Have you guys heard about ‘Bridesmaids’ & ‘Pitch Perfect’ star, Rebel Wilson lying to Hollywood about her name, age and background?!
It’s kind of a crazy story that you have to read to believe.
Apparently there were some public business records of Rebels’ that claim the Australian actress is 35 years old, even though she has told many magazines that she is 29. It even says it on her Wikipedia page! In addition to the age blunder, some reporters have found separate records having her full name listed as Melanie Elizabeth Bownds (including a high school yearbook photo!), though she has since legally changed her last name to Wilson. However, in a recent interview, she said her real birth name is really Rebel but she went by Melanie to avoid being made fun of at school.
“She was born in 1979 and we left school in 1997,” a former classmate told media, holding the alleged yearbook photos. “I studied with Rebel at Tara Anglican School for Girls in North Parramatta, Sydney. But no-one knew of a Rebel Wilson.”
Rebel has also said in many interviews that her and her siblings grew up “in the ghetto”, but certain records state that her and her sisters attended a prestigious upper-class school and lived in a really nice neighborhood in South Wales, Australia.
It’s almost insane how celebrities can’t hide or lie about anything these days, the media will find it all!
She responded to all of this controversy with her typical Rebel humor (not surprising!) and tweeted, “OMG I’m actually a 100 year old mermaid formerly known as ‘CC Chalice’ ….thanks shady Australian press for your tall poppy syndrome x.”
It truly doesn’t matter if Wilson is lying about any of these things, because her personal life and family history is none of our business. Her raw talent, humor, advocacy for positive body image and her lighthearted view on life makes us overlook the fact that she might be a little bit older or a little bit younger than she claims to be.
The official truth has come out and Rebel herself has already been confirmed as 35 year old. Personally we think she looks great for her age and a woman over the age of 30 telling a little fib about how old she is doesn’t seem like a big deal to us!
We are proud supporters of the plus size diva and we will continue to be huge fans of her hilarious movies & positive message! You go girl!