Rebel Wilson on how weight loss affected her fertility journey

Photo credit: Frazer Harrison - Getty Images
Photo credit: Frazer Harrison - Getty Images

Actor Rebel Wilson has spoken out about how her 35kg weight loss has affected her fertility journey. Speaking on Sunrise, an Australian morning show, the 41-year-old actor opened up about her decision to freeze her eggs, and took a deep dive into her self-confessed "year of health."

Rebel revealed to the show's host that her life has "changed dramatically" in the last year, since she decided to focus on her lifestyle. "I lost about 35 kilos [77 lbs]," she said, "I went to the doctor and got my yearly check-up last week, and he's like, 'Oh my God, all your labs and your blood work is the best it's ever been and you know, it's kind of remarkable'."

Since losing weight, The Pitch Perfect star pointed out she's been exploring fertility options, as she hopes to one day start a family. "It first started when I was looking into fertility stuff and the doctor was like, 'Well, you’d have a much better chance if you were healthier'," Rebel explained, admitting she was a bit "offended" by this as at the time she thought she was a "pretty healthy" weight.

She continued: "That’s kind of what started it, that if I lost some excess weight that it would give me a better chance for freezing eggs and having the eggs be a better quality. It wasn’t even really myself, it was more thinking of a future mini-me, really."

Despite her excitement at taking the next steps in her fertility journey, the Australian actor admitted it's frustrating how her weight loss receives so much attention. "People are so obsessed with [weight loss]," she told the Daily Telegraph, before highlighting how her weight gets more headlines than her work.

"In 2019, I had, like, four movies come out, two which I produced and one, Jojo Rabbit, which got nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture" she said, "Yet I get more press the following year when I do nothing except lose weight."

Public attention on her weight aside, Rebel admits she's happy with the positive impact her lifestyle changes have had. "For the first time in my life I’ve lost weight and maintained it," she said, "So I’m more proud of that fact. It worked because it was the whole lifestyle approach and dealing with emotional eating."

She continued: "It’s not about being a certain size or body weight or anything. It’s just about loving yourself and loving the journey that you’re on. And to me, the women I think are most beautiful are those who step into their own power."

We couldn't have said it better ourselves! 👏

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