Ryan Reynolds was devastated on Wednesday as he reacted to some incredible news that saw fans rush to congratulate him.
The 46-year-old was blown away after it was announced that Welcome to Wrexham – the Disney+ documentary about its takeover of Welsh football club, Wrexham AFC – has been nominated for six Emmy Awards.
Taking to social media, Ryan penned a moving message, writing: “The Wrexham story has resonated with millions because you don’t have to be Welsh or a football fan to be moved by this city. We are so grateful for today’s six Emmy nominations and are continually honored to have the people of Wrexham allow us to tell their story.”
THE dead Pool star added, “Diolch! Cymru am byth!” which translates to: “Thank you! Wales forever!” His followers were thrilled to hear the news and were quick to congratulate Ryan, with one replying, “The most special story. Congratulations!”
A second said, “I’m so excited for season ll as far as the WELL DESERVED Emmy’s go.” A third added: ‘You have done more than we could ever imagine for this football club, you and Rob are heroes’, referring to the Wrexham co-owner, Rob McElhenney.
Even Hugh Jackman replied and couldn’t resist a joke at Ryan’s expense. “You don’t even have to like @vancityreynolds. @wrexham_afc @wrexhamfx is the people, the city, the heart, the show that is balm for the soul,” he wrote.
Ryan didn’t celebrate his exciting news alone as he was surprised by a visit from his wife, Blake Livelyand their children on the set of Dead Pool 3 in Norfolk, England. The couple were pictured sharing a sweet embrace, with Ryan planting affectionately a kiss on the head of Blake as he wrapped his arm around her between filming the third installment of the anti-hero franchise.
Ryan and Rob bought Wrexham in 2021 and since then the club have enjoyed huge success. In April, the team was promoted to Football League for the first time in 15 years after being relegated in 2008.
Talk to BT Sports After the 3-1 win over Boreham Wood, Ryan said: “I’m not sure I can process what happened tonight. I’m still a bit speechless. [People ask] ‘Why Wrexham?’. That’s why Wrexham. This, [what is] happening, right now, that’s why. Boreham Wood showed up today. It’s an incredible team. They have one of the best defenses in the whole league,” he added.
Last October, it was announced that Welcome to Wrexham been green light for a second season to praise from critics and viewers. Rob confirmed the happy news by tweeting, “Oops. Sorry. Tonight is the last episode of @Wrexhamfx Season 1. Season 2 will return next year. I have a clause in my contract that stipulates that I will do no less than 16 seasons of a TV show.”
Season one focused on the club’s 2020-21 campaign, while season two will chronicle 2021-22, which will see the football team enter League Two.