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Meghan Markle 'Could Not Get Over' Jessica Mulroney Using Their Friendship As Defense Against White Privilege Accusations

Meghan Markle Jessica Mulroney Friendship Over White Privilege

We’ve already heard Meghan Markle and Jessica Mulroney‘s friendship was over as a result of this whole “white privilege” controversy. But a new source claims to know “the deciding factor” in the Duchess of Sussex’s decision to cut off her former bestie.

For those unfamiliar with the scandal, Jessica was asked by an influencer named Sasha Exeter to make more of an effort to speak out about #BlackLivesMatter — and responded to the Black woman with self-righteous anger and veiled threats.

In her subsequent public apology to Sasha, the TV host and stylist specifically referenced her famous BFF, saying:

“As I told you privately, I have lived a very public and personal experience with my closest friend where race was front and centre. It was deeply educational. I learned a lot from that. I promise to continue to learn and listen on how I can use my privilege to elevate and support black voices.”

(This while simultaneously threatening Sasha with a lawsuit in a private DM!)

Related: Jessica’s Husband Ben Mulroney Stepped Down From His CTV Anchor Job

From what we’ve heard Meghan is completely done with Jessica, viewing this whole scandal as the last straw.

And this week a source revealed to Us Weekly‘s new Hot Hollywood news the very specific offense that did it. Not the white privilege, nor the lawsuit threats — it was brandishing their friendship as a defense, essentially using her Black friend as a human shield. The insider claims:

“Meghan could not get over that Jessica brought up her relationship with Meghan when she commented about her ‘closest friend’ in the discourse with Sasha. That was hugely offensive to Meghan and the deciding factor for her. Meghan considers the relationship to be done.”

A second source corroborated earlier claims that the relationship was already “less strong before this drama went down” than it had been at the time Jessica’s kids played big roles in the 2018 Royal wedding. This insider also agrees it was exploiting their friendship that crossed the line:

“Of course Meghan is supportive of Jessica, as she is with all of her friends, but it’s a bit off-putting when Jessica seemingly uses their friendship for headlines. Meghan is very aware when people in her life do this… Especially now that Meghan is in L.A. and it’s a sensitive time, Meghan is being very cautious with her affiliations.”

That’s not too surprising, especially if she’s trying to keep her image spotless for future positions — like, say, in the US government? Or even more prestigious, with Disney!

[Image via Jessica Mulroney/Instagram.]

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Jun 25, 2020 15:19pm PDT