Rebel Wilson Responds to Claims She Lied About Her Age, Identity: “My Real Name Is Fat Patricia”

Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson responded to claims that she had lied about her real age on Monday -- read her tweets here. Rich Polk/Getty Images

Bella behaving badly? Pitch Perfect 2 star Rebel Wilson has been accused of lying about her age, according to a new report published on Monday, May 18, by Australian outlet Woman's Day. Following the claims, Wilson took to Twitter directly to respond.

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Wilson, who is 29 years old and previously discussed how she was raised in the ghettos of Sydney, Australia, is supposedly seven years older than she states. The actress' alleged former classmate, who claims to have known the Bridesmaids star as "Melanie Elizabeth Bownds" during their youth, says the actress is really 36.

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"She was born in 1979 and we left school in 1997," the classmate told Woman's Day with alleged yearbook photos. "I studied with Rebel at Tara Anglican School for Girls in North Parramatta, Sydney. But no-one knew of a Rebel Wilson."

The photos show a girl who eerily resembles Wilson. The same classmate told the outlet that Melanie Bownds was never the class clown, which Wilson has become known as amongst her celebrity pals.

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Wilson, who caught wind of the report, tweeted about it on Monday.

"Okay but all jokes aside now…my real name is Fat Patricia x," she wrote to her nearly 2.1 million followers on the social media site.

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"OMG I'm actually a 100 year old mermaid formerly known as "CC Chalice" ….thanks shady Australian press for your tall poppy syndrome x." (Tall poppy syndrome is a term largely used in the UK and Australia, which calls out those who, out of envy, try to tear down people based off their talents or achievements.)

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