Words byÂ Elizabeth Di Filippo.
In a new interviewÂ withÂ Harperâ€™s Bazaar US, Mulroney set the record straight on her career trajectory. Â
From working behind the scenes in fashion in brand strategy, to appearing on camera as a regular contributor on â€œGood Morning Americaâ€ and â€œCityLineâ€ itâ€™s clear that Mulroneyâ€™s success comes from hard work â€“ and not from her high profile friendships.
Recently, the Daily MailÂ reported that the future of Mulroneyâ€™s role on GMA hinges on her willingness to dish on her relationship with the royal.
â€œItâ€™s not journalism,â€ Mulroney said. â€œThereâ€™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 timeâ€¦ You have to stay positive.â€
Like many of those close to Markle, Mulroney is fiercely protective of the expectant royal.
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â€œThis is my first interview that Iâ€™ve done since the wedding or anything,â€ she told the magazine, referencing the 2018 royal wedding of Markle to Prince Harry.
â€œListen, every person has to have a bit of privacy in their life. There are certain things I hold very dear and secretâ€¦There are things Iâ€™ll never talk about for sure. My life is an open book, but thereâ€™s always a few secret pages in the back that nobody will be able to read.â€
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 thereâ€™s more to life than its trappings.
â€œI donâ€™t take myself too seriously. I never think Iâ€™m the smartest person in the room. I didnâ€™t invent something; I just chose to find my strengths and do things that make me happy and work with businesses Iâ€™m proud of and create strategies that I think work. And so far, so good, but Iâ€™m not changing the world,â€ she said.
â€œI always want to be recognised for the work I do and not the company I keep. Itâ€™s not about the shiny objects and the outfits and itâ€™s not about the vacations you take or the people you hang out with.â€