Meghan Markle has had some very public problems with certain members of her family, but her relationship with her mother, Doria Ragland, is stronger than ever. In fact, Ragland loves her daughter’s new home and family so much, she is planning on making a big move.
Ragland is moving from Los Angeles to London to be closer to her daughter. Multiple sources say that the 61-year-old was “deeply impressed” by how welcoming the Queen and her family was for Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry.
Ragland reportedly quit her job in May as a social worker at the Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Clinic in Culver City, California, after falling in love with England.
“‘She is getting ready to move to London. I think she will be going as soon as possible. I know that she was eager to live closer to her daughter,” says an insider.
In addition to being closer to the Duchess, Ragland also would like to distance herself from her ex-husband, Thomas Markle, as well as the other members of the family who have been trash talking the Duchess of Sussex since she became a member of the royal family. So, it is possible she will be moving sooner rather than later — even before she turns 62 next month.
Meanwhile, Thomas is continuing to talk to the media, and in his latest interview, he responded to his critics by saying that he happy with his life in Mexico, and he isn’t an alcoholic. Thomas said that he is “not a weirdo schlubby dad living in a shack in Mexico, drinking beer, and eating McDonald’s.”
The former Hollywood lighting director went on to say that he has lost 40 pounds since his heart attack in early May, and he is on a 2,000 calorie-a-day diet that includes fish and vegetables. The only thing he gets from McDonald’s is take-out fish, he says.
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As for his alcohol consumption, Thomas says that he has an occasional glass of red wine at dinner because it is good for his heart, and he questioned how people like Sharon Osbourne could criticize his drinking. He says his family is dysfunctional, but nothing like hers.
Thomas also refuted claims that he had been an absent dad during Meghan’s childhood. He said that he was actively involved in her life, and she lived with him from the age of 11 until she went to college. During that time, he says he dropped her off at school each morning and saw her all the time because he arranged for someone to bring her to the set after school each day.
During Meghan’s pre-teen and teen years, her dad worked on Married, With Children and General Hospital.
Thomas says he and Meghan Markle were close, and now he wants “his life back” after all the negative press.