Harry’s girl’s half-brother seeks help

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THE HALF-BROTHER of Prince Harry’s new girl­friend is seek­ing help for his drink­ing problem.

Meghan Markle’s half­brother is seek­ing help for the drink­ing problem that led to him al­legedly threat­en­ing his lover with a gun.

Thomas Markle Jnr has turned to pro­fes­sion­als in a bid to get his al­co­hol-re­lated prob­lems un­der con­trol and has apol­o­gised for his be­hav­iour to­wards Dar­lene Blount, 36, at his home in Grants Pass, Ore­gon.

Thomas, 50 – who shares dad Thomas Snr with Meghan – said: “I am in­cred­i­bly sorry for my ac­tions and I’m es­pe­cially sorry to ev­ery­one af­fected by my drink­ing.

“I am seek­ing help and I prom­ise I will be the best per­son I can be go­ing for­ward. Thank you for un­der­stand­ing.”

Ac­cord­ing to court pa­pers, Thomas pointed the gun at Dar­lene’s head as he tried to get her to leave. He sub­se­quently sent a text mes­sage to his son Tyler, in­form­ing him that he’d been taken to jail.

Tyler, 24, said his dad is aware of how em­bar­rass­ing the in­ci­dent will be for Meghan, who has been dat­ing Prince Harry since last year. He told The Sun news­pa­per: “He knows it is an em­bar­rass­ment to Meghan and the fam­ily.

“He is very sorry and is apol­o­gis­ing to ev­ery­one. He just needs some time to heal and re­flect on life. But he wants to apol­o­gise for every­thing. He is in the spot­light now and ev­ery­one gets to see his flaws.”

Tyler said his dad’s be­hav­iour was in­flu­enced by the al­co­hol he’d con­sumed and is not a re­flec­tion of who he re­ally is.

He ex­plained: “Due to be­ing ine­bri­ated, his emo­tions got the bet­ter of him and he got into an ar­gu­ment with his girl­friend. He’s not like this nor­mally.” – Bang Me­dia

OOPS: Meghan Markle’s half­brother has a drink­ing problem.

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