Meghan Markle and Rick Hoffman forged a close bond while working together on the hit legal drama “Suits.” Despite playing characters who often clashed on-screen, their real-life friendship was strong. Hoffman, who portrayed Louis Litt, shared a close relationship with Markle, who played Rachel Zane in the series.
Their friendship extended beyond the show. In 2013, Markle accompanied Hoffman as a supportive friend to a wedding in Paris when he was nursing a broken heart after a failed relationship. Despite not being a romantic date, they had a great time together.
Their camaraderie was evident even during significant events like Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry. Photographs captured Hoffman looking unamused at the wedding, which later prompted him to clarify in a since-deleted Instagram video that his expression was due to discomfort caused by someone’s halitosis, not because of any disdain towards the wedding or the couple.
Markle’s departure from “Suits” after Season 7 to embrace her royal duties saddened not only fans but also her co-stars. Hoffman expressed his deep sentiment over losing Markle and Patrick J. Adams, her on-screen love interest, describing it as “capital H heartbreaking.” He emphasized the significant contribution both actors made to the show’s essence and referred to them as the “heart muscle” of “Suits.”
Despite Markle’s departure and her subsequent royal responsibilities, Hoffman shared an unseen photo of them on Instagram in 2021, reminiscing about the “good ol’ days.” Their friendship seems to remain strong despite the changes in their lives.
Now that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reside in the United States, there might be an opportunity for Hoffman and Markle to catch up, showcasing their enduring bond even after their time together on “Suits.”