“I didn’t think it was that big of a deal and that we should kind of be forced to make an announcement about it. But that happened”
BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY VIVIEN KILLILEA/GETTY IMAGES FOR NETFLIX
Back in June, Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect, Senior Year) uploaded a photo to Instagram of she and Ramona Agruma smiling together. It was captioned: “I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince… but maybe what I really needed all this time was a Disney Princess 💗🌈💗#loveislove”.
However, days later it was revealed that Andrew Hornery, a columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald, had disclosed the newspaper’s plan to make Rebel’s relationship public, before she could come out herself.
Last week, in an interview with The Australian, Rebel opened up about being “forced” to come out.
“Obviously, my relationship with Ramona is something that I wasn’t hiding in any way – it wasn’t a secret,” she shared.
“But coming out in a same-sex relationship, there are levels to telling people. You tell your close family and your friends and not everybody. 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. And that’s not ideal.”
“It was just a hard few days, especially for my partner who’s not used to being in the public eye and not used to having to deal with stuff like that. It was probably more harmful for her in many respects. But to me, in 2022, love is love. I didn’t think it was that big of a deal and that we should kind of be forced to make an announcement about it. But that happened.”
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