Duchess Meghan was invited to the Globes but she had a ‘previous commitment’

Golden Globes’ host Jo Koy bombed so badly, the British media could barely amplify his sh-tty “joke” about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. That was because Koy also talked sh-t about the Windsors. His joke about the Windsors: “’Succession’ has nine nominations. Just a great series about a rich, white, dysfunctional family, all scheming — oh, wait, that’s ‘The Crown.’ I’m sorry.” Koy’s Sussex joke was: “Turns out Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will still get paid millions of dollars for doing absolutely nothing — and that’s just by Netflix.” The cutaway was to Ted Sarandos, who looked uncomfortable as the joke landed like a muffled fart. The Mail claims that the joke got “huge laughs in the auditorium.” It did not. Koy bombed so hard, it will take him years to recover.

Anyway, when that Netflix joke went down, that’s when I knew that the Duchess of Sussex was not going to make a surprise appearance alongside her Suits castmates. Last week, as the Globes’ presenter list was coming out, we learned that the Suits cast was reuniting to present. Gina Torres, Patrick J. Adams, Gabriel Macht and Sarah Rafferty came together to present the Best TV Drama award to Succession. On the carpet, Gina was asked about Meghan and the Suits group chat, and she said that they “don’t have Meghan’s number.”

Of course the British papers tried to make it sound like Gina was being shady, but as I’m watching it again, Gina seemed to be going for “Meghan is so major nowadays, of course she’s not on the Suits groupchat.” Now Page Six claims that Meghan was invited to the Globes but she was busy…

Meghan Markle turned down the chance to reunite with her “Suits” co-stars at the Golden Globes, Page Six can reveal. The Duchess of Sussex, 42, was invited to join former cast members Patrick J. Adams, Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty and Gina Torres on stage to present the best TV drama, but was unavailable.

“We asked the duchess, but we were told that, unfortunately, she had a previous commitment,” a Globes insider told us.

We’re told that Markle does, in fact, keep in touch with some of her co-stars. She’s believed to be still friendly with Rafferty, who played Donna Paulsen, as well as Adams.

[From Page Six]

Yeah… I believe Meghan was asked. I believe Globes producers would have loved to pull off that coup – a surprise appearance by Meghan, her first awards show appearance since moving back to California. I also believe Meghan still talks to her Suits castmates and she might have even been in one or two of the groupchats. In retrospect, I’m glad she turned it down though. It would have been cool to see her, but I’m so happy that she didn’t have to interact with Jo Koy in any way.

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  1. Sophie says:

    They don’t have her number but still came for her wedding? I’m calling BS Gina! I didn’t like the way she tried to shut down that question…

    • TheWigletOfWails says:

      I saw it as Gina responding the way Serena does when she’s asked about Meghan (she always says she doesn’t know her when they’re clearly very good friends). She said that to shut down any follow up questions and to keep the media in check.

      • Sophie says:

        Yeah, I get that! Anyway maybe I’m reading too much into this? I don’t know…

      • Maxine Branch says:


      • Cc2 says:

        I don’t think so tbh. Can’t remember if it’s Patrick or Rick a whiileeee ago but could’ve sworn one of the guys did say they haven’t spoke to her in a while but they wish the best for her. Think it’s Patrick. That kind of surprised me, but it also spoke volumes that he defended her that fiercely.

        I think Meghan considers most of them to be her colleagues and keeps her circle quite small. She did say she lost touch with her niece and only reached out after she moved back to the states. I’d imagine she lost touch with a lot of people overtime during her stay in the UK because of how insane her life had become- some of which got salty and others kept it civil and sweet. I can see it from both perspectives so I’d understand if Gina may be a little hurt that they don’t talk anymore.

      • Proud Mary says:

        I don’t know what you’re talking about Cc2, especially given that Patrick has been one of Meghan’s most vocal defenders on Twitter-X, and Meghan has been seen in public (in Montecito and at a Beyonce concert) with Abigail Spencer; and I can’t recall where I read this, but I believe she is in contact with Sarah Rafterty as well. I absolutely agree with TheWigletOfWails, that Gina’s response is just a simple way of shutting down any follow-up questions, ala Tyler Perry, example, in an interview with CBS This morning almost immediately following the Oprah interview. Meghan is supposedly persona non grata in Hollywood, but any one even tangentially connected to her is accosted in these “interviews” for the mere purpose of nosing into her life.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Thank you @Proud Mary. @Cc2 seems to be remembering things in an alternate reality. Patrick Adams HAS/IS one of the most vocal speakers about Meghan and how the BM portrayal of her is wrong, wrong, wrong.

