The recent acquisition of Ryan Reynolds has put his marriage to the test. On Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday, the dead Pool the star revealed he got into trouble with his wife Blake Lively after sending a direct message Philadelphia is always sunny actor Rob McElhenney and making an unusually heavy purchase.
Although Reynolds admitted he doesn’t get into DMs regularly, this message would change everything as the two would end up buying the third oldest professional football (aka soccer) club in the world.
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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney quickly became friends after Reynolds saw Philadelphia is always sunny and felt prompted to tell the wonder boys actor how much he loved his job. “I kind of slipped into your DMs,” The dead Pool the actor said. “As I get older, I think to myself, ‘I have to tell people when I like them more.’ “
The back and forth gradually increased as the development friends turned into business associates and intended to buy an entire football club, in particular the Wrexham AFC team in Wales.
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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,” replied the actor with a smile. The Aviation Gin founder further revealed his confession to his wife.
“The bad news is that I slipped into someone’s DMs again. The really bad news is that I might have bought half of a fifth tier domestic football league in Wales.
The free guy The 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, although actress Kaitlin Olsen is more worried about her husband. “ego.”
Ryan Reynolds set to release new documentary series
Minor tension over his marriage aside, the dead Pool the actor joked that McElhenney is “the best business partner” he’s ever had as the duo prepare to debut their new documentary series. The FX show follows the cast as they navigate the property of a failing football league, recording everything from meeting the team to setting up equipment in the team gym.
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Of course, the two went into business together. McElhenney claimed on Tuesday that they had never met in person before buying the team, which was taped into their new series “Welcome to Wrexham.” Although they communicated by phone and Zoom, the documentary captured the first time the two met in person.
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney completed their purchase of the football club in February 2021 after making a combined offer to invest in the club in the fall of 2020.
Welcome to Wrexham premieres on FX August 24.