‘Devastated’ Jessica Mulroney has been desperately reaching out to best friend Meghan Markle in a bid to patch up their friendship – but to no avail, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Sources said the Canadian socialite, 40, has been met with silence from the Duchess of Sussex, 37, and has been warned that she is unlikely to be readmitted to her inner circle.
An insider said: ‘Jessica has been calling Meghan non-stop and also calling up mutual friends to try and patch up their friendship.
‘She’s devastated Meghan has turned her back on her at a time when she needs her most. But their friends have told her not to expect to hear back from Meghan because when she cuts someone off, she’s done for good – just like with her family.’
Meghan Markle cut ties with her best friend Jessica Mulroney after she threatened to sue black influencer Sasha Exeter in a series of messages
Toronto-based Influencer Sasha Exeter said she was left ‘paralyzed with fear’ and ‘stayed up days and nights’ worrying about what Jessica ‘could be saying to my existing brand partners, potential work, potential livelihood’
The former best friends fell out after mother-of-three Mulroney became embroiled in a social media row with Black influencer Sasha Exeter last month.
Exeter claimed Mulroney had sent her a string of abusive messages and threatened to ruin her career after taking offense over one of Exeter’s posts in which she called on people with large social media followings to speak out about Black Lives Matter.
Sources tell DailyMail.com that Mulroney has been desperately reaching out to Meghan to patch up the relationship but has been ignored
The blogger also said Mulroney was guilty of using her white privilege and wealth to try and intimidate her.
The spat led to the cancellation of Mulroney’s wedding themed reality TV show I Do Redo, as well as the loss of her Good Morning America fashion slot.
Mulroney’s lucrative partnership with Canadian department store Hudson Bay was also canceled and her husband Ben, 44, was forced to step back from hosting CTV entertainment show etalk.
Meghan, who is currently holed up in Tyler Perry’s LA mansion with husband Prince Harry, 35, hasn’t spoken to Mulroney since the row was made public.
She is also said to have failed to get in touch with her goddaughter Ivy on her birthday last month and has told friends that Mulroney has been using her royal status to boost her own career.
Friends said Mulroney is now at her wits’ end and is considering writing a tell-all book about Meghan ‘because she has nothing to lose’.
Meghan and Harry are said to want to use their new life to speak out more about race, with both joining a campaign to boycott social media giant Facebook over hate speech, while earlier this week, Harry used a Zoom call with Commonwealth youth leaders to call for soul searching over past racial injustices.
His remarks were widely panned, with the royal accused of confusing the voluntary Commonwealth with the British Empire.
He was also criticized for ignoring his own history of racially insensitive behavior – including dressing up as a Nazi at a party in 2005.
The Sussexes have been laying low and have only been spotted out a few times since their move to LA, but they have been actively making video messages for various causes. The Duchess of Sussex told friends that Mulroney has been using her royal status to boost her own career
Meghan, Prince Harry and one-year-old Archie have been holed up at Hollywood tycoon Tyler Perry’s mega-mansion (pictured) since March when they made a quick dash to LA before Canada closed its border due to the coronavirus pandemic
Meghan is said to have failed to get in touch with her goddaughter Ivy on her birthday last month. Ivy was in her wedding to Prince Harry. Pictured with Princess Charlotte
In 2009, there were calls for him to face disciplinary action over racism after being caught on video calling an Asian fellow soldier a ‘our little P*** friend’ while in officer training at Sandhurst.
A second video showed the royal describing another soldier as a ‘r*g head’.
Sources have said Mulroney is not the only friend to be shown the cold shoulder: friends in LA have told DailyMail.com that Meghan has cut off many of her old acquaintances as she prepares to reinvent herself as a public speaker.
A DailyMail.com insider said the Duchess has become increasingly hard to get hold of, amid fears that her old circle in LA can’t be trusted not to speak to the media about her.
The source said: ‘Meghan has cut off most of her old friends in LA. They were so excited to see her when she came back home and were expecting to hear from her.
‘But she hasn’t reached out to anyone. Friends have tried to connect with her through Doria but she doesn’t answer her phone and the old numbers they have for Meghan don’t work anymore.
‘Lots of people are now feeling sad they’ve been cut off by her and are having to accept that they’ll never hear from her again.’
Mulroney issued a statement after her firing, saying she respects CTV’s decision and is sorry for her actions
Mulroney is now at her wits’ end and is considering writing a tell-all book about Meghan ‘because she has nothing to lose’, friends say
The Duchess has a history of cutting friends and family out of her life, among them her father Thomas Markle Sr and half-siblings Samantha and Thomas Jr, as well as ex-husband Trevor Engleson and school friend Ninaki Priddy.
Earlier this week, Mulroney was named by the Telegraph as one of the five friends thought to have spoken to People magazine for a 2019 article that later led to Markle Sr releasing a personal letter from the Duchess to the Mail on Sunday.
Meghan is currently suing the paper – a sister title of DailyMail.com – for breaching her privacy and copyright infringement.
Markle Sr claims he had no choice but to release the letter after feeling attacked by the People article which revealed the document’s existence.
The Duchess has always claimed that the friends spoke without her consent but named them in court papers released last week.
All five – and Markle Sr – are likely to be called to testify in court when the case comes to trial in London next year.