Rebel Wilson has spoken out about her weight loss journey this year and how it has changed her love life and her feelings about herself.
The 40-year-old Pitch Perfect actress has transformed many aspects of her life during a year in which many have suffered due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On January 2, Rebel made a commitment to herself that she would make a difference and now she is into her 11th month of her new regime, she has began celebrating her achievements, which has also brought love to her door.
After losing three stone in weight, Rebel revealed in October that she is “only 3kg’s away” from her goal and with that in sight, she has opened up about her relationship with Jacob Busch, who she is seemingly inseparable from since the summer.
While this relationship’s profile has rocketed in recent months, Rebel has said that it wasn’t her losing weight that sealed the deal as she was dating him before that happened.
Speaking to E! Online, Rebel said: “Some people on social media say, ‘Oh, well you lost weight and then you got a hot boyfriend.’
“But, what I do want to say to those people is that I actually dated Jacob when I was at my heaviest as well.
“So, it’s not like I suddenly lost weight, and then you’re like, oh, you get a hot boyfriend – that’s not how it works.”
Rebel continued: “This guy liked me at 100 kilos and now 75 kilos. I just want to clear out that.
“There’s something really comforting in that to me because you’re like, oh, it wasn’t necessarily of what my body type was. He really likes me for me.”
Speaking about what she looked for in her perfect partner, there was one overriding factor for Rebel.
She continued: “The one thing I realised in doing all the emotional work… what I actually needed is sweetness in somebody, instead of sweetness in like ice cream and brownies…
“If you’re meeting someone over an app, you can’t tell how sweet and genuine they are as a person.
“And you’ve agreed, you’ve actually got to just give it a go and flesh it out in real life, I think.
“But that, to me, that quality of sweetness is just something that I was really after and that’s what Jacob brings to me.”
Speaking about how her relationship with Jacob is progressing, there is no mention of the ‘L’ word but there is still plenty of happiness in their coupling.
Rebel said: “Our plans are just to keep going and everything is so fun and nice.
“We will see! We’re talking about a few getaways, but I don’t know exactly. He is such a sweetheart and I adore him. We will see what happens.”
Reflecting on her transformation this year, Rebel concluded by speaking about how it has made her feel.
She added: “As you get older, you realise, oh god, I just don’t want to get trashed and wake up and feel tired…
“I got more energy, and I’m sure like when I was doing Pitch Perfect, there are some nights I didn’t go out with the other girls because I would probably be a bit more tired after dancing my a** off.
“And now, you just have better energy about you. I feel sad that I didn’t learn this earlier, but also this was my journey.”
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