Is Priyanka mad at Meghan? 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 1, 2019 16:57:56 March 1, 2019 16:57:56

Priyanka Chopra, as we know, was friends with Meghan Markle before she met Prince Harry and was invited to the royal wedding in May. Meghan did not attend Priyanka and Nick Jonas’s wedding in India in December. And Priyanka was not at Meghan’s New York Takeover baby shower last week. Now Page Six is reporting that Priyanka is pissed at Meghan. Per Page Six’s Richard Johnson: 

“Priyanka was crushed,” said one source.

That’s why, my sources say, the Bollywood star, known to Americans as the star of ABC’s “Quantico,” declined to attend Markle’s baby shower last week at the Mark Hotel. Serena Williams and Amal Clooney co-hosted the shower, with attendees such as Gayle King.

It was reported that Chopra was “bogged down” in Los Angeles with meetings about a book she is writing, but sources believe the real reason is that Markle hurt her feelings by not coming to her wedding.

(A source told Us Weekly that Markle didn’t attend Chopra’s wedding because of her pregnancy.)

“Their friendship is over unless Meghan apologizes,” said one source. “Priyanka is a huge international star with a tremendous social media following. She is probably more famous worldwide than Meghan is. She feels Meghan didn’t respect her, and didn’t respect their friendship.”

A spokesperson for Chopra declined to comment, but a source close to the former Miss World told me, “There are no issues between the two women. They are friends, and anything you’re being told otherwise is inaccurate and untrue.”

Chopra and Jonas seemed much friendlier in July when they visited the royals at their Cotswolds country home.

Do you buy this? I don’t buy this. But not because I don’t think Priyanka and Meghan are famewhores – I don’t buy this because they ARE famewhores. You know what would have happened if Meghan went to Priyanka’s wedding? Priyanka’s wedding would have been all about Meghan. It’s called “pulling focus”. Of course if Meghan had been there, Priyanka would have enjoyed the bragging rights that Royal Meghan showed up at her wedding. But I think we all saw how much press coverage Priyanka and Nick generated from their wedding – with the Vogue cover and all the social media and the choreographed dance routines and the 800 separate wedding receptions, she wasn’t hurting for attention at all. 

Which is also why I totally believe that Priyanka must not have been able to get out of whatever work obligation she had that held her back from attending the shower. Do you remember all those photographers waiting outside The Mark for Meghan? The media frenzy during those three days in New York? Those pictures were beamed EVERYWHERE. You don’t think Priyanka would have wanted a piece of that?!?!

Look, as a gossip columnist, I am down for Girl Sh-t all the time, any time. It has to be good though. Girl Sh-t is the best sh-t…when it’s legit. Celebrities get mad at each other for petty sh-t all the time. You know what’s stronger than the celebrity predilection for pettiness though? The celebrity desire for attention. Being seen trumps being mad all the time. Also, where Priyanka is concerned…and this quote from a “source”: 

“Their friendship is over unless Meghan apologizes,” said one source. “Priyanka is a huge international star with a tremendous social media following. She is probably more famous worldwide than Meghan is.”

Christ Jesus, Priyanka Chopra might be thirsty…but she is a not a f-cking idiot. How did we go from certain dumbass corners of the internet thinking that “Priyanka’s using Nick Jonas to become more famous” to those same dumbass corners of the internet believing that “Priyanka is more famous than Meghan Markle who IS MARRIED TO PRINCE HARRY”?!? Both statements are false. They also contradict each other. And they undermine Priyanka’s intelligence. Priyanka is very, very famous, especially in India. Priyanka also understands, especially as a woman of colour, her place in the celebrity hierarchy outside of India. There is no goddamn way she’s walking around thinking she’s more famous than the woman who just married a PRINCE OF ENGLAND, are you serious!?! She knows she’s not at the top  yet, that’s why she’s been on the climb. That’s why she would have totally showed up to the shower – and probably tried as hard as she could to move her schedule around – if she could have. And she can be on the climb and in love with her husband at the same time, just like Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, and every ambitious couple strategising their ascent. Being friends with Meghan Markle is an asset to Priyanka Chopra. Now if THAT is what the Girl Sh-t gossip is about between Meghan and Priyanka – like not trusting each other and wondering about the others’ motivations and if one is using the other – I’d be more inclined to believe it. But this? This story about not going to a wedding and not going to a baby shower? This is weak. It’s an unsophisticated understanding of how fame works. And we deserve better. 

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