After keeping it under wraps for so long, Rebel Wilson is letting the floodgates open when it comes to her romance with jewellery designer Ramona Agruma.
“I was shocked when I met Ramona,” Wilson, 42, told People.
“How deep the connection was and how instant it was. Where I thought I was really looking for a husband, dating about 50 guys in one year. I was always a bit of a girls’ girl and had deep friendships with women, but this was the first time that it was a romantic connection.”
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After meeting Agruma, Wilson says she started questioning if there was “part of [her] personality that [she] was repressing and not exploring.”
“Maybe I should have 10 years earlier, I don’t know. My journey is what it is,” she says.
“I think sexuality is so complex and nuanced than just saying straight or gay. I like the word fluid. I still don’t know 100 percent what category I would fit in. I’m just in a great same-sex relationship now, and it’s awesome.”
The Pitch Perfect star’s comments come as she prepares to launch Fluid, a new dating app Wilson co-founded that she says “is the first dating app where you don’t have to actually define yourself or tick a box to say ‘I’m straight, I’m gay, I’m bisexual,’ and you don’t have to describe what you are looking for.”
Wilson, who is also a new mum to three-month-old baby Royce who was born via surrogate, says that for her, gender “doesn’t matter”.
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“It just matters about the person,” Wilson said, noting she “never thought [she] was 100 per cent straight” and that she doesn’t “quite know how to define” her sexuality.People.
Fluid’s ethos is interwoven with Wilson’s own quest for love, with the Bridesmaids star noting that when she was looking for a relationship, she was “interested in checking out a wider dating pool” rather than only being able to check one option for “men” or “women” when asked what she preferred, which she says “felt really weird”.
“I wish that this was around five years ago,” Wilson continued. “Something like this would have really helped me and maybe I would have stumbled upon a female’s profile and been like, ‘OK, maybe I do want to message them.'”
Wilson’s latest revelations come one day after she opened up to the Life Uncut podcast about how Agruma’s family is having a hard time “accepting” their year-long relationship.
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“My family has been so amazing. Ramona’s family hasn’t been as accepting. In many respects it’s been a lot harder on her,” she told hosts Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne.
“With her, she’s not in the public eye, it’s much harder on her. It’s so sad to see what happened with her family over it. Hopefully, people will change their attitude about things.”
In June 2022, Wilson and Agruma went public with their romance, with Wilson sharing a loved-up selfie to Instagram with the caption: “I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince… but maybe what I really needed all this time was a Disney Princess 💗🌈💗#loveislove.”
Since then, Wilson has welcomed a baby daughter, and the couple has now spent two Valentine’s Days together.
How Rebel Wilson and Ramona Agruma spent Valentine’s Day together
Speaking once again to People, Wilson revealed this year, she had to live up to what Agruma did last year.
“It was so romantic. All these flowers and balloons and chocolates and everything,” Wilson said. “It was just the sweetest day.”
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According to Wilson, Agruma gave her an “entire experience”, including a giant teddy bear and a Tiffany bracelet with two hearts – meant to represent the two of them.
Prior to Valentine’s Day 2022, Wilson had never spent the occasion with a romantic partner, which she says she told Agruma.
According to Wilson, Agruma responded: “I’m going to give you the best Valentine’s Day ever.”
”I had to hide in one room and I didn’t know what she was doing, but she’s like, ‘You have to hide there until I say you can come out,'” Wilson shared.
“She decorated the whole house and had all these activities and a whole program written out, printed out with a whole menu of activities of very cliché things, like the chocolate-covered strawberries and some nice relaxing massage oil and roses.”
Wilson says she used to be a “cynic” about the “commercial” holiday, but she revealed that one year in high-school, she did buy into the fanfare, buying herself flowers and pretending it was from a secret admirer because other girls at school would get flowers from their partners.
”I was like, ‘Oh my God, I must have a secret admirer. … I’m so popular.’ … But I think people were just looking at me like I was an idiot,” Wilson revealed.
Since then, Wilson says she’s “worked on herself” and has “done a lot of healing” so it’s no longer a “sad, lonely day” for her.
Now, she’s got Agruma to spoil her, and to spoil back in return.
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