Ryan Reynolds revealed that his wife Blake Lively had a “not good” reaction when he told her he was buying half of Wrexham AFC.
Deadpool actor and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Rob McElhenney completed a deal to become the co-owner of the struggling Welsh club in February 2021 and their acquisition was captured on camera for upcoming Welcome to docuseries. Wrexham.
Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! To discuss the series with guest host McElhenney on Tuesday, Reynolds revealed that Lively wasn’t too impressed with the idea.
“I remember after you contacted this absolutely crazy idea and I remember seeing Blake, saying, ‘I have bad news and I have really bad news. The bad news is I slipped into someone’s DM. The really bad news is that I could have bought half of a fifth tier national football league in Wales, ‘”he recalled.
When asked what her reaction was, Reynolds joked: “It’s not okay, Rob, not great, we’re still working on that.”
Reynolds became friends with McElhenney after McElhenney sent him a private message to praise a scene in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but they had never met in person when they decided to co-own the team.
The actor admitted he didn’t know much about football when he was involved in the club, but is now “obsessed”, adding, “I understand the absolutely wonderful disaster, the slow motion train wreck that is the sport of football.”
Welcome to the Wrexham previews later this month.