Duchess Meghan Markle's BFF Jessica Mulroney Has A New Show On Netflix — All The Details!

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Who Is Jessica Mulroney? New Details On Duchess Meghan Markle's Best Friend With New Netflix Show

She got her start doing fashion and makeover segments for a popular Canadian breakfast television show. Then, when her actress friend Meghan Markle became the Duchess of Sussex, her profile increased exponentially, as well. And believe it or not, her children had a huge role in raising her profile, too! So who is Jessica Mulroney, and what's she got going on now?

Jessica Mulroney got a privileged start in life. As one of the descendants of the founders of Browns Shoes, a profile of the Brownstein family in The Globe and Mail reveals that Jessica is also a niece of Bill Brownstein, one of the best-known and longest-running columnists for The Montreal Gazette. Her brother, John Brownstein, is a professor at Harvard University. She graduated from McGill University, one of the best-known colleges in Canada. Her husband, Ben Mulroney, is a television personality in Canada, and he's the son of former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney. So, Jessica has always led a comfortable life in the public eye, and certainly didn't need Meghan Markle to give her props — or coins!

Let's look at what else we know about her. 

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1. Her first styling client was Justin Trudeau's wife. 

According to The Huffington Post, Jessica Mulroney first made a splash in Canada when in 2005, she served as the stylist for Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, the wife of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. One of the reasons this made headlines all across the Great White North was due to Jessica's father-in-law having a "cool" (read: contentious) relationship with Trudeau. Despite this sour relationship, Jessica made sure to dress Sophie to the nines and tens, with a white alpaca coat from Sentalier and a dress from Erdem (who is one of Duchess Kate Middleton's favorite designers). So, Jessica's had royal connections for a long time! 

2. Jessica Mulroney was thought to be the person who set Duchess Meghan Markle up with Prince Harry of Windsor. 

Back when it was announced that Meghan Markle was engaged to marry Prince Harry of Windsor, the relationship seemed to come out of nowhere. When the now-Duchess announced that she was set up on a blind date with Harry "by a mutual friend," many people began wondering who that mutual friend was. Vanity Fair reports that thanks to her high-profile connections, Jessica Mulroney might be the friend that helped make history. (However, it was later revealed to be Baroness Violet von Westenholz, whose father is a baron and best friends with Prince Charles, Harry's father. Violet was doing public relations for the Ralph Lauren clothing brand, which is how she met Meghan Markle, who had a fashion blog at the time.) 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by Jess Mulroney (@jessicamulroney) on Aug 20, 2019 at 5:12pm PDT

3. She's defended Duchess Meghan against 'racist bullies.'

The UK press has been rather unkind to Duchess Meghan, to put it mildly. As we all know, the UK press has gotten so bad that Harry and Meghan have actually had to file suit against The Daily Mail for their unrelenting and racist assaults against her. Other celebrities have also taken up for the Royals, such as Ellen DeGeneres, but Jessica Mulroney took to her Instagram to go one step further and call out the UK press for being "racist bullies," as well. You can see her post above.

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4. Jessica Mulroney is considered 'fashion royalty.'

In an exclusive preview and interview with Harper's Bazaar, Jessica Mulroney was labeled as "fashion royalty," perhaps as a play on her friendship with the Duchess. In the profile, she was also mentioned as a "Good Morning America contributor," but downplays her role as a fashion stylist or, specifically, Duchess Meghan's stylist. "Styling is such a small part of what I do. I have, like, 10 jobs. People don't know that I work so much on the back end of things. They think I'm just dressing people. My business is with brands," she said. 

5. Her children played a role in Duchess Meghan's wedding. 

CTV News reported that Jessica  Mulroney's children — daughter Ivy Mulroney and twin sons Brian and John Mulroney — served as bridesmaids and page boys (what would be known in America as 'flower girls and ring bearers'). They joined Princess Charlotte and Prince George in the ceremony. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by Jess Mulroney (@jessicamulroney) on Oct 10, 2019 at 5:38am PDT

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6. Jessica Mulroney's new show is called I Do, Redo.

CTV News put out a statement about I Do, Redo, which is Jessica Mulroney's new show on Netflix. The Canadian media giant said that they partnered with the streaming media giant to co-produce and release the show, which will feature Mulroney trying to undo wedding fashion disasters. According to the premise of the show, Mulroney "will revisit wedding disasters before re-making the wedding dreams of 10 devoted couples." The show will be featured on CTV if you live in Canada, and Netflix if you live anywhere else.

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