Ryan Reynolds has revealed his wife Blake Lively wasn’t happy when he told her he’d bought Welsh football club Wrexham FC with actor Rob McElhenney.
In an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! On Tuesday, the 45-year-old actor said: “I remember seeing Blake and saying, ‘I have bad news and I have really bad news. I slipped back into someone’s DMs fifth tier national football league in Wales.”‘
Admitting their reaction wasn’t positive, he told McElhenney, who was an innkeeper, “We’re still working on it.”
Ryan: Ryan Reynolds said he remembered telling wife Blake Lively how he was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! bought part of a Welsh football team! On ABC
Not a fan! Blake pictured with Ryan and David Beckham – who has poked fun at Ryan’s lack of knowledge of football – at the FA Trophy between Bromley and Wrexham at Wembley in May
Reynolds bought Welsh club Wrexham with Rob in 2020 and they have since made a documentary about the experience, which will be released on FX on August 24.
Ryan shared that he initially met Rob simply by slipping into his DMs and it just went from there.
But her lack of football knowledge has led to David Beckham openly mocking her.
Rob shared a clip from one of the team’s recent games at Wembley where a player headed in a goal. Rob and Ryan were filmed celebrating what they thought was a goal – not realizing that a referee had called it offside and the goal was disallowed.
Delivering the message to Blake: Ryan said: “I remember showing up, seeing Blake and saying, ‘The really bad news is I may have bought half a national football league, League 5 in Wales.’
Still working: Ryan spoke to guest presenter Rob McElhenney – with whom he bought the football club
Documentary: Reynolds bought Welsh football club Wrexham with Rob in 2020 and has since made a documentary about the experience, which will be released on FX on August 24
“How humiliating,” Ryan said.
Ryan joked that no one understood the offside rule. Rob said one person did it: David Beckham, who was in the box with them at the game.
“We cheered,” said Rob. “We looked at Beckham. He just shook his head.’
Rob asked him how many other people’s DMs he slipped into on a daily basis.
“Not very often, but this one changed my life,” Ryan said. “That has led to us becoming co-owners of Wrexham Football Club.”
Rob played a clip from the documentary showing Rob and Ryan’s first face-to-face meeting.
“It’s so weird seeing you on your zoom without the Disney Princesses filter,” Ryan joked upon seeing it.
Appreciated: Rob said he really appreciates becoming one of Ryan’s closest friends
Ryan also shared that he wasn’t even a big football fan when he originally bought the club, but that has changed.
“I understand the absolutely gorgeous catastrophe, slow-motion train wreck that is the sport of football,” said Ryan. “I’m obsessed now.”
Ryan was serenaded with his own singing by cheering fans in April as he flew to Wales to watch his FIRST win as Wrexham co-chairman… before rushing onto the pitch to celebrate with match-winner Paul Mullin!
“There’s only one Ryan Reynolds,” echoed around the Racecourse Ground as Wrexham ended Stockport County’s 21-game run to reach the FA Trophy final at Wembley.
Hollywood star: Ryan was serenaded with his own singing by cheering fans in April as he flew to Wales for his FIRST win as co-chairman of Wrexham
Delighted: Co-Chairman Reynolds (left) rushed onto the pitch to celebrate with Wrexham’s Paul Mullin (right).
The Deadpool actor had previously seen them lose to Maidenhead United and draw at home to Torquay.
It’s been a wild ride and an ever-improving journey since the takeover. They reached the Wembley Final, narrowly missing out on promotion after finishing runners-up in the National League.
Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson said after the game: “There was a bit of nervousness and some unusual errors from both sides in the first half but the stakes were high.
After seeing his first win, Ryan took to Twitter and wrote: “Seeing this in person was a top ten life moment for me. Thank you, Wrexham.’
Ryan said: “Not very often, but this one changed my life. This led to us becoming co-owners of Wrexham Football Club
Football fan: Ryan also shared that he wasn’t even a big football fan when he originally bought the club, but that has changed
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