Meghan Markle’s half brother reveals he’s homeless and at the 'lowest point' of his life

Danielle Stacey
Royal Correspondent
Meghan Markle has not spoken to half-sibling Thomas Markle Jr for years. [Photos: Getty]

The Duchess of Sussex’s half brother Thomas Markle Jr has revealed he’s at the “lowest point” of his life after losing his job and his home.

The 52-year-old claims he has been living in a hotel room in Oregon with his fiancée Darlene, her son and their two dogs because he has been unable to find anywhere else to live.

He said that his every move has been “put under the microscope,” since his half-sister Meghan got engaged to Prince Harry.

He believes his name has become so notorious in his home town of Grant’s Pass that no one is willing to hire him or lease a house.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor [Photo: PA]

Thomas Jr told The Sun: “This is the lowest point of my life.

“Living in a small hotel room is really taking its toll on Darlene and her son – on all of us.

“And it’s all because my life suddenly got catapulted into the spotlight – through no fault of my own.

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“My every move has been put under the microscope – not just for me but all my family.

“Now there’s been so much said about me – both true and untrue – no one wants to lease me a house or give me a job.

“It’s tough to accept – especially when I never asked for any this.”

Thomas Jr claimed his problems began earlier this year when he was unable to work as a glazier, due to ill-health.

He said he was forced to leave his home after he was issued an eviction notice by his landlord, who went on to claim that he had trashed the property and owed him money.

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Landlord Paul Walter reportedly branded Meghan’s half-sibling a “lowlife” in interviews, but Thomas Jr says he has photographs to prove he left the house in good condition.

He added the false accusations had made it almost impossible for him to find an alternative home.

Thomas Jr also revealed he is struggling to find work.

“I’m still out of work – I’ve been applying to places but they hear my name and I don’t get it. I’ve even been applying to things I’m over qualified for. This has never happened to me before in my life,” he told the Sun.

“The problem is I’m known as Thomas Markle, Meghan’s crazy brother now.

Meghan's half-siblings did not attend her and Harry's wedding last May [Photo: Getty]

“I’ve gone from being a private person to having everything I’ve ever done in my life out there for everybody.”

Meghan reportedly has had no contact with her half-siblings Thomas Markle Jr and Samantha Markle (who she shares a father with) for years.

The Duchess of Sussex, who gave birth to son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor earlier this month, is estranged from her dad Thomas Markle.

The pair have not spoken since he failed to attend the royal wedding last May, due to health reasons.

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