An Australian newspaper planned to out Rebel Wilson before her landmark coming out post on Instagram. On 9 June, the Australian actress and comedian confirmed her romance with Lemon Ve Limon founder Ramona Agruma. “I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince… but maybe what I really needed all this time was a Disney Princess,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of them both.
Wilson, who is yet to define her sexuality, concluded her caption with love heart and rainbow emojis, as well as the hashtag, “#loveislove”.
Although the Bridesmaids actress was met with universal support from her fans and industry peers, her joyous coming-out moment stemmed from almost being outed by a local newspaper.
On 11 June, The Sydney Morning Herald published an opinion piece from private Sydney columnist Andrew Hornery in which he revealed that the newspaper had planned to run a story on Wilson’s relationship with Agruma.