        @Cc2. when was it said that Meghan only reached out to her niece, Ashleigh, after to her move back to the US? Recollections may vary.

        I’m not getting that Meghan keeps her circle small. Meghan seems to have a very big circle that keeps their mouths shut. I don’t have a problem with Gina’s response. She shut sh*t down and went full throttle saying Meghan was watching & supporting. Prince Harry is in the midst of legal phone hacking cases. I’m sure everyone that is in communication with Meghan wants it to be known they’re in communication with Meghan. /s The cast of Suits all know the huge numbers/resurgence of Suits is tied into Meghan. Which is awesome. It is a great show. The acting and writing is so good. So good. You know what else is so good. The memory of the English team/fans singing an American singer/song writer’s song during the final when Italy beat England. Sooo good.

    • YeahRight says:

      A wedding that took place five years ago. I don’t think Meghan kept in touch with them.

    • Julie says:

      Somebody on X suggested that this was her manner of saying ‘I’m not here to talk about Meghan’. It seem plausible and a very polite way to remind the reporter to their relationship in none of her business.

    • MoxyLady007 says:

      I think it was good. It kept it focused on the suits cast and the reunion – where the attention should have been.

      And Meghan is 100% in those chats and was like –
      Omg if they ask tell them you don’t have my number or something.

    • Soapboxpudding says:

      And probably doesn’t want them to try hacking her phone.

    • Mel says:

      Think about it, if she had said “yes, we all still talk” that would have devolved into the reporter asking questions that they probably don’t want to share the answers to. I think they’re trying to protect her and I think she was on that group chat and decided not to go so she didn’t have to deal with nonsense or detract from what they were there to do. She was just shutting crap down.

      • Jen says:

        Absolutely. Gina was protecting the Suits brand and Megan’s brand, setting boundaries for the unhinged media, who would take any connection and run with it.

      • Debbie says:

        Sounds about right, and if Gina’s response had been any different, it would have then launched a thousand and one new stories about Meghan, what they all discussed, the possibility of a cameo appearance, then the inevitable “snub” articles when the cameo didn’t occur. Rinse and repeat.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        I think it’s time people need to stop using the word ‘brand’. It’s a falsehood and overly used to the point it’s meaningless unless, you are willing to describe what the Sussexes or Suits ‘brand’ lol is. Just sthaaaap with “brand”. Fortunately, legit US media rarely uses that word.
        So silly.

    • Flower says:

      I think Meghan has likely told people to say this to keep them out of the firing line and to protect them.

    • roooth says:

      Meghan understands what it is to be part of an ensemble. If she had gone, it would have been all about her instead of the whole cast. Even without her, they tried to make it about her, and she knows that.

      I was pissed they didn’t ask any of them about their current projects – that’s just rude.

  2. equality says:

    The comment was likely just to shut down any more questions. I’m sure fellow actors would know how to contact someone through their reps if no other way were available.

    • GG says:

      Re: @Equality,
      I agree with your take. This cast was the first to experience the tabloids gross behavior for information re: Meghan before the world knew. The BM disrupted their set and life, so they are deft at swerving the media and shutting down any channels.

      This felt more like a block and bridge move from Gina, as after she said that she turned her full body to the camera and said in a very friendly manner that she knew Meghan would be supportive and watching from home ( paraphrasing ).

      There was also an interview with Patrick and when ET reporter said “we heard a rumor” his quick response made her admit they had made up the rumor so they could ask him to create the story.

      IMHO, this was a good move for her not to make this her first award show, the GG is just emerging from its scandal years and while it served as an opening for Hollywood as the first post strike event, its reputation has always been lacking plus it’s same owner as THR. GG wouldn’t have been right association for her brand, even if the host hadn’t bombed.
      If she does go to an award show, I hope it’s the SAG Awards, this matches her brand re: Unions and it’s the one that is by actors for actors. I say only go to the others when in the future Archewell is nominated.

