The Sun: Jessica Mulroney believes Duchess Meghan ‘ditched’ her to appear ‘woke’

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It feels like this happened four months ago, but it wasn’t even four weeks ago when Jessica Mulroney and Sasha Exeter’s bulls–t became the biggest Canadian gossip story of the year (perhaps the decade). A brief recap: Exeter, a black Canadian Instagram influencer, posted some general Black Lives Matter calls to action. Exeter didn’t name anyone or call anyone out, but Jessica Mulroney took it personally and began attacking, harassing and threatening Exeter privately. Exeter went public with what happened and Mulroney got fired/resigned from all of her jobs. In one of her apologies to Exeter, Mulroney referenced her BFF Duchess Meghan, which read (to me) like “I have a black friend, therefore there’s no racism in the way I attacked Exeter.” What followed was everyone trying to make Mulroney’s sh-t all about Meghan and their friendship.

We have no idea if Meghan and Jessica are still talking, if Meghan is privately supporting her friend, or if the friendship is over. We just don’t know. Meghan hasn’t said anything about it publicly. We do know that Jessica has likely hired some crisis managers/PR people to help her out. I wonder if they suggested this: Jessica is apparently mad at Meghan because Meghan won’t publicly support her in this time of crisis:

Meghan’s devastated former best friend was ditched so the duchess could appear woke, it has been claimed. And Jessica Mulroney believes the royal rejection may have ruined her career. The Sun can today reveal bombshell details about why the Canadian socialite is distraught about the breakdown in the friendship following a race row.

We have learned that the 40-year-old has told associates she feels a lack of support from Meghan means she has ditched her as a BFF and left her vulnerable. Jessica’s concerned agents have been hosting a series of meetings with power players in Hollywood over the past week discussing how to rescue her career without the Duchess of Sussex’s help.

Someone with knowledge of the discussions told us: “Jessica’s team have made it clear that she feels completely ditched by Meghan and fears she is going to cut her out of her life for good. She’s completely distraught and devastated because Meghan has done nothing to stand up for her publicly. Jessica is terrified she will never work again. Meghan has forsaken her most loyal friend just to look woke.”

Meghan distanced herself from her after she was exposed by Canadian influencer and blogger Sasha Exeter for using her “wealth and privilege” to attempt to shut her up in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement. But a source close to Jessica said: “She was stupid and tone deaf but she’s definitely not racist.”

Jessica’s work prospects now appear in tatters as many companies employed her partly because of her connection to the royal, according to our sources. The insider added: “She is losing so much work from brands who loved her connection to Meghan in the past but now feels she has become toxic. All it would take is for Meghan to go out on a shopping trip with Jessica to show she still has her support. But the clear indication is that there’s not going to be any show of support like that. It’s a brutal blow after a ten-year friendship. Jessica has been there for Meghan through thick and thin.”

[From The Sun]

The Sun even included something snide about how “Meghan Markled” is the new term for brutally cutting off someone in your life. Blah. Okay, let’s get into it. It would not surprise me at all if Jessica was suddenly “blaming” Meghan for failing to support her publicly in this moment, because clearly, Jessica does have some deep issues with race and racism, and it would make perfect sense the Jessica would want to use Meghan as an “I’m not racist” prop (which is what she did in writing already). All that being said, I wonder whether Meghan actually has cut off Jessica.

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  1. OriginalLala says:

    Maybe Meghan ditched her because she finally realized the special kind of awful Jessica actually is?

  2. Rose says:

    She “wants to appear woke”??? Lol, who wrote this???

    • Dinah says:

      Who else? The biggest loser, D. Wooton.

    • Nicole r says:

      Right? I am white but I assumed black women don’t need to “appear woke” to the the racial and social injustices they are experiencing…

  3. Chickaletta says:

    So how much money is the Daily Mail going to offer Jess for her tell-all story?

  4. shanaynay says:

    Oh, so it sounds to me as if Jessica was just using Meghan for her connections. Jessica seems to be nothing now that she’s been dissed and hopefully permanently dismissed by Meghan.

