Rebel Wilson says she lost her virginity at age 35 to actor Mickey Gooch Jr

Rebel Wilson has revealed who she lost her virginity to.
Rebel Wilson has revealed who she lost her virginity to. Photo credit: Getty Images

Rebel Wilson has revealed the celebrity with whom she claims she lost her virginity at the age of 35.

The information has come from Wilson's memoir 'Rebel Rising', which has stirred controversy after Sacha Baron Cohen reportedly tried to stop it being published.

In a chapter entitled "Late Bloomer", Wilson shared details about several of her ex partners, as well as opening up on her first sexual encounter at the age of 35.

The Bridesmaids star said actor and comedian Mickey Gooch Jr was her first-ever sexual partner - adding that he had no idea it was her first time and she was "almost at my highest weight" when it happened.

She also said one of the reasons she waited so long to have sex was believing "as a big girl, no one would ever truly find me sexually attractive".

"Micks, I know this might be news to you if you are reading this, but yes I lost my virginity to you," she says in the book.

Wilson said the intimate encounter happened in a room at the Greenwich Hotel in New York while she was filming the 2016 movie How To Be Single.

She also revealed she "high fived herself" after having slept with him.

Rebel Wilson and Mickey Gooch Jr together in 2016.
Rebel Wilson and Mickey Gooch Jr together in 2016. Photo credit: Getty Images

But she told readers she had been motivated into losing her virginity after having received tragic news that her mother had cancer.

"Life IS short," she wrote.

"I didn't want to live my life without experiencing sex. Experiencing love. I put it out into the universe that I was finally ready. I was going to feel the fear and just do it. I was going to slut it up with the next guy that came along - who also seemed like a suitable marriage candidate."

Wilson explained she had been set up by her Pitch Perfect co-star Hana Mae Lee, and that she was immediately "smitten" with the "chiselled" and "sexy" actor, writing "first I love the name because of loving Mickey Mouse and all things perfect".

She also said he appealed to her because he owned a mansion, which had a pool overlooking the ocean, and that on their first date, he barbequed for her.