  3. Dee(2) says:

    So, the story is ” woman still talks to some people from job she worked at seven years ago but not all?” and ” woman is busy and can’t come to event?” . I didn’t see anything about this joke in US media, just plenty about how terrible Jo Koy was. The desperation is reaching critical mass for the BM. They just need someone, anyone to tell them SOMETHING about what Harry and Meghan are doing.

  4. Nikki (Toronto) says:

    If Gina had said Meghan was in group chat, the British press would have cloned their phones.

  5. LadyE says:

    Eeehhh, that response actually seemed surprisingly salty to me, especially the emphasis on “we” don’t have her number. I dunno that answer seemed really unnecessary, she could have shut it down by saying something vague about not giving chat group details.

    • May says:

      💯 especially since they all must know that any comments about Meghan are going to be twisted into the negative by the right-wing press. I view it is a cheap shot to get publicity. She and Rob Lowe can go sit in a corner now.

      • EllenOlenska says:

        Or she didn’t want the media trying to bribe her dog walker/ housekeeper/ piano tuner to try to get ahold of her phone.

      • May says:

        Wow, people are bending over backwards to ascribe all kinds of intentions and meanings to what Torres said to absolve her of any pissiness. On its face, what she said fed very nicely into the well-established, false, narrative of the tabloid press that Meghan uses and then drops friends when she doesn’t need them anymore. But hey, Torres is getting more publicity now than she has probably gotten since the Sussex’ wedding.

  6. Shoegirl77 says:

    I mean yeah. Of course Gina was going to say that Meghan is in the chat and leave it open to being hacked by the guttersnipes who want to hit paydirt on Meghan.

    • TheWigletOfWails says:

      Exactly this. Are we forgetting these people have an insane obsession with Meghan and will do anything to anyone to get information about her and her affairs? I mean, just meeting her in passing will have you tracked and stalked by the media.

    • AmyB says:


  7. sevenblue says:

    I know that Meghan is close to Abigail Spencer who was on Suits. It is okay if she isn’t in contact with all her coworkers. I remember, Patrick defended her online when she was pregnant and getting attacks from press and RF sources. I am sure, the media likes to forget that part.

    • Ginger says:

      Yeah, there is nothing wrong with being closer to some cast mates than others. I think Meghan was close to them while filming but once she left some of the relationships just didn’t last and that’s normal. It has happened to me when I left a job. They were more “work” friendships.
      Also, Meghan is on another level now compared to when she was on Suits.

  8. Amy Bee says:

    Yeah, I’m glad she didn’t go too. I saw some fans being upset and even angry that she wasn’t there but they should be grateful she wasn’t because she would have to sit there being roasted by the host. Plus Patrick J Adams said recently that everytime somebody asks about Meghan he has to do mental gymnastics to make sure that he doesn’t say something that the British press will use against Meghan. I think Gina was just avoiding having to talk about Meghan. It’s fine.

    • Ginger says:

      The reaction from some of the fans towards Meghan not being there was unhinged. Saying she didn’t care about her Suits fans. Just awful and embarrassing. Imagine being mad at a grown woman not going to an awards show? Rick Hoffman wasn’t there either. Not a peep about him not going.

      • MsIam says:

        Do you really think those are “fans”? That sounds like sh*t stirring derangers to me.

      • Christine says:

        It absolutely sounds like shit stirring derangers. See also: the “sugars” debacle on social media. “Whaaaa? Who, ME being racist??”

        They know what they are doing.

      • Hannah says:

        @Ginger Rick Hoffman wrapped shooting on location in Cape Town, South Africa on 7 January. The film, ‘London’s Calling’, also stars Josh Duhamel and *Little Finger* from GOT

  9. Eurydice says:

    Lol – it can be revealed that Meghan did not attend the Golden Globes. Just like it was revealed last week that Meghan did not leave WME. I can’t wait to find out what Meghan doesn’t do next.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      Angela Levin exclusive; “Meghan failed to attend Zapp Brannigan’s house: Was she royally snubbed?”