    • Still_Sarah says:

      @ Shanaynay : I think Jessica and Meghan were two people who hit it off years ago because they had similar interests (fashion, travel, food) and liked being seen as influencers. When they met, Meghan had just come to Canada and was a relative unknown professionally and socially. Jessica was the one with all the famous connections. I’ve always like the way Meghan was so focused on how she presented herself – she was always like a chess player who looked five moves ahead while everyone else was just thinking one move ahead. And she is smart to publicly distance herself from Jessica now after what happened. But like Kaiser, I think they are still in contact.

      • Dinah says:

        Why should she publicly say anything; like distances herself from Jessica or not, confirm friendship with Jessica or not. It’s not her story. People keep drawing Meghan into the shenanigans of two Canadian attention seeking socialites. She lives in LA. Meghan is not gonna play the British tabloid & gossip media game they all hope for. Stop it already.

      • Andrea says:

        Frankly, I was always surprised they were friends. By the time Meghan moved to Canada Jessica already had a couple of kids. But sure the rich are different and she likely left her kids quiet a bit to do other things like shopping, lunches, spas etc. so perhaps . . . I also never particularly care for Jessica while I think very highly of Meghan so what do I know.

  5. Laalaa says:

    One shopping trip to show her support?
    In the middle of the pandemic, after what Meghan had been through? WOKE?!
    I believe this article was written with Jessica’s iniciative because it’s a special kind of mind that has to come up with this perspective

    • Lise says:

      Lol how would this even work? The border is closed.

      • LittlePenguin says:

        The border is closed until the end of July unless you somehow qualify for a “compassionate visit” I have a friend who had a baby in May and her in-laws live in the USA. They have been trying for 2 months to get the in laws in and having no luck. They really think a shopping trip is going to qualify? I mean, I know the Mulroney’s know people and all, but a shopping trip to help out Jessica Mulroney’s image really isn’t going to get anyone on her side.

    • Smices says:

      Yeah, they lost me with the shopping trip comment. Like Meghan is gonna fly to Canada to do a shopping pap stroll in the middle of a pandemic? Are we even allowed into Canada? How does any of that make sense?

      Fake story by someone clearly living in the UK.

      • Lise says:

        Hilarious because how hard is it to do two seconds of research and find out that Americans aren’t really let in right now…

      • FC says:

        Lol, I once had a work meeting with a man in England who asked if I “frequently pop up to Alaska for weekend trips” like it was a thing. I live on the east coast, lol. Not sure the brits have a full grasp on the size of our country.

    • Mac says:

      Not to mention that it’s not Meghan’s job to clean up Jessica’s mess.

  6. Edna says:

    More British tabloid fan fiction to garner clicks. The BM is pathetic. They’re stalkers and can’t go an hour without writing nonsense about the Sussexes. They have no inside information or knowledge of the Sussexes. And no one has a clue as the status of Meghan and Jessica’s relationship.

    • MaryContrary says:

      Coming on to say the same thing. There is ZERO way either one of them are telling others what’s happening with their friendship.

    • PrincessK says:

      This is all complete rubbish. The tabloids are just desperate for any Meghan story from any concocted angle.

    • Mary says:

      They are also trying to stir up trouble with respect to Meghan’s lawsuit

  7. MsIam says:

    It’s the Sun, people, the Sun. And if Jessica’s “team” were really putting out stuff like this about Meghan how do they figure this would put Jessica back in her good graces? And a shopping trip when California is in the middle of a lockdown during a pandemic? All to boost Jessica’s PR? Yeah, definitely fiction. Jessica made this mess, not Meghan. And I think while Jessica May have been a listening ear for Meg, I think she got plenty from the relationship and Meg doesn’t owe her a thing.

    • Sofia says:

      Yes to all of this. But then again Jessica has shown to be dumb and stupid so maybe she does think Meghan should do all of this

  8. Snap Happy says:

    She wants Meghan to destroy her credibility to save her career? Is that how friends are suppose to operate?

  9. aquarius64 says:

    To a POC to have a white person who you saw as a friend comes out like this hurts.

    • MissMarierose says:

      Yes, a “friend” who would attempt to use you as a shield against racism is no real friend at all.

    • bettyrose says:

      IKR? If Meghan is mad about anything, it’s that Jessica used her as a defense. If they truly are close friends and if Meghan knows that Jessica is actually a decent person, then she’s probably supporting her behind the scenes, helping her understand what went wrong here, but why does Jessica keep bringing Meghan up in the situation? That’s awkward.

