Meghan Markle’s half-brother Thomas Markle Jr. has been residing in a hotel room with his fiancé along with her son and their two dogs in Oregon.
Thomas says that he has lost his home as well as his job and is finding difficult securing employment due to his last name.
“He believes his name has become so notorious in his home town of Grant’s Pass no one is willing to hire him or lease a house – and he blames his run of bad luck on being forced to live ‘under a microscope’ with no help or support from his royal sibling,” according to The Sun.
In an exclusive interview, the Duchess of Sussex’s half-sibling shared how he was currently at the “lowest point” in his life.
“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,” he continued.
Earlier in the year, Thomas Jr. faced health issues and had to leave his job.
He later detailed in incident with his landlord after he was evicted, saying the landlord “took advantage” of who he was and did false interviews showcasing Thomas a a “low life” and now the public views him as a “scumbag.”
“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.”
Thomas Jr. shared back in January how he was planning on inviting Meghan and Prince Harry to his wedding – hoping it would bring the family back together.
“Absolutely I think our wedding will bring the family closer together. It’s hopeful that if Meghan and Harry came and my father… Meghan and Harry could spend some time together with him and that would be good,” he revealed to the Daily Mail.
Ah family, you can’t live with em’, can’t live without em’-!
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