Meghan Markle thanked Simon Rex for turning down tabloid bribes to claim they slept together, actor says

The actor claimed several UK tabloids offered him $ 70,000 to say he slept with 梅根·马克尔, who appeared alongside him in a 2005 episode of the sitcomCuts.

The 47-year-old insisted that their off-screen interactions never went beyond a platonic lunch.

I was broke as f—!” Rex recently told 守护者. “I really needed the money. But I’ll be on food stamps before I do that.

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Meghan Markle and Simon Rex worked together in a 2005 episode of 'Cuts'.

Meghan Markle and Simon Rex worked together in a 2005 episode of ‘Cuts’. (盖蒂图片社)

Rex said that after he turned down the bribes, the Duchess of Sussex wrote him a thank-you letter.

“她说, ‘It’s nice to know there are still good people,’” said Rex, adding he has the note framed in his California home.

三月回来 2020, Rex told theHollywood Rawpodcast about the offers he received to share false stories about the 40-year-old solely because they worked together on a show.

Nothing happened,” he stressed to the outlet. “We never even kissed. 这只是, 喜欢, we hung out once in a very non-datey way. She was just someone I had met on a TV show and we got lunch. That was the extent of it.

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梅根·马克尔, 大约 2005.

梅根·马克尔, 大约 2005. (Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage for Kari Feinstein PR)

Rex said he turned down the $ 70,000 offer because itdidn’t feel right lying.

马克尔, a former American actress, became the Duchess of Sussex when she married Britain’s 哈里王子 在五月 2018 在温莎城堡. A year before the royal wedding, Markle confirmed during the couple’s first joint interview that she decided to quit acting.

What’s been really exciting, as we talk about this as the transition out of my career… is that the causes that have been very important to me, I can focus even more energy on,” 她解释. “You realize that as you have access or a voice that people are willing to listen to, [it comes with] a lot of responsibility, which I take seriously.

The couple welcomed a son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in 2019.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reside in California with their two children.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reside in California with their two children. (美联社)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s departures from royal duties began in 2020 over what they described as the British media’s intrusions and racist attitudes towards the former “西装” 星. The family now resides in the coastal city of Montecito, 加利福尼亚州.

In the wake of quitting royal duties, they gave an explosive TV interview to 奥普拉·温弗瑞 三月 2021, in which the couple described painful comments about how dark Archie’s skin might be before his birth. The duchess talked about the intense isolation she felt inside the royal family that led her to contemplate suicide.

Buckingham Palace said the allegations of racism made by the couple wereconcerningand would be addressed privately.

在六月 4, the couple welcomed their second child, a daughter named LilibetLiliDiana Mountbatten-Windsor. The name pays tribute to both Harry’s grandmother, 伊丽莎白女王二世, whose family nickname is Lilibet, and his late mother, 戴安娜王妃.

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