    • molly says:

      I suspect Jessica always considered Meghan “just another white friend”. Meghan’s blackness didn’t become a global problem until she got together with Harry, so I doubt Jessica ever even considered Meghan to be a POC until she needed her as a shield.

    • Ky says:

      @aqurius64 THIS! I’d like to think that the people I am friends with wouldn’t be the kind of people that would do this kind of thing. If I was wrong, I most certainly wouldn’t be caping for them in public. I think my white friends know that is my policy,

  10. Sam says:

    This is the sun trying to trap Meghan into speaking about Jessica.

  11. Emily says:

    So much gaslighting! Meghan didn’t ruin Jessica’s career. Jessica ruined her own career.

    I doubt this came from Jessica’s camp. It’s just another Sun article making things up.

  12. AprilMay says:

    Maybe I’m just ridiculously naive but I Don’t think she’s cut her off. Taken a hit sure but not done for good. This is just more bs from the British tabloids. Let’s make Meghan out to be a terrible friend who’s cut someone who was like a sister to get out of her life just like she did everyone else in her life.

  13. Sofia says:

    I hope this is pure fiction because if Jessica and/or someone in her team really thinks like this, Meghan is much much better off without her

  14. Rae says:

    They really do try to turn anything Meghan does into a negative. She keeps quiet, they attack. She speaks out, they attack.

    And LMAO at them saying she’s cut her off to appear more woke…what? I mean…what?

  15. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    I’d judge Meghan pretty harshly if she stood up for her racist do-you-know-who-I-am hopefully ex-friend in this whole mess.

  16. Pearl Grey says:

    The Scum is making up stories again. They have zero information on the state of Meghan and Jessica’s relationship but are using this fictional tale as a vehicle to drive their favourite “Meghan uses and abandons people” narrative. All they know is that Meghan has not spoken publicly about the Jessica/Sasha incident, and quite frankly, she doesn’t have to, no matter how much Jessica, Sasha and the British media have tried to bait her into a response by dragging her name into it. Jessica is grown and the mess is her own. The British media have been ghosted, its time they get over it and move on. But they will cling to Meghan like a jilted ex.

  17. LadySwampwitchGivsNeauxFux says:

    How can they go shopping in lockdown?/

    • bettyrose says:

      A zoom date shopping online together? (Hey, that’s not an awful idea come to think of it).

  18. Sarah says:

    I mean where to start with this mess? It’s The Sun so obviously anything they can even tenuously link to MM becomes an opportunity to 1. write about her 2. attack her. If there is a grain of truth in it then I wouldn’t blame her, this woman has shown who she truly is and sometimes in life you need to re-evaluate friendships. That’s how it goes.

  19. BL says:

    This is just a distraction people! The press wants us to divert our attention away from the pedo prince andrew for 5 mins.

  20. Deneph says:

    Jessica stepped in that shit all by herself, she can clean up her own shoe.

  21. reef says:

    I’ll know it’s real when real friendship tea starts leaking. Idk Jessica but this story feels short-sighted if her people planted this story. All she has to do is chill out for like 4 months.

    • osito says:

      Or less? I feel like two more solid weeks of silence, and she could have been ready to go with a really teary interview where she fully “owns” her “subconscious” racism and makes amends or whatever. Her pr is either really inept (unlikely); she’s going rogue because she has real dirt if this warning isn’t heeded (possible); this writer of this story took a little tiny kernel of common sense logic — Jessica *wants* to be publicly forgiven by Meghan — and wrote a pretty obvious and mean fan fiction about it. If I was a betting lady, I’d put my money on the latter.

  22. Noki says:

    I have read the ‘getting meghan markled’ comments and honestly i wish i was more like that,just cut off and ignore people who do nothing for my peace when its especially coming from a NEGATIVE place.

    • SomeChick says:

      Yeah, there is already a word for that. It’s called ghosting. Cutting off negative people is good for your mental health. I think this entire article is fiction.

