Rebel Wilson isn’t engaged, but she has other really big news: she’s a mom.
The Pitch Perfect and bridesmaids actress, 42, announced Monday that she welcomed her first child via surrogate — a milestone that’s been “years in the making.”
“More than proud to announce the birth of my first child, Royce Lillian, born last week via surrogate,” Wilson wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of her baby girl in a pink onesie atop a soft blanket. “I can’t even describe the love I have for her, she is a beautiful miracle!”
Wilson said she “will be forever grateful to everyone involved,” saying they know who they are, as becoming a mother is “years in the making.” She went on to personally thank “my beautiful surrogate who carried her and brought her into the world with such grace and care. Thank you for helping me start my own family, it’s an amazing gift. The BEST gift!!”
The Last year star said she’s ready to “give little Roycie all the love imaginable” and said she’s “learning fast.” She added that she has “great respect for all the moms out there” while being “proud to be in your club”.
The Australian star is candid about her journey to motherhood. She visited a fertility doctor in 2019 to freeze her eggs and was told she would have a better chance if she lost weight. Wilson, who has polycystic ovary syndrome, which can affect fertility, prioritized her health and fitness and lost 80 pounds, telling People magazine in May, “I thought of the needs of a future child [and] that really inspired me to get healthier.”
“I would really like to have a family,” she told the outlet. “I’m only going for it at the moment because of the biological clock. If I meet the right person, great, and then they can fit in whatever happens. It’s great that the technology exists. You have so many options with surrogacy and sperm donors. I “I didn’t start thinking about fertility until I was 39, so you feel pretty late, but then there are women in their mid-40s who have been successful. Look at Janet Jackson, it’s pretty inspiring.”
Wilson also has a new partner. In June, she announced that she was in love with jewelry and clothing designer Ramona Agruma. It was later revealed that she was pressured to come out after a… Sydney Morning Herald gossip columnist revealed (in a since-deleted column) that the newspaper intended to cover the news.
While Wilson and Agruma are happily together, they are not engaged. Over the weekend, Wilson had to set the record straight on that subject amid multiple reports that they were engaged. However, they looked happier than ever in the photo alongside the relationship status clarification, which showed them smiling with their heads together outside Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.