Jessica Mulroney: ‘Kind’ Duchess Meghan ‘has checked up on me everyday’

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Jessica Mulroney’s life fell apart in June of this year, and it was entirely a disaster of her own making. Jessica got her panties in a twist when Sasha Exeter, a black Canadian Instagram influencer, began using her own platforms to speak about Black Lives Matter. Jessica chose to make Sasha’s BLM activism personally, and Jessica threatened and harassed Exeter in writing. Sasha outed Jessica for her racism and bullying, Jessica got fired from her jobs and of course it was all a major story. The British tabloids were especially obsessed with the idea that the Duchess of Sussex would cut her friend loose, and then something something, Jessica would sell out Meghan.

In the aftermath of the debacle, there were reports (which I believed) that Jessica and Ben Mulroney hired some PR people and crisis managers, and that they were plotting their comeback even as they fell from grace in Toronto society. I also believe that Jessica thought that if she sat out the summer and kept quiet for a few months, maybe she would gently begin reintroducing herself, especially on social media. The problem is that she still comes across like a tone-deaf user? She posted and then deleted a photo from Meghan and Harry’s 2018 wedding recently, then a week after she deleted it, she made this absolutely insane statement about how tired she is of putting up with “three years” of bullying and hatred. Again, I have no doubt that she’s put up with a lot of sh-t. But considering her fall from grace happened because SHE bullied someone and SHE was racist, well…it was a bit rich. But I guess she still got the go-ahead to use Meghan’s name in her attempted social rehabilitation.

Jessica Mulroney is setting the record straight about her friendship with Meghan Markle. Seemingly addressing rumors that the pair have recently grown apart, the Canadian stylist — who returned to social media last month after being called out for using her white privilege during a disagreement about race with another influencer — posted a brief statement on Friday, which has since been deleted.

“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,” Mulroney wrote on her Instagram Story. “Tabloid culture is atrocious. It creates lies and hurtful storyline. Stop feeding into it. Done.”

[From People]

Of course she deleted it! Honestly… ugh. Where to even start. Let me say this: I think Jessica would be better served if she kept Meghan’s name out of her mouth for several months. Jessica was the one who f–ked up, and she doesn’t need to use her (very famous) “black friend” as a social-rehab prop (especially since she used Meghan as a prop during her bullying of Sasha Exeter). If people are saying lies about Meghan and Jessica’s friendship, so be it. Just let those lies sit out there, because that’s better than using the woman she considers such a close friend. And then after months go by, if Jessica wants to make a statement, just be a f–king adult and make a statement and post it to Instagram and leave it there (with the comments turned off). This ‘gram-and-delete sh-t is so juvenile. Now, has Meghan called Jessica every single day? Hm. I don’t know. I feel like that claim is more about the really deep changes in social power between the two women.

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  1. BayTampaBay says:

    “I think Jessica would be better served if she kept Meghan’s name out of her mouth for several months.”

    Jessica needs to keep Meghan’s name out of her mouth for a couple of YEARS.

    If Jessica’s statement is true, why is Meghan still friends with this racist bully?

    • HeatherC says:

      I think I read somewhere that Meghan is the godmother to at least one of her kids. They may not be as close as they were, but there may still be communication. If Meghan is close to the kids, I don’t see her just suddenly dropping out of their lives because mommy is a POS.

    • Myra says:

      People can change, if they are willing to change and when there’s support available (looking at Harry here). I know some (white) people who has said a few problematic things without realising it. Some of their point of views stem from their insulated life experiences and privilege in life, even people who share liberal beliefs. When you educate them, some are open to learn and accept their views are prejudiced because of their upbringing. Some others refuse to accept any wrongdoing and often resort to the race card accusation. You don’t have to give up on a friend because they made a mistake. You can help them grow if you are up for the task, but it’s okay too, to not do so. We are after all not our friend’s keepers.

    • Ainsley7 says:

      I really doubt it’s true. The statement makes it very clear that Jessica still thinks she’s the victim in the whole thing. It also implies that Meghan believes Jessica is the victim because she’s “checking up” on poor Jessica. I can’t see Meghan seeing Jessica as the victim. I also think that Jessica would be approaching everything differently if she was actually talking to Meghan. Jessica’s career really took off because of her connection to Meghan. She needs people to believe she still has that connection. She knows Meghan can’t do anything about her posts without it backfiring. So, here we are.

