One could assume that the power couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively would reside in a home close to Hollywood like royalty.

The lovely pair, who together have a net worth of over $400 million US, resides in a sleepy North Wales village with views of castles that the British Royal family utilizes.

When the quick-witted Reynolds relocated to the peaceful village of Marford, which has a population of approximately 2,500, he wasn’t seeking to get away from adoring fans because there, his fame increased as a result of the recent success of the Wrexham Association Football Club (AFC) is experiencing under his guidance.

The third-oldest professional association team in the world and the oldest club in Wales both belong to Wrexham AFC. Reynolds bought a $1.9 million home in Marford, North Wales, close to the Racecourse Ground, where the team plays.

Reynolds, a Canadian, and Robert McElhenney, an actor best known for his work on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, are co-owners of the soccer team they acquired in 2021.

Reynolds is accustomed to managing businesses, but neither actor had experience working for a sports team. Aside from his extraordinarily successful acting career, he also formed the production company Maximum Effort and held stock in several businesses, including Aviation American Gin and the Canadian communications company Nuvei.

Being the real-life Ted Lasso of the Welcome to Wrexham TV docuseries, Reynolds took on the underperforming sports team as a new challenge to boost performance and gain the community’s support.

“We can now pursue our goal to grow the team and return it to the EFL in front of increased attendances, in an improved stadium, while making a positive difference to the wider community in Wrexham,” the co-owners said a release. “Together with the players, the staff, the fans, and the local community.” Professional football clubs from Wales and England compete in the EFL or English Football League.

Reynolds appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to make a pitch for the team in 2020. And remembers that when he failed to notify the transaction with Lively, whom he married in 2012, he got into a bit of trouble.

“I distinctly recall approaching Blake and informing him that I had horrible news. Unfortunately, I once again snuck into someone’s direct messages. The awful information is that I may have purchased half of a Welsh national fifth-tier football league.” Lively’s answer, according to Reynolds, was “not good.”

Reynolds jokingly said, “We’re still working through that one.”

The couple and their four daughters had no regrets about leaving their home in Pound Lake, New York, which has around 5,200 people living there, and moving to Marford, where they will spend their time.

According to Magus Malik, the owner of the Red Lion Pub, one of the town’s two pubs, who spoke with the Daily Mail, Reynolds is eager to move into Wrexham.

“This is fantastic news. Ryan Reynolds has contributed significantly to Wrexham and the neighborhood.” According to Malik, the news has created quite a stir in the community, and many residents are thrilled that such a well-known celebrity would be relocating there.

The Deadpool actor, renowned for his natural comic timing, has starred in several box office successes, including The Proposal, The Croods: A New Age, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, and Free Guy.

“I’ve seen several of his movies, and I watched the Netflix documentary about him and Rob McElhenney taking over the Wrexham football team,” continued Malik. “Ryan seems genuine, and I believe he will fit quite well here. It’s a nice and inviting location to live. He will undoubtedly enjoy it as much as we do. And we’ll have a pint ready for him at the pub; he is more than welcome there.”

A lot of attention is being paid to the town and its beloved football team due to Reynolds’ arrival, so it might not be so sleepy for much longer.

Even King Charles wanted to meet him because he handled his celebrity endearingly. King Charles and Queen Consort Camila visited the Racecourse Ground in December 2022 and met with team management.

The senior royals visited the club to learn more about its growth goals, and People claims that they “walked through the Player’s Tunnel for an authentic experience.” After that, Reynolds and McElhenney led them onto the field