Chrissy Teigen has found herself in the middle of arguably the biggest pop-culture mess of 2018: the drama with Meghan Markle’s family.
First, let’s back up: Remember that Meghan’s family has been all over the news since we first learned about her engagement to Prince Harry. There was all that hoopla with Meghan’s father, Thomas, attending (then not attending) the royal wedding. He ended up not going—reportedly for medical issues—but has since done several high-profile interviews talking about his daughter and the royal family.
Meghan’s siblings, notably her sister Samantha have also piped in with their two cents, making the situation even more, well, messy. Just last week Samantha gave an interview with Good Morning Britain, explaining why she and her family continue to talk about Meghan with the press. “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 royal[s] and, as a family, we’re not subject to royal protocol,” she said, per Page Six. “Why would I stop living because we have a family issue going on?”
Teigen chimed in on this royal-adjacent drama over the weekend, slamming Thomas for his gabbing. “This guy…this guy sucks. what is wrong with him? let your daughter be happy, please. this is embarrassing,” Teigen tweeted alongside screen shots of Thomas’ most cringe-y headlines, including one that reported that he said the late Princess Diana would’ve “loathed” the way he’s been treated by the royal family.
Samantha’s response to Chrissy—because of course she had one—was just as biting as you’d expect. “So this pudgy airhead @Christinetiegen Who knows nobody in the family is opening her pie hole?” Samantha reportedly wrote. “‘This guy’ is our father and deserves a lot of respect,.. you are the one who sucks.”
Teigen hasn’t replied to Samantha’s comment, but we have a feeling she will. In fact, something tells us this Chrissy-versus-Markle-family drama is just getting started. Face palm.