Meghan Markle’s pal Jessica was ‘suicidal’ after racism claims

Sitting within the entrance pew of St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England, and watching her finest pal, Meghan Markle, wed Prince Harry on a sunny day in 2018, Jessica Mulroney was using excessive.

Her twins, Brian and John, carried Markle’s practice down the aisle, in entrance of Queen Elizabeth II, Hollywood A-list­ers and a world viewers of 29 million. Her daughter, Ivy, was a bridesmaid.

But in June, the Canadian stylist — whose TV profession soared following the royal wedding ceremony — was successfully “canceled” and left “suicidal” after being labeled a racist by Instagram influencer Sasha Exeter, buddies informed The Post.

Within days, Mulroney, 40, misplaced her gig with “Good Morning America,” and her show “I Do, Redo” was axed by Canadian community CTV. Netflix shelved plans to stream it. She needed to step down from her roles with charities.

In her first interview in regards to the scenario, Mulroney informed The Post: “I nonetheless really feel loads of disgrace. I really feel that folks imagine the worst in me.”

Friends revealed that Mulroney, who works with stars together with Mindy ­Kaling, was placed on heavy antidepressants. “Jessica has at all times been very open about coping with nervousness since she was 12,” stated a supply near Mulroney. “But the nervousness changed into extreme melancholy and suicidal ideas.”

Her mom needed to come over to take care of her, the supply stated, including: “Jess could not speak with out crying. She did not really feel like herself on the meds and she or he did not need to speak to anybody. She may barely reply to a textual content message.”

Her husband, Ben, who stop his job as a TV presenter, informed a pal: “I’d get up and Jess would not be in mattress, and my thoughts would go to the worst.”

Previously, she loved a gilded life with Ben, the son of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and buddies comparable to Markle and present PM Justin Trudeau. Her Instagram was stuffed with shiny women’ journeys with Markle.

Jessica and Meghan attend the World Vision event on March 22, 2016.
Jessica and Meghan attend the World Vision occasion on March 22, 2016.WireImage

But all of it got here crashing down on June 10 with a 12-minute Instagram video by Exeter, a black mother from Toronto.

Exeter alleged that Mulroney had threatened her on Instagram after Exeter implored acquaintances to talk out in help of the Black Lives Matter motion throughout the summer season protests.

Although the 2 had been acquainted solely on-line, Exeter stated Mulroney “took offense,” believing the decision to motion was aimed toward her. She stated Mulroney bombarded her with “offensive messages,” together with a risk that she had spoken to firms that labored with Exeter.

Exeter referred to as Mulroney’s conduct “a risk to my livelihood” and an “try and silence a black girl throughout this motion behind closed doorways.”

Mulroney shortly posted a public apology, saying, “I have to acknowledge and perceive [Exeter’s experience]. I’m unequivocally sorry for not doing that with you, and for any harm I induced. As I informed you privately, I’ve lived a really public and private expertise with my closest pal the place race was entrance and heart.” (Markle is biracial.)

She informed The Post that she had been privately chatting with Exeter for 2 weeks earlier than the latter posted her video. “Sasha wrote to me instantly and stated ‘shaking my head,’ and I stated ‘Why are you shaking your head?’ ” Mulroney recalled. “She accused me of ignoring what was happening on this planet [by posting non-BLM content].”

Mulroney stated she informed ­Exeter that she was contractually obligated to publish for the season ­finale of “I Do, Redo.”

“It’s not like I’ve by no means spoken out about racism earlier than, particularly with regards to Meghan,” she added.

Days later, Exeter posted her video and all hell broke unfastened. Every firm Mulroney labored with dropped her — with out launching any investigations, she informed The Post. “I had a tough time coping with the truth that a community like CTV [and] the businesses I’ve labored with for a few years — and journalists, a few of which had been my buddies — spoke with unbelievable authority on what they believed had occurred with out even contacting me. I believe that harm essentially the most.”

“I’m not racist.”

-Mulroney informed The Post

As Mulroney’s life crumbled, her husband’s on-air colleague Elaine Lui accused her of utilizing Markle as her “superpower.” Mulroney disagrees. “CTV would ask me to go on reveals and speak about Meghan; I refused,” she informed The Post. “I do not name {that a} superpower. I name it defending my pal.”

Sources affirm that Mulroney has it put into contracts that she is not going to speak about Markle.

A supply in Markle’s social crowd informed The Post that, earlier than the Exeter incident, buddies had grown “involved” about Mulroney’s prosperous picture of social media.

The supply added that Markle and Mulroney’s “friendship is just not what it was as soon as, but it surely’s not due to [Exeter]. They’ve simply grown aside. Of course, Meghan has been frightened about Jess. She’ll at all times have love for her.”

Asked if Markle had been in contact, Mulroney replied: “She continuously Facetimes and checks up on me.”

Now, Mulroney is tapering her meds, buddies stated, and specializing in charity work.

“I do know I’ve a charmed life,” Mulroney stated. “I’ve to study from all of this — however I’m not racist. I simply need to attempt to transfer on from this.”



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