Aussie actor Rebel Wilson has revealed that she is in a same-sex relationship with Ramona Agruma, the Los Angeles-based founder of a sustainable clothing brand. The star of Pitch Perfect and Hustle spilled the beans in on Instagram, writing “I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince… but maybe what I really needed all this time was a Disney Princess”, followed by a love heart, a rainbow emoji and the hashtag #loveislove.
Wilson and Agruma were introduced to each other by a mutual friend. Wilson told PEOPLE magazine “We talked on the phone for weeks before we met in person. And that was a very good way, a bit old school: very romantic.”
She continued, “I think as you go through the process of finding more self-esteem, what you want in a partner is elevated and so it’s great to have someone who feels like an equal partner and to be in a healthy relationship. There were times – I’m not saying with all my exes, because they’re great – where I was probably putting up with what I shouldn’t have been putting up with. So it feels different to be in a really healthy relationship,”
Wilson has often spoken out about the representation of LGBTQ+ characters in her films; in a promotional interview for her film isn’t It Romantic in 2019, she told the Los Angeles Times in that “It was really important to me that, obviously, we cast an openly gay actor for the role of Donny so that the character could not in any way be construed as mocking a gay guy.
“I think we make a really clever comment about how gay characters have been marginalised in the past few decades. It’s come a long way now like [with] the work of Ryan Murphy, presenting such complex characters, but only 10 or 20 years ago that wasn’t represented.”
In 2020 Wilson started dating brewery heir Jacob Busch of the Anheuser-Busch brewing company although the couple split up in 2021.
The Hustle star has also spoken of her experience of being subjected to a sexual assault early on in her career, saying “It was awful and disgusting, and all the behaviour afterwards – this was all before #MeToo – where they kind of tried to destroy me and my career. If it had happened after #MeToo, then I could have just blasted them.”
She continued, “I thought even complaining to my agency was a big step. And to complain to the studio. I found out I was like the fourth person to complain about the guy. Such gross behaviour, but a lot of women have had it way worse. Definitely amongst industry circles, I made sure people knew what happened.”
Wilson is soon to appear alongside the Anglo-French star Charlotte Gainsbourg in The Almond and the Seahorse, the story of an archaeologist and an architect who together fight to re-imagine a future after traumatic brain injury leaves them adrift from the people they love.