Rebel Wilson’s Inspirational Experience of Losing Virginity at Unexpected Age

The Australian actress recounts her firsthand experience in her memoir, Rebel Rising

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Losing virginity has always been one of the many taboos surrounding sex. Gradually, as public opinion becomes more open to discussing sexual education, it seems that modesty and discomfort are fading away. That’s what has happened to Rebel Wilson, who recounts her firsthand experience in her memoir, Rebel Rising.

The Australian actress has become one of the familiar faces of Hollywood in comedy films since rising to fame in the musical comedy Pitch Perfect, playing Fat Amy. Shortly after, she took on leading roles in comedies like Isn’t It Romantic and The Hustle. Now, she has decided to let her millions of followers get to know her a little more.

Rebel Wilson presents on stage during the 2024 AACTA Awards Presented By Foxtel Group at HOTA (Home of the Arts) on February 10, 2024 in Gold Coast, Australia. Jono Searle/Getty Images for AFI

Wilson recently revealed that she lost her virginity at the age of 35. And she has chosen to share this story in hopes of sending «a positive message» to others.

«People can wait till they’re ready or wait till they’re a bit more mature. 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 revealed to People.

Wilson even confesses that she felt compelled to lie to avoid admitting her real age, highlighting the real pressure surrounding initiating sex. «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.»

«Normally I would just leave the room when the conversation was happening. And then the people that said, ‘Oh, at 24, it’s so late.’ And then I’m sitting here thinking, ‘Oh my God, my number’s 35. What the hell? I’m going to look like the biggest loser,» she adds.

Actors Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and actress/producer Elizabeth Banks pose at the after party for Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Films’ «Pitch Perfect» at Lure on September 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Rebel thus confesses that actor and comedian Mickey Gooch Jr was her first romantic partner, in every sense. The actress also dedicates a few words to him, confirming that Gooch himself did not know this information and will likely find out through the pages of the book.

One of the reasons Wilson didn’t want to explore her sexuality earlier is that she was «at her biggest weight at the time.» She didn’t want to have sex because being a «big girl», «nobody» would find her «sexually attractive,» she says.

Rebel Wilson (L) and actor Mickey Gooch Jr. arrive at the Los Angeles special screening of «Ur In Analysis» at the Egyptian Theatre on July 1, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Amanda Edwards/WireImage

«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,» recalls Wilson.

She also reveals that she has begun to open up more after the death of her father, starting also to ahve feelings for women as well. «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.» Currently, Wilson is engaged to designer Ramona Agruma and they welcomed their son, Royce Lilian, through surrogacy in 2022.

Rebel Rising will be released on April 2nd by Simon & Schuster and is currently available for pre-order at various book retailers.