With all the controversy currently surrounding her background and true identity, actress Rebel Wilson could use a distraction. Fortunately for her it appears she’s found one in Mickey Gooch Jr. She was recently spotted sitting rink side with her rumored beau while enjoying a New York Ranger’s game at Madison Square Garden.
Just hanging on the Rangers bench during the break x Go New York x pic.twitter.com/7VIh0AgUfm
— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) May 16, 2015
So just who exactly is this mystery man Wilson’s been linked to? According to his IMDb page, Gooch is a comedian on the rise. He is a native of New Jersey and began studying screen writing at 18. In 2014 he gained popularity thanks to short sketches uploaded on his YouTube channel starring actors of all skill levels. He and his team then moved on to creating short films. After gaining traction in Hollywood through his independent works, Gooch landed a few more serious projects starring well-known actors.
The first of his major works was a film titled “Ur in Analysis.” Gooch starred in the film, playing a character named Al who runs a rehab. The movie tells the tale of the many addicts inhabiting the poorly run facility, played by famous names like “Pitch Perfect’s” Hana Mae Lee, Charles Michael Davis, and Andy Dick. In 2015 he produced his first feature film, “The Head Thieves,” which he once again starred in. He was joined by Dante Basco, who is best known for playing Rufio in “Hook.”
Wilson has yet to confirm her relationship with the Hollywood hopeful, but sources tell Us Weekly there is definitely something there. According to the magazine Wilson and Gooch “get along really well” and have been “spending some time together” on the East and West coasts despite their busy schedules.
The Australian actress is currently the topic of much discussion after Women’s Day published an article claiming that Wilson had lied on several occasions about her name, age and details surrounding her upbringing. New reports claim she did in fact fudge her age, first name and some aspects of her early life. She has yet to respond.