Nema Vand, Shahs of Sunset star, has revealed what it was like growing up with Meghan Markle and the way that Meghan wooed him in their teens.
Though the Duchess of Sussex went to an all-girls high school, the reality star revealed on the Real Life With Kate Casey podcast that he got to know her because her alma mater was the sister school to his. It was through this connection that Vand got to know Meghan and he described her as the woman that everyone was “in love” with.
He said in the podcast: “I grew up with her. We were friends for a long time. She was a year older than me.
“Meghan was amazing, a woman among girls. She was sweet, and very kind.”
Recalling one instance when she learnt the Persian language, Farsi, just to woo him, he said: “We were at a party one time and she sat on my lap. She got nose-to-nose with me. For a 16-year-old guy, that is an emotional moment. She said to me in Farsi, ‘You are so beautiful.’ I asked her, ‘How do you know Farsi?’ She said, ‘I learned it for you.’ Then she walked away.”
Nema added that Meghan “knew what she was doing,” when she approached him in that way.
He said: “She toyed with our hearts masterfully.”
He insists he holds no bad feelings about the incident, but the same can’t be said for their mutual friend Gabe.
He alleges Meghan “ghosted” Gabe, who she dated in high school, after finding fame on Suits, something that “hurt” Gabe’s feelings.
Nema adds, “I got the sense Gabe really valued her friendship. So Meghan, if you hear this, reach out to Gabe. You know who that is, and just right that ship.”
Meghan has never addressed her past friendships or scorned lovers.