There’s nothing wrong with having a little fun at your husband’s expense.
Blake Lively revealed last weekend that she bought ESPN+ to watch her husband Ryan Reynolds experience “crippling anxiety” during the Wrexham AFC game against Sheffield United.
“I bought ESPN+ today just to watch my husband experience crippling anxiety live,” Lively wrote on her Instagram story while watching the game at a racecourse in Wrexham, North East Wales. Posted a photo of Reynolds looking distraught.
Reynolds, who co-owns Wrexham AFC with ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ star Rob McElhenney, said he and Lively’s eight-year-old daughter, James, had a 10-year contract when the club faced Sheffield United in the fourth round. I attended a match with FA Cup on Sunday.
“If you’re not watching this insane @wrexham_afc match now, you’re missing out on these vibes,” added the 35-year-old actress.
Lively, who was not in attendance, is expecting her and Reynolds’ fourth child, explaining that Wrexham AFC are three leagues below Sheffield United, saying “life is meaningless”.
The uneven matchup between the two clubs ended in an unexpected and thrilling 3-3 draw, which saw them meet again on 7 February.
Following the tie, the ‘Deadpool’ actor twitter Praising his club, he said the match was one of the most “exciting” he had ever seen.
“Everything felt so impossible when @RMcElhenney and I got into this. But @Wrexham_AFC’s favorite color is impossible. Thank you to all the Wrexham supporters who turned their hearts out on that pitch tonight.”
Reynolds and McElhenney have rejuvenated its image since taking ownership of the struggling Welsh football club in February 2021 when they bought it for $2.5 million.
Since the acquisition, Wrexham AFC has qualified for the National League playoffs.
In August 2022, FX released a documentary series about the acquisition, Welcome to Wrexham.
According to FootballHistory.org, Wrexham AFC is Wales’ oldest football club and the third oldest professional football club in the world.
“You may have never heard of Wrexham, Racecourse or (sponsor) Efor Williams,” Reynolds said with a Welsh accent in 2021 after buying the team.