Rebel Wilson Quips that She 'Wishes' the News About Losing Her Virginity at 35 Was an April Fool's Joke: 'It's Not'

“I didn’t have STDs in college. So there was some good things about it,” the actress and comedian, 44, joked

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Rebel Wilson

After sharing that she lost her virginity at age 35, Rebel Wilson is saying lightheartedly that the news is actually not an April Fool's Day joke.

While appearing on Monday’s episode of Today with Hoda & Jenna, the Australian-born actress, 44, chatted with co-hosts Jenna Bush Hager and Hoda Kotb about revealing that personal detail in her upcoming memoir Rebel Rising.

“One of the things that’s so awesome about this is that you were true to yourself, you wrote your truth, you’ve stood in your truth,” Bush Hager tells the Pitch Perfect alum. “And one of the things you wrote about that we actually talked about on the show is when you chose to lose your virginity. And we were so proud of you.”

“Which I wish was an April Fool’s Joke, but it’s not,” said Wilson, who told PEOPLE about her decision to discuss her virginity in her memoir.

The comedian admitted no one in her life knew she was a virgin, and the first person she told was her book editor. Kotb then asked what she was so embarrassed about.

“Well now, the headline,” she said with a laugh. “I guess, I’d seen the movie ’40 Year Old Virgin’ and I thought, ‘Well maybe if I lose my virginity before 40, it won’t be that bad.’ But more just the stigma, I guess, associated with it. But then on the other hand, I’m so glad I lost my virginity on my term. I was more than ready by that age.”

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“But there was some good things about it,” she admitted. “I didn’t have STDs in college. So there was some good things about it. But I guess just to make people out there not to feel alone. A lot of people have been writing to me on social media saying they were also late bloomers.”

Bush Hager said she’s teaching women that “you’re the chooser” and they don’t need to be peer pressured into anything.

“Young people don’t need to feel pressure to be sexualized at a young age,” Wilson replied.

The Senior Year star recently told PEOPLE about her decision to discuss her virginity in her memoir, stressing that she did it to reassure young people that "not everybody has to lose their virginity as a teenager."

"People can wait till they're ready or wait till they're a bit more mature," Wilson said. "And I think that could be a positive message. You obviously don't have to wait until you're in your thirties like me, but you shouldn't feel pressure as a young person."

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