  23. goofpuff says:

    I’m more inclined to believe that the Sun made this up because neither Jessica or Meghan are talking and they want the $$$. They are praying somebody speaks against it. Because honestly, if this was Jessica leaking it is 100% fucking dumb and she needs to fire that PR crisis team because this makes her look SO BAD and will end her friendship with Meghan most likely. I mean talk about back stabbing.

    And a bi-racial woman needing to look woke? SHE IS FUCKING BIRACIAL. She doesn’t need to look woke! She already is based on life experiences both hers and her black family. Damn, this is something a white privileged moron would write.

  24. Valiantly Varnished says:

    She wants to appear woke?! The woman is black! Meghan may not have officially ended their friendship but I can see her essentially putting Jessica in a time out box and not speaking with her. But let Jessica keep leaking BS stories like this and it WILL be officially over.

  25. Lisa says:

    This better be fiction because if Jessica was not cut off already this would definitely do it.

  26. TheOriginalMia says:

    It’s the Sun. Don’t believe a word of this. Whatever the status is of Jessica & Meghan’s relationship, the Sun would be the last one to know anything about it.

  27. Becks1 says:

    Yeah, this story is 100% made up. IF Meghan ditched Jessica over this, there’s no way the Sun knows about it. Jessica certainly isn’t going to run to them. And I don’t think this is from Jessica’s camp anyway because it makes Jessica look worse.

    We have no idea whether M is supporting Jessica, whether she’s ticked at her, whether they have had a falling out over this, and like I said when this all happened – we likely will never know. In 5 years or so it may come out that they are no longer friends, but we are not going to know the specifics of it.

    • Nic919 says:

      If Jessica did go to the sun, one of the papers being sued by Harry and Meghan, then Jessica would definitely be cut off for this. But I think it’s purely made up. UK writers are apparently unaware of the border restrictions on travel between Canada and the US. No one is going to do a shopping trip.

  28. Market Street Minifig says:

    I don’t buy this at all. When her husband stepped down from his hosting role he said all the right things. I highly doubt that he’d hog for himself the services of whoever helped him craft that message. Which crisis manager would think that the way back for Jessica is to bring Meghan’s name into the conversation again? Unless it is to apologize for 1) not publicly speaking up for social justice and 2) when called out for such using Meghan as a shield?

    I wouldn’t place any bets on Meghan cutting Jessica adrift. Meghan made so many attempts to help her dad, I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s acquiesced to speaking privately with Jessica—if only to educate her.

  29. Abena Asantewaa says:

    This is pure fiction, the Sun is fishing for a story, because even a denial will be lucrative for the sun. Meghan will not cut off her friend because of a spat with a stranger on social media, I think Meghan is more likely to speak to her about the incident, as a teachable moment. They are in different cou ntries under lockdown, how is it possible to shop
    with Jessica, and when it’s done, it won’t be public. This is a narrative by The Sun, to further smear Meghan, please guys, don’t fall for it. This is complete fiction. Trust me, Meghan and Jessica are talking.

  30. Caty Page says:

    The Sun: “Women of Color are obligated to JUMP to respond to tears of white fragility.”

    • Babz says:

      Bingo! They might as well have put that in 18pt font on the front page because that’s exactly what is being implied. God, these tabloids! 🙄

  31. ABritGuest says:

    This is the Sun’s fan fiction just trying to provoke a reaction from either Meghan or Jessica. Also the tabloids haven’t been able to get an ‘in’ with any of Meghan’s friends except that ex BFF and are desperate for Jessica to turn & spill whatever tea they think she has.

  32. SilentStar says:

    I’m utterly perplexed about how or why Duchess Meghan should have anything at all to do with this whole sordid story.

    (Yes, I get that the media is desperately trying to make that connection — just pointing out how desperate certain media outlets are to continue dragging Meghan for clicks).

  33. Soupie says:

    “But a source close to Jessica said: ‘She was stupid and tone deaf but she’s definitely not racist.’ ”

    Excuse me, racism MAKES you stupid and tone deaf. And I think a more accurate statement would be to add “foolish” to that sentence.

  34. Chimney says:

    I wish the British tabloid media would stop using the word “woke”. I’m not entirely convinced they even know what it means. Also bothers me that a word that is meant to mean keep your eyes open and don’t trust the system now means bunk bc old white people. It is has nothing to do with being politically virtuous.

