Meghan Markle Says The Media Once Confused Her With Serena Williams
by Kui Mwai
August 24, 2022 at 11:46 pm
Meghan Markle revealed in the first episode of her new podcast, Archetypes, that the media once confused her with tennis star Serena Williams.
During the first episode, Markle and Williams discussed the outlandish things the media has said about them, The Independent reports. Markle revealed that she recently chatted with her husband about one of the more ridiculous allegations the media has made about her.
“This morning, I was saying to Harry: ‘Do you remember when they said, ‘Harry’s girl is straight outta Compton?’ I was like, ‘Are they talking about Serena?'” she told Williams, speaking of an incident in 2017 when Markle and Prince Harry got engaged.
“I’m like, ‘I’m not from Compton, I’ve never lived in Compton, my mum’s never lived in Compton but by the way what’s wrong with Compton? My girl Serena’s from there,'” Markle continued.
Williams laughed, adding that she’s “so proud” to be from Compton along with some of the greats.
Although Markle isn’t from Compton, she’s a proud Los Angeles native, and she’s raising her family not too far from the City of Angels. After relocating back to the United States, she and Prince Harry have called Santa Barbara home since 2020, ABC News reports.
According to The Independent, Markle and Williams also talked about ambition. Markle said she never knew ambition could be a bad thing until she started dating her husband.
“I don’t remember ever personally feeling the negative connotation behind the word ambitious until I started dating my now husband,” she said.
She continued, saying, “And um, apparently ambition is, uh … a terrible, terrible thing, for a woman, that is — according to some.”
Markle also shared that her understanding of ambition is forever altered.
“So, since I’ve felt the negativity behind it, it’s really hard to unfeel it. I can’t unsee it, either, in the millions of girls and women who make themselves smaller — so much smaller — on a regular basis,” she added.
According to the show’s description on Spotify, Archetypes aims to “investigate, dissect, and subvert the labels that try to hold women back.”