      Yes reader I was royally snubbed 😔

  10. Anita says:

    That to me sounded like “we don’t (publicly) have her number, but we have her back”
    Glad to see Gina, she looked wonderful!!

  11. Tina says:

    I think Gina’s comment was a bit odd. Like maybe she doesn’t have Meghan’s new number and frankly I suspect very few people do. But that doesn’t seem weird to me and more like a physical and mental health protection for Meghan. Maybe she was just trying to be funny and shut down the convo but I think the way Gabriel handled it was much better (he was asked about how much money it would take to get Meghan for a Suit reunion and he just flipped it back to himself). I know the cast/crew was tight during filming but its been 7 years and the expectation that all of those friendships would be still tight is unrealistic. I’ve worked with fantastic groups of people but life takes you on different paths and while I would happily catch up with them if our paths crossed there’s only a couple that I’m still in regular contact with.

    I’m glad Meghan didn’t go to the Globes. They were a hot mess under the HFPA and I’m not sure their new owners will be much better based on Sunday. Remember their owners also own the THR and Deadline which just used Meghan negatively for clicks. Why give them the attention?

    Glad to see Suits getting recognized though. They all looked great!

    • Ginger says:

      Agree, Tina. It’s okay to not be in close contact with every single person you work with.

    • ABritGuest says:

      Some people thought Gina was being sarcastic like when Serena & Tyler Perry have said things like “Meghan who’s that” to move away from interviewers asking about Meghan. Generally the cast handled the inevitable Meghan questions really well & mainly defected so could be that Gina was just trying to shut Meghan chat down. But I wouldn’t be surprised if Meghan does have to change numbers loads for security& If some didn’t have current details.

      However, Hello mag has report about Meghan was invited to the Globes but had a prior commitment but said Meghan was still in touch with cast mates. We know for sure she’s still close with Abigail Spencer so it’s possible that she’s kept up with some & not others which to be honest feels kind of normal for colleague relationships.

      Gina & Sarah said they were only invited to host on Wednesday so maybe it was last minute for rescheduling. Gina said she just got something from her wardrobe to wear as couldnt sort out outfit with a designer. Rick Hoffman was away filming so couldn’t make it. There’s meant to be a Suits reunion panel at ATX festival soon so we’ll see if full main cast including Meghan can make that.

  12. ThatsNotOkay says:

    When I read Gina’s words, I thought, oh, guess they do not keep in touch anymore. Hmm. But watching Gina? She clearly is being wittily evasive. Meghan is likely on the group chat or something. The bottom line was, Gina was not going to tell Meghan’s business.

  13. s808 says:

    I was disappointed at first cause I thought it’d be a great place to tease some new projects but Meghan made the right decision imo. I didn’t watch the Globes but I heard the host was by far the worst part of the show.

  14. Brassy Rebel says:

    I thought the joke about the Windsors was pretty good. He should have stuck with making fun of them.

  15. YeahRight says:

    I just don’t think she kept in touch with them. She lost contact with her own niece during the time she was in the UK. So it wouldn’t surprise me if she lost contact with her former co-workers.

    • MsIam says:

      Meghan and Abigail Spencer went to the Beyonce concert together. So we have no idea who Meghan sees or doesn’t see as far as the rest of the cast. I think they have an unspoken agreement not to talk about Meghan because the press will try and make a story about it. Also Patrick Adams talked about the abuse he received online after defending Meghan and how horrible it was. So he said he doesn’t talk about her at all. I bet Gina feels the same way and I’m sure she and Meghan are cool.

    • Amy Bee says:

      @Yeahright: Because of the Palace forced Meghan not to invite Ashley to the wedding. You left out that part

      • YeahRight says:

        Actually I didn’t. 🙂 @AmyBee

        It’s ok to not be close or keep in touch with former colleagues. Everyone doesn’t have to be friends.

      • Amy Bee says:

        @Yeahright: But contrary to what the press says, Meghan has friends.

