Rebel Wilson has never been one to shy away from revealing posts on social media, where the beloved star of Pitch Perfect and Pain&Gain has chronicled—and celebrated—her 65-pound weight loss journey for the past year and a half. But in her latest Instagram post, in which she strikes a somber pose in front of a moody sunset, she appears to reveal some heartbreaking news.
“I got some bad news today and didn’t have anyone to share it with…but I guess I gotta tell someone,” the actress wrote. “To all the women out there struggling with fertility, I feel ya.”
She didn’t elaborate on the specifics of what occurred. She only added: “The universe works in mysterious ways and sometimes it all doesn’t make sense…but I hope there’s light about to shine through all the dark clouds.”
Last year, the now 41 year-old actor did reveal in an Instagram Live that one of the driving reasons for turning around her health in the first place—and ultimately losing weight—was for the sake of potential future fertility treatments. “I was thinking fertility and having quality eggs in the bank,” she explained. “I was like, ‘OK, I’m gonna do this, I’m gonna get healthy.'”
As anyone who has gone through the process of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) can tell you, it’s an extremely difficult experience—and failed pregnancies are shockingly common. “Women have a lower chance of getting pregnant from IVF after age 35, and in part because there is a higher risk of miscarriage as women age, especially for those older than 40,” say the health experts at Penn Medicine. They also note that women aged 41 to 42 have a 5.7% likelihood “of a full-term, normal birthweight” child via the treatment.
Studies have shown that the process of IVF can be a harrowing journey that can have a major impact on your psychological well-being and can lead to depression, as well as less self-esteem and self-confidence.
So far, Wilson’s reps haven’t immediately responded to requests for comment. For more health and fitness news from celebrities, see how Kelly Osbourne Opens Up About Her 90-Pound Weight Loss.