Rebel Wilson reveals she nearly became a pro tennis player but was ‘too short’ as she hits the court in throwback photo
REBEL Wilson almost ditched the world of acting to become a professional tennis player.
The Bridesmaids star, 40, revealed her former athletic ambitions as she posted a throwback snap of herself in action on the court.
Rebel admitted she gave up on her tennis dream as she was “too short” and “not good enough”.
The comedy queen looked virtually unrecognizable as she shared a snap of her younger self with dark hair and in tennis whites, pulling off a backhand on the court.
She wrote alongside it: “I don’t know whether you guys know but one of my original career choices was to be a professional tennis player.
“I ended up being way too short (and also not good enough) but geeesh I used to love being a beast on the court!”
Rebel – born Melanie Elizabeth Bownds – graduated from The Australian Theatre For Young People in 2003 and appeared in several comedy sketches in Australia.
She got her big break in 2011 with Bridesmaids and went on to make her name with comedy hits like Pitch Perfect, How To Be Single and Isn’t It Romantic.
Rebel has been wowing fans this past year by dropping more than 60lbs in her mission to get healthy.
She announced at the start of January 2020 that she planned to overhaul her diet and fitness regime and recently shared that she has officially reached her goal weight of 165lb.
Meanwhile, The Hustle actress recently split from her billionaire heir boyfriend Jacob Busch, who she reportedly dumped by text.
She confirmed her single status with a photo in a denim dress, captioned: “Lots on my mind…aghhhhhh…#single-girl-heading-to-Super-Bowl!”
Rebel ended up heading to the Super Bowl in Tampa where she partied alongside her friend and fellow comedian Adam Devine.
It is said that Jacob was “blindsided” after she split with him through “text message.”
Sources close to the Anheuser-Busch heir previously revealed to Us Weekly: “They went to Aspen right before the holidays and had a blast.
“Then, he left for Florida to be with his family, and he invited her because he really wanted her to meet [them] but she never committed to doing that.
“They talked all throughout the holidays and had excellent communication, but then, all of a sudden, she got really quiet and broke up with him via text message about two or three weeks ago.”
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The insider added that Jacob is “really upset,” and added that “it was very hurtful,” but he has “no ill-will towards her.”
Rebel and Jacob first met when a mutual friend introduced them in 2019.
The couple went public with their romance when they hit the red carpet at the 2020 Monte Carlo Gala in September last year.