Rumours have growing steadily for months that 36-year-old, who has played a paralegal-turned-lawyer Rachel Zane on the popular series since 2011, will quit the show to move to the United Kingdom and announce her engagement to Prince Harry.
Adams, who plays fake lawyer-turned-real lawyer Mike Ross on the series, is reportedly looking to pursue other creative avenues beyond "Suits".
Suits fans will be pleased to hear that Suits will continue into season eight and nine without Meghan and Patrick, with the source adding: "The show will still keep going". But she is not leaving alone.
Adams departure is surprising, said a user, noting, "I'm pretty sure everyone was expecting Meghan Markle to be leaving after this season, but Patrick leaving is a complete surprise!" But if Adams and Markle end up leaving, original series regulars Gabriel Macht (Harvey Specter), Sarah Rafferty (Donna Paulsen), and Rick Hoffman (Louis Litt) are expected to headline the series in Season 8. According to THR, there's a chance that, should he exit, Adams could return in a limited capacity, either as a guest or recurring star, or director. An Us Weekly reports from September quotes a source who was frank in their admission that many people who worked on the show already suspected she was as good as gone. This plotline will "make it an easy break for Meghan to leave as well", the insider shares.
A few days ago, it was reported that Markle and Adams filmed wedding scenes for an upcoming episode.
Suits is close to a renewal deal for its eighth season, but the procedural drama will continue without two of its main characters. "He's going back so there will be a season 8 and as of now, 9".