALLY close! Prince HarryHis wife fully agreed, adding her own confession:
“I wanted a little sister and she was like a little sister. Ash was pretty much covered by the media just through the association. I don’t want her life to be hindered by all those dramas.
Oh, we just know that “sister” comment is sure to upset Samantha! Meghan always thinks she’s not close to Princess Pushy’s Sister Diary Part 1 The author grew up despite her despised half-sister insisting otherwise. Of course, the truth always seems to be on Meghan’s side – her half-sister is Samantha Grant until suit the star became world famous while dating Harry. That’s when she changed back to Samantha Markle. Seems pretty transparent to us.
But here’s the thing: it wasn’t just Meghan who shot her half-sister during the explosive show. Ashleigh, an immigration attorney, has used her time in the limelight to do the same, adding:
“After the news first broke, Samantha quickly started expressing a lot of angry words about Meg towards me. What was communicated to me was probably some sort of resentment, and it felt like no matter what I said, you know, her point of view didn’t change and just seemed to get angrier and angrier, and we stopped talking. Some people you can’t reason with.”
She calls her mother Samantha? Too hard! Unfortunately, the damage has already been done. Ashleigh was notably NOT present at Meghan and Harry’s 2018 wedding in the UK… and had a very specific reason for that. No, they don’t fight, but The Firm doesn’t think that would be good for the optics as Samantha didn’t get the invite.
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In the third episode of the documentary series that premiered on Thursday, Meghan revealed her media team’s views on the difficult issue, saying:
“How do we explain that this half-sister was not invited to the wedding but the half-sister’s daughter was invited. So for Ashleigh, the guideline at the time was not to let her come to our wedding. I was in the car with H, and I called her and we spoke to her on speakerphone and we talked to her about the instructions we were given and why. This review was done and… and it was painful.”
Oh. What a difficult phone call to make! It was obviously really hard news for Ashleigh as she recounted the memory in tears, telling the cameras:
“I think I said I was hurt to some extent but I understand where it comes from. To know that it was because of my biological mother that the relationship that was so important to me was affected in that way… to feel as though it was taken away because of her was difficult.”
Yes. honestly we do not understand it. The optics at the time were actually more as Meghan was trying to distance herself from her entire non-celebrity family and cut off every player right into Samantha’s hands. If she invited Ashleigh, people would better understand that her father and half-mother specifically didn’t get the invite, and they’d understand it as personal disagreements – not Meg forgetting herself. myself.
Although, having said that, she has probably received quite a bit of attention that could have changed her life – for better or for worse, who knows.
Despite not being able to witness her aunt say “I do,” it seems Ashleigh and Meghan are still close – as she decided to join their archives after all. ! We’ll probably hear more from the pair when season two of the six-episode series premieres next week. Now, thinking? Can you believe that Meghan is not allowed to invite Ashleigh?! Sound OFF (below)!
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