Rebel Wilson welcomes her first baby after shedding 80 lbs to become a mom.
Rebel had “the most gorgeous baby shower” hosted by her lover.
The actress opened up about her journey to motherhood and the sacrifices she had to make to become a mother.
Rebel Wilson, best known for her roles in “Pitch Perfect,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” and “The Hustle,” has entered a new phase in her personal life. She has become a mother.
The Australian-born actress announced the birth of her first child on Instagram on November 7, 2022. She is also in a serious relationship with Romano Agruma, and friends say the couple is secure and happy.
There was no indication that Wilson might be expecting a child, but the actress confirmed on Monday that she welcomed her daughter via surrogate. She thanked everyone who had been on the journey with her, especially her surrogate.
Wilson then said that she was quickly beginning to understand what motherhood was about and was honored to be part of the club and admired other mothers around the globe. Talking about her daughter, she said:
“I can’t even describe the love I have for her. She’s a beautiful little miracle.”
In the caption alongside the photo of her newborn daughter, Wilson revealed her daughter’s name to be Royce Lillian. The little girl’s full name is Royce Lillian Elizabeth Wison. She was named in this way to honor women whom Wilson admired, including Queen Elizabeth.
Wilson also has Agruma to help navigate her new role in life. The pair confirmed their relationship in June 2022. Wilson posted a picture of the couple on Instagram and said:
“I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince … but maybe what I really needed all this time was a Disney Princess ??? #loveislove.”
Agruma and Wilson are said to be in a serious relationship, and fans even speculated the pair were engaged. However, Wilson quickly shut down the rumors. She said she appreciated the good wishes, but she and Agruma were not engaged.
What Was Wilson’s Baby Shower Like?
After opening up about the fact that she is now a mom, Wilson shared some details about her baby shower. Wilson shared that Agruma hosted the baby shower for her and ensured that friends from around the world joined in.
Wilson shared photos of the special day on Instagram and talked about what it was like for her. She expressed:
“It was the most gorgeous baby shower with friends from around the world.”
The theme was floral and pink, and each of the guests stuck to the theme, wearing similar outfits to Wilson and Agruma, who wore floral and pink dresses. Some guests included Carly Steel and Sam Kennedy.
Some guests shared photos of the day on their Instagram pages and showed off the decor and snacks provided on the day. Wilson herself shared pictures on her story that showed off the day.
Agruma also shared multiple photos of the day on her Instagram page and thanked all those involved in bringing the day together to help Wilson celebrate the fact that she was becoming a mother.
Why Did Wilson Have to Shed Weight to Welcome a Baby?
Wilson began trying for a baby in 2019 and was told by her fertility doctor that she would have more luck falling pregnant if she were fitter and advised her to lose the excess weight she was carrying. She shared:
“He looked me up and down and said, ‘You’d do much better if you were healthier.’ I was taken aback. I thought, ‘Oh God, this guy’s so rude.’ He was right.”
She said she was not thinking of her future child’s needs at the time and was only thinking of her own. However, when she began thinking about what her health meant for her child, she was inspired to lose weight.
Wilson lost 80 lbs and said she didn’t have a goal weight but was simply losing weight to be the healthiest version of herself so she could take care of her child one day. She then explained that she would be welcoming a child alone.
While she knew that her biological clock was ticking and she needed to explore her options alone, she was not opposed to having someone in her life. She said:
“If I meet the right person, great, and then they can fit in with whatever happens.”
She has now met Agruma, and the pair have welcomed Wilson’s daughter together. Wilson also revealed that she’s inspired by women who have welcomed children later on in life, like Janet Jackson, who welcomed her first child at 50.