Jessica Mulroney has shared a cryptic post about ‘losing friends and finding better ones’ – months after her friendship with Meghan Markle was said to be on the rocks following the stylist’s racism row.
The Canadian stylist, 41, from Toronto, posted a lengthy quote on Instagram yesterday, which read: ‘Life changes. You lose love. You lose friends. You lose pieces of yourself that you never imagined would be gone.’
The quote continued: ‘And then, without even realizing it, these pieces come back. New love enters. Better friends come along. And a stronger, wiser you, is staring back in the mirror.’
It comes after Meghan, 39, stayed silent as Jessica found herself at the centre of a Black Lives Matter race row last year when she was accused of using her ‘white privilege’ against a black social media influencer.
Jessica Mulroney, 41, has shared a cryptic post about ‘losing friends and finding better ones’ – after her friendship with Meghan Markle, 39, was said to be on the rocks following the stylist’s racism row last summer
It was reported last year that the Duchess had cut ties with Mulroney after influencer Sasha Exeter accused the stylist of ‘threatening her livelihood’ when she posted a Black Lives Matter call-to-action on Instagram.
Meghan remained silent when the Canadian fashion stylist was accused of ‘racist bullying’ and abusing her ‘white privilege’ to threaten the career of a black social media influencer.
Sasha alleged that Jessica ‘took personal offence’ when she asked bloggers to use their platform to advance the Black Lives Matter movement and that private messages between the pair had left her ‘paralysed with fear’.
Mulroney later faced accusations that she had used Meghan as her ‘superpower,’ though denied this was the case and refused to speak about the Duchess in interviews.
The Canadian stylist, from Toronto, posted a lengthy quote on Instagram which suggested she had ‘lost friends’ and found ‘better’ ones
A source had claimed their friendship is no longer ‘what it once was,’ adding this was not due to the fall-out with Exeter, but because they have ‘just grown apart.’
The insider added: ‘Of course, Meghan has been worried about Jess. She’ll always have love for her.’
However, Mulroney told Page Six in November that she and Meghan are ‘constantly’ in touch via FaceTime.
The stylist assisted Meghan in choosing a wedding dress for the actress’ Suits character, Rachel Zane, in 2015.
A source had claimed Meghan and Jessica’s friendship is no longer ‘what it once was,’ adding this was not due to the fall-out with Exeter, but because they have ‘just grown apart’
The pair have been close friends for years, with Mulroney’s daughter, Ivy, appearing in the Royal Wedding as a bridesmaid. Her two sons, Brian and John, were page boys.
Jessica’s friendship with Meghan was not the only aspect of her life that suffered as a result of the controversy.
Having quickly shot to fame thanks to her close friendship with the Duchess of Sussex, Jessica’s fall from grace was even swifter.
DailyMail.com exclusively revealed that ABC had quickly severed ties with her, confirming that Jessica would not be returning to her occasional role as a fashion contributor on Good Morning America.
Canadian TV network CTV also distanced themselves from the stylist, revealing that it was pulling all episodes of her wedding-focused reality show I Do Redo from its platforms ahead of its expected US premiere on Netflix.
It was claimed last August that the Duchess of Sussex was reported to have cut ties with Jessica after black influencer Sasha Exeter (left) accused her of ‘threatening her livelihood’ after ‘taking offence’ at a Black Lives Matter video posted by the online star
She then stepped down from the board of directors of The Shoebox Project, a charity that she founded with her sisters-in-law, Caroline, Vanessa, and Katy Mulroney.
In a statement shared on Instagram, the charity said: ‘Jessica Mulroney is a founding member of The Shoebox Project and she has dedicated herself to its growth and success over the years, for which we are very grateful.
‘In light of recent events, the charity supports Jessica’s decision to step away from the Board of Directors.’
Jessica’s husband Ben – the son of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney – then stepped down from his role as the host of CTV’s celebrity news show ‘etalk’, a position that he had held for 18 years.