From the outside, it looks like Meghan Markle has everything it takes to be a duchess — good looks, intelligence and a heart for children. For the past few months, however, the media has uncovered chunks of shocking truth about her family, drawing prodigious attention to Meghan’s dark past and her relationship with her father and siblings.

Here are 5 facts about the family drama that Meghan has been dealing with these past few months, as uncovered by the media.

1. Meghan has been estranged from her family for years

Meghan has not seen and spoken with her family in years, and it’s her choice. Rumor has it that she has chosen to not be a part of their toxic environment anymore, so she’s just focusing on her new life at the Kensington Palace with Prince Harry and her upcoming baby.

2. There’s no stopping Meghan’s half-sister Samantha from speaking ill of her

Probably one of the biggest thorns in her side today, Meghan’s half-sister, Samantha, has been saying a lot of bad things about Markle to the press, granting interviews with tabloids and describing Meghan as “way out of her league” when the Duchess of Sussex asked her to shut it.

3. Her half-brother Thomas hates Meghan just as much as Samantha does

Before the royal wedding, Thomas sent a letter to a tabloid, asking it to publish a letter addressed to Prince Harry. In the said note, he warned Prince Harry to not marry his sister, saying marrying her would be the biggest mistake in royal wedding history. “She is a jaded, shallow, conceited woman that will make a joke of you and the royal family heritage,” he told the prince.

4. Meghan’s siblings say she’s not what people think she is

Since being a part of the royal family, Meghan has been dealing with every bad thing her siblings keep telling the press about her. Her siblings have gone the extra mile to discredit her and her works, saying that she’s not genuine and kindhearted and that she’s only putting up a good show each time she portrays herself as a humanitarian. “Meg likes to portray herself as a humanitarian, a people’s person and a charitable person but she is none of those things to her family,” said Thomas.

5. Samantha and their father Thomas, Sr., are writing two different tell-all books about Meghan

Samantha is labeling Meghan a “pushy princess” in her new book, in which she claims she’s telling her side of the story. While she says her book will only narrate the beautiful, warm and witty story of their family, critics believe that she’s only writing it to ruin Meghan and milk the money machine for what it’s worth.