Who is Janina Gavankar? Meghan Markle's pal says couple's 'emails and texts' back claims about royal family
Meghan Markle and Harry revealed many Monarch family secrets during the time they spent married in Britain, in the CBS Primetime Oprah Winfrey interview. Since the interview aired, there have been many speculations when it comes to whether people believe the former 'Suits' actress, most famously Piers Morgan. Besides big names in the industry, Meghan has had a close friend in actress Janina Gavankar who came forward and spoke about the interview.
Gavankar made an appearance on UK’s 'This Morning' hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby where she revealed that the once royal duo had "emails and text messages" to back up all their claims in the interview. “Though their ‘recollections may vary,’ ours don’t because we lived through it with them. And there are many emails and texts to support that," she said.
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Who is Janina Gavankar?
As per Daily Mail, Meghan and Gavankar have been friends for the past 17 years. They met when they were both starting their careers as actresses back in the 2000s. The actress speaks to Meghan and Harry "regularly" and revealed that after this Oprah Interview, the duo will now focus on "humanitarian and environmental work". She also said, "After reading this short statement that came out from Buckingham Palace today, I felt two things. One side, I thought: I am so thankful that they are finally acknowledging the experience. But on the other side, I am well aware that the family and the staff were well aware of the extent of it."
Gavankar lives in Los Angeles and even attended the couple's royal wedding back in 2018, and as per the publication, even took the happy couple's Christmas card photo back in 2019. "'I have known her for 17 years and I have seen the way she regards the people around her and the people she works with, and I can say she is not a bully," said the Duchess' close friend. She added, "But I can also say that I am personally glad people are doing their due diligence because I also know why someone had to leave, and it was for gross misconduct. The truth will come out, there are plenty of emails and texts about that."
The actress who is known for her work in the 2020 Ben Affleck basketball film 'The Way Back' spoke of how Meghan and Harry now feel free. "It is nice to see them feel free. Now they can get back to what they really were focused on and how they really met and fell in love, that was through humanitarian and environmental work, they have Archewell," she said. "They have been doing that kind of work way before they met each other and now they can do it together. It is actually a really good time."
Gavanka is also known for her role on Apple TV's drama 'The Morning Show' with Steve Carell and Jennifer Aniston. She also played a lesbian named Papi in the drama 'The L Word', Luna Garza in 'True Blood' and Diana Thomas in 'Sleepy Hollow' (2017). She has acted alongside big names such as Kevin Hart and Regina Hall in 'Think Like A Man Too', where she played the role of Vanessa. Besides having a successful career in the acting industry and an amazing friendship with Meghan, Gavankar is also skilled in music. The musician has been a part of a group called Endera! On another interesting note, as a video game enthusiast, Gavnakar has also been a part of the voice cast of 'Far Cry 4' and 'Star Wars Battlefront II'.
You can watch Janina Gavankar's interview below.
“The family and staff were well aware of the extent of it and, though their recollections may vary, ours don’t because we lived through it with them. And there are many emails and texts to support that.”— Omid Scobie (@scobie) March 10, 2021
Friend of the Sussexes, @Janina tells @thismorning that there are receipts. pic.twitter.com/01y7bBVZ1W