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Trey MacDougal is the first husband of Charlotte York. They married, but later got divorced due to his mother's influence and his sexual difficulties.


Trey MacDougal is an attractive WASP, a charming gentleman with a pedigree as fine as Charlotte's. Trey is a cardiologist. He is noted to be an ideal catch even by her extremely picky standards. She marries him, but soon learns that they have no compatibility in the bedroom, possibly because in season 3 episode 9, when Charlotte meets Trey's Mother Bunny, Trey orders a drink of whisky and his Mother squeezes his wrist, suggesting he order a glass of red wine instead. His Mother constantly grabbed his wrist in that way and Trey was unable to say no to her when she did. Charlotte eventually uses Bunny's 'squeezing wrist' action to manipulate Trey's choice of salad and later on to suggest they get married. His inability to be successfully intimate with Charlotte begins after Charlotte uses this action he heavily associates with his Mother, creating a wedge between them and an unfulfilled desire in her. At one point, Charlotte makes out with a desirable gardener. Trey is upset, yet finds himself attempting to work on his tennis serve to distract himself. She then suggests separation. Charlotte later divorces Trey.

His family is from Scotland and they are even wealthier than the Yorks. The undisputed head of the family is Trey's mother Bunny MacDougal, who rules with an iron fist in a velvet glove. Bunny smothers Trey's manhood. Charlotte notices how Bunny manipulates the choices Trey makes and is able to successfully manipulate him in the same way in season 3 episode 9, explaining why Trey's intimacy issues developed with Charlotte. He seems quite content to remain her tenderly beloved boy for life. She even used to sit by his bath and personally nurse him when sick.