In a world where the past meets the present, a new TikTok trend has taken the internet by storm, and it might have its roots in the popular TV series "Suits," starring none other than the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
The trend in question involves women inquiring of their partners about the frequency with which they contemplate the Roman Empire, a vast historical period spanning from 27 B.C. to 476 A.D. The responses, often humorous and unexpected, have been captured and shared widely on the social media platform.
However, the intrigue deepens as ardent "Suits" fans have unearthed a particular scene between characters Rachel Zane, portrayed by Meghan Markle, and Mike Ross, played by Patrick J. Adams. In this scene, Mike, engrossed in his headphones, is questioned by Rachel about his choice of audio. His response? An audiobook on the "Fall of the Roman Empire." This revelation has led one TikTok user to caption the clip with a confident "theory: confirmed."
The trend's origin can be traced back to Rev. Kelsey Lewis Vincent, who shared her personal experience on Twitter. She wrote about an Instagram Reel that claimed women are largely unaware of men's frequent musings on the Roman Empire. When she posed the question to her husband, his immediate response was, "Every day," leaving her both amused and bewildered.
Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams were central figures in "Suits," gracing the screen for seven seasons. Both actors made their exit after the seventh season, with Adams making a brief return in the series' final episodes. Markle's departure from the show was closely followed by her high-profile marriage to Prince Harry in May 2018, an event attended by several of her "Suits" co-stars.
Reflecting on her decision to leave the world of acting, Markle told the BBC in November 2017 that she viewed it as a new chapter rather than a sacrifice. She expressed gratitude for the show's longevity and looked forward to collaborating with Prince Harry in their future endeavors. When probed further by Variety about a potential return to acting, the Duchess firmly stated her intention to remain retired from the industry.
However, she did leave the door open for her children, Archie and Lili, should they wish to explore the arts. Emphasizing the importance of joy and passion, Markle expressed her hope that her children would find their unique paths, even if they lead to the entertainment industry.
In a world where historical empires find resonance in modern-day social media trends, this story serves as a testament to the enduring power of popular culture and its ability to bridge the gap between the past and the present. Whether "Suits" truly sparked the Roman Empire TikTok trend remains a topic of debate, but it has undoubtedly added another layer to the show's legacy.