      • Deering24 says:

        Yipes–I missed the Ashley no-invite. Why did TF do that, for Pete’s sake? What–they were short of seats or something? 🙄

    • Jaded says:

      The Firm forbade Meghan’s niece from attending her wedding. In her cameo in the Netflix doc, she describes her close relationship with Meghan prior to her marrying into the royal family. She and her brother were raised by their paternal grandparents because Scamantha was such horrible mother. Meghan and Ashley reconnected and grew close around 2007, and she describes Meghan as sisterly, maternal and a best friend, clearly she’s very much a part of Meghan’s life and of course Meghan has good, long-time friendships — friendships you know nothing about.

      • Deering24 says:

        Thanks, Jaded!!

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Thank you @Jaded. Apparently @YeahRight gets their information from the tabloid BM and hasn’t watched the H&M docuseries Ashleigh was part of. LOL. @YeahRight. It’s all on Meghan. Let’s not forget what Ashleigh said about her birth mother (not shying away from that fact). Meghan had a relationship with Ashleigh before, during and after Samantha signed off her rights to her own child. Let that sink in.

  16. Concern Fae says:

    The Sussex joke was just so weird. Right wing nutcases say they do nothing, but they did have that huge documentary. I think Kay just had no experience with joking about celebrities. For a show like this, you have to actually come up with something new, that people hadn’t thought of, and that makes sense with the celeb’s public persona. He obviously doesn’t know that world well enough to joke about it.

    • Interested Gawker says:

      What was more peculiar was the fact that, possible Suits reunion aside, the Sussexes were not there or nominated for anything that night so the reaction shot from the audience attendees was the Netflix guy instead of the people being skewered in the joke. Also, the joke, such as it was, ‘should’ have actually hinged on Spotify audio streaming, not Netflix.

      It was a weird diss referencing a hissy fit some guy on a different platform GG does not issue awards to, remade to name check Netflix -who issued a statement saying there was no issue with their ongoing relationship to H&M at the time of that Spotify kerfuffle, about two people who actually gave Netflix a popular hit and weren’t there that night anyway.

      Very odd and I do wonder why it was included.

  17. Maxine Branch says:

    Everyone knows including the cast of Suits, their resurgence in popularity is because of the Meghan effect. While the series was somewhat interesting, the search for Meghan’s interaction during the series created the new buzz. The Gina lady response was appropriate to me because she shut that person down. In other words, no gossip from me buddy.

  18. Chantal1 says:

    No one has time for the unethical and illegal tactics of the obsessive stalkers aka the BM. I’ve always liked Gina Torres (since Firefly) and her response was a smart and good response. Anything more would have put a target on her back and her words twisted or just outright lied about – just like it has with anyone with any slightly positive association with Meghan. With the exception of former Suits costar and co-producer Patrick J. Adams – despite his repeated vocal defenses of her, the BM know better than to mess with him.

    The Suits cast witnessed the BM’s years long repeated character assassination of Meghan and their rebuttals of many of those hateful lies were ignored so the casts’ wariness and evasiveness re: any questions from the BM or the US press about Meghan is understood.

  19. Louise177 says:

    It’s amusing that so many people are attacking Meghan for not being in touch with old cast members. She’s actually friends with a few and photographed with one a few months or so ago. Most people don’t keep in touch with the cast after a show ends. Actually in any work situation people don’t keep in contact when getting a new job. If they weren’t friends during they’re not going to be friends after.

  20. Angelica Schuyler says:

    If you look at old interviews done while Suits was still filming, you’ll see that Meghan and Gina are quite close in real life. I’m sure this was Gina’s way of shutting down the press from asking her stupid and/or intrusive questions about Meg. The Suits cast hasn’t sold Meghan out to the press thus far, and they’re not starting now. Meghan is probably very comfortably on the group chat.

  21. Libra says:

    Of course they have her number. They all are protecting her and themselves from having their phones hacked.

    • StarWonderful says:


    • PrincessK says:

      I bet that they don’t have her number. The Sussexes are too high profile to be able to give their numbers out. If friends, family and colleagues want to get in contact l am sure that there are special secure ways in which they can do it.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        PrincessK, did you watch the video above? The man interviewing her laughed and she laughed with him. He knew she was lying. They have her number.

