‘She’s très cool and va va va voom pritaaaaay!’: Meghan Markle gushes about ‘gal pal’ Jessica Mulroney in resurfaced blog post – so why has their friendship cooled?
- Duchess of Sussex, 41, was full of praise for her former best friend on The Tig
- However, it appears as though the two women have drifted in recent years
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Before she moved to the UK to be with Prince Harry, Meghan Markle counted stylist Jessica Mulroney among her closest friends.
While she was still living in Toronto, the Duchess of Sussex, 41, was regularly pictured at glamorous events with the Canadian mother-of-three, who she met on the set of Suits.
As well as sharing gushing posts about each other on Instagram, Meghan also raved about her best friend on her defunct lifestyle blog The Tig.
Earlier this week, another one of Meghan’s old blog posts resurfaced online where she revealed she dreamt of being a ‘royal rebel’ rather than a ‘Cinderella’.
In a resurfaced post from December 2015, the Duchess said that ‘the room stops’ whenever her friend ‘shows up at an event’.
Meghan Markle and Jessica Mulroney met on the set of Suits and became close friends when the actress was living in Toronto and starring in Suits. Pictured together in March 2016
In a resurfaced blog post from 2015, Meghan described Jessica as ‘va va va voom pritaaaay’ and had the ability to ‘stop time’
Referencing the 1980s US sitcom Out of This World, Meghan compared Jessica to the show’s heroine Evie (played by Maureen Flannigan) – who has the ability to freeze time.
Gushing about the effect Jessica has on people, Meghan described her as ‘savvy and fashionable and tres cool, and also va va va voom pritaaaay’ – in a post featured on a fan-run archive website of The Tig.
She continued: ‘And here’s the other thing – she also happens to be an incredible stylist, clothing the likes of Canada’s First Lady, Sophie Trudeau.’
The purpose of the post was to give Meghan’s readers some fashion advice over what to wear on that upcoming festive season.
She continued: ‘So when I asked her what I should wear for Christmas parties and New York soirees, I thought you may enjoy the same sage and chic advice. You’re very welcome darling!’
In her recent Netflix documentary, Meghan shared footage of the night Prince Harry proposed in 2017 – where she FaceTimed her friend ‘Jess’ as she walked the grounds of Kensington Palace.
The following year, Meghan then asked Jessica’s three children John, Brian and Isabel to be in her wedding party – while the stylist was given a starring role as she entered St George’s Chapel alongside the Princess of Wales.
The day of the royal wedding Jessica shared snaps captioned: ‘Proud friend. Proud mom.’
Jessica pictured arriving with her daughter Isabel at St George’s Chapel for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding with the Princess of Wales and Princess Charlotte
Meghan also described Jessica as as ‘savvy and fashionable and tres cool’ in a gushing blog post in early December 2015
Jessica’s holiday style tips, as shared by pal Meghan in 2015
1. Don’t Overdue the Sparkle
2. Add Some Velvet
3. Try a Cool Pantsuit Instead of a LBD
4. Don’t Be Scared of Red
5. Reasonable Heels, Ladies
6. The Coat is Just as Important as The Outfit!
However, it appears as though the Duchess of Sussex’s friendship with the Toronto-based stylist has cooled in recent years.
Despite playing an important role on their wedding day and being publicly supportive of Meghan as she adapted to life as a Royal, Jessica was noticeably absent from the Duke and Duchess’ Netflix six-hour Netflix series – which landed on the streaming platform in December 2022.
It appears as though the pair became distant in 2020 when Jessica Mulroney became embroiled in a ‘white privilege’ row with lifestyle blogger Sasha Exeter.
Following the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, Sasha posted on her Instagram Stories and encouraged her followers and fellow influencers to speak out about the Black Lives Matter movement.
However, the blogger claims Jessica ‘took offence’ from her ‘generic call to action’ post.
In a follow-up video, Sasha said: ‘What happened next was a series of very problematic behaviour and antics […]
The former close friends pictured together on holiday before Meghan Markle deactivated her Instagram account in 2017
It appears as though the Duchess of Sussex’s friendship with the Toronto-based stylist has cooled in recent years. The pair pictured together before Meghan moved to the UK
‘I’m by no means calling Jess a racist but what I will say is this: She is very well aware of her wealth, perceived power and privilege because of the colour of her skin and that, my friends, gave her the momentary confidence to come for my livelihood in writing. Textbook white privilege really, in my personal opinion.’
Following the blogger’s claims, Jessica issued three public apologies, however she still faced consequences and was dropped by numerous television networks.
DailyMail.com exclusively revealed that ABC severed ties with her, confirming that Jessica would not be returning to her occasional role as a fashion contributor on Good Morning America.
Canadian TV network CTV also cut off ties with the stylist, revealing that it would be pulling all episodes of her wedding-themed reality TV show I Do Redo from its platform.
Toronto-based Influencer Sasha Exeter said she was left ‘paralysed with fear’ and ‘stayed up days and nights’ worrying about what Jessica (right) ‘could be saying to my existing brand partners, potential work, potential livelihood’. The pair had a row over racism and Mulroney apparently not using her voice enough in a private exchange believed to have happened over Instagram direct messages
Since then, Jessica has not commented on rumours of her drifting apart from Meghan.
Meanwhile, as the backlash against Jessica began mounting, Meghan remained quiet and distant on the matter and has not publicly spoken about her friend in years.
One source told Daily Mail their friendship is no longer ‘what it once was,’ adding that this was due to the pair having ‘just grown apart’ and not because of the fallout between Jessica and Sasha.
The insider added: ‘Of course, Meghan has been worried about Jess. She’ll always have love for her.’
However last month, Jessica broke her silence by sharing a black-and-white photo of her attending the royal wedding on Instagram – which noticeably didn’t include Harry or Meghan.
Jessica shared the picture on her Instagram without a caption and disabled comments on the post in a cryptic move.
Jessica Mulroney has shared a picture of her at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s 2018 wedding, acknowledging the couple’s Netflix docuseries, where she is mentioned by name, for the first time ever. Pictured from left to right: Jessica with the Suits actress Abigail Spencer and other friends at the wedding reception
The couple’s Netflix special is filled with personal moments – including Harry and Meghan’s engagement, where the former TV star phoned Jessica, before Harry proposed, and told her ‘it’s happening’
It is the first time the stylist has acknowledged Harry and Meghan’s docuseries, where she was mentioned by name.
Moments before Prince Harry popped the question in the Walled Garden of Kensington Palace, the former Suits star appears to have video-called Jessica, who is based in Toronto.
As she approached the setting, Meghan said: ‘Oh my God Jess, it’s happening. He told me not to peek.’
She has not commented on Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir Spare, which was released last month and where her name doesn’t appear – despite reportedly playing a key role in helping the royals with their Megxit plans.
A palace insider previously suggested to the Mail on Sunday that Meghan frequently confided in the stylist as her and Harry began to solidify their plans to step down as royals.
The source said: ‘Jessica was more influential on “Megxit” than anyone really realized.’
Following the announcement Harry and Meghan were leaving the Royal Family, Jessica said: ‘A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink.’
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