Rebel Wilson celebrates 'best birthday present' as she's granted permanent US residency

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By Carina Murphy

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Rebel Wilson is celebrating her 42nd birthday with a very special gift.

The Australian actress shared on Instagram that her permanent US residency has now been officially acknowledged.

Despite living and working in the United States for more than a decade, the Pitch Perfect star revealed that she only just received her official Green Card - right on time for her 42nd birthday.

She shared a snap of the document - which displayed her full name, Rebel Melanie Eliz Wilson - on her Instagram story with the caption: "Wow. The best birthday present just arrived!"

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A Green Card is a permit that allows foreign nationals to live and work permanently in the US Ironically, Wilson received her's right as she was boarding a private jet and flying off to Mexico with a bunch of pals to ring in her 42nd birthday at the One and Only Palmilla resort.

The star documented her birthday trip in a series of Instagram posts. In the first, she stands outside the jet with her friends on the runway, ready for takeoff.

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A later post showed her sipping cocktails in a 'One and Only' cap, in a photo which she captioned: "Spending my one and only birthday this year at One and Only Palmilla."

Wilson has made headlines over the past year with her dramatic weight loss transformation. Per People, the Bridesmaids actress has lost over 80lbs since embarking on a year of health in 2021.

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In an interview with BBC News in December, the then 41-year-old opened up about the media scrutiny of her weight, revealing that many members of her own team were hesitant about her shedding the pounds.

"I got a lot of pushback from my own team actually, here in Hollywood," Wilson said. "When I said, 'Okay, I'm going to do this year of health, I feel like I'm really gonna physically transform and change my life.'

"And they were like, 'Why? Why would you wanna do that?' Because I was earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl and being that person."

Featured Image Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

Rebel Wilson celebrates 'best birthday present' as she's granted permanent US residency

vt-author-image

By Carina Murphy

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Rebel Wilson is celebrating her 42nd birthday with a very special gift.

The Australian actress shared on Instagram that her permanent US residency has now been officially acknowledged.

Despite living and working in the United States for more than a decade, the Pitch Perfect star revealed that she only just received her official Green Card - right on time for her 42nd birthday.

She shared a snap of the document - which displayed her full name, Rebel Melanie Eliz Wilson - on her Instagram story with the caption: "Wow. The best birthday present just arrived!"

[[imagecaption|| Credit: Instagram]]

A Green Card is a permit that allows foreign nationals to live and work permanently in the US Ironically, Wilson received her's right as she was boarding a private jet and flying off to Mexico with a bunch of pals to ring in her 42nd birthday at the One and Only Palmilla resort.

The star documented her birthday trip in a series of Instagram posts. In the first, she stands outside the jet with her friends on the runway, ready for takeoff.

[[instagramwidget||https://www.instagram.com/p/CafGdZaJvcu/]]

A later post showed her sipping cocktails in a 'One and Only' cap, in a photo which she captioned: "Spending my one and only birthday this year at One and Only Palmilla."

Wilson has made headlines over the past year with her dramatic weight loss transformation. Per People, the Bridesmaids actress has lost over 80lbs since embarking on a year of health in 2021.

[[instagramwidget||https://www.instagram.com/p/Cah7_POJ8-Y/]]

In an interview with BBC News in December, the then 41-year-old opened up about the media scrutiny of her weight, revealing that many members of her own team were hesitant about her shedding the pounds.

"I got a lot of pushback from my own team actually, here in Hollywood," Wilson said. "When I said, 'Okay, I'm going to do this year of health, I feel like I'm really gonna physically transform and change my life.'

"And they were like, 'Why? Why would you wanna do that?' Because I was earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl and being that person."

Featured Image Credit: Sipa US / Alamy