    • Tina says:

      She may be a bully or definitely elitist but her attack on Sasha was not a racist ploy. Sasha could have been a white influencer and Jessica would still have done the same. She is immature and insecure when it comes to social media. Best to lay off for quite a while.

    • MrsBump says:

      Apparently Jessica is one of the 5 people who talked to People on Meghan’s behalf. So yeah, dropping her now would not be a smart move on Meghan’s part. If Jessica goes rogue and says that MM was aware of the people story, her case against the Daily Mail could be in trouble.

    • CC says:

      The thing is, Jessica is most likely not the racist people are portraying her as..not the explicit kind at least. I.e. She didn’t see Sasha and go “hey, that’s a black influencer..I’ll destroy her”. Her actions were definitely the result of white privilege and microaggressions, but the thing is Sasha and her apparently had beef and that primed this whole nonsense which led her to say dumb shit. It’s labelled as racist because of the BLM backdrop, Sasha was a black woman, and Jessica used her privilege to damage that person’s career. If Sasha didn’t mention race, you would be sure that mugxits won’t even attack Jessica for being racist. Of course, race is implicitly a factor, but to call Jessica a racist for this incident would be wrong imo. And I’m not the type to dismiss racism in all its forms.

      Jessica is at fault. Homegirl is ignorant and privileged af. She should have not brought up Meghan because she knows what usually happens.

      I don’t believe Meghan would drop her over this. What probably happened was that Meghan saw what was going on, took a deep breath and probably explained why what she did was bad, and how she needs to lay low.

      • Elizabeth says:

        A white woman bullying and demeaning a Black woman and threatening to control and destroy her livelihood is racist. It’s basically the story of slavery in this country.

        You don’t have to be a full blown Klan murderer to be racist. In fact, critical race theory (Trump’s current target) would tell you we all have internalized racism from growing up in this society, and that racism is mundane and woven into the fabric of every day and affects our lives in many ways both large and small. It functions across social groups and it includes microaggressions and it intersects with other oppressions. For example, maybe Jessica doesn’t see Meghan as negatively as she sees Sasha Exeter, but that doesn’t mean Jessica wasn’t a racist to Sasha. Maybe Jessica doesn’t have a Nazi symbol tattooed on her forehead, but that doesn’t mean she understands why berating a Black woman for posting about BLM was racist. Literally if attacking a Black woman about BLM isn’t racist what is? Literally what is your definition?

      • SomeChick says:

        Weaponizing her white privilege is totally a racist act. And the context does matter. Jessica gets no pass for her racist, entitled behavior. I agree that she should keep Meghan’s name out of her mouth, and stay off social media altogether.

      • Amy Too says:

        “She’s not racist and this isn’t really racist-racist: she’s just a beneficiary of racism who did some mini-racisms to a victim of racism because she didn’t like her speaking out about racism.” Seriously?

      • CC says:

        I stand by what I said.

        The scenario of a white woman destroying a black woman’s career isn’t racist in itself. Because it depends on the intention/context of the situation. It’s silly to say someone is a racist of that (there may be many reasons why she does that). It’s not silly to point out that the white woman has the privilege to do so because of the effects of racism.

        This is one of the things where we can point out that 1) the action Jessica did was possible through her white privilege as a woman and 2) from what we know, her intention wasn’t racist but more narcissistic (e.g. She wanted to tear down a woman because she felt she was attacking her, not because she’s black).

        Even Sasha herself said Jessica wasn’t a racist. But that Jessica’s actions were made possible because of systemic racism that was in place and her white privilege blocks her from seeing that. Remember, Jessica threw a hissy fit because she thought Sasha was shading her. Not because Sasha was talking about BLM in general, but because Jessica thought Sasha was trying to call her out. They also knew each other before this. Context matters here.

