As if royal fam drama weren’t enough for a person to deal with, Meghan Markle also gets to slog through having her friendships analyzed, picked apart, and sometimes outright questioned.
Enter Jessica Mulroney. The Canadian stylist has been a well-known member of Meghan’s inner circle since her Suits days. Jessica’s kids were in Meghan and Prince Harry’s royal wedding and Jessica served as kind of unofficial Matron of Honor and reportedly even helped Meghan with wedding planning. But when Jessica was called out for leveraging her white privilege to threaten the career prospects of Black influencer Sasha Exeter, reports flew that Meghan was distancing herself from Jess and the drama hasn’t entirely died down since.
Every once in a while, Jessica will post something kind of cryptic on social and/or quickly delete a seemingly meaningful post, which tends to fuel the “Jessica and Meghan are feuding” flames. This month, Jess committed two apparent crimes of Instagram that British tabloids have zeroed in on as evidence that she and Meghan are on the outs.
First, Jessica didn’t post a tribute for Meghan when the duchess celebrated her 40th birthday on August 4. Blasphemy, apparently.
“Jess would post about the opening of an envelope, so the fact she’s the only one of Meghan’s close friends not to wish her a public happy birthday is definitely strange,” a source told the Mail on Sunday, pretty blatantly shading Jessica’s Instagram habits. “It is something which has certainly raised eyebrows. Yes, Jessica was always protective of her friendship with Meghan. But it was always something that was there, front and centre. You could tell how important it was to Jessica.”
The second piece of evidence that things are ~obviously~ amiss in Jess and Meg’s relationship? (Do you have pearls handy? Because you’re going to want to clutch them.) Jessica posted and deleted on Instagram. The nerve, right?
According to The Sun, Jessica shared—and then quickly deleted—this caption a few days before Meghan’s birthday:
“I’ve spoken about mental illness for years as well as being a hard worker my whole life but never thought I’d have to go through intense treatment the way I did this year,” Jessica wrote in the deleted post. “I don’t blame anyone, any company who erased me without investigations or what the press made me go through. Just working on myself. All the pain is now in the past. Sending all of my followers ❤️ who have loved and supported me through this journey.”
The last two sentences are, admittedly, the part of the post that seems *potentially* Meghan-related (but that’s only if you don’t believe Jessica’s repeated assertions that Meghan has continued to support and stay in touch with her since the scandal, of course).
“It can be lonely having the world, friends distance from you and not even ask how you are,” Jessica added. “But thankfully, you find the things that truly matter…”
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