After surprising the world earlier this week with news that she had welcomed her first child, Rebel Wilson has now opened up about the sweet meaning behind her daughter’s name.
In an interview with People, the Australian actress revealed that there is plenty of significance behind the newborn’s full name, Royce Lillian Elizabeth Wilson.
“I wanted an original name starting with the letter R and so eventually landed on that one,” she said.
Speaking about her child’s middle names, Rebel added: “Lillian and Elizabeth are both family names carried by women in my family who I admire. Elizabeth, which is also my middle name, after the late Queen.”
Rebel went on to share details about the first time she held her baby girl, admitting it was both “overwhelming and exciting”.
“My love for her is just overflowing,” she said. “She is gorgeous and perfect. I felt like, 'Wow, this is such a precious miracle.’”
‘A beautiful miracle’
The Senior Year star first announced the arrival of Royce with a heartwarming Instagram post on Tuesday, telling her followers she was “beyond proud”.
“I can’t even describe the love I have for her, she’s a beautiful miracle!” she wrote.
“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!!”
She went on to say that she is “ready to give little Roycie all the love imaginable” and she is “learning quickly”, adding: “Much respect to all the mums out there! Proud to be in your club.”
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 comedian, who went public with her relationship with designer Ramona Agruma 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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