Rebel Wilson’s vulnerability is inspiring. The 41-year-old Australian actress, best known for her role in the Pitch Perfect franchise, took to Instagram today to openly share an update on her fertility struggles. Heartbreakingly, Wilson said she had received some “bad news” and “didn’t have anyone to share it with.”
“To all the women out there struggling with fertility, I feel ya. The universe works in mysterious ways and sometimes it all doesn’t make sense… but I hope there’s light about to shine through all the dark clouds.”
The granular details surrounding the bad news are not made clear, however, the post follows many others posts where the star talked about her “year of health”; a period of time where she knew she wouldn’t be working a lot due to the pandemic and vowed to get into shape. She also announced that she had decided to have her eggs frozen.
“As all good career women out there should know, if that’s something that interests you, it’s a pretty good time to do it. Getting to your 40s is kind of even leaving it a little too late. It’s better to do it a bit earlier if you can.”
In November 2020, Wilson announced she had hit her goal weight of 75 Kilos, and spoke to E! about her aspirations to have children. Wilson, at the time, was in a relationship with 29-year-old businessman Jacob Busch.
“I’ve been overweight for about 20 years. I started gaining weight when I was about 20. I had something called PCOS – polycystic ovarian syndrome – and I gained weight rapidly,” she told the outlet at the time. “It’s just a hormone imbalance and you gain a lot of weight usually and that’s how it manifested in me. Sometimes, I feel sad, but then at the same time, I worked my body to my advantage. I like being all sizes. It’s just now turning 40, I am more health conscious and thinking of starting a family.”
By February, the relationship had reportedly soured. According to this report from US Weekly on February 4, Wilson broke up with Busch over text.
“They went to Aspen right before the holidays and had a blast. Then, he left for Florida to be with his family, and he invited her because he really wanted her to meet [them] but she never committed to doing that,” the source told Us. “They talked all throughout the holidays and had excellent communication, but then, all of a sudden, she got really quiet and broke up with him via text message about two or three weeks ago.”
“It just reached its end because they are just in different spots in their life,” another source told Hollywood Life.
“When they started talking about the future, they thought their future would be together, but they found out fast that they didn’t have similar mindsets on settling down, career goals and all of that.
“No heartbreak, they are cool with each other. It just ran its course.”
A lot of women receive life-changing pieces of news on their respective journeys to motherhood. We’re are thinking of Rebel Wilson today. Drop her a supportive comment today on her Instagram if you can.