Australian actor, Rebel Wilson has bravely revealed her struggle with fertility on Instagram in a bid to share her experience with thousands of women across the world who undoubtedly relate.
The candid post outlined a recent experience, in which she’d received “bad news” and “didn’t have anyone to share it with”.
“To all the women out there struggling with fertility, I feel ya,” she wrote. “The universe works in mysterious ways and sometimes it all doesn’t make sense… but I hope there’s light about to shine through all the dark clouds.”
Last year, Wilson coined her 12 months a ‘Year of Health’, in which she decided to freeze her eggs.
“As all good career women out there should know, if that’s something that interests you, it’s a pretty good time to do it,” she said. “Getting to your 40s is kind of even leaving it a little too late. It’s better to do it a bit earlier if you can.”
Last November, she opened up to E! about her ongoing battle with polycystic ovarian syndrome.
“I’ve been overweight for about 20 years,” she told E!. “I started gaining weight when I was about 20. I had something called PCOS – polycystic ovarian syndrome – and I gained weight rapidly. It’s just a hormone imbalance and you gain a lot of weight usually and that’s how it manifested in me.”
“Sometimes I feel sad, but then at the same time, I worked my body to my advantage. I like being all sized. It’s just now turning 40, I am more health-conscious and thinking of starting a family.”
Around the same time, Wilson took to Instagram to announce that she had reached her goal weight of 75kg.
“Hit my goal weight with one month to spare!” she wrote. “Even though it’s not about a weight number, it’s about being healthy, I needed a tangible measurement to have as a goal and that was 75kg.”
She appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show to reveal that she was “…going all around the world, jetsetting everywhere and eating a ton of sugar that was kind of my vice.”
“I have a very sweet tooth; I love desserts. I’ve tried, like so many women out there, fads and diets and things before and I’m like ‘I need to do a really holistic approach this time’.”
“I think what I was mainly suffering from was emotional eating and dealing with the stress of becoming famous internationally.”