Ryan Reynolds has revealed 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 takeover was caught on camera for the upcoming docuseries Welcome to 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 reach out to 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 DMs. The really bad news is I could have bought half of a national fifth tier football league in Wales,” he recalled.
When asked what her reaction was, Reynolds quipped, “Not good, Rob, not great, we’re still working on that.”
Reynolds became friends with McElhenney after McElhenney sent him a private message praising a scene in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but they had never met in person when they decided to become co-owners of the team.
The actor admitted he didn’t know much about football when he got involved with the club, but is now “obsessed”, adding: “I understand the absolutely beautiful, slow-motion train wreck that is the sport of football.”
Welcome to Wrexham Previews later this month.