Rebel Wilson was pictured on Instagram with girlfriend Ramona Agruma (both pictured centre) for the first time on Friday after she broke her silence about an Australian newspaper's attempt to 'out' her. Pictured also with their friends Nic Roldan (left) and Sterling Jones (right)

Rebel Wilson cosies up to girlfriend Ramona Agruma after newspaper’s attempt to ‘out’ her

Rebel Wilson has been pictured with girlfriend Ramona Agruma on social media for the first time after she broke her silence about a newspaper’s attempt to ‘out’ her.

The 42-year-old Australian actress took to her Instagram on Friday to share an idyllic snap with Ramona as she wished their mutual friend Sterling Jones a happy birthday.

It comes after Rebel addressed huge criticism aimed at an Australian newspaper who attempted to ‘out’ her, before she publicly revealed her sexuality. 

Rebel Wilson was pictured on Instagram with girlfriend Ramona Agruma (both pictured centre) for the first time on Friday after she broke her silence about an Australian newspaper’s attempt to ‘out’ her. Pictured also with their friends Nic Roldan (left) and Sterling Jones (right) 

In the Instagram post on Friday, Rebel donned a chic Gucci ensemble and posed for a snap alongside Ramona, Sterling and their pal Nic Roldan on board a boat. 

The Pitch Perfect star opted for glamorous hair and makeup and couldn’t wipe the smile off her face as she kept close to Ramona, who cut a cool and casual figure.

‘Happy birthday you legend,’ Rebel captioned the snap while tagging her friend and including the hashtag ‘hot to trot’. 

The 42-year-old Australian actress recently addressed huge criticism aimed at an Australian newspaper who attempted to 'out' her, before she publicly revealed her sexuality

The 42-year-old Australian actress recently addressed huge criticism aimed at an Australian newspaper who attempted to ‘out’ her, before she publicly revealed her sexuality 

Rebel publicly announced her romance with Ramona in an Instagram post on June 10, sharing a photo of the pair cosying up to one another.  

‘I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince… but maybe what I really needed all this time was a Disney Princess,’ she wrote.

The pair have been seen together since early this year, and they even walked the red carpet together at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in March.

Rebel still hasn’t shared many details about her new love, who is an LA-based fashion designer and the owner of the sustainable fashion brand Lemon Ve Limon.

Rebel publicly announced her romance with Ramona in an Instagram post on June 10, sharing this photo of the pair cosying up to one another. 'I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince... but maybe what I really needed all this time was a Disney Princess,' she wrote

Rebel publicly announced her romance with Ramona in an Instagram post on June 10, sharing this photo of the pair cosying up to one another. ‘I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince… but maybe what I really needed all this time was a Disney Princess,’ she wrote 

Shortly after her Instagram post, it was revealed that Rebel went public about her relationship and her sexuality in order to get ahead of a story from the Sydney Morning Herald after the Australian paper threatened to ‘out’ her.

Shortly after she posted her photo, the paper’s gossip columnist Andrew Hornery accused the actress of ‘gazumping’ his scoop by speaking out on her own terms.

‘Thanks for your comments, it was a very hard situation but trying to handle it with grace,’ she later wrote in a reply to a Twitter post by Channel 10’s Kate Doak. 

In his original piece, Hornery wrote that he gave the Bridesmaids star two days to respond to questioning, effectively forcing the actress’ hand, yet became angry when the star chose to take control of the narrative herself.

The pair have been spotted together since early this year, and they even walked the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in March together (pictured)

The pair have been spotted together since early this year, and they even walked the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in March together (pictured)

‘It was with an abundance of caution and respect that this media outlet emailed Rebel Wilson’s representatives on Thursday morning, giving her two days to comment on her new relationship with LA leisure wear designer Ramona Agruma, before publishing a single word,’ he wrote.

‘Big mistake. Wilson opted to gazump the story, posting about her new ‘Disney Princess’ on Instagram early Friday morning, the same platform she had previously used to brag about her handsome ex-boyfriend, wealthy American beer baron Jacob Busch.

‘Considering how bitterly Wilson had complained about poor journalism standards… her choice ignore our discreet genuine and honest queries was underwhelming.’

Shortly after her Instagram post, it was revealed that Rebel went public about her relationship and her sexuality in order to get ahead of a story from the Sydney Morning Herald after the Australian paper threatened to 'out' her

Shortly after her Instagram post, it was revealed that Rebel went public about her relationship and her sexuality in order to get ahead of a story from the Sydney Morning Herald after the Australian paper threatened to ‘out’ her

The article prompted a major backlash on social media with users bowled over by the newspaper’s insensitivity, prompting editor Bevan Shields to pen a lengthy statement denying any wrongdoing and wishing the couple well. 

Hornery subsequently apologised for his ‘tone’ in the article, and he claimed he never meant to ‘inflict pain’ when he approached the star about her relationship.

‘I genuinely regret that Rebel has found this hard,’ Hornery said in a column that replaced Sunday’s article. ‘That was never my intention. But I see she has handled it all with extraordinary grace.’

He added that, ‘As a gay man I’m well aware of how deeply discrimination hurts. The last thing I would ever want to do is inflict that pain on someone else.’

In his original piece, gossip columnist Andrew Hornery wrote that he gave the Bridesmaids star two days to respond to questioning, effectively forcing the actress' hand, yet became angry when the star chose to take control of the narrative herself

In his original piece, gossip columnist Andrew Hornery wrote that he gave the Bridesmaids star two days to respond to questioning, effectively forcing the actress’ hand, yet became angry when the star chose to take control of the narrative herself

Rebel did reveal last month that she was dating someone, although she kept their identity under wraps, telling People that she had been set up with her partner – thought to be Ramona – ‘through a friend’, before spending weeks ‘getting to know each other’ on the phone. 

‘We spoke on the phone for weeks before meeting,’ she revealed at the time. ‘And that was a really good way to get to know each other. It was a bit old-school in that sense — very romantic.’

She also shared how ‘the process of finding more self-worth’ had ‘elevated’ her standards in terms of what she was looking for in a partner, describing her romance with her new girlfriend as ‘equal’ and ‘healthy’. 

As well as their under-the-radar public appearances together, Ramona has also been a fixture on Rebel’s Instagram in recent months, though she wasn’t presented as anything other than a friend.

Rebel did reveal last month that she was dating someone, although she kept their identity under wraps, telling People that she had been set up with her partner - thought to be Ramona - 'through a friend'

Rebel did reveal last month that she was dating someone, although she kept their identity under wraps, telling People that she had been set up with her partner – thought to be Ramona – ‘through a friend’ 

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