Meghan Markle's best friend Jessica Mulroney has set the record straight about their reported falling out.
The Canadian stylist – who has been best friends with the Duchess of Sussex for years – became embroiled in a racism saga involving a lifestyle blogger who accused Mulroney of abusing her white privilege earlier this year.
Following the scandal, reports suggested Meghan had cut ties with Mulroney, but she has sensationally taken to Instagram to declare Meghan is like "family" in a since deleted post.
"I'm going to tell this once and for all. Meghan and I are family. She is the kindest friend and has checked up on me everyday," Mulroney wrote on her Instagram Story, according to People.
"Tabloid culture is atrocious. It creates lies and hurtful storyline. Stop feeding into it. Done," she added.
Meghan reportedly reacted with shock after hearing of her friend's "tone-deaf" threats to sue influencer Sasha Exeter.
Mulroney, who is thought to be the godmother of Meghan and Harry's child Archie, was called out directly in an Instagram video shared by Exeter in June, who claimed she had displayed "very problematic behaviour and antics that ultimately resulted in [Mulroney] sending me a threat in writing".
Exeter publicly blasted Mulroney in an emotional 12-minute Instagram video, describing how she had threatened her during an argument about "speaking up" against racism and had left her feeling "paralysed in fear".
Exeter then claimed that Mulroney had sent her a series of offensive messages, which ended with a threat to her livelihood.
Mulroney herself commented on the video to apologise, and alluded to her friendship with Meghan, who has been at the centre of racist attacks since she began dating Prince Harry in 2016.
"I am unequivocally sorry for not doing that with you and for any hurt I've caused. As I told you privately, I have lived a very public and personal experience with my closest friend where race was front and centre," she wrote.
"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."
However, Exeter then shared a screenshot on her Instagram story of a private message sent by Mulroney shortly after her public apology, which appeared to confirm her intent to sue for "liable" (sic).
Mulroney was subsequently dropped from featuring as an expert on daytime lifestyle show CityLine.
Canadian department store Hudson's Bay also revealed Mulroney would no longer represent the brand as a fashion and bridal specialist.