Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s wedding fell into a controversy soon after they realised that the ceremony took place at a former plantation. The actor has apologised about his plantation wedding with Lively.
The ‘Deadpool’ star exchanged vows with Lively in 2012 at Boone Hall Plantation in South Carolina, but Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively later regretted not giving the site’s devastating history more thought. The plantation features nine slave cabins.
Ryan Reynolds, in an interview with Fast Company, said, “It’s something we’ll always be deeply and unreservedly sorry for. It’s impossible to reconcile. What we saw at the time was a wedding venue on Pinterest. What we saw after was a place built upon devastating tragedy. Years ago, we got married again at home — but shame works in weird ways. A giant f—king mistake like that can either cause you to shut down, or it can reframe things and move you into action. It doesn’t mean you won’t f— up again. But re-patterning and challenging lifelong social conditioning is a job that doesn’t end.”
In June, as the conversation around racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement reached a boiling point after the killing of George Floyd, Ryan Reynolds and Lively released a lengthy statement about their misgivings while dealing with racial topics.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, both posted the same statement on their Instagram accounts and announced that they had donated $2000,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. They also stated about educating themselves to help those oppressed by racial bias better.
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