Thomas Markle Jr., Meghan Markle’s half-brother, is known for his “strange” sense of humor on social media, with some photos showing him pretending to lick’s his dog’s behind, feeling his fake breasts, and pulling silly faces.
Speaking to The Sun, Markle Jr. said that his family’s “kind of weird sense of humor” started with his dad Thomas Markle Sr. While Meghan took “a while” to understand their unconventional family humor, she soon came around to the “Markle way”, he said.
The Duchess of Sussex spent Christmas with the Queen this year — nothing like what Meghan has experienced before and a far cry from the antics that go on at the Markle household.
In one of the images, Thomas, 52, is seen holding fiance Darlene’s small dog Cheeto above his head while pretending to lick his behind.
Darlene Blount, Markle’s fiance, posted images of his dog prank on Facebook last month and wrote jokingly: “Whatever he says is a lie and he licked my dog’s butthole”.
“Our warped sense of humor has been in our family forever,” he revealed to The Sun. “My dad used to tie fishing line to toys and things in our bedroom after watching a scary movie, then pull objects while we were going to bed to scare us. My mom would hide around corners with buckets of water and start huge water fights inside and outside our house
“My dad would change Meg’s diaper while I had friends over after school, then put chocolate pudding in a new diaper without anybody seeing and sit down next to us and eat it and totally gross out my friends. We all looked horrified, thinking he was eating Meg’s dirty diaper.
“It’s funny because I played the exact same joke on Darlene’s son the other day when one of our friends came round with a little baby. My dad put a bunch of that goopy slime stuff in under our bed sheets one time so we would climb into bed and run our feet into the slime and jump out of bed.”
He continued: “Everyone including Meg got the whoopy cushion trick at the dinner table occasionally. So it definitely runs in the family. I remember it took Meghan a while to come around to the Markle sense of humor but she did in the end. Everyone in our family — except Vonnie [Samantha] — has had a funny, warped sense of humor all through life to this day and I’ve played these pranks and many others on my kids.
“Through good times and bad times, I’ve always found humor and laughter and making people laugh to be the best medicine. People might not always get my sense of humor but they should just lighten up — I don’t think it’s weird, I think it’s pretty hilarious in fact.
“The dog one was from when we recused Cheeto from the animal shelter. He had something wrong with his butthole — it looked really strange — so that was me just making a joke about it. That’s what I’m like with everything. The drag picture was to shock one of my best friends at his birthday party — everyone there could not stop laughing when they saw me. People think the Markles just argue all the time but actually we’re fun people — it’s time people saw there was another side to us.”
The notorious pair living in Grant’s Pass, Oregon, is known to fool around on social media.
Thomas announced in an August 2018 post that he was “engaged”, but just a week later commented: “Wow my supposed fiancé changes her relationship status more than I change my underwear, wtf”. Darlene responded by saying: “You don’t wear underwear” and “Unless your (sic) talking about when you shave your ass hairs”.
“Darlene and I are always joking around too,” Thomas said. “We have a similar sense of humor and actually get along really well – contrary to what everyone says about us. The purse picture is from last month, I picked it off the table and Darlene said ‘Oh that looks good on you’ so I posed for the picture. We’re like that all the time — life is too short to take yourself too seriously. Yes, we’ve had our ups and downs but so does every couple — it’s just ours are blown out of all proportion. We’re best friends, we’re very happy together and looking forward to getting married.”