Rebel Wilson announces birth of first child: ‘I can’t even describe the love’

Rebel Wilson and her baby

Rebel Wilson has welcomed her first baby.

Announcing the birth of her child, Royce Lillian, on Instagram, Wilson thanked the surrogate who carried her child with “such grace and care”.

The 42-year-old Australian actress said: “Beyond proud to announce the birth of my first child, Royce Lillian, born this past week via surrogate.

“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… 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.”

She added that she was “proud” to be in the “mum club”, and is “learning quickly”.

Rebel Wilson announces the birth of her first child by surrogate

Rebel Wilson’s child Royce Lillian (Rebel Wilson/Instagram)

Rebel Wilson’s partner Ramona Agruma threw her a baby shower ahead of the birth.

Wilson told People Agruma is “so amazing and such a great partner.”

She also shared the baby’s full name – Royce Lillian Elizabeth Wilson – which she said was inspired partly by the late Queen.

“I wanted an original name starting with the letter R and so eventually landed on that one,” she said.

“Lillian and Elizabeth are both family names carried by women in my family who I admire. Elizabeth, which is also my middle name, after the late Queen.”

Rebel Wilson shared that she was in a relationship with Agruma in June this year after a journalist at Sydney Morning Herald threatened to out her.

In an interview with The Australian, Wilson said that the ordeal had been “harmful” to her partner, who is not used to being in the public eye.

“Coming out in a same-sex relationship, there are levels to telling people. You tell your close family and your friends and not everybody,” she said.

“Across our two families not everybody is as accepting as what you’d hoped for, and we were trying to be respectful to those people and tell them in our own way.

“Basically, with the situation where a journalist is threatening to out you, you’ve got to hurry and some people we didn’t get a chance to tell before it came out publicly.”

She added that her relationship “wasn’t a secret”, but she felt “forced” to make a public announcement about it.

The journalist later said he felt “genuine regret” for planning to run the story outing Wilson.