Meghan Markle’s former co-star Simon Rex has made an explosive revelation that has sent tremors across the globe. The 47-year-old actor has now reportedly revealed that he was once offered $70,000 (over ₹50 lakh) to claim that he had a sexual relationship with the now-Dutchess of Sussexx.
Simon Rex, who appeared with Meghan in the sitcom Cuts, revealed this in a recent interview. Before she married Prince Harry in 2018, Meghan was a popular and successful actor, widely known for her role in Suits.
Interestingly, Meghan and Simon had only once appeared together in a single episode of Cuts in 2005.
Meghan was already popular back then while Simon was struggling. In a recent interview, Simon spoke about his financial problems then and how several tabloids reached out to him, offering large sums of money to claim he had slept with Meghan.
In a recent interview with the Guardian, Simon said, “I was broke as f***! I really needed the money. But I’ll be on food stamps before I do that.” He added that their off-screen interactions never got further than one platonic lunch. Simon further added that after he refused the offer, Meghan sent him a thank you note when she learnt of it. “She said: ‘It’s nice to know there are still good people.’”
This is true. And I framed the thank you letter she wrote me. She has very nice penmanship btw. https://t.co/oBF1SDbhqo— Simon Rex (@SimonRex) March 18, 2022
The actor said he still has the letter framed in his home. Simon later tweeted a confirmation of the story as well.
Confirming the same on social media, Rex in a tweet wrote: “This is true. And I framed the thank you letter she wrote me. She has very nice penmanship btw.”
For the uninitiated, Meghan started acting in the early 2000s with small roles in TV shows. She found fame through her role as Rachel Zane in seven seasons of the hit show Suits.
Soon after marrying Prince Harry in 2000s she retired from her acting career, and was given the royal title of the Duchess of Sussex. In 2020, Harry and Meghan announced that they were 'stepping back' from royal duties and would divide their time between the UK and US.
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