Rebel Wilson has opened up about being forced to come out in a brand new interview.
Back in June, the Pitch Perfect star made headlines when she 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.
However, two days after her landmark post, it was revealed that the Bridesmaids actress was seemingly forced to come out by journalist Andrew Hornery from The Sydney Morning Herald.
In a now-deleted opinion piece, the columnist revealed that the newspaper had planned to run a story on Wilson’s relationship with Agruma before she could come out on her own terms.
“In a perfect world, ‘outing’ same-sex celebrity relationships should be a redundant concept in 2022. Love is love, right? As Rebel Wilson knows, we do not live in a perfect world,” he wrote.
Hornery also said that warning Wilson of the story was a “big mistake” and that her coming-out post “gazumped the story.”
In a recent interview with The Australian, the Pitch Perfect star opened up about the incident and described the invasion of privacy as “grubby behaviour.”
“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,” she said.
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“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 hope for, and we were trying to be respectful to those people and tell them in our way.”
Towards the end of her interview, the Senior Year star gave insight into how her forced coming-out announcement had a negative effect on Agruma.
“It was just a hard few days, especially for my partner, who’s not used to being in the public eye and having to deal with stuff like that,” she explained.
Wilson’s latest interview comes a few months after Hornery issued an apology to the How To Be Single star in a second opinion piece for The Sydney Morning Herald.
“I genuinely regret that Rebel has found this hard. That was never my intention. But I see she has handled it all with extraordinary grace,” he wrote on 13 June.
“As a gay man I’m well aware of how deeply discrimination hurts. The last thing I would ever want to do is inflict that pain on someone else.”
Later in the piece, Hornery said that his “tone” within his previous article was off.
“I got it wrong. I allowed my disappointment to cast a shadow over the piece. That was not fair, and I apologise,” he concluded.