Posted on November 23, 2020

Meghan Markle’s Pal Jessica Mulroney Was ‘Suicidal’ After Racism Claims

Sara Nathan, Page Six, November 21, 2020

Sitting in the front pew of St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England, and watching her best friend, Meghan Markle, wed Prince Harry on a sunny day in 2018, Jessica Mulroney was riding high.


But in June, the Canadian stylist — whose TV career soared following the royal wedding — was effectively “canceled” and left “suicidal” after being labeled a racist by Instagram influencer Sasha Exeter, friends told The Post.

Within days, Mulroney, 40, lost her gig with “Good Morning America,” and her show “I Do, Redo” was axed by Canadian network CTV. {snip} She had to step down from her roles with charities.


Friends revealed that Mulroney, who works with stars including Mindy ­Kaling, was put on heavy antidepressants. “Jessica has always been very open about dealing with anxiety since she was 12,” said a source close to Mulroney. “But the anxiety turned into severe depression and suicidal thoughts.”

Her mother had to come over to care for her, the source said, adding: “Jess couldn’t talk without crying. {snip}”


But it all came crashing down on June 10 with a 12-minute Instagram video by Exeter, a black mom from Toronto.

Exeter alleged that Mulroney had threatened her on Instagram after Exeter implored acquaintances to speak out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement during the summer protests.

Although the two were acquainted only online, Exeter said Mulroney “took offense,” believing the call to action was aimed at her. She said Mulroney bombarded her with “offensive messages,” including a threat that she had spoken to companies that worked with Exeter.

Exeter called Mulroney’s behavior “a threat to my livelihood” and an “attempt to silence a black woman during this movement behind closed doors.”

Mulroney quickly posted a public apology, saying, “I need to acknowledge and understand [Exeter’s experience]. I am unequivocally sorry for not doing that with you, and for any hurt I caused. As I told you privately, I have lived a very public and personal experience with my closest friend where race was front and center.” {snip}

She told The Post that she had been privately speaking to Exeter for two weeks before the latter posted her video. {snip}


Days later, Exeter posted her video and all hell broke loose. Every company Mulroney worked with dropped her — without launching any investigations, she told The Post. {snip}


“I know I have a charmed life,” Mulroney said. “I have to learn from all of this — but I am not racist. I just want to try to move on from this.”