  22. Amy T says:

    If I were in their position, I’d have done exactly the same. They had front row seats to the feeding frenzy of the courtship and what the rest of us saw her go through after would be enough for any sane and/or decent person to know better than to answer any media questions about her with more than a polite variation on “I hear she’s alive, but that’s pretty much all I know.”

  23. Glaucimara says:

    I have the feeling that Gina was being ironic and protective with the “we don’t have Meghan’s phone number” thing. Tyler did the same back in 2020 when rumours about them living at his house came out.

    • Debbie says:

      I’m just here, shaking my head that some friends can be more protective and thoughtful than members of one’s own family sometimes.

  24. Marivic says:

    Gina, as a true friend, is protective of Meghan. JoKoy is being lambasted in the media for his very poor hosting which the British media don’t cover. It’s all over US news. He kept blaming the Globes writers and the fact that he only got the gig 10 days ago for his lackluster performance. He blamed everyone but himself. His jokes were corny, flat and offensive. Almost all of his audience didn’t laugh at his jokes but felt aghast and offended by everything he said. Do better next time Globes. Hope that’s the last time we see him in Globes or any of the awards nights. Poor choice. He will never live it down.

    • Robert Phillips says:

      Just get rid of awards show period. I know that studios use them as cheap commercials for their shows. And actors use them to get their names out there. But the public just doesn’t care anymore. The only reason their still on is because there aren’t many good things out there to watch. So people just turn them on in the background.

  25. Nic919 says:

    The Suits cast was asked to present Best TV drama with one of the nominees being The Crown, the season where Diana perishes in the car accident. Meghan being there even though that show didn’t win the GG would have opened her up to even more criticism than simply not attending for a two minute appearance on a tv show.

    I don’t expect her to attend anything until something from Archwell is nominated.

  26. Ace says:

    Of course she was invited, new owners or not the GG are still starfuckers and would have loved to have her there. I think it was a very long shot she would show up, almost impossible really, because it’s the Golden Globes and nobody takes those seriously.

    As much as she appreciates her castmates, and I’m sure she does because all of them have been really protective of her, if she wants to show support and celebrate the show walking a red carpet would only swallow the rest of the cast. I think there’s something being set up in some TV festival this year with Suits and its cast and imo it’s much more likely she would show up there. It’s better if she sends a recorded message or appears remotely during a panel about the show than becoming one of the main headlines in an awards show where she’s not promoting anything.

  27. Lau says:

    I get that Suits had a resurgence on netflix but come on this was clearly a ploy from the globes producers to get Meghan to come. That’s really funny that she didn’t in the end though.

  28. Pumpkin says:

    I think Gina was just trying to shut down any conversation. Because then it becomes “What does Meghan say?” and the interview becomes about her. Which isn’t fair to either women.

    And from the past almost 4 years, it’s been made clear to me that H&M (especially Meghan) only go somewhere if they’re being honoured with something or it directly ties into their work. The Globes didn’t meet either of those reasons. Of course she can do whatever she likes and go wherever she likes! So if she wanted to go, she could have! I’m just saying what my observation is.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      In all honesty, Meghan not being there should not be a thing, Unless, you’re a member of the BRF. I hate the BRF even more everyday.

  29. Caribbean says:

    I do it too, but, it is exhausting to hear something out of someone’s mouth and twist it into something else.
    It could be that they straight up do not have her number and Gina said so, with no shade. If it was not for the fact that the show found new life, this is a show that ended nearly five years ago, and Meghan started a different life a couple years Before the show ended.
    I am sure it is surprising to some people that they say something, and it makes it around the world into something else- good or bad.

  30. QuiteContrary says:

    I think Gina handled it well.

    I also continue to think that Rachel Zane was far too good for Mike Ross.

  31. vpd4 says:

    I am happy when Meghan doesn’t show up for things. We will see enough of her. The way she is constantly attacked is horrible. It makes me so down for her. I like when she keeps them guessing or just living her life. I want to see her too, but I’m glad when she keeps the low profile.

