Jessica Mulroney has cleared up rumors that she and Meghan Markle are no longer friends.
Jessica Mulroney is setting the record straight about the status of her friendship with Meghan Markle.
The Canadian stylist took to her Instagram to share a short statement but deleted it shortly after.
On her Instagram Story, the 40-year-old said, “I’m going to tell this once and for all. Meghan and I are family. She is the kindest friend and has checked up on me every day.”
The former I Do, Redo host slammed the press for creating fake stories about them.
“Tabloid culture is atrocious. It creates lies and hurtful storyline. Stop feeding into it. Done,” she concluded.
Mulroney’s statement came after reports that she and her best friend, the Duchess of Sussex has grown apart.
This also follows her controversy in June for allegedly harassing a POC influencer.
Jessica Mulroney’s scandal
In June, reports surfaced that Meghan Markle was distancing herself from her stylist-turned-best friend after Jessica Mulroney’s dispute with social media influencer, Sasha Exeter.
Exeter accused Mulroney of threatening to destroy her livelihood. The social media influencer alleged that Mulroney took offense to Exeter’s post on calling on other influencers to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
Speaking to her Instagram at that time, Exeter said, “What happened next was a series of very problematic behavior and antics that ultimately resulted in Jessica sending me a threat in writing last Wednesday.”
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I’ve been silent. Not anymore! I’m used to being so transparent on this platform. I think it’s the main reason why most of you follow me. Today, I’m opening up about something that has been haunting me for the last week. I have felt like a complete fraud fighting for racial equality and using my voice openly here, while letting a white woman silence mine behind closed doors. In sharing this very personal story, I know that I am risking a lot. Opening myself up to criticism, bullying and potential ramifications with my job in this space. However, I must speak my truth. Enough is enough. Hopefully my voice will be heard by many and help change things for the next generation and for my daughter Maxwell… because I will be dammed if my child ever has to deal with this level of ignorance.
Though Exeter revealed she isn’t calling Mulroney a racist, “Jessica is very well aware of her wealth, she perceived power and privilege because of the color of her skin.”
“And that, my friends, gave her the momentary confidence to come for my livelihood in writing,” she added.
When Mulroney’s scandal had blown up, the mom-of-two became quiet on her Instagram and Twitter for a few months.
Meghan Markle allegedly used the scandal to cut ties with Jessica Mulroney
“I don’t know what the tipping point was, but Jess has been on the outs for some time,” the source said.
“Their friendship is not what it was. And really, how can you have such a close friendship when one person is making a career out of the friendship?” another insider told Page Six.
Upon her return to Instagram in August, Mulroney deleted a few pictures of herself with Meghan Markle.
She posted a snap from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding saying she felt “pure joy” but later deleted it after the photo received so much attention.
It’s unclear whether Jessica Mulroney and the 39-year-old former Suits star are still friends.
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