Meghan Markle’s life will no doubt change should she marry Prince Harry in the future. However up until now, the Suits actress credits ten women who have impacted her life for the better including her mother Doria Ragland.
In a new Glamour magazine article published on August 15, the TV star opened up about her mom saying, “My mom's a yoga instructor, but she does social work, as well, and she works specifically with the geriatric community. For me to watch this level of life-long sensitivity to nurturing and caregiving, but at the same time my mom has always been a free spirit. She's got dread locks and a nose ring.”
Always proud of this beautiful woman. This was when she graduated from USC with a masters in social work. Honoring my mom, Doria, and all the amazing mamas in our lives. Special thanks to my girls @serenawilliams @oliviapalermo @piamiller @mishanonoo @priyankachopra @iamsarahgrafferty for sharing the best advice their moms ever gave them on my site @_thetig ✨ read all the pearls of wisdom here: http://thetig.com/mother-knows-best/ #mothersday #TheTig ❤️❤️❤️
The 36-year-old added, “[My mom] just ran the LA Marathon. We can just have so much fun together, and yet, I'll still find so much solace in her support. That duality coexists the same way it would in a best friend.”
Aside from her mother, Meghan also listed musician Joni Mitchell, World War II icon Rosie the Riveter, NBCUniversal chairman Bonnie Hammer, primatologist Dian Fossey, former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, chef and food activist Alice Waters, novelist Toni Morrison, entrepreneur Suhani Jalota and actress Julia Roberts as influential women in her life.
Meghan, who has been dating Princess Diana's youngest son since last summer, noted in the article, “I’m incredibly moved by someone who is so eager to help change the lives of others, especially women.”
And as it turns out, it was Julia Roberts who motivated the humanitarian to pursue acting. “She was the first person I saw onscreen and thought, ‘That looks like so much fun; I wanna do that,’’ Meghan recalled. “When I was younger, someone once told me, 'You kind of look like Julia Roberts in profile.' It was the best compliment of all time.”