Rebel Wilson Talks Briefly Trying Ozempic, Changing Her Name at 17

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Rebel Wilson isn’t holding back anymore. The 44-year-old Australian actress is opening up about her entire life in her new memoir, Rebel Rising, including her troubled childhood. 

According to The Sunday Times, Wilson writes in the memoir, which is out April 4, that her mother initially wanted to name her Rebel but her father called the name “ridiculous” and she was called Melanie instead.  

“Mum didn’t stand up to Dad that day, nor for almost 17 subsequent years,” Wilson writes in her memoir. 

Wilson also makes claims against her late father who died in 2013. She said that as a child he hit her across the face three times and that he once tried to grab her and threatened her, saying, “I’m going to choke you and kill you if you say one more thing, Melanie … I’m going to throttle you.”

“In those moments when I was worried or scared, I turned to food,” Wilson told The Sunday Times. “I think because I saw my mum do it. Everybody has a coping mechanism — eating is mine.” 

Rebel Wilson – Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images

When her mom kicked out her dad when Wilson was 17, Wilson changed her name from Melanie to Rebel. 

Speaking about her weight, Wilson opened up about her struggles with her weight. 

“I wasn’t dealing with my emotions properly, I was just stuffing my face and holding on to them,” the Pitch Perfect star told The Sunday Times

She told the British outlet that she briefly tried Ozempic, the popular diabetes drug that many in Hollywood have used to help with weight loss. But she said she used the drug for maintenance purposes after dropping 80 pounds in 2020. 

“Someone like me could have a bottomless appetite for sweets, so I think those drugs can be good,” she said, noting that she is no longer taking Ozempic. 

After her drastic weight loss, Wilson shared that she has found a weight she’s comfortable with, which she calls “still curvy and solid.”

“I feel strongly that young women shouldn’t try to obsess over looking like Victoria’s Secret models — they should just look like themselves,” she said. “I know that my relationship with food is complicated.”

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