        This may be a cultural problem as I don’t fully suscribe to new Western notions of racism. The problem I have with what some of you guys are saying is that it’s basically saying that if you benefit from the effects of racism, you’re a racist. Nah man. That’s now how it works, because that would mean white people in general are racist. We need to define a racist person, a racist act, and the effects of racism clearly. Americans seem to lump all of these together as “racist” and tbh, that causes people to immediately shut down.

        I won’t call Jessica a racist. I will say she’s a privileged white woman who didn’t stop to think.

      • CC says:

        Actually I want to edit my second comment. I wouldn’t say she’s not a racist. I would say that those actions doesn’t automatically make her a racist, from what we know.

        I think her excuses for not covering BLM well is more telling about whether she’s a racist or not because that gives us an insight to her opinions/intentions. We can see that she’s more concerned with her self image. I hope Meghan either educated her or dropped her. I can’t imagine Meghan letting this go by unless Sasha is somehow lying.

  2. Wiglet Watcher says:

    Omg she has to stop name checking her high profile biracial friend that’s swimming in goodwill.
    Saying nothing doesn’t change your private relationship. It only helps your struggle to rebuild your image after you showed you’re a racist B

  3. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Yeah…she deleted it because it’s bs. And she really and truly does need to keep Meghan’s name out of her mouth. Even if they are speaking everyday. Which I have my doubts about. Do I think they have spoken since all of this went down? Yes. But I also get the feeling that their friendship had started cooling down BEFORE any of this happened

    • Nic919 says:

      I agree. I am in a FB group where someone sent DMs to Jessica asking her why she was still going on about this and JM basically responded with vague nonsense like “don’t believe everything you read” and “some people are using this to increase their profile “ so she really doesn’t acknowledge that what she did was wrong. The receipts make it clear she was bullying Sasha. Dragging Meghan’s name in this at this point just looks pathetic. And it is so childish to do the post and delete thing. Girl you are 40. Time to be an adult and accept responsibility. But it’s clear she never had to do that before because her reaction is like that of a child caught out in bad behaviour.

      If she was an actual friend to Meghan she would have gone dark and stayed there. But her ego won’t let her.

  4. Nev says:

    Black Duchess.
    She’s so arrogant.

  5. Escondista says:

    Honestly I’m thinking they aren’t still really friends because then if Meghan ever says, “please don’t talk about me” Or “please don’t say things that aren’t true” to her she can say, “I already deleted it.” AND she gets contact from Meg.
    And if Meghan isn’t her friend, she has nothing to lose by writing this stuff and deleting if that makes sense.

    • Silas says:

      Jessica is being attention-seeking. She can’t be quiet and reflective because her privilege has always shielded her from needing to be mature.

      Jessica’s behavior is beyond embarrassing. Why does she crave attention in this way?

  6. Sofia says:

    I know she’s stupid and her ego is not only massive but fragile but surely there has to be someone there that realises that this is EXACTLY what the press wants. They want her to keep making these statements so they can write a gajillion articles about it. She falls into the trap every time and never changes.

    As for them still remaining friends, if that’s what Meghan wants to do, so be it. There’s a lot to this friendship that we don’t know and Meghan’s probably considered this the “best” course of action with Jessica. Would I be doing daily phonecalls with a woman who used me as her token black friend? No but I’m not Meghan either. (Don’t throw the pitchforks at me for my last statement, it’s just my opinion)

    Edit: That second paragraph changes if Jessica is lying about her friendship for whatever reason. Makes her (Jessica) even worse.

  7. lana86 says:

    What’s wrong with her face, seriously… how she’s come to success in a looks-related industry is beyond me… Or is everyone in Canada is even worse looking than that…..

    • BayTampaBay says:

      When I first saw the thumbnail photo, I thought it was Pippa Middleton.

    • OriginalLala says:

      she has a face filled with botox and fillers and lord knows what else…she’s in real housewives territory.
      I’m not going to respond to your nasty quip about Canadians being ugly because it says more about you than about Canadians.

    • Redgrl says:

      @lana86 – What an ignorant thing to say about Canada. Troll.

      • lana86 says:

        Indeed I have no clue about Canada, the only thing I know that this woman was apparently admired for her beauty and appeal there? Good if I’m mistaken.

