Rebel Wilson has revealed that her first surrogate miscarried before she welcomed her baby daughter Royce. The actress, 42, opened up about her journey to motherhood as she appeared on Wednesday’s The Pick Up with Britt, Laura and Mitch. “I tried with one surrogate to have the baby and sadly the embryo miscarried which is really…You get so excited when it takes and it was really sad,” she recalled to the podcast hosts. “I was mourning at that at the time, but then to have a second embryo, it was amazing.” The Pitch Perfect alum, who first made her romantic relationship with fashion and jewelry designer Ramona Agruma public in June 2022, went on to describe being able to become a mom to Royce as “a miracle”. She continued, “I really do think it’s a bit of a miracle it happened. I’d been through quite a bit on the fertility journey for a few years but I was like, ‘Wow.’ Now I look at it and I have a family, I have an instant family kind of thing and little Roycey is amazing, she is such a little angel.”
In an interview on Wednesday’s episode of The Pick Up with Britt, Laura and Mitch, Rebel Wilson shared that she faced a miscarriage with her initial surrogate before welcoming her daughter Royce.
During the podcast, the 42-year-old actress spoke about her journey towards motherhood and the emotional experience of losing an embryo with her first surrogate. “I tried with one surrogate to have the baby and sadly the embryo miscarried which is really…You get so excited when it takes and it was really sad,” she said. “I was mourning at that at the time, but then to have a second embryo, it was amazing.”
Wilson, who went public with her relationship with fashion and jewelry designer Ramona Agruma in June 2022, expressed gratitude for becoming a mother to Royce and described it as “a miracle”. “I really do think it’s a bit of a miracle it happened,” she said. “I’d been through quite a bit on the fertility journey for a few years but I was like, ‘Wow.’ Now I look at it and I have a family, I have an instant family kind of thing and little Roycey is amazing, she is such a little angel.”
Rebel Wilson, who became a mother through a surrogate in November 2022, believes that her baby girl may have inherited her performing abilities.
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Speaking about her daughter, Wilson expressed her joy as she shared, “She’s so cute. She’s smiling, it’s her new trick, and she makes noises. I really think she’s going to be a singer or something,” adding, “I played her the Pitch Perfect soundtrack and she loves it. I’m already making jokes that I’m going to put her on some Nickelodeon show.”
In addition, Rebel Wilson discussed the difficulties of motherhood and expressed her admiration for other mothers. The Bridesmaids actress spoke about the challenges of being a mother and the high level of “respect” she holds for other mothers.
Describing the challenges of motherhood, Rebel Wilson acknowledged that her experience as a surrogate meant she was somewhat disconnected from the pregnancy. “It’s so hard,” she said, “I think maybe you’re a little bit disconnected having the surrogate and not going through the pregnancy but that was my best option medically when I only had the one embryo left so I was like I’m gonna go with what they say is the highest percentage rate of success. Motherhood is so hard, I have so much respect for all the mums out there.”
Wilson also shared her admiration for her girlfriend Ramona’s natural ability as a caregiver to their daughter. “But I do have professional help, like I have a nanny and then I have an amazing partner Ramona who is such a natural and way better than me at changing diapers and stuff,” she said.
Reflecting on the challenges of motherhood, Wilson expressed her frustration at the lack of personal time. “It’s just so hard,” she said, “And then I was crying the other day because I was like, ‘Am I never going to have a night just by myself to watch TV ever again?’ ”