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‘We’re still working through that one’: Ryan Reynolds Marriage in Trouble After He Bought Wrexham Football Club on a Whim Without Consulting Blake Lively

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Ryan Reynolds’ recent acquisition put his marriage to the test. On Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday, the Deadpool star revealed that he got into trouble with his wife Blake Lively after direct messaging It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor Rob McElhenney and making an unusually hefty purchase.

Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds

Despite Reynolds’ admitted that he doesn’t regularly enter DMs, this message would change everything because the two would eventually purchase the world’s third oldest professional football (a.k.a. soccer) club.

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How did Ryan Reynolds meet Rob McElhenney?

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney became quick friends after Reynolds saw It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and felt prompted to tell the Wonder Boys actor how much he loved his work. “I kind of slid into your DMs,” The Deadpool actor stated. “As I’m getting older, I’m thinking, ‘I’ve gotta tell people when I appreciate them more.’ “


The back-and-forth gradually increased, as the developing friends turned into business associates and intended to purchase an entire soccer club, specifically the Wrexham AFC team in Wales.

 Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney

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According to the actor, his wife’s response to the news was “not good.” “We’re still working on that one,” the actor replied, smiling. The Aviation Gin Founder further revealed his confession to his wife. 

“The bad news is I slipped into someone’s DMs again. The really bad news is that I might have bought half of a fifth-tier national football league in Wales.”

The Free Guy actor went on to say that McElhenney has also spoken openly about how his own wife felt when he and his pal decided to start a business together, though actress Kaitlin Olsen was more worried about her husband’s “ego.”

Ryan Reynolds ready to release a new documentary series

Aside from the minor strain on his marriage, The Deadpool actor joked that McElhenney is “the best business partner” he’s ever had as the duo prepares to launch their new documentary series. The FX show follows the actors as they navigate ownership of a faltering football league, recording everything from meeting the team to setting up equipment in the team’s gym.

Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy
Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy

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Of course, the two went into business together. McElhenney claimed on Tuesday that they had never met in person before purchasing the team, which was recorded in their new series “Welcome to Wrexham.” Though they’d communicated through phone and Zoom, the documentary caught the first time the two met in person.

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney completed their purchase of the soccer club in February 2021 after making a combined proposal to invest in the club in the fall of 2020.

Welcome to Wrexham premieres on FX on August 24.

Source: Youtube


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