'It comes with the territory': Jessica Mulroney sets the record straight in new interview

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Jessica Mulroney, Canadian fashion expert and high-profile BFF of the Duchess of Sussex, is ready to clear the air.

In a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Mulroney set the record straight on her career trajectory. From working behind the scenes in fashion in brand strategy, to appearing on camera as a regular contributor on “Good Morning America” and “CityLine” it’s clear that Mulroney’s success comes from hard work — and not from her high profile friendships.

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Recently, the Daily Mail reported that the future of Mulroney’s role on GMA hinges on her willingness to dish on her relationship with the royal.

“It’s not journalism,” Mulroney said. “There’s no truth to it. [If] they decide they want to ruin somebody, they just will. It comes with the territory. There are so many benefits to certain things, but then also a lot of negativity that you have to deal with at the same time… You have to stay positive.”

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Like many of those close to Markle, Mulroney is fiercely protective of the expectant royal.

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This is my first interview that I’ve done since the wedding or anything,” she told the magazine, referencing the 2018 royal wedding of Markle to Prince Harry. “Listen, every person has to have a bit of privacy in their life. There are certain things I hold very dear and secret…There are things I’ll never talk about for sure. My life is an open book, but there’s always a few secret pages in the back that nobody will be able to read.”

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The mother-of-three, who has been married to TV host Ben Mulroney since 2008, boasts an impressive online following. While her life may appear ultra-glamorous to the outside world, Mulroney is the first to point out that there’s more to life than its trappings.

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“I don’t take myself too seriously. I never think I’m the smartest person in the room. I didn’t invent something; I just chose to find my strengths and do things that make me happy and work with businesses I’m proud of and create strategies that I think work. And so far, so good, but I’m not changing the world,” she said. “I always want to be recognized for the work I do and not the company I keep. It’s not about the shiny objects and the outfits and it’s not about the vacations you take or the people you hang out with.”

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