Ryan Reynolds nearly created a marital crisis with Blake Lively when he bought out half of Premier League Fifth Division side Wrexham AFC.
The “Deadpool” star shared this story in an interview with his partner in the business, actor Rob McElhenney, who was invited to host the American talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” this week. During the conversation, Reynolds said his business partner approached him with the idea of investing in the Welsh football team via a private message on social media.
“I remember after you had this absolutely crazy idea, I saw Blake and said, ‘I have bad news and really bad news. The bad news is that I DMed someone again. , you know, I might have bought half of a fifth division football team in Wales,'” the Canadian actor shared on the show.
“What was his reaction?” McElhenney asked of Lively, to which Reynolds replied, “Not good, Rob, no. Not great.”
“Yeah, we’re still working on it,” continued the good-natured star, who has been married to Lively since 2012 and shares three daughters with her.
In the same interview, the two Wrexham AFC actors and partners also recalled the time they went to watch a Welsh side’s game in the UK and were left baffled by the rules of the sport: they celebrated a goal without talking. realizing that the referee had scored an impediment. England ace David Beckham witnessed the moment, and was amused by the reaction of his friends.
“We were celebrating. Then we watched Beckham. He was just shaking his head,” Reynolds said.
“How humiliating. No one understands the offside rule,” the actor added on the show.
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney entered negotiations to buy Wrexham AFC in September 2020. The acquisition was completed in February last year.
Since then, the famous duo have studied Welsh culture more – Reynolds even requested that Welsh subtitles be made available for the film ‘Red Alert’, which was released on a streaming platform.
Watch Ryan Reynolds’ interview with Rob McElhenney in the video below:
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