      • Still_Sarah says:

        @ Lana86: I’m Canadian and I assumed you were being sarcastic, not being a troll.

      • Jaded says:

        @lana86 – Jessica Mulroney is NOT admired for her beauty here in Canada. She’s generally laughed at because of her ridiculous outfits and preening self-obsession.

      • Godwina says:

        Admired in Canada?????? Most Canadians had no clue who this was–even DESPITE her being married to the son of an ex-Prime Minister–until the MM fiasco in June. And many still don’t, unless they’re hooked on gossip sites or Twitter.

    • TyrantDestroyed says:

      Yikes! What a mean comment. Jessica Mulroney does not represent the Canadian people so you can stop with your nasty and uneducated remarks.

    • Miss Margo says:

      I know. The thing is, Jessica was not attractive at all before she had all her work done. Now it’s better, but still. Just shows that with some people, no amount of plastic surgery can help in the looks department. She looks swollen. Geez.

      • Becks1 says:

        See, I disagree. I don’t know if she was gorgeous, but she was super cute before all the work. In one of the more recent JM posts, Kaiser included a picture of her before having work done and she looked SO MUCH BETTER.

      • Lizzieb says:

        Agree. Much better before surgery. She had way too much done

    • kerwood says:

      Kind of like how the Kardashians represent the US in the looks department.

  8. Noki says:

    I didnt believe Meghan would just drop her friend like a hot potatoe,though the british tabloids will have you believing she cuts off anyone who is no longer of any ‘use’. MM probably used that moment to teach her friend a few things.

  9. Angel says:

    As she should. You don’t drop someone you love and care about after one mistake ( that we know ) especially if that person was there for you. Meghan went through a lot these past months and even years and I’m sure Jessica was there for her and I expect her to do the same for Jessica. That being said she does need to stay away from social media.

    • Mumbles says:

      Yeah but the original mistake here was pretty awful and showed her for what she, is and her continued revelation of herself – as someone who would use her famous biracial friend for self-promotion and cover – further reveals her character. Sometimes it takes years for someone to show their true colors. It would be understandable, even admirable, if Meghan cut this person out.

      • equality says:

        Perhaps she was trying to take up for Meghan because people criticize her and claim she ghosts people.

      • Nic919 says:

        Because she is too narcissistic to just go silent on social media, she keeps dragging Meghan into this and of course some people will blame Meghan for not cutting her out. She is part of the problem because of her own ego. She’s not helping Meghan here at all.

    • Liz says:

      We have this obsession in our culture right now about cutting people out when they make us angry or make a mistake. If their friendship was that fragile, they had issues before the S.E. stuff. I have a feeling that things are fine with them, but that J.M. is struggling with how hard she’s been hit professionally and is grasping at straws. And stupidly dragging M into the post and delete thing.

  10. Becks1 says:

    I am sure they are still friends, so that part of it doesn’t surprise me. I am surprised at the actual post though. Whats the point? Has there been a slew of articles that I have missed about Jessica and Meghan? I know there was one a few weeks ago that JM denied on IG (or twitter, I cant remember), but besides that – I feel like there are much bigger stories out there, even gossip wise.

    If she was responding to some stories about her and Meghan, then I kind of get this. I don’t like it, but I get it. But if she was just posting this to remind people that she’s friends with Meghan Markle, then she gets a massive eyeroll from me.

  11. MsIam says:

    Maybe something is wrong with Jessica? Like Kanye wrong? The attention seeking behavior, lashing out at people for no reason, self sabotage. And if it’s true that Meghan is really checking on her ”every day” the question would be why? Unless Meghan felt something was wrong. And she used the words “checked up on” instead of just talk.

    • Jaded says:

      She’s clearly a narcissist who revels in any media attention she can get. She strikes me as someone who, underneath all the fame-whoring, is insecure and as a result triples her efforts to be in the spotlight. Next to Meghan, a woman of great substance and intelligence, she comes off as shallow and dimwitted, so basking in Meghan’s glow elevates her status to a certain extent. I hope Meghan realizes this and continues to keep her at arm’s length.

