Rebel Wilson has surprised fans on social media with the news that she has welcomed her first child.
The 42-year-old Australian actor shared a sweet post on Tuesday morning proudly announcing the birth of her daughter, Royce Lillian, who was born last week by surrogate.
“I can’t even describe the love I have for her, she’s a beautiful miracle!” she wrote on Instagram.
“I am forever grateful to everyone who has been involved, (you know who you are), this has been years in the making… but particularly wanted to thank my gorgeous surrogate who carried her and birthed her with such grace and care.
“Thank you for helping me start my own family, it’s an amazing gift. The BEST gift!!”
Rebel went on to share that she is “ready to give little Roycie all the love imaginable” and she is “learning quickly”.
“Much respect to all the mums out there! Proud to be in your club,” she added.
Rebel’s post was quickly flooded with congratulatory messages from her famous friends, including Alison Brie, Melanie Griffith, G Flip and Brittany Hockley.
“You teach her to be funny! Rebel you still are the funniest woman I’ve worked with! So happy for you and your new baby,” director Michael Bay said, followed by Taika Waititi who added, “Yes Rebz, congrats”.
“What glorious news! Congratulations Rebs and welcome Royce Lillian!!!” Lucy Durack replied.
A number of Rebel’s Pitch Perfect co-stars also left sweet comments, with Chrissie Fit writing, “Royce! Auntie Chrissie loves you so much already. I can’t wait to go to Disneyland with this little princess!”
“We love her and you so much!!!!” Kelley Jakle shared, while Shelley Regner said, “Such a beautiful angel!!! Couldn’t be happier for you Rebs!”
Rebel’s baby admission
Rebel first revealed to People in May that she planned on having a baby on her own “because of the biological clock”.
The Senior Year star, who went public with her relationship with Ramona in June, told the publication that her desire to be a mum was actually the driving force behind her whopping 37kg weight loss during her 2020 'Year of Health'.
“I would love to have a family,” she said. “I’m just going for it by myself at the moment because of the biological clock. If I meet the right person, great, and then they can fit in with whatever happens.
“It’s great that the technology exists. You have so many options with surrogacy and sperm donors. I only started thinking of fertility when I was 39 so you feel quite late but then there are women in their mid-40s who’ve been successful. Look at Janet Jackson, it’s pretty inspiring.”
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