  32. tamsin says:

    I have the contact information for numerous people I don’t speak to regularly because they are not involved in my daily life-professional or social. I’m sure many of us have friends that we generally don’t see or speak to regularly but when we do, we just pick up where we left off. I imagine any member of the cast of Suits and the the writer would be able to contact Meghan or each other when necessary. Meghan probably avoids being at a lot of things because the BM would make it all about her, and it would do a disservice to other people. I think I saw most of the clips of the interviews with the cast, and it seems to me that they are all on the same page as to how to handle questions about Meghan, and deflection is one of them. I thought Patrick’s response to one of the questions was natural and brilliant and made the interviewer that they made up a rumour so that they could ask the question- something the RR do every moment of their miserable lives. Gina said that Meghan would be “watching” and that she would be “happy for us.” I think that says it all, really, of the relationship between Meghan and the Suits cast, and that comment seems to get short shrift even though Gina faced the camera directly to say it. And, I just loved Sarah Rafferty’s dress, and that little clip of her coping with it billowing in the wind was so fun!

    The GG asked a person to host who admits that he hadn’t seen most of the work being nominated. He just didn’t know the “room” and obviously was the last minute invitation. He didn’t seem to understand how the jokes would be perceived, but nevertheless, he showed terrible judgement and some of the jokes were both nasty and crude. I question the writing on the whole program. It was, for the most part, terrible work, and not clever, intelligent, or insightful.

  33. Gem says:

    It was pretty clear from the way Sarah and Gina were dressed that the Golden Globes invited them last minute and they had to scramble to find a designer to dress them, hair, makeup etc. I am not surprised such a last minute invite was turned down by Meghan. They might not be walking up and down the Beverly Hills area but Harry, Meghan both are running their foundation and production house themselves now so it makes sense that she was not available. As for Gina’s comment, it felt to me like a joke to deflect from Meghan. Interviewers tend to get carried away asking Suits cast about Meghan and that was the fastest way to shut it down. Also, you don’t need phone numbers to be in chat groups these days so it might be technically true as well. I didn’t think much of it. I knew tabloids will run with it but they were going to run with anything and everything so doesn’t matter much. As for Jo Koy’s joke….it was tired, unfunny like most of everything he did that night. I am glad Meghan didn’t have to suffer through it sitting there.

  34. Nerd says:

    This entire cast has seen and experienced some of the obsessive focus and at times abuse that Meghan has been victim to since the news broke of her relationship with Harry. I remember one of the producers and Abigail Spencer (who is part of the cast) talking about the media frenzy and threats on the Suits lot and how it caused them to have to change everything to make their work space safe and secure. The entire cast has been seen how the media has made everything about Meghan even when she isn’t even there. We know that Meghan hadn’t changed her number when her dad was lying and saying that she had. We know that she has been seen with Abigail countless times. So getting in touch with Meghan wouldn’t be difficult for any of them to do. It was an odd question to only ask about Meghan when other cast members were also absent. The easiest and best way to shut the questioning down would be to say that they don’t have her number. Gina laughed, the interviewer laughed and Gina then said something sweet and ended the interview with that. It seems like the media are doing as they always do by making a story out of nothing to distract from the racist royals in the UK that need to be focused on (looking at you Andrew) and his brother who is protecting him.

  35. Aries48 says:

    I saw a thought bubble over Gina’s head that read ‘Let me shut that sh*t down now before that stupid British press try to infiltrate our group chat.’

    Gina then says out loud, “We don’t have her number.” She then gives him the old whoopsies smile and finishes up by looking directly at the camera and saying, “she’ll see, she’ll watch, she’ll be happy that we are here.” That look said ‘Hey Meghan, do you love how I just shut that sh*t down? Talk to you tomorrow on the Whatsapp chat.”

  36. Julie says:

    I think Gina meant what she said. I doubt it was because of phone hacking fears, since i presume newspapers and the like know the people she employs or that she herself has mentioned being in touch with, so that would be much easier target. The real answer is the obvious one, they were colleagues who used to be close because they saw each other daily and now are not. Not everything has to be a conspiracy or require mental gymnastics. Lets be honest the Suits revival is probably a much bigger deal for gina, adams etc than it is for Meghan. So i can see why they’d be super excited about it, much more than her. I wish Gina had answered differently, gabriel macht was also quite rude. Honestly they are actors and there is nothing an actor hates more than having someone else steal their spotlight

    • Gem says:

      The interviewers were asking dumb questions. They did their best to deflect. Especially asking Gabriel, the show headliner how much money would be needed to get Meghan back was plain irritating. How the heck is he going to answer that? Is he Meghan in disguise?

