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Jessica Mulroney finally responds to rumours she’s no longer friends with Meghan Markle

Rumours have been swirling about their friendship

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Jessica Mulroney has finally responded to rumours she’s no longer friends with Meghan Markle.

Back in June, multiple outlets reported that the longtime friends had fallen out, after Jessica got into a public race row with influencer Sasha Exeter.

Following months of speculation, Jessica addressed the rumours surrounding their friendship in a since-deleted statement on her Instagram Story.

Jessica wrote: “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 everyday. Tabloid culture is atrocious. It creates lies and hurtful storyline. Stop feeding into it. Done.”

Jessica’s post comes after her husband Ben Mulroney slammed reports that she’s planning on writing a “tell-all book” about Meghan.

Back in July, DailyMail.com reported that Jessica wanted to write a book about the Duchess of Sussex, following reports that Meghan had allegedly cut her off “for good”.

But Ben later shared the news article on Twitter, and branded the story “false”.

Jessica was dropped from a number of TV gigs back in June, after she got into a “white privilege” row with influencer Sasha Exeter.

The lifestyle blogger claimed Jessica threatened her livelihood, after she “took offence” when Sasha asked her to use her platform to speak out about racism.

After Sasha spoke out about her clash with Jessica in a shocking video on Instagram, CTV announced that Jessica’s reality show ‘I Do, Redo’ had been removed from all it’s channels “effective immediately”.

 

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In a statement, they said: “Bell Media and CTV encourages our entire team including on-air talent to practice respect, inclusivity and allyship as we pledge to work better and more openly to listen to and amplify black voices, and not minimize them.”

“Because recent conduct by one of our shows hosts, Jessica Mulroney, conflicts with our commitment to diversity and equality, CTV has removed ‘I DO REDO’ from all Bell Media channels and platforms effective immediately.”

The series, which was also released internationally on Netflix, followed Jessica as she helped couples move on from their disastrous weddings by giving them the nuptials they’ve “always dreamed of”.

 

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Cityline, a daytime TV show in Canada, also confirmed that Jessica would no longer appear on the show as a guest expert.

On top of that, Canadian department store Hudson’s Bay announced that “in light of recent events” they would no longer employ Jessica as their fashion and bridal specialist.

In Sasha’s Instagram video, she explained that her row with Jessica kicked off when she encouraged her followers to “use their voice for good and help combat the race war and what’s happening to the Black community.”

Sasha said, “Unfortunately though, one very prominent Canadian figure, who used to be an acquaintance of mine, named Jessica Mulroney, took offense to a very generic call to action that I shared to my IG Stories.”

 

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“And what happened next was a series of very problematic behavior and antics that ultimately resulted in her sending me a threat in writing last Wednesday, June 3.”

“Listen, I’m by no means calling Jess a racist, but what I will say is this: she is very well aware of her wealth, her perceived power and privilege because of the color of her skin,” she continued.

Sasha also said she didn’t “get” why Jessica wouldn’t want to use her platform to spread the word about Black Lives Matter, when her best friend Meghan Markle is “arguably one of the most famous Black women in the world.”

After exchanging a number of private messages, Sasha said she was left “paralyzed with fear” after Jessica allegedly sent her a message that read: “I have also spoken to companies and people about the way you have treated me unfairly. You think your voice matters. Well, it only matters if you express it with kindness and without shaming people who are simply trying to learn. Good luck.”

Meghan with her BFF Jessica Mulroney | Instagram

“For her to threaten me—a single mom, a single Black mom—during a racial pandemic blows my mind,” Sasha said.

“How can you be about the Black people and be a supporter and be about female empowerment on the outside, when you’re attempting to silence a Black woman during this movement behind closed doors? It just seems very contradictory to me.”

Jessica then commented on Sasha’s post, and wrote: “You are right when you say this sh** needs to stop. As leaders, we need to join hands and call out wrongs.”

“I know we have different experiences. And that is something that, even in the course of a heated argument, I need to acknowledge and understand. I am unequivocally sorry for not doing that with you, and for any hurt I caused.”

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Referring to her pal Meghan Markle, Jessica said she had a “very public” experience with “her closest friend” where race was “front and centre”.

She wrote: “It was deeply educational. I learned a lot from it. I promise to continue to learn and listen on how I can use my privilege to elevate and support black voices.”

But hours after she posted the apology, Sasha claimed Jessica threatened her with a libel lawsuit in private.

Sharing a video on her Instagram Story, she said: “Here is what happens when you call out somebody with privilege. They publicly make an apology or statement and privately, behind closed doors, they send you a threat of filing a lawsuit against you.”

“I’m not sure what is going on, because I thought I was very clear yesterday in my video yesterday that I’m not going to be silenced and I’m not going to shut up. I am going to move forward and do what I need to do, to protect myself at this point. But I’m feeling confident in doing so, knowing I have the truth. The unequivocal truth.”

“I don’t know what’s worth here, her using her perceived power to try to threaten my livelihood or using her resources to try to shut me up, but whatever the case is, it needs to stop.”

Jessica then announced that she was taking a break from social media, after her disagreement with Sasha got “out of hand.”

In a statement posted on her Instagram feed, she said: “I want to say from my heart that every word of my apologies to Sasha over the course of the last two weeks privately, and again both publicly and privately today is true.”

“I did not intend in any way to jeopardize her livelihood. We had a disagreement and it got out of hand. For that I am sorry.”

 

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Please read my statement. It is from my heart.

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Jessica is considered one of the most well-connected women in Canada, and befriended Meghan when she moved to Toronto to film legal drama Suits.

The stylist is married to Ben Mulroney, the oldest son of the former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and the couple share three children – who were a part of Meghan’s wedding party when she married Prince Harry back in 2018.

Twins Brian and John acted as page boys, who held Meghan’s train as she walked down the aisle, and Ivy was a bridesmaid alongside Princess Charlotte.

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#GossChats is sponsored by top Irish aesthetic clinic Haus of JeJuve.

 

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