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From beloved comedies such as pitch perfect From movies to famous dramas like Jojo RabbitRebel Wilson can do it all. And since November, she’s been happily going into her latest role: mother to daughter Royce, whom she shares with fiancé Ramona Agruma.
“She’s just a little angel,” says the Australian star. “She’s melting me. And she’s just started saying her first word, which is, ‘Mom.’ Luckily, I got my camera in contact, and I filmed it.”
Wilson admits, of course, that this first year has not been without its challenges. “It’s very difficult to juggle (parenting) and work, and I’m trying to learn what works best, but I’m so grateful,” she notes. “I have an amazing supportive partner with Ramona. Together, we’re putting it together and so far, it’s so good, but it’s a lot. I don’t watch TV as much and other things I’ve been doing. But it’s a great time.”
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As someone who has If something is flying around you, especially at night when you’re trying to sleep, it’s very annoying to me,” admits Wilson, who finds peace of mind from Zevo Flying Insect Traps, which use ultraviolet blue light to trap bugs. She’s also been getting into the bug spray a bit lately, spending time outdoors while filming her latest movie, hard brideIn Savannah, Ga. “There’s a beautiful river that I like to walk[near]and you need[bug spray]when you’re walking with the kid,” she points out.
Even in these everyday moments, Wilson is grateful for how far she and Agruma have come. She admits that the journey to parenthood has been an “emotional rollercoaster.” “When I look at Royce, it was all worth it,” she notes. “In my case, I have PCOS, and so it was hard to get pregnant. I’m glad it worked for me in the end, but I really feel for women with[IVF]because I know exactly what it’s like. You have so much hope, and that’s a struggle.” And it can be really harsh on your body, too, depending on what medications you’re on.”
Wilson can’t help but think that there are so many potential scenarios that you might not have been blessed with a little girl. After several rounds of IVF, Wilson chose to go with a surrogate to get pregnant. “It was statistically the best odds with the only fetus I had,” she explains. “If it didn’t work out, I’d be proud of myself for trying, and I wasn’t meant to be in the universe. But I feel so lucky that I got this little miracle. When I took her to the pediatrician, and the pediatrician said, ‘Oh, she’s perfect,'” I was like, “Oh, really? great.’ I’m always amazed that some cells can grow into an amazing little human.”
These days, the 9-month-old is making “very cheeky facial expressions, which Ramona says looks just like me,” Wilson laughs, adding, “I think she looks just like me as a baby. And she’s moving. She’s sitting. She’s doing planks, not I know how she got that core strength!At the moment it’s a lot of introducing her to new foods and taking her swimming and a nap schedule and everything, which Ramona excels at.”
Wilson feels the universe had her come into her life “at the exact time Royce was created, and it just worked.”
Now, the couple is learning how best to support each other and their daughter. “I’m directing a movie, which is an original musical, so I’m pretty busy with my career,” Wilson explains. “Ramona has this growing brand of gymnastics, , This is going really well, but she is the mother who spends the most at home, because she can work on her computer at home, so I feel very lucky. Ramona is the best and most supportive partner.”
Wilson is looking forward to a time when they will have the opportunity to reverse their roles. “Maybe next year, once this busy period is over, I’ll be the one staying home,” she notes. “And we’ll mix it up, and it’ll go out and grow its business.”
Looking further down the road, Wilson is equally excited about all of Royce’s upcoming milestones. “I can’t wait until she can talk properly, and I can take her to movies and shows and play sports,” says the proud mom. “I think that’s when I shine the most as a parent.”
For now, she’s enjoying the moment. “I’m sure all moms are like, ‘Oh, my baby is incredible,’” Wilson muses. “But I really, really enjoy it.”