Sources are speaking out this week to say that Thomas Markle, the estranged father of Meghan Markle, is “frustrated” after being “blackballed” by her for years.
One insider told Fox News that Thomas is “getting up there in age” and still wants to turn his relationship with Meghan around if he ever gets the chance to.
“He’s frustrated,” the source said. “He’s lived his life raising his kids. He moved to Mexico to live his life in peace and not to be completely blackballed and outcast. It doesn’t feel good [for him].”
The source went on to say that Meghan was closer to her dad than she was to any other family members during her youth.
“He was an awesome dad to Meghan. For him to get heat and be portrayed as this money-grabbing bum is not fair. He’s not even like that,” the source said. “He did pay for her college. That is 100% true.”
The insider also said that Thomas is now afraid to even travel due to his negative image in the public.
“He’s scared to even make a move to go anywhere or do anything,” the source claimed. “He moved to Mexico to retire and not be bothered. He’s definitely happy there.”
The source then alleged that Thomas’ past interviews about his daughter were not done with ill intentions.
“He loves Meghan. He didn’t try to capitalize off of her,” the insider said. “He had his own money despite people thinking he didn’t. I think he maybe wanted to look in a better light and she wasn’t defending him. He’s not doing it to hurt her. Who wouldn’t try to save their own reputation?”
Thomas has been estranged from Meghan ever since he was caught staging photos for the paparazzi in Mexico just before her wedding to Prince Harry back in 2018. During a recent appearance on “Good Morning Britain,” Thomas expressed his regrets over the staged photos.
“I wish I hadn’t done the whole thing but here’s the other side…It’s like no one took any time to protect any member of our family,” Thomas said. “We were attacked by the press every day – my oldest daughter, my son, myself, my grandchildren — all of us were attacked by the press. Nobody was there to care for us. No one looked after us.”