The 40-year-old stylist denied the pair had grown apart following the racism row Mrs Mulroney was caught up in during the summer. Influencer Sasha Exeter accused her of “threatening her livelihood” after “taking offence” at a Black Lives Matter video she posted. Mrs Mulroney was also publicly accused of using Meghan as her “superpower”, but she has now said she refused to speak about Meghan on Canadian broadcaster CTV.
Speaking to Page Six, Ms Mulroney said: “CTV would ask me to go on shows and talk about Meghan; I refused. I don’t call that a superpower.
“I call it protecting my friend.”
Ms Mulroney also previously said Meghan “constantly FaceTimes and checks up” her.
She said: “Meghan and I are family. She is the kindest friend and has checked up on me everyday.
“Tabloid culture is atrocious. It creates lies and hurtful storyline. Stop feeding into it. Done.”
She added she still felt bad about being accused of “ignoring what was going on in the world” by Ms Exeter who questioned why she was not posting content about the BLM movement in the summer.
She said: “I still feel a lot of shame. I feel that people believe the worst in me.”
Mrs Mulroney, who lives in Toronto, has been friends with Meghan for years after the Duchess moved to Canada to film television show Suits.
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Mrs Mulroney responded to the claims of her friendship with Meghan hitting the rocks as “fake news”.
She did suffer with her career though, as US network ABC confirmed she would not be returning to her role as a fashion contributor on Good Morning America.
CTV also pulled all episodes of her wedding-themed reality show I Do Redo ahead of its US premiere on Netflix.
She also stepped down from the board of directors of The Shoebox Project, a charity that she founded with her sisters-in-law, Caroline, Vanessa, and Katy Mulroney.
Mrs Mulroney revealed in her latest interview with Page Six that the reaction from people who know her well really hurt her feelings following the controversy.
She said: “I had a hard time dealing with the fact that a network like CTV and the companies I’ve worked with for many years — and journalists, some of which were my friends — spoke with incredible authority on what they believed had happened without even contacting me.
“I think that hurt the most.”