Sure, Rebel Wilson is like, a comedic darling, but she’s no angel!
In that, she be LYIN’ and now people are finding her OUT! An Australian tabloid published a report that Wilson had taken liberties with her age, name and where she grew up- most notably saying that her reported age, 29, was actually six years younger than her actual age.
Business records filed with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission show that Wilson, who has previously said she was 29, was in fact born on March 2, 1980, making her 35 years old, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Wilson also took some liberties when it came to the story of her name.
The Australian Electoral Roll lists her real name as Melanie Elizabeth Bownds, though she later changed her last name to Wilson, as has been previously reported. Last year, however, she told The Australian Women’s Weekly that her real name was in fact Rebel, and that Melanie and Elizabeth were middle names she went by at school to avoid being teased.
And btw, she grew up pretty well to do.
As for Wilson’s upbringing, she told Ellen DeGeneres in 2013 that she grew up in “the ghetto.” Records show that she attended the upper-crust Tara Anglican School and lived in the comfortable Castle Hill area from 2000 to 2003. Her parents are listed as living at this address from 1995 to 2005.
Oh, cool. So normal named, upper middle class middle aged woman? So what’s TRUE, REBEL-I-MEAN-MELANIE?!
She has said that her parents gave all their children eccentric names; and indeed, records show that her brother is named Ryot, while her sisters are named Liberty (a.k.a. Libby) and Annachi (Anna).
The actress has also spoken of growing up as the child of professional dog breeders. This, too, has been confirmed: Wilson’s mother, Sue Bownds, is a fourth-generation breeder who has been judging dog shows for more than 30 years and has bred and exhibited many Best in Show winners.
Wilson responded to the age controversy on Monday with a tongue-in-cheek Tweet, writing that she’s actually a 100-year-old mermaid.Which you know, should probably be fact checked.
What do you think of all of this? Is it okay to lie about these things when you’re in the public eye and under a LOT of scrutiny, or will you eventually be found out?