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'Pitch Perfect' star Rebel Wilson reveals she lost virginity at 35: 'People can wait till they're ready'

By Yoniel Acebuche Published Mar 28, 2024 12:29 pm

Australian actress Rebel Wilson revealed that she lost her virginity at 35, adding that "not everybody has to lose their virginity as a teenager."

In an interview with PEOPLE magazine, the Pitch Perfect alum said she wanted to send a "positive message" to others: As a young person, one shouldn't feel pressured when it comes to love and sex.

"People can wait till they're ready or wait till they're a bit more mature," she said.

"And I think that could be a positive message. You obviously don't have to wait until you're in your thirties like me, but you shouldn't feel pressure as a young person," Wilson added. 

The 44-year-old actress also claimed that she lied to a friend later in life "just to avoid the questions" by claiming that she had sex at 23 in order to "get it over with" out of embarrassment.

"There was one vague time, I think I told my best friend, 'Oh, yeah, I just did it to just get it over with when I was like 23'"

"Just to really avoid the questions."

She continued, "Normally, I would just leave the room when the conversation was happening."

On being a late bloomer

Despite being a self-described "late bloomer," Wilson feels that her experience and sexuality development would have been "very different" if she had been 20 years younger.

"It's absolutely incredible, if I had been born 20 years later, I probably would've explored my sexuality more. I just knew I was attracted to men, and that was the normal thing," the singer-actress told PEOPLE.

"And so when I started opening myself up probably more after my father's death and realizing, oh, even though I'd seen marriage as a terrible thing and waste of time, I started opening myself up to that."

"And then only years later, meeting women and having feelings for a woman, and that, I just think it's a sign of where society kind of was," she said.

Wilson is releasing her memoir, Rebel Rising, on April 2, which offers a "candid and hilarious" look into her journey in Hollywood while also telling her story of being a daughter of a pet supply dealers to becoming one of the most popular comediennes in Los Angeles.

"This brave and honest memoir shows us how to love ourselves while always remembering the value of laughing," the synopsis read.

Meanwhile, Wilson is now engaged to designer Ramona Agruma. The two went public about their relationship in June 2022.

They welcomed their first child, Royce Lillian, via surrogate in November of the same year.