Patrick J. Adams Explains Why He Quit Social Media

Patrick J. Adams has opened up about his decision to get off social media not long after he shared a picture of himself with Suits co-star Meghan Markle.

Last month, the Toronto-born actor posted a photo on Instagram of Prince Harry’s girlfriend kissing him on the cheek — and then deleted it.

In an interview with Esquire, he explained why.

“I posted this old photo I had found of Meghan and I on set,” he recalled. “I went to bed, and woke up in the morning and realized ‘Oh, yeah. I live in a world where you can’t post things about Meghan.’ I had this onslaught of people retweeting the thing, people thinking it was a recent picture, and I just thought, ‘What the hell is going on?’

“It’s not like it was lurid or anything, but it just became a story that people wanted to talk about.”

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Adams, 36, added: “It was such an innocent moment of sentimentality that was twisted into something totally different. It made me feel like… why put myself through this?”

Although they have shared many steamy scenes on Suits, which is shot in his hometown, the married actor described their relationship as more like “brother and sister.”

Adams told Esquire he has not ruled out returning to social media one day.