The friendship between Priyanka Chopra and Meghan Markle has hit a rough patch, an insider says.
The two actresses were pals, and Priyanka was a guest at Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry in May.
But the Duchess of Sussex declined to attend Priyanka’s wedding to Nick Jonas in December.
“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 weekat 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.
A year ago, Chopra raved about Markle to Harper’s Bazaar Arabia: “She’s an icon, truly, that girls can look up to, that women can look up to. She’s normal, she’s sweet, she’s nice.”