  12. Tdrake says:

    I’ve said it here before (to dissent), and I’ll say it again: Meghan does not look comfortable in her photos with this woman. She looks guarded. Meghan is highly photogenic and she’s been photographed in MANY hostile situations over the past three years, but she’s mostly had Harry with her which I would imagine provides some grounding and comfort. Seeing photos of her with Mulroney, pre-Harry, on her own – body language speaks volumes.

    • Jules says:

      Sigh. They are/were best friends, Mulroney was in her wedding, her kids are godkids to Megan. Of course they are close, of course she looks comfortable here. Stop creating your own storyline.

      • Tdrake says:

        Not saying they aren’t friends, just saying Meghan was aware of the tiger’s stripes. How many members of your wedding party are still your “best friend”? That, although sweet is not a mark of irrevocable bond. Being godparent is at the request of the child’s parent, further- how do you say no to that?

      • Jules says:

        can’t rationalize with the irrational!

    • Otaku fairy says:

      @TDrake: I don’t think she looked uncomfortable with her. But sheesh, your saying so isn’t disrespectful at all, and the reaction you’re getting seems more OTT and irrational than anything else. People interpret facial expressions differently.

      • Liz says:

        I don’t think she looks uncomfortable though, as you said, everyone interprets facial expression differently. I think it’s interesting that everyone wants to rewrite MM’s history for her and say now that MM never really liked JM. They were extremely close, so close that the Mulroneys were some of the only people to know about her relationship with Harry for a while. JM was probably always a shallow, crappy person, but clearly there are things about her that MM values.

        If we stop acting like MM is Mother Theresa and can’t have human flaws (which I am guilty of as well because I really admire MM), we’d realize that neither she, nor every person in her close circle, is or can be perfect.

  13. Amy Bee says:

    I’m going to be one of those people…Who cares? I think the time has come to stop paying attention to her.

  14. jbyrdku says:

    This is nothing more than a stellar example of how some people never lose their high-school mentality. She’s doing the equivalent of dropping a note in the hallway because she knows someone will pick it up, read it and pass it along. She so desperately needs attention and is pulling the classic “pay attention to me but stop paying attention to me.” Maybe one of her friends needs to sit her down and set her straight.

  15. nettie says:

    Jessica is very spoiled and entitled. I’m sure this isn’t the first person she has been nasty to. She needs to just shut up and get off social media if she wants to keep her friendships.

  16. MF1 says:

    I just feel bad for Meghan. After all Meghan has gone through with her dad selling her out to the media, it’s really, really crappy for Jessica to use her name to rehabilitate her image.

  17. Koro says:

    She looks exactly how I remember Bristol Palin looking.

  18. Jelly says:

    As a CDN I can tell you that the Mulroney name is controversial due to Jessica’s Father In Law’s stint as Prime Minister and some questionable financial dealings he was involved with. The Mulroney’s are masters of self promotion and social climbing but Jessica is actual from a very wealthy, established Montreal family. Jessica and her hapless husband are amongst the Toronto media elite crowd and Meghan was embraced by that crowd because of her friendship with Jessica. Jessica is in the real housewives territory but it is hateful to trash a woman’s appearance online for fun. Jessica it would seem has a lot of issues. She should go quiet for some time instead of living her life on Instagram.

    • Tigerlily says:

      @Jelly. Second all you said. Mulroney is not a respected name or family unless you’re a die hard head in sand Conservative. As far as Jessica specifically goes, I live in western Canada and had no clue who she was until Harry and Meghans wedding. And when I saw her appearance and actions I was appalled that Meg was friends with her.

  19. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Omg, her mouth. S.T.F.U. Does nobody understand this concept anymore? Shut your GD mouth. Shut it. If she truly wants people to stop, she’s old enough to know how best to do that. She’s only one of millions of thirsty global divas trying desperately to exist in a new socially restricted environment. They’re simply inconsequential.

  20. Lunasf17 says:

    This woman needs to away and take her fillers and orange bronzer with her! Megan is free to be friends with whoever she wants but I kind of side eye this friendship. Jessica seems like a real housewife wannabe social climber who thinks she is some sort of instagram inspiration for us peasants. Why anyone would be interested in her boring add life is beyond me.

