It's been a nonstop media frenzy since news broke of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's relationship. Paparazzi presence got so bad that the British royal had to issue a statement asking for everyone's privacy (to almost no avail). Through all of this, the actress has remained silent on the matter—until now. In a new cover interview for Vanity Fair, the Suits star is opening up about her highly publicized relationship and how she and Harry are very much in love despite the constant chaos. Oh, and no surprise, she looks naturally stunning!
The couple met back in July 2016 through mutual friends, and since then, media coverage has been swift. “It has its challenges, and it comes in waves; some days it can feel more challenging than others,” Markle said. “And right out of the gate it was surprising the way things changed. But I still have this support system all around me, and, of course, my boyfriend’s support.”
So how exactly have these two managed to make it work? “I can tell you that at the end of the day I think it’s really simple,” Markle continued. “We’re two people who are really happy and in love. We were very quietly dating for about six months before it became news, and I was working during that whole time, and the only thing that changed was people’s perception. Nothing about me changed. I’m still the same person that I am, and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship.”
Still, despite all the noise, the actress insists that they have a normal relationship. "We’re a couple,” she explains. “We’re in love. I’m sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. This is for us. It’s part of what makes it so special, that it’s just ours. But we’re happy. Personally, I love a great love story.”
And we love it too.