Rebel Wilson Shares Beautiful Mermaid Snap & Message as She Turns 40: Growth "Is Not About Being a Certain Size"

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Photo credit: Christopher Willard - Getty Images
Photo credit: Christopher Willard - Getty Images

Hidden amongst the Met Gala spam, Rebel Wilson posted an inspiring message about cultivating self-love and finding your purpose – sharing the highs and lows of her life as she reflects on turning 40.

Having spent the last week with her best buds on 'Rebel Island' (aka French Polynesia) to celebrate her birthday, Rebel's been playing tennis (Rebeldon), hosting Willy Wonka movie nights and reuniting with The Bellas on the beach. Basically, she's been living it up and looking so happy.

Ostensibly there to celebrate turning 40 (we also think a holiday with your pals is just as good a reason), Rebel took a little time to reflect on the challenges she faced at the beginning of her life and career to fertility issues and committing to her Year of Health – the physical and mental lifestyle overhaul she went through a year ago.

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'I wanted to end Rebel Island with a ‘Shipwrecked Mermaid’ 🧜♀️ themed party. I feel like turning 40, I’ve weathered a lot of storms in my life (malaria, being kidnapped, being bullied, fertility struggles, emotional eating, overcoming shyness, having no money) but somehow I’ve managed to thrive, to find my inner ‘siren’…' she wrote on Instagram.

'I encourage everyone out there to seek their inner ‘siren’ - it’s not about looking a certain way or being a certain size, it’s about embracing your unique beauty, loving yourself, finding your purpose and then feeling yourself to the MAX! 😘'

'Love you guys and now I’m taking a bit of break to focus on a very exciting film I’ve written going into production next year xx 📸: @lauriebaileyphoto #RebelIsland'

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An Instagram hiatus and an inspiring message to sign off. You're a ledge, Reb.

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