Rebel Wilson at the amfAR Gala Cannes 2023

Rebel Wilson 'Feels Bad' About Her 30-Pound Weight Gain: 'Lost Focus Of My Healthy Lifestyle'

Home / Entertainment / Rebel Wilson 'Feels Bad' About Her 30-Pound Weight Gain: 'Lost Focus Of My Healthy Lifestyle'

By Favour Adegoke on January 15, 2024 at 6:45 PM EST

Rebel Wilson recently got candid about her weight gain. The actress revealed in a post on social media that stress and her busy work schedule have caused her to put on some extra pounds.

Sharing the post next to a photo of her relaxing on a boat, Wilson noted that the weight gain made her "feel bad" about herself but that she is really proud of the work she has done over the past months, especially her movies and memoir.

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Rebel Wilson Opens Up About 30-Pound Weight Gain

Rebel Wilson 'Feels Bad' About Her 30-Pound Weight Gain: 'I've Lost Focus Of My Healthy Lifestyle'
Instagram Stories | Rebel Wilson

In a short message posted on her social media page, Wilson opened up about her weight gain, sharing with her 11.1 million fans that she put on 30 pounds while working hard on various projects in the past months.

She stated that she felt terrible to have gained weight due to how busy she has been, and she has lost "focus of her healthy lifestyle."

"Working really hard has meant that, coz of all the stress, I've gained 14 kg's (30 pounds)! It makes me feel bad about myself…it shouldn't…but it does," Wilson began on her Instagram page.

She continued, "I'm really proud of the work I've been doing on new movies and my memoir, it's just been a LOT and I've lost focus on my healthy lifestyle. Anyone else going through the same thing?"

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Wilson's post was accompanied by a photo and video of her relaxing on a boat while wearing a black swimsuit and sunglasses.

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The Actress Thanked Fans For Their Kind Words After Weight Gain Confession

Rebel Wilson 'Feels Bad' About Her 30-Pound Weight Gain: 'I've Lost Focus Of My Healthy Lifestyle'
Instagram | Rebel Wilson

Wilson's post was flooded with comments showing support for her after she opened up about gaining 30 pounds during her busy year. Followers of the star noted that she still looks great and that it was very normal to add weight while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

"You are great and you look even better. Don't let the doubt in. See you soon Wonder Woman," one person wrote.

Another said, "So normal rebel! A doctor once said to me 'We fluctuate up and down about 10kg or so our whole lives, it's normal' and tbh just hearing that was so freeing."

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A third person shared, "Sometimes life asks us to put something down in order to pick something else up. Focusing on work and creating something you're proud of is no small feat- you should be very proud. Try and be easy on yourself, and ease into this chapter with as much love for yourself as you have for the work you've done."

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Rebel Wilson at Cannes Film Festival 2023: Kering Women in Motion Awards Dinner

"You are are hardworking strong powerful and extremely beautiful woman. At any size. You're a woman doing it all. Working, raising a baby, being a loving fiancé, and [an] incredible friend and role model to us all. Never feel bad about gaining weight. You will get back on the healthy training schedule when the time is right," said another person.

One more individual wrote, "It's hard! Everyone is proud of you, but we already loved you, didn't we? No matter what size, you're still beautiful & hilarious. Not everyone was meant to be a size 2. Certainly don't feel BAD about it."

Seeing the outpouring of love and support, Wilson updated her post, saying, "I woke up this morning and read all your comments - they bring a tear to my eye. Thanks everyone!"

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Rebel Wilson On Her Weight Loss Journey & Motherhood

Rebel Wilson and Ramona Agruma at The amfAR Cannes Gala 2023 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Wilson is currently engaged to her partner, Ramona Agruma. The happy couple are the parents of their one-year-old daughter, Royce, whom they had through surrogacy.

During an interview in 2022 with People magazine, she opened up about motherhood and how it influenced her decision to lose weight.

The "Pitch Perfect" star claimed that in 2019, when she saw her fertility doctor, she was informed that losing weight would increase her chances of obtaining and freezing her eggs.

"He looked me up and down and said, 'You'd do much better if you were healthier,'" she noted at the time.

She admitted that the comment from the doctor shocked her but that he was "right" as she was carrying around a lot of "excess" weight.

"I was taken aback. I thought, 'Oh God, this's guy's so rude.' He was right. I was carrying around a lot of excess weight. It's almost like I didn't think of my own needs. I thought of a future child's needs that really inspired me to get healthier."

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