Rebel Wilson and Jacob Busch seemed like a perfect match! But after dating for some time, the two decided to go their separate ways. Learn more about their relationship and their split.
Rebel Wilson and Jacob Busch‘s relationship was full of sweet photos, perfect PDA moments, and lots of love and support. The two dated for more than a year, it seems, but split in early February 2021. They seemed head over heels for one another, but even though the romantic part of their relationship is over, they still seem on good terms. Learn more about the former couple’s relationship and breakup.
Who Is Jacob Busch?
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Jacob is a high-profile figure in his own right. The 29-year-old is the heir to the Anheuser-Busch brewery. His father is Peter W. Busch, a descendant of Adolphus Busch. The brewery was founded in 1852 and has a long history as one of the top manufacturers of beer, including Budweiser, Shock Top, Busch, Michelob, and Rolling Rock, among many more.
Along with his family’s high-profile profession, he also does quite a lot of philanthropic work himself. He’s championed organizations like Mission Save Her, a group that seeks to help fight sexual and human trafficking. He’s also the West Coast ambassador of The Peter W. Busch Foundation, associated with his father and family, which benefits The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary. Naturally, he truly loves animals and wildlife conservation.
How Did Rebel Wilson & Jacob Busch Meet?
Jacob and Rebel were set-up by a friend sometime in 2019, according to People. The two started casually dating before the Pitch Perfect star and Jacob had to go into quarantine amid the COVID-19 pandemic. During that time, the two maintained their romance by staying in touch, until Rebel and Jacob were able to reunite when Rebel traveled from Australia to Los Angeles where Jacob was isolating. Soon after being reunited, the couple made their red carpet debut.
The couple attended the Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health in Monaco in September 2020. The pair looked so loved up, and it wasn’t long after that they started sharing sweet PDA posts on social media. The twosome was incredibly smitten, taking trips together in secluded locations, and more. Rebel even opened up about how she and Jacob were able to keep their romance so strong during a trying time for the entire world.
While discussing her weight loss journey and “Year of Health” with fans on her December 2 Instagram Live, Rebel described Jacob as “a very private person, so don’t like to give away too much in that department.” She did, however, reveal that, by this point, the two had been together for quite some time, even before the Bridesmaids actress began her weight loss journey. “I will say we dated before I started any of this health journey, as well as now. So, goes to show you ladies you don’t have to be a certain size to get a boyfriend.”
Why Did Rebel & Jacob Split?
In early February, after roughly a year or more of dating, Jacob and Rebel officially called it quits on their romance. Rebel revealed the news with an Instagram post on February 2. The photo included the hashtag “single girl headed to Super Bowl,” leading many fans to wonder if she and Jacob were officially over. Rebel’s rep later confirmed the news to HollywoodLife. A source close to the two spoke EXCLUSIVELY with HL about the split, and the potential reason behind it.
“It just reached its end because they are just in different spots in their life. When they started talking about the future, they thought their future would be together, but they found out fast that they didn’t have similar mindsets on settling down, career goals and all of that. No heartbreak, they are cool with each other. It just ran its course.”
What Is Rebel Focusing On Now?
Moving forward, Rebel is putting a clear focus on her career. The actress already has a hosting gig lined up for her upcoming reality competition show Pooch Perfect and has roughly four film projects in the works, according to IMDb. Plus, the star is also adjusting to her newly single status. “Rebel has a new life on her hands and now that she is as healthy as she has ever been, she now is single,” a source close to the star revealed EXCLUSIVELY to HL. “There is something about being single, sexy and successful and that is Rebel’s life right now. She is now gearing for the upcoming year ahead to be her best yet, her most successful. She has a clear mind and a clear vision on doing what is best for her and no one will tell her differently,”