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Rebel Wilson is a single woman once again.

A few months after going public with her millionaire boyfriend, Jacob Busch, the actor has officially called it quits on their relationship. So why did the pair break up so suddenly? Here’s everything we know so far.

Rebel Wilson and Jacob Busch
Rebel Wilson and Jacob Busch | Pool – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

A quick timeline of Rebel Wilson and Jacob Busch’s relationship

While it’s unclear when exactly Wilson and Busch started dating, they’ve been linked to each other as far back as 2019.

In March of that year, the pair reportedly went to see a theater performance of Cats in Hollywood. But according to Radar Online, the night at the theater wasn’t their first date.

“They met through mutual friends at a Hollywood bungalow, like, a month ago and their first date was at Catch restaurant in Santa Monica,” a source claimed. “She makes him laugh and he cannot get enough of her!”

Nearly a year and a half later, the pair attended a friend’s wedding together in Beverly Hills. The Pitch Perfect actor even shared a cute photo of them from the event on her Instagram Stories.

In September 2020, People confirmed that Busch and Wilson were “officially boyfriend and girlfriend.” A few days later, the actor made her romance with the millionaire Instagram official when she shared a few snapshots of them attending an event together in Monaco.

“Meeting the Prince with a Prince Charming by my side — what a night to remember in Monaco,” Wilson captioned the post.

The pair’s relationship continued for a few months before Wilson confirmed their breakup on Instagram in February 2021 by declaring herself a “single girl.”

Why Rebel Wilson and Jacob Busch broke up

Shortly after Wilson let her social media followers know that she is back on the market, media outlets revealed why she and Busch decided to end their relationship.

According to E! News, the Isn’t It Romantic star was the one who plugged the plug on this romance after realizing the “relationship had run its course.”


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“There wasn’t one incident that really happened to end things, the relationship just ran [its] course and fizzled out,” an insider shared with the outlet. “They had a great time together and remain good friends.”

The source notes that distance played a part in the couple’s split, explaining that living on opposite coasts didn’t help Busch and Wilson’s relationship.

The insider added, “They spent the holidays apart and it was getting a little hard to make it work since Rebel lives in LA and he lives in Palm Beach.”

Will they reunite?

Despite Wilson and Busch having gone their separate ways, sources say that this isn’t the end of the road for the pair.

According to E! News, the duo still has a lot of love for each other and continue to be “very amicable and friendly.” There’s even a chance Wilson and Busch will one-day reconnect as some believe the two “may even end up hanging out together in the future.”

The source adds that there isn’t any “weirdness” between the pair, so even if a rekindled romance isn’t in the cards for them, at least a friendship isn’t out of the question.