It has been reported that actor Simon Rex received a thank you note from Meghan Markle after he turned down offers of up to $70,000 from newspapers to claim he dated the princess while they co-starred in an episode of a sitcom.
Rex told The Guardian that even though he was “broke” and “needed the money” at the time the cash offers were made to him, he’d “be on food stamps” before he’d do it, even though he was “broke” and “needed the money” at the time.
Meghan Markle, left, thanked actor Simon Rex, right, for refusing to peddle fake tales about her to the press in a letter. In 2005, the two collaborated on a project.
Meghan wrote Rex a thank you note, which he has framed at his California home, for his unwillingness to peddle fake tales about her, according to The Guardian. “It’s nice to know there are still good people,” the duchess wrote, according to him.
Meghan Markle’s father has stated that he will testify against her in her sister’s legal case.
Rex originally said that he had been pressured by the press to sell Meghan tales on the Hollywood Raw podcast in 2020, He said “She was just someone I had met on a TV show and we got lunch. That was the extent of it… When that story broke, a couple British tabloids offered to pay me a lot of money to say a lie that we actually hooked up… I said no to a lot of money because I didn’t feel right lying”.
Continuing, Rex said: “Nothing happened. We never even kissed…It was just, like, we hung out once in a very non-datey way.”
In 2005, while filming for the television show Cuts, Rex and Meghan were seen together.
Meghan’s role was tiny, but it would propel her to stardom in Hollywood once she was cast as Rachel Zane in the blockbuster series Suits.
The first time Rex was linked to Meghan was in a report in the British newspaper The Sun, which said he had “ruined his chances” of a second date with the actress.
Meghan’s dating history was the subject of a spate of publications published around the time her relationship with Prince Harry became public.