    Meghan doesn’t owe Jessica anything. Not one thing. I really hope it wasn’t her PR team that put this out. Any friend of Meghan would know she hates the tabloids and when people run their mouths off to them. That’s why she left, hello?

    • Sunshine says:

      Chimney- Harry has 3 outstanding lawsuits against the Sun. why would he leak to them? To all the others asking about Jessica tell all, you do know these people are from rich families right?

    • osito says:

      “ Also bothers me that a word that is meant to mean keep your eyes open and don’t trust the system now means bunk bc old white people. It has nothing to do with being politically virtuous.”

      You said a whole word here. Preach.

  35. Likeyoucare says:

    Jessica wont talk shit about meghan. In a couple of years, she will rehabilitate her image and it would not look good if she trash meghan, she still need the connection. She might be stupid but her pr team is not.

  36. Meg says:

    Does meghan have anyone in her life currently outside of her husband and mom? Only her mother went to her wedding, no cousins aunts uncles etc. Hopefully harrys friends are there for her too, otherwise man people are showing their asses

    • MsIam says:

      Meghan has plenty of people in her life. And which friends of Harry’s are you referring to? The ones who claim he is miserable and wants to run home? I’m sure that bunch has been real supportive. /s

      • molly says:

        Yes, she has plenty of friends from her childhood, college, and professional life. (Regarding family at her wedding: She’s an only child, daughter of a woman with only half-siblings, no living maternal grandparents, and trashbags for paternal family.) Most of her friends are loyal enough to stay out of the spotlight.

    • GuestWho says:

      It is patently untrue that Meghan didn’t have family members at her wedding. Her detractors can keep saying it, but that doesn’t make it true. There are a number of photos on the web. The ones who were there weren’t from the fame-whor*ing side.

    • Jaded says:

      Oh she has plenty of friends – they just don’t famewhore themselves out to get attention like Jessica. Do you think she could have gone through a successful acting career, major philanthropic work, and a stint in Argentina as an intern at the US Embassy without making great friends? Give me a break…it’s not like she shoved everyone aside when she married Harry like a certain other duchess did when she landed the big one.

  37. Sara says:

    Given that Jessica allegedly keeps a list of people she will seek vengeance on, I wouldn’t be surprised that this is Jessica going straight to the tabloids.

    • justsayin' says:

      @Sara, Jessica might be a dumbass, but she’s surely aware that the border between Canada and the US is closed and that even if Meghan wanted to be seen in public with her, she literally couldn’t right now.

      I also don’t see why she would run to the tabloids to keep this story going when it’s pretty much ceased to be talked about in Canada. It would be in her best interests to let the story die rather than keep it rolling.

    • MsIam says:

      But how does this benefit Jessica? If even her own “ team” is claiming she got her jobs based on her friendship with Meghan then how would trashing Meghan help Jessica? I think Jessica is praying that Meghan doesn’t turn on her like some others have. This is just more b.s. from the Sun.

  38. Sarah says:

    Am I supposed to feel bad for a very wealthy, very privileged white woman losing work as an influencer? Please.

  39. Amelie says:

    My guess is we probably won’t know if Meghan and Jessica had a falling out until 1) we see them out in public again at some point 2) Jessica may allude to it at some point some years from now which I have a feeling she’d probably do to “clear her name.” My guess is Meghan will never address it. She never spoke out to address her half-sister or her father’s claims in public. The only thing we know really about how she feels about her dad are the published portions of the letter her dad gave to the Daily Mail.

    I can’t speak for Meghan but I’d be pretty pissed and disappointed in my friend’s behavior and I would probably need some distance. Not sure I’d end a friendship over it but we don’t know if maybe Jessica has pulled something like this before in private. But she and Jessica were very close, Jessica’s kids were even in her wedding. She is probably considered as an honorary aunt by Jessica’s kids and isn’t Jessica maybe one of Archie’s godparents? It just sucks for Meghan to have to lose another person in her life since she married Harry. I’m not saying it’s Harry’s fault. But being with someone so high profile, it really does change friend and family dynamics. Thank God Doria doesn’t seem to be at all affected by any of this whatsoever.

