Nothing wrong with having a little fun at your husband’s expense.
Blake Lively has revealed she subscribed to ESPN+ last weekend to watch husband Ryan Reynolds experience “crippling anxiety” during Wrexham AFC’s game with Sheffield United.
“I bought ESPN+ today. Just to watch my husband go through crippling anxiety live,” Lively wrote on her Instagram story along with a photo of a distraught Reynolds watching the game at Racecourse Ground in Wrexham, in the north. -East Wales. “Worth the money.”
Reynolds, co-owner of Wrexham AFC with ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ star Rob McElhenney, was on hand for the game with his and Lively’s 8-year-old daughter James as the club took on Sheffield United in the fourth round. of the FA Cup on Sunday.
“If you’re not watching this insane game @wrexham_afc right now you’re missing out on those vibes,” the 35-year-old actress added.
Lively, who was not present and expecting her fourth child with Reynolds, explained that Wrexham AFC were three leagues below Sheffield United, saying: “Life is meaningless.”
The uneven game between the two clubs ended in an unexpected and thrilling 3-3 draw, forcing both teams to play again on February 7.
After the tie, the ‘Deadpool’ actor took Twitter to praise his club, saying the match was one of the “most exciting things” he had ever seen.
“When @RMcElhenney and I got into all of this, it all seemed so impossible. But impossible is @Wrexham_AFC’s favorite color. It was one of the most exciting things I have ever seen. Thank you to all the Wrexham supporters who came out and directed your hearts to this ground tonight.
Reynolds and McElhenney bought the struggling Welsh football club in February 2021 for $2.5million and have rejuvenated its image since taking ownership.
Since the takeover, Wrexham AFC have qualified for the National League play-offs which seemed unlikely just a few years ago.
In August 2022, FX released the “Welcome to Wrexham” documentary series about the takeover.
According to FootballHistory.org, Wrexham AFC is the oldest football club in Wales and the third oldest professional football club in the world.
“You may never have heard of Wrexham, the Racecourse Ground or (the sponsor) Ifor Williams,” Reynolds said in 2021 after buying the team, putting on a Welsh accent, “but you will do.”