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Blake Lively comments on 'fairytale' experience with Ryan Reynolds after birth of fourth child

Blake was full of support for the Deadpool actor's Wrexham football team on Sunday

Ryan Reynolds and a pregnant Blake Lively smiling at each other
Hannah Watkin
Content Writer
24 April 2023
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Blake Lively was full of love for her husband Ryan Reynolds as their family of six celebrated what she called a "fairytale" story on Sunday night.

The Shallows actress – who welcomed her and the Deadpool actor's fourth child in February – took to Instagram to congratulate her husband and his friend Rob McElhenney's Wrexham soccer team following their successful journey to a promotion on Saturday.

"This is my kind of fairytale," the Green Lantern star, who met her husband while shooting on the same movie, wrote on Instagram on Sunday night.

WATCH: Ryan's docuseries Welcome to Wrexham explores the team's emotional journey

Ryan and Rob bought the Welsh team in 2020 after the club had sat stuck at the bottom of the English football league for over a decade. But on April 22, 2023, 15 years to the day after Wrexham was relegated to the National League in 2008, the club succeeded in earning itself a promotion to League 2 once more.

Blake, 35, shared her "fairytale" comment on her Instagram story alongside a video which  Hollywood star Paul Rudd (who had joined Rob and Ryan in Wales on Saturday) captured of the moment when the small town's football dreams – and Ryan and Rob's – came true.

Ryan facetiming Blake from the Racecourse football ground on Saturday night© Getty Images
Ryan facetimed Blake from the Racecourse football ground on Saturday night

"My favorite video of the whole day," Blake wrote in the comment which she made alongside the video.

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"What a day. What a year. What a lifetime," she then continued. "Congratulations @robmcelhenney @vancityreynolds @wrexham_afc and to every single person in Wrexham and the world over who made seemingly impossible dreams come true yesterday."

Blake visiting Wrexham with Ryan in March 2023© Getty Images
Blake visited Wrexham with Ryan in March 2023

Ryan and Blake have truly taken Wrexham into their hearts, and have reportedly also just bought a house in the area. It certainly seems as if the couple and their family are preparing to continue their work at improving the team's chances well beyond just reaching League 2.

On Saturday, Ryan and Rob proudly took hold of the National League trophy with their team, with Ryan later writing on Twitter following a day of celebrations: "Everything I own smells like champagne, beer and grass. I'm still somewhere between giggling and sobbing. This town and this sport is one of the most romantic things on earth. Thank you, @Wrexham_AFC."

Blake and Ryan watching a soccer game in Wrexham© Getty Images
Blake and Ryan have reportedly bought a home near Wrexham

Speaking to BT Sport after Wrexham's 3-1 win against Boreham Wood, Ryan said: "I am not sure I can process what happened tonight. I am still a little speechless.

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"[People ask] 'Why Wrexham?'. This is why Wrexham. This, [what is] happening, right now, is why. Boreham Wood showed up today. They are an incredible team. They have one of the best defences in the entire league," he said.

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