Disheartening News for Ryan Reynolds: Ottawa Senators Bid Falls Through as He Reunites with Blake Lively!
After a period spent in Wales following his soccer club’s promotion, Ryan Reynolds recently rejoined his wife Blake Lively and their four children. On Friday morning, Reynolds shared a video of himself taking a walk in the chilly UK. However, it seems that his evening took an unexpected turn, as fan videos on Twitter revealed his presence at Taylor Swift’s Eras show in Philadelphia, accompanied by Blake. Unfortunately, amidst their reunion, disappointing reports emerged stating that Reynolds’ bid to purchase the Ottawa Senators NHL team had hit a roadblock.
Following the announcement of the team’s sale in November after longtime owner Eugene Melnyk’s passing, Reynolds partnered with real estate developer Remington Group in an attempt to acquire the franchise. ESPN reported that Reynolds and Remington Group sought an exclusive 30-day window to finalize the deal, but their request was denied, leading both parties to withdraw from the bidding process.
Back in December, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman acknowledged meeting with Reynolds regarding his interest in becoming an NHL owner. Bettman praised Reynolds, stating that he had left a strong impression and expressed hope for his involvement, as the actor possesses business acumen, sports understanding, and a substantial social media following of over 100 million.
Reynolds had initially revealed his intention to purchase the Ottawa Senators during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in November. He humorously expressed his need for a wealthy partner and showcased his enthusiasm for sports ownership.
Prior to the Ottawa Senators bid, Reynolds had ventured into the world of sports ownership with his acquisition of Wrexham, an English football club, alongside co-owner Rob McElhenney. In April, Wrexham achieved promotion to the Football League after a 15-year hiatus.
Although Reynolds’ NFL expansion plans did not come to fruition, there may still be hope for Snoop Dogg, who recently confirmed his bid to purchase the Ottawa Senators.
Snoop, collaborating with Los Angeles-based businessman Neko Sparks, shared the news on Instagram, revealing his involvement in an investment group consisting of over a dozen members. Additionally, singer The Weeknd has reportedly teamed up with Toronto billionaires Jeffrey and Michael Kimel to explore the possibility of acquiring the NHL team.
While Ryan Reynolds faced disappointment with his Ottawa Senators bid, his reunion with Blake Lively provides solace amidst the setback. The future ownership of the NHL franchise remains uncertain, with Snoop Dogg and The Weeknd among the notable figures vying for the opportunity.