Since Meghan Markle began dating Prince Harry in 2016 her good friend Jessica Mulroney has caught limelight. Having played a starring role in Meghan’s wedding after Mulroney’s three children, her own popularity continued to grow, leading to a CTV series, I Do Redo, and a spot as a guest on Good Morning America.
Earlier this month, after a spat with Sasha Exeter, a Black influencer who criticized Mulroney of disrespectfully trying to wield her white privilege, both of those jobs were canceled out. Now, sources tell Page Six that the Meghan-Mulroney relationship was already on the rocks. And probably that’s why Duchess of Sussex has made no public comment on it, nor is she likely to.
One source said this could be the end for the pair altogether, saying “[the] row has really given Meghan the excuse she was waiting for to cut Jess off for good.”
Another source said Mulroney ‘s fame following the royal wedding was partly to blame for the relationship’s difficulty.
“I don’t know what the tipping point was, but Jess has been on the outs for some time,” they said. “Their friendship is definitely not what it was. And really, how can you have such a close friendship when one person is basically making a career out of the friendship?”
The pair have been extremely close ever since meeting in Toronto in 2011. Mulroney is credited with cultivating Meghan’s sense of fashion. But now the pair’s relationship has been on the rocks for a while as a source close to Meghan had told Entertainment Tonight that it was “painful” for her to hear that one of her good friends has made such “misguided and insensitive comments.”
The Toronto Sun reported on Wednesday that Mulroney is “in hiding” in the midst of the Exeter situation, and on Thursday the Shoebox Project, a charity she co-founded, announced on Instagram that she is resigning from their board.
“The events that have transpired over the last few days have made it clear that I have work to do,” Mulroney said. “I realize more than ever how being a white, privileged woman has put me far ahead of so many, and in particular those in the Black community. And while I can’t change the past, I can do my part to do better in the future.”