Before her fairytale engagement to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's walked down the aisle (or, um, sand) once before. The Suits actress previously married producer Trevor Engelson seven years ago in Jamaica, but the pair split not long after.
Here are the deets on Markle's former beau.
The former couple met in 2004.
After dating for six years, they announced their engagement in 2010. Now 41, Engelson is five years older than Markle. The Long Island native attended University of Southern California before going on to work as both a producer and a talent agent.
Their wedding was reportedly a blast.
Photos of the September 10, 2011 nuptials in Ocho Rios show a short, casual ceremony with about 100 guests. The four-day affair at the Jamaica Inn included a cocktail night, a brunch, and a barbecue with "local beer, rum punches, and human wheelbarrow races along the white-sand beach," the writes.
For her big day, Markle wore a strapless gown, and Engelson kept it simple in a white button-down.
The reason behind their divorce is unclear.
Markle landed her breakthrough role on Suits just before the wedding, and left Los Angeles to film in Toronto not long after. claim that long-distance relationship at the start of their marriage contributed to the split.
The couple divorced in August 2013, citing irreconcilable differences.
He's produced both TV shows and movies.
Engelson's credits include the 9/11-romance film as well as the Mandy Moore-John Krasinski rom-com . More recently, he's producing the FX crime series .
He was working on a "divorce comedy."
"Divorce is hard ... sharing custody with the British royal family when your wife marries a prince, in the unforgiving spotlight of London's tabloid media, is next level." That was the pitch for Engelson's . While the former couple didn't have any children together, it's fair to assume that the unnamed series was inspired by true events.
However, new reports suggest that the network ditched the series before it even began. "Trevor’s project is currently on hold after several months of anguish for Meghan," an unnamed senior TV executive told the . "There is a feeling too that it is too soon for a TV network to go straight at the new royals given their popularity and it could flop."
And he's currently engaged to a dietitian.
A year after the divorce, tabloids linked Engelson to Baywatch star Charlotte McKinney, 24, but the producer later started dating nutritionist Tracey Kurland. After three years together, he popped the question on June 1 in Napa, California, according to .
"Luckiest guy I know," Engelson reportedly captioned a celebratory Instagram announcing the news. "Get ready to party!"