Meghan Markle's best friend Jessica Mulroney defies body 'trolls' in bikini post

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor
Jessica Mulroney defiantly re-shared a bikini post (right) with her followers. [Photo: Getty/Instagram]

Jessica Mulroney, a close friend of Meghan Markle, has hit out at “trolls” who “attacked” her online.

The 39-year-old Canadian fashion stylist shared a picture of herself in a bikini on her Instagram account over the weekend. The photograph, taken from behind, shows off Mulroney’s slim figure in a thong style bikini.

The mother-of-three allegedly faced “attacking” comments from trolls shortly after posting, prompting her to delete her original post.

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However, she later had a change of heart and reposted the original image, together with a defiant caption.

She wrote: “I realized today, I don’t care.” [sic]

Mulroney’s 300,000 plus followers praised her for “standing [her] ground”.

“Sometimes a proper clap back and standing your ground is the best thing to do,” said one follower, while another wrote: “Trolls?! Because they're jealous! You're perfection my love”.

Who is Jessica Mulroney?

Jessica Mulroney is a stylist who works as a fashion correspondent on ‘Good Morning America’.

Jessica Mulroney (left) pictured at the royal wedding. [Photo: AP]

She is well-connected, to say the least. A descendent of the founders of browns Shoes (her maiden name is Jessica Brownstein), she is married to Ben Mulroney, the son of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.

Mulroney is popularly known as a close friend and stylist to the Duchess of Sussex.

It is believed the two women first met in 2011, when the Duchess moved to Toronto to film ‘Suits’.

She also holidayed with the Duchess in 2016, before news of the latter’s relationship with Prince Harry became public knowledge, and subsequently played a key role at the royal wedding.

Mulroney is mother to three children: twin boys Brian Gerald Alexander Mulroney and John Benedict Dimitri Mulroney – who served as page boys at the royal wedding – and daughter Isabel Veronica Mulroney, who was a flower girl at the occasion.

On her Instagram account, Mulroney regularly posts about her children’s antics, as well as her own regular workouts and work updates.