Rebel Wilson has opened up on her journey to becoming a mother and detailed the fertility struggles she experienced before finally welcoming her baby daughter.

Wilson announced the birth of her daughter, Royce Lillian Elizabeth Wilson this week, who was born via surrogate. However, she has since revealed that the journey to motherhood wasn’t an easy one.

The actress told People that she felt connected to her character Sarah The Almond and the Seahorse, who struggles to stay with her husband who is recovering from an injury because “her desire to become a mother is so strong”. Wilson said while she was acting in the role, she was struggling to fall pregnant.

“During the filming, I received some terrible news that all my harvested eggs up until that point had not survived being thawed.”

So I’d lost a huge amount of weight and been through 3 surgeries at that point and no viable embryos… It was devastating.”

“It was a very emotional time,” she added.

Fortunately, Wilson’s pregnancy journey was successful, and she shared the news of her daughter on Instagram in a heart-warming post.

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“Beyond proud to announce the birth of my first child, Royce Lillian, born this past week via surrogate. I can’t even describe the love I have for her, she’s a beautiful miracle!

“I am forever grateful to everyone who has been involved, (you know who you are), this has been years in the making…but particularly wanted to thank my gorgeous surrogate who carried her and birthed her with such grace and care. Thank you for helping me start my own family, it’s an amazing gift. The BEST gift!!

The post continued, “I am ready to give little Roycie all the love imaginable. I am learning quickly…much respect to all the Mums out there! Proud to be in your club.”

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