    • kirk says:

      I didn’t see any of the interviews with Gabriel Macht. Super duper happy to hear he gave a rude response to tabloid tinged interviewer who’s probly getting paid by DailyFail to get a bead on Meghan.

      Gina’s response was perfectly fine. Anybody having a problem with it needs to examine their motives; either that or demand more $$$ from their tabloid trash paymasters.

  37. Saucy&Sassy says:

    I watched the clip. The man who asked her the question didn’t believe her answer. He knew she was shutting him down and they were both laughing. I don’t know how anyone could make this something it’s not. People have way too much time on their hands if they’re finding anything here to accuse Meghan of.

  38. JenC says:

    The Globes are still too problematic for the Sussexes to attend, even with a decent host. The only award show they would consider attending is the Oscars and there has to be a solid reason for them to be there.

    • PrincessK says:

      The Sussexes should never attend any of these big awards ceremonies. Over the years they have become cheap and tainted and constantly scrapping the barrel.

  39. Libra says:

    Could they have been invited to stay at Montecito?

  40. Heleen says:

    I believe that they are very protective of Meghan. They worked with her while her life got turned upside down. They saw the attacks on her personality and knew it was bullshit as they were a very tight-knit group of colleagues turned friends. They all have stood up for her publicly, with Patrick being the most vocal. I believe they are trying to protect her by saying nothing!

  41. Lively says:

    I recently re-watched the Netflix doc
    I only have one question why did Meghan cut off her niece, it seems like they had a relationship with her but then cut her off when she got married to Harry ?
    I mean my family it’s toxic as hell but the decent ones I’m close to nothing would make me want to cut them off without something drastic happening between us .
    Even her only having her mum at her wedding it’s just crazy to me. Not even people from her mum side again not her niece.

    • Jaded says:

      The “Firm” took Ashley off the invite list, not Meghan. They’ve been close since 2007 when Ashley and her brother were taken away from Samantha and were raised by their paternal grandparents. By the time of the Sussexes wedding Samantha had become a huge problem and was threatening all sorts of ridiculous sh*t. Please don’t put this on Meghan.

    • sevenblue says:

      I agree with Jaded. Before and after wedding, Meghan’s half-sister (birth mother of Ashley) was creating a lot of issues through press. She was all over british morning shows. The firm advised them not to invite Ashley probably because they were afraid how Samantha will react. She would most certainly go to all the shows to bad mouth both Meghan and Ashley, tell all sort of lies. After wedding, I think Meghan got very isolated. She said, she did everything the firm asked her to do. One of the talking points of tabloids was that Meghan wasn’t listening to any advise, she was “uppity”. If she continued a close relationship with Ashley, no doubt the tabloids would find out and harass her. She said, the tabloids were already trying to find something on Ashley. It was a protective move for both of them, but I am sure Meghan would do a lot of things different if she went back. She was very naive trusting that family.

    • a says:

      Not sure how you watched it and didn’t see the explanation?

  42. Elle says:

    I love Sarah Rafferty (Donna on Suits) in My Life with the Walter boys! She’s a really talented actress.

  43. phlyfiremama says:

    Good decision on Meghan’s part. It will enhance her “score” status for more prestigious visits I hope that she knocks it out of the PARK in body con, bright colors by famous designers.

    • Kreama says:

      If I were Megan I wouldn’t think twice before declining due to a previous commitment, even if that commitment was organizing my closet or taking a bath. She had nothing to gain by going and would have been under a microscope with every move publicized and analyzed, not to mention worrying about security.

      I’m glad she didn’t go – good for her. And I’m glad her friends don’t give the press any oxygen by playing dumb when they’re asked about her.

  44. Jayna says:

    Gina looked amazing. Talk about style. I loved her look from head to toe. Gabriel is such a beautiful man.

  45. murphy says:

    Both Meghan and Harry probably have to change their numbers all the time. Constantly getting hacked.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      murphy, cellphones come with an option so that you can encrypt everything, so I think that would make it difficult to hack and get anything.