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.
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."
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."