Rachel, Mike from Suits may not return for eighth season

Mike and Rachel from Suits
Two of the show's most beloved characters may not return for another season. Photo credit: USA

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for season seven of Suits. 

Sad news, Suits fans - two of the show's main stars seem poised to leave the show after the seventh season.

According to a Deadline report, Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams, who play Rachel and Mike respectively, are not expected to return as series regulars, after the end of the seventh season.

Both actors' contracts conclude after season seven. Both Adams, 36, and Markle, also 36, have been on the show since its premiere in 2011. 

In the show, Mike Ross (Adams), an associate at a prestigious Manhattan law firm, is engaged to Rachel Zane (Markle), a former paralegal and now lawyer. Their romantic connection on the show may make a dual departure easier to plot.

The show is currently on a mid-season break from its seventh season and will return for the second half of the season next year.

Talks are progressing over the show's eighth season, but so far, nothing has been confirmed.

Markle has been in the spotlight recently, due to her relationship with Prince Harry. Whispers of a royal wedding have circulated, since they were first connected more than a year ago.