Rebel Wilson names the actor who took her virginity at age 35 — and he didn’t know

Rebel Wilson reveals in her new memoir that comedian and actor Mickey Gooch Jr. was her first sexual partner at age 35.

“Micks, I know this might be news to you if you are reading this, but yes I lost my virginity to you,” she writes to her “How to Be Single” co-star in “Rebel Rising” (via the Daily Mail).

Wilson, now 44, later confirmed to the New York Times that Gooch “was the first person to read” her book, “so he knows now.”

Rebel Wilson names the actor who took her virginity at 35 in her memoir.

Mickey Gooch Jr. was Wilson’s first sexual partner. mickeygooch/Instagram

The co-stars briefly dated in 2015. mickeygooch/Instagram

The “Pitch Perfect” star also writes that her weight struggles were part of the reason she waited so long to have sex, adding, “As a big girl, no one would ever truly find me sexually attractive.”

She shares that her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis motivated her to live in the moment.

“Life IS short. I didn’t want to live my life without experiencing sex. Experiencing love,” she writes.

“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 said she struggled to have sex in part because of her weight issues. ©Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection

“I was going to slut it up with the next guy that came along,” she writes in her book. @rebelwilson/Instagram

Wilson dated Gooch for a few months in 2015, and at the time they were seen acting very cozy and “cuddly” toward each other on a dinner date in Manhattan.

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The “Senior Year” star writes in her memoir that she felt comfortable sleeping with him a month into their relationship, so she flew him out then to stay with her at her NYC hotel room.

In preparation for the big night, Wilson says, she watched porn and used a vibrator the night before.

Wilson prepared to lose her virginity by watching porn. ©Warner Bros/courtesy Everett Collection / Everett Collection

Gooch flew out to NYC for their night together. © Mickey Gooch/Instagram

“I’d imagine having sex and being intimate and everything would always be in my head,” she writes.

“Now I’m someone who lives much more in my body. And I’m loving it. Now I actually have a boyfriend and he’s handsome and rich to boot.”

However, the former couple split in September 2015, with a source telling Us Weekly, “It’s been hard for him. They’re still friends, so you never know if they might get back together.”

Wilson and Gooch split in September 2015. FilmMagic

Wilson did not tell Gooch he was her first sexual partner prior to writing about it in “Rebel Rising.” Rick Davis /

Reflecting on the loss of her virginity at a later age, Wilson now sees it as something positive.

“Not everybody has to lose their virginity as a teenager,” the “Isn’t It Romantic” star recently told People.

“People can wait ’til they’re ready or wait ’til they’re a bit more mature … You obviously don’t have to wait until you’re in your 30s like me, but you shouldn’t feel pressure as a young person.”

Wilson has said she now thinks it’s positive that she lost her virginity later in life. rebelwilson/Instagram

Wilson is now engaged to Ramona Agruma. Getty Images

In February 2023, Wilson confirmed she got engaged to jewelry designer Ramona Agruma.

The “Hustle” star recently told People of further exploring her sexuality in her 40s, “I just knew I was attracted to men, and that was the normal thing.

“I started opening myself up probably more after my father’s death and realizing, oh, even though I’d seen marriage as a terrible thing and waste of time, I started opening myself up to that. And then only years later, meeting women and having feelings for a woman … I just think it’s a sign of where society kind of was.”

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