Ryan Reynolds reveals if his kids would follow in his career footsteps with Blake Lively

Ryan Reynolds, as co-owner of the Wrexham Football Club with Rob McElhenney, has found a newfound passion in the world of football leagues and has made a huge effort to transform his team and possibly take over others.

While it is a passion he would certainly like to share with his four children, he’s not so sure about making it a family businessnot soon anyway.

The star shares three daughters with Blake Lively, his wife of 11 years; James, eight – who recently went to a football match with her father – Inezsix, and Bettythree, plus a fourth child whose name or gender they have yet to reveal, who they welcomed around the 2022-2023 holiday season.

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Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at an FYC event in Los Angeles in May, Ryan first commented on whether he thought owning a football club was harder than raising four kids, joking: “Don’t know. [At least] a football team will flush a toilet from time to time.”

When asked if he wanted his kids to participate in his sports management endeavors, he wasn’t afraid to admit: “I don’t see that in their future.” He explained that the four “would have to show us something pretty remarkable to do something like that”.

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The actor added: “I think whatever happens our first and foremost priority is Wrexham, as a community, and I think someday we’ll let go of our frozen hammer grip on love for this, we’d make sure whoever is there is someone who will actually steer it in the right direction,” concluding: “And so far it’s none of my kids.”

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Blake and the Reynolds-Lively children attend a Wrexham FC game in March 2023

While Ryan isn’t sure if he wants to expand his business into a family business, he does intend to expand itand is currently in talks for the NHL’s Ottawa Senators franchise.

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However, he has competition from an unlikely star, none other than Snoop Dogg. The rapper – whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. – confirmed this week that he also hoped to buy the hockey franchise when he shared a photo on Instagram with a headline that read, “SnoopDog has joined bid to buy the Ottawa Senators,” and he wrote in his caption: ” Boss moves’, next to two hockey emojis.

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney hold the National League trophy and smile broadly© Disney+ UK on Twitter
Ryan and Rob recently celebrated Wrexham’s entry into the English Football League after a 15-year absence

He joins forces with a Los Angeles businessman Neko Sparks to buy the franchise. The Athletic reported that the rapper is part of Neko’s investment group, which has more than a dozen members.

Meanwhile, The Remington Group, another investment group considered to be a frontrunner in the bidding war over the team, according to ESPN, has the Deadpool actor as a member. ESPN also reports that the franchise, which is based in Canada’s capital, is expected to sell for more than $1 billion, making it the largest sale by a team in NHL history.

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