Meghan Markle's First Boyfriend Joshua Silverstein Says Former Actress Was 'Always A Very Strong, Confident Young Person,' Reveals Who Made The First Move

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May. 18 2021, Published 11:55 a.m. ET

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Meghan Markle's first boyfriend, Joshua Silverstein, is spilling secrets about their relationship, which took place when they were in their teens. 

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While speaking on the U.K. program Lorraine, Silverstein — who said he gave Megan her first kiss at 13 — said he could tell the former actress, 39, was going to reach for the stars

"Meghan was always a very strong, confident young person, it was clear to me at the time we were together that she had a very clear idea of where she wanted her path to take her," he said. 

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Silverstein then revealed who made the first move when they were younger. "As she told it, she approached me, so I think that in itself was very attractive, that a young person would have the confidence and gumption to walk up to me and tell me she thought I was attractive," he admitted. "At the time, it was what kids did, she told her friends she liked me, I told her friends I liked her, and our friends met and they arranged it, and we became boyfriend and girlfriend."

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When Silverstein found out that Meghan was going to marry Prince Harry, he just hoped that "she [was] happy." 

"I have nothing but respect for her and what it looks like she is doing, I love that her and Harry are working on this documentary with Oprah about mental health, it's one of the biggest crises in our world right now," he said. 

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As for what Silverstein's wife thinks about his old flame, he said: "Cynthia was thrilled at the beginning of this whole thing ... My wife has been obsessed with the royal family history, so now I know someone who is part of that narrative is very exciting."

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"Her and Harry make an amazing couple, I definitely could not have found anyone more amazing than my wife, she is a perfect partner for me," he added. 

Following the segment, some users were curious why Silverstein was being interviewed in the first place

One person wrote, "Why on Earth is #lorraine doing an interview with Meghans 1st boyfriend? I’m pretty confident that my 1st boyfriends opinion of me is not an accurate view of who I am as a person now. Absolutely pointless. Disappointed @lorraine," while another added, "Do we really need an interview from an ex of Meghan’s when they were teenagers I really don’t see the point in trying to get this interview like what’s he going to tell us her favourite McDonalds order #Lorraine."

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