Meghan Markle feels she ‘didn’t grow up pretty,’ never wants to be ‘jaded’
Meghan Markle opened up about her life away from the royal family and her recent business ventures.
The 41-year-old podcast host discussed how she’s trying to stay normal while living in California with her husband Prince Harry and their two kids, Lilibet and Archie.
In an interview with Variety published on Wednesday, the former actress noted how she never wants to be “jaded” as well as growing up on the West Coast.
Markle discussed how the backlash against her August New York Magazine interview made her feel weary.
“Part of me is just really trusting, really open — that’s how I move in the world,” she said. “I have to remember that I don’t ever want to become so jaded that that piece of me goes away. So despite any of those things? Onward. I can survive it.”
Her “Archetypes” podcast is in its first season and she recently interviewed socialite Paris Hilton.
The “Suits” alum admitted that she doesn’t “like to come from a place of judgment, but [she] also didn’t grow up pretty.”
“I grew up as the smart one. So much of what I ended up thinking about, when I thought about Paris, was envy and judgment — two of the most dangerous things,” the mother of two explained.
She admitted she judged the hotel heiress at first before the interview, however after hearing about Hilton’s past trauma, Markle “wanted her to be safe and comfortable.”
The “Simple Life” star, 41, has previously spoken out about being allegedly abused during her time at a boarding school in Utah in her younger years.
Of her bombshell chat with Hilton, Markle pointed out to the publication: “I told her I wasn’t looking for a ‘gotcha’ moment. I want a ‘got you’ moment, where we get you. But that episode is not framed as a defense of Paris; it’s the humanization of her.”
Elsewhere in the “Variety” profile, the ex-“Deal or No Deal” briefcase girl gave some rare insight into her ifle in Montecito, Calif. with Harry, 38, and their children.
The couple shares an office and they do their work together, with them even having joint Zoom calls.
She also joked how Harry’s favorite fast food chain is In-N-Out and how it’s “really fun to go through the drive-thru and surprise [the employees]. They know our order.”