    • Peony_Wise says:

      No, AFAIK Jessica comes from a Jewish background though her husband isn’t Jewish. So Jessica would not have been chosen as a godparent for Archie. A number of Meg’s friends are Jewish, including Jessica, Misha Nonoo, and Lindsay Roth. Serena Williams’ faith is Jehovah’s Witness. None of these friends would have been chosen as godparents. Most likely, Markus Anderson, Benita Litt, and Genevieve Hillis were chosen by Meg. Harry likely picked Mark Dyer, Tiggy Legge-Bourke, and Charlie van Straubenzee. However, Archie’s actual godparents are not a matter of public record, so these are just guesses.

      OTOH, it’s a fact that Meghan is godmother to Jessica’s daughter. I do not expect Meghan to ever renege on that responsibility, nor back out on her friendship with Jessica either. They don’t have to ever comment publicly on the status of their relationship. It’s between them.

      Meanwhile, both Jessica and Sasha were wrong to ever reference Meghan during their bust-up. I’m suspicious of Sasha’s motivations, which of course doesn’t excuse Jessica’s dumb, overwrought behavior toward Sasha.

  40. L4frimaire says:

    This seems ridiculous. Meghan’s friendship is her business and she doesn’t need us policing it. Also, Meghan going on a shopping trip with a Jessica? During a pandemic, with the border closed?, with a resurgence of Covid is California. Sure. This is why I call BS on this article. Sussex squad podcast had a really good take on this, and the whole Lainey thing. Anyway, the Sun is cut off and being sued by Harry, so there’s that. Meanwhile, the Sussexes are v. busy.

  41. Anne Marie says:

    lol the sun is the last place I’d even consider getting my dose of fictional stories/gossip! The whole thing is “likely this” “we believe this”..etc they cant even state a plausible reason or something to back up a claim,they just jump to another example!
    I doubt Meghan will cut her off because of her insta rant!its what the tabloids are itching for thinking she’ll sell her out like the marbles!
    As I said on other posts, other people have done worst things but not only got over it but it helped them prosper (thanx to their competent PR team)!! Just look at Alisyn Camerota and how she got away with past problematic comments during her time at fox. I’ll wait and see if Jessica’s team will help her do the same.

  42. Jay says:

    So you got called out for racism and you and your husband had to leave your prime media positions in disgrace. Whoops! Do you…

    A. Go quiet, spend time with your family and try to live down the embarrassment.

    B. Embark on some serious self reflection, working through whatever personal issues caused you to assume that a general social media post about standing up to racism was a personal attack on you.

    C. Immerse yourself in anti-racism writing and advocacy, working with community groups to make meaningful change

    Or D. Just double down on the narcissistic white privilege – after all, all of the bad things that have happened to you are MEGHAN’S FAULT.

  43. Helen says:

    I can’t believe all the idiots saying this is from Jessica’s “team”. She sure as hell won’t go blabbing about Meghan to anyone, and The Sun made this up out of thin air, as they do almost everything.

  44. blunt talker says:

    Jessica made her bed-she has to wallow in it-she has to clean this up herself-her statements was with another black woman-not Meghan. As I said before she and this other black woman need to sit down and talk it out-Meghan and noone else is responsible for what was said between the two women.

  45. Kari says:

    I hate that cutting off potentially toxic people from your life is seen as negative. Healthy boundaries are important and I hate that it took me til my early 30s to understand that.

  46. Lisa says:

    Fiction and Meghan is in no way responsible for cleaning up Jessica’s mess. Added bonus of making it appear that the lawsuit Meghan has against them is somehow in jeopardy.

  47. Sarah says:

    This is the dumbest thing that I’ve seen. #1 The US is STILL in the middle of a pandemic; a shopping trip!!!! So Meghan is supposed to fly to Toronto to go shopping with Jessica to show her support LMFAO!!!! #2 The US is in the midst of a racial crisis and Meghan is 1/2 black and a huge name and is lending her voice to the cause. Also “woke”, who wrote this nonsense article?
    #3 Even though Jessica was a dumb ass for what she did, the one thing that we all know is that their friendship stopped being a public one aka Instagram heavy, once Meghan entered into the royal family. We all got hints that Jessica was still close with Meghan but those were few and far in between so I highly and I mean highly doubt that Jessica is complaining and waiting for Meghan to say something publicly.