  21. sherry says:

    OMG, she lives her entire life on social media, which includes exploiting her children, and it all comes across as smug, yet kind of sad. Kind of ingenuous to criticize ” tabloid culture” when she’s benefitted from it. Tone deaf in every way, and dumb to boot.

  22. kelleybelle says:

    Pssst … every day is only one word if it’s used as an adjective. “I work out every day” versus “It’s an everyday thing.” Just sayin’.

  23. I’m just going to make a superficial comment about Jessica, not out of catiness, but in general. I wish she would drop the tanning and the fillers. Its not a cute look, her cheeks looks like its mudsliding downward. All the puffiness from the fillers is throwing off the proportions to her face. I get shes in the entertainment industry and fillers is a given but I think a little wouldve gone a long way for her. That 2016 pic of her and Meghan is striking how much her face(and skin color) changed but Meghans hasn’t.

  24. Snuffles says:

    I dunno. This whole situation bugs me. There is no doubt that Jessica screwed up and needs to reflect but I honestly wish people would leave it alone. It just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Let Jessica and Meghan handle their friendship without the public discourse.

    • SomeChick says:

      Agreed. The best way to facilitate that would be for Jessica to stop posting about it. No one was talking about this last week. She’s the one bringing it up. For her own good, she should just knock it off, maybe delete insty/twitter/whatever from her phone. She is digging her own hole.

  25. Sunday says:

    Anyone who was really Meghan’s friend (let alone a best friend) would not incite rabid media cycles by bringing her up publicly. Full stop. Jessica knows that every time she posts-and-deletes something related to Meghan, she is guaranteed to get attention.

    Whether they are still in contact or not, this statement is Jessica fully taking advantage of Meghan and throwing her supposed friend out to the tabloid wolves that she knows will descend the second she posts. It’s gross, exploitative, self-serving, and completely transparent.

    • Züri says:

      100% this. JM is not so dumb or naive to not realize that every time she mentions anything related to MM, it brings attention to herself. It’s not a good look on any level. Perhaps this is her passive-aggressive way of getting MM’s attention or back at her for cooling things off?

  26. BnLurkN4eva says:

    I don’t doubt that Meghan is still friends with her. It was awful what Jessica did, but if all friendships ended because of awful things people said and did, there would be few friendships. It’s possible Meghan has been trying to explain to Jessica where she went wrong and also support her during this time of deserved call out. What is alarming is it seems Jessica is not learning how to be better and is still attempting to pull Meghan in as a way of rehabbing her image. Not cool. It’s not working for her and it will most certainly harm Meghan if Jessica keeps this up.

  27. HK9 says:

    I have the feeling that her habit of doing this is going to become more of a problem….

  28. carmen says:

    When I’ve looked at her IG from time to time, I noticed that sometimes it’s public, but other times it’s private. Why does she switch back and forth?

  29. Mar says:

    Why does her face look like it’s melting

  30. Meg says:

    “Now, has Meghan called Jessica every single day? Hm. I don’t know. I feel like that claim is more about the really deep changes in social power between the two women.”
    Ive definitely met people who complain i didnt call and when i ask what they needed or why didn’t they called me if they needed me and they just gave me a dirty look. It was clear they didnt need me for anything, they simply expected me to call them.
    When anna faris and Chris pratt split i thought when they started dating he was a working actor and when they split he was in two movie franchises and had a star on the walk of fame-i thought imagine the dynamic shift in that marriage from the start to the end? Even if youre genuinely happy for the other person, which i hope she was, it would just be an entirely different unrecognizable partnership from the start to the end. I do wonder if that is a factor here with this friendship and jessica has shown what shes capable of in how she behaved about that BLM post

  31. LRob says:

    Have no idea of the frequency but it seems to me Meghan would check on her good friend a lot. I doubt Meghan or Harry will ever forget the cover and privacy the Mulroneys afforded them in the early days. And, as some have said, Meghan is very close to the 5 children she had in the wedding, especially Ivy Mulroney.

    • Lizzieb says:

      Jess is an example of the duality in all of us. Was she a good friend. yes. Is she problematic, entitled, a bit spoiled and have some latent classist and racist views? Also yes