Before being a Duchess, Meghan Markle was a famous American actress who was quite familiar with the term “dating rumors.” Of course, she is a happily married mother of two today, but she once had a past that involved a few men with whom she was associated. Before meeting Prince Harry, the Suits alum was linked with the Canadian chef Cory Vitiello. However, he is not the only one she was “rumored” to date.
It turns out Prince Harry was not the first English guy Markle dated. Right before dating Vitiello, the 41-year-old actress was associated with an English player in the year 2014. The question is, who this man is?
Who was Meghan Markle accused of flirting with?
The professional golfer whom Meghan Markle allegedly dated for a while was Rory McIlroy. The Suits actress and her ex-husband Trevor Engelson divorced in 2013 and in August of the next year, rumors circulated that she was dating the UK native.
Rory McIlroy broke off his engagement with Caroline Wozniacki and says "the problem is mine": http://t.co/gzEcIafqVl pic.twitter.com/sCBcqdFpx0
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) May 21, 2014
While the Duchess was a fresh divorcee, McIlroy also became freshly single as he broke things with tennis superstar Caroline Wozniacki. Apparently, the sports duo broke up after mailing out wedding invitations, which made headlines for quite a long time.
However, he was soon associated with the American actress, which raised quite a lot of eyebrows. Not just that, the story of this duo participating in a famous challenge will blow your mind.
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A famous challenge brought Markle and McIlroy closer
Remember the famous ice bucket challenge? Well, that is the reason this duo initially came into the limelight. Initially, McIlroy was nominated by the famous player Tiger Woods to do it. The golfer then nominated Meghan Markle for the same and even participated with her in it by pouring a bucket of ice over the actress.
Meghan Markle wedding invite for Rory McIlroy – watch golfer dunk actress for ice bucket challenge https://t.co/JZRWr4K4Lw pic.twitter.com/VnvC95s9TF
— Fantalks (@fantalks_com) December 4, 2017
Markle was not the only person he challenged. As per Page Six, George W. Bush and Wayne Rooney were two other celebrities challenged by McIlroy. However, the rumored couple was not spotted much together after that and about a month later, the actress started dating Cory Vitiello. Thus, the rumors of her and McIlroy disappeared into thin air.
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