Meghan Markle’s pal Jessica Mulroney finally responded to rumors about their friendship being over following accusations she used her “white privilege.”
“I’m going to tell this once and for all,” the 40-year-old fashion stylist captioned her post on Instagram, that has since been deleted. The comments were noted by People magazine in a piece published over the weekend. (RELATED: Celebrate Prince William’s Birthday With Unforgettable Shots Of Kate Middleton [SLIDESHOW])
“Meghan [Markle] and I are family,” she added. “She is the kindest friend and has checked up on me everyday.” (RELATED: Meghan Markle Shares What Her ‘Something Blue’ Was From Her Royal Wedding)
Jessica Mulroney is back on Instagram and tackling rumors about the status of her and Meghan Markle’s friendship head-on https://t.co/AZ3Tz4QUF2
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) September 21, 2020
Mulroney’s post reportedly continued, “Tabloid culture is atrocious. It creates lies and hurtful storyline. Stop feeding into it. Done.”
The comments came following a nearly two month long hiatus from social media from Jessica after a lifestyle blogger Sasha Exeter called the Canadian stylist out for using her “textbook white privilege.”
A source at the time told Page Six that, “I don’t know what the tipping point was, but Jess has been on the outs for some time. Their friendship is definitely not what it was.”
“And really, how can you have such a close friendship when one person is basically making a career out of the friendship?” the source added.
In a video in June posted on Instagram, Exeter shared what she called a “generic call to action” in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Listen, I am by no means calling Jess a racist but what I will say is this: She is very well aware of her wealth, her perceived power and privilege because of the color of her skin.”
“And that, my friends, gave her the momentary confidence to come for my livelihood in writing,” she added, sharing that Mulroney reportedly threatened her in an example of “textbook white privilege,” per People.
Jessica then publicly apologized. But shortly after, the stylist’s show “I Do Redo” was taken off the air by the Canadian network CTV.