Australian actress, writer, singer, comedian, and producer Rebel Wilson is defending her decision to go out partying only a week after her daughter was born.
42-year-old Wilson welcomed her daughter, Royce Lillian, via surrogate, with her fiancée, Ramona Arguma.
“Beyond proud to announce the birth of my first child, Royce Lillian, born this past week via surrogate,” she announced in November 2022.
“I can’t even describe the love I have for her, she’s a beautiful miracle! I am forever grateful to everyone who has been involved, (you know who you are), this has been years in the making…but particularly wanted to thank my gorgeous surrogate who carried her and birthed her with such grace and care. Thank you for helping me start my own family, it’s an amazing gift. The BEST gift!!”
“I am ready to give little Roycie all the love imaginable. I am learning quickly…much respect to all the Mums out there! Proud to be in your club.”
The duo got engaged today and announced the big news on Instagram.
“We said YES!” Wilson wrote alongside their engagement photos.
According to Daily Mail, “the pair sparked controversy when they attended two celebrity parties a week after the baby was born: one for Leonardo DiCaprio’s birthday and the other for Paris Hilton’s wedding anniversary.”
Recently, the Pitch Perfect actress addressed the controversy and said it was not right to ‘mum-shame’ her for going out and enjoying herself with her partner after the birth of their baby girl.
“It was only a week until I got mum-shamed,” she said while speaking on the Life Uncut Podcast.
Wilson added that she does not believe new fathers go through the same trials as new mothers.
“I was shocked at the criticism because Chris Hemsworth goes to the gym, and people aren’t yelling, “Where’s your kids?” But why do they do it to every woman?”
Admitting that after being criticized by people, she questioned her decision to go partying while her daughter was only one week old. However, she said that her nanny encouraged her to do that.
“It’s a little bit [of] work in a way. Like, I’m talking to directors or talking to other actors that might be useful to collaborate with… and then we were basically home by midnight,” she said.
The Hustle actress added that women should not question and shame other women for parenting their kids differently.
“Just because you become a mother, doesn’t mean that you lose your identity as a person. It doesn’t mean you can’t go out with friends or you can’t go on a holiday. It doesn’t mean you can’t have a career,” she said to her pals Brittany and Laura.
“’People will say I’m in a privileged position, which I am, but I think it’s so outdated. Why is it women shaming other women? It always is.”
Adding that she and Ramona are still struggling to find the perfect work-life balance, Wilson said,
“I worked hard to get into a position where I had a really great household and stable life to bring up the baby, but we don’t go out that much though because we want to stay home and chill and we’re so exhausted!”
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