Meghan Markle has been surrounded by continuous speculation since becoming a royal, involved in not one but two rumoured feuds.
Yes, now that the social media backlash from her rumoured feud with sister-in-law Kate Middleton has died down, after it emerged it was actually the two brothers who had clashed, Meghan’s got another rumoured fallout to address - with A-list pal Priyanka Chopra.
The speculation started when Meghan didn’t attend Priyanka’s wedding, only escalating when Priyanka was unable to attend Meghan’s New York baby shower. And instead of coming to the logical conclusion – that they are two of the busiest women in the world – it was instead decided that the pair were at war.
This was something that Priyanka addressed this week, appearing on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen to rubbish the rumours.
‘Are the rumours true that you were upset that Meghan Markle skipped your wedding to Nick Jonas?’ a caller asked the actress, to which the host added: ‘They said you didn’t go to her baby shower because you were pissed at her!’
‘Oh my god,’ Priyanka responded, before confirming: ‘No, it’s not true.’
This comes after a close source via E! reported that the rumours couldn’t be further from the truth.
‘All the rumours that Priyanka and Meghan aren’t friends anymore are totally not true,’ the source explained to E!. ‘Priyanka and Meghan are still very close friends and they talk frequently. Meghan confides in Priyanka about the adjustments she has to make with being a royal.’
The source continued: ‘Just because Priyanka didn’t go to the shower, or that Meghan couldn’t come to her wedding, doesn’t mean anything about their friendship. They’re still very close friends and Meghan considers Priyanka one of her closest confidants.’
‘There are no issues between the two women,’ another source added in response to the rumours. ‘They are friends, and anything you’re being told otherwise is inaccurate and untrue’.
Well, that’s a relief.
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