Yesterday, we reported that Meghan Markle's half-sister, Samantha Markle (who recently, shadily changed her name from Samantha Grant), is planning to write a damning tell-all in which she'll reportedly expose Meghan as a social-climbing fraud.
As royal-watchers have been eager for a reason to revile Meghan ever since it was first revealed that she's dating Prince Harry, Samantha has had no trouble finding an audience for her slander.
In fact, the worst of the Meghan-haters have been happy to ignore the fact that Meghan and Samantha grew up under completely different circumstances and have had no relationship with one another as adults.
One would think this would seriously undermine Samantha's credibility as the world's foremost expert on all things MegMar, but it hasn't prevented her from expanding her social media following and scoring a lucrative book deal.
Thus far, there's been no official word on the book from either Meghan or the Royals, and there probably never will be.
After all, why offer up free publicity that the erstwhile Ms. Grant would probably kill for?
But just because a dude with pointy slippers and a scroll of parchment hasn't renounced the book as a dodgy load of rubbish, that doesn't mean Harry and Meghan aren't making their opinions known.
"Insiders" have been offering up their two cents to E! News, and as this isn't the first Meghan-related exclusive that the outlet has published in recent weeks, it's safe to assume the source here is either or someone in Meghan's camp ... or Meghan herself.
“Samantha Grant doesn’t have a relationship with Meghan Markle and she never has,” the insider says.
“As they were 17 years apart, they were never raised in the same house. Meghan was raised an only child by her loving parents.”
The source (who pretty much has to be Meghan, right?) goes on to claim that Meghan has a long history of lying and manipulating others in order to get what she wants:
“This woman who she hardly knows, who has had a lifelong history of lying and manipulation is setting her sights on her for no reason,”
Meghan the insider says.
“In their very limited contact, Meghan has never been anything but nice to her and for the majority of those interactions, Meghan was just a little girl."
The source adds:
"This is an old, jealous woman (she is in her 50s! who does this in their 50s?) doing anything she can to take advantage of the situation to sell lies for money and fame. Meghan has never done anything to her and continues to take the high road.”
Woof. Tell us what you really think, source.
Oh, you're not done yet? Well, please proceed:
“Recently Samantha changed her name from Samantha Grant to Samantha Markle. If she hates Meghan so much, why is she suddenly trying to share an identity with her?” the tipster inquires.
“Meghan was raised as an only child and split her time between her parents’ homes. Her parents were divorced when she was 1-and-a-half years old and she largely lived with her mom though her parents had an extremely amicable relationship and co-parented often, having Sunday supper and taking vacations together."
“Samantha was not a part of that life and in no way shape or form did Samantha raise Meghan until she was 12."
In case her point wasn't already crystal clear, the insider goes on to claim that Meghan and Samantha have seen each other exactly once in the past 23 years.
Samantha's justifications for why she's an authority on Meghan are getting flimsier by the day, but none of the recent revelations have stopped her from feverishly promoting The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister (Yes, that's actual working title.) on social media:
"Believing everything you read in tabloids is dangerous. Keep your minds and hearts open. Look for goodness to extrapolate."
Yes, because nothing says "extrapolating goodness" like tearing down a half-sister you barely know for having the audacity to enter a romantic relationship.