It's been almost five months since Meghan Markle married Prince Harry, and thus far, the marriage has been as devoid of drama as most royal unions (sadly, the Fergies of the world are the exception, not the rule).
Fortunately, Meghan's awful family has provided plenty of unintentional entertainment as they attempt to cash in on their tenuous ties to the throne.
Half-sister Samantha Markle has been doing her best to humiliate Meghan since before her engagement was announced, and at first, some folks gave her the benefit of the doubt.
With the possible exception of obsessive Suits fans most folks didn't know much about Meghan's personal life, and thus, certain media outlets ate up Sam's accounts of a spoiled, selfish princess-in-training.
It's not like any of those traits are hugely uncommon amongst C-list actresses.
But as we learned more about both Meghan and Samantha, a clearer picture began to emerge.
Samantha was a failed actress (with a one-time appearance on freakin' Matlock as her sole IMDb credit), who had been spent most of her life consumed with jealousy toward her more successful little sister.
Even Samantha's mother sided with Meghan and admitted that Sam's been a thorn in her sibling's side for quite some time:
"Samantha has been dogging her for years," she once said of her daughter.
"Everything she has said about her is a lie."
Despite Samantha having been thoroughly discredited (we now know she had zero contact with Meghan for more than a decade before the royal wedding), the 53-year-old remains a fixture on the British media circuit.
And as E! News points out, Sam has finally admitted that her main goal in slandering her sister is to get rich by riding Meg's coattails.
"Let's face it—we all have to survive," Samantha said in a recent interview.
"Money makes the world go round, so if you want to call that cashing in, that's fine, but I think no one in media would refuse a paycheck for talking about the royals and, as a family, we're not subject to royal protocol."
Hmm ... we think a LOT of people would refuse a paycheck that required them to publicly denigrate members of their immediate family, but that's just us.
Samantha's favorite justification for her repulsive behavior is that she's "in the media."
When pressed about her nasty put-downs, she dismisses them as the result of having "worked in broadcasting and radio for a while," adding that she's "always been a bit boisterous."
So when Samantha shows up at Kensington Palace unannounced and has to be turned away by security, she's not making her sister's life a living hell simply because she's a thirsty troll who will do anything for attention.
No, she's just trying to earn a living.
And if she has to ruin her sister's life in the process?
Hey, that's just the cost of doing business.