Thomas Markle’s ex-wife has spoken out about her relationship with him for the first time and made a series of sensational claims about how he treated her.
Roslyn Markle, who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, urged Meghan not to let Thomas into her new son Archie’s life.
She accused him of cheating on her multiple times and treating her extremely poorly and shouting verbal abuse at her, reports the Mirror.
All claims Thomas Markle denies.
Mrs Markle claims that Thomas was an ‘awful father’ who spent days at a time away from the family home while sleeping with other women.
Thomas Markle’s ex-wife Roslyn, who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, urged Meghan not to let Thomas into her new son Archie’s life
She accused Thomas, pictured days before Meghan gave birth, of cheating on her multiple times and treating her extremely poorly and shouting verbal abuse at her
She claims that while he was never violent, he would go on foul-mouthed tirades,
Mrs Markle added: ‘He would scream, “f*** you”, “f*** off,” “leave me the f*** alone”, or “get the f*** out of here”. Everything was f***. He called me a f****** c*** a lot.’
Meghan and Prince Harry welcomed their first child Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on Monday.
The duchess, 37, has reportedly not spoken to her father since before her wedding in May, having fallen out after he repeatedly spoke to the press about their relationship.
Mrs Markle has spoken out to warn Meghan against letting him back into her life.
She told the Mirror: ‘Repeatedly he has shown to Meghan he cannot be trusted. She must know that now. I speak not out of bitterness, my life moved on many years ago, but out of concern.
‘Archie deserves to be brought up in a happy home, not in this vengeful situation that has been created. Tom was an awful father. What makes him think he’d be a great grandfather to Archie?’
She claims that at one point he abandoned the family with his parents to go live a ‘single life’ in Chicago.
When he returned for them – after his parents asked him to – they reportedly moved back in together but nothing changed.
She alleges that he would come home ‘smelling of women’, and at one point even slept with one of her relatives while they were still married.
Meghan and Prince Harry welcomed their first child Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on Monday
The duchess, 37, has reportedly not spoken to her father since before her wedding in May, having fallen out after he repeatedly spoke to the press about their relationship
Thomas told the Mirror: ‘These accusations about my relationship more than 40 years ago with my first wife are not valid. None of them. If you have questions ask my children.
‘Take note that both Samantha and Tom Jr. left their mother and came to live with me because of her numerous bad habits and abuse.
‘I have up until this moment never said a bad word about Roslyn but I must defend myself.’
The news comes as Mrs Markle revealed Thomas has never met two of his grandchildren – aged 34 and 32 – despite his statement welcoming Archie on Monday.
She added: ‘Tom was an awful father. What makes him think he’d be a great grandfather to Archie?’ Pictured: Meghan and Prince Harry with Meghan’s mother Doria as they introduce their newborn to the Queen and Prince Philip
She told DailyMail.com that his youngest granddaughter Noel Rasmussen, 21, has only met him three times and has limited phone contact.
Thomas, 74, has also never met Ashleigh Hale, 34, and her brother Chris, 32, whose mother is Samantha Markle, the Duchess of Sussex’s high-profile – but estranged – half-sister.
And he has sporadic phone and email contact with his grandchildren by Thomas Jr. – Thomas III, 27, and marijuana farmer and part-time reality star Tyler, 26,
Roslyn told DailyMail.com: ‘Yes, [Baby Sussex] is his grandchild but considering that he’s got five others that he doesn’t really have a relationship with… Two of them he’s never even seen.
‘He’s never met Ashleigh and Christopher [Hale], and Noel [Rasmussen] he doesn’t talk to. She hasn’t really had any connection with him apart from the few times they’ve talked on the phone.’
Of the new baby, she added: ‘It’s wonderful news. Babies are a sheer delight. I wish Meghan and Harry well and I’m looking forward to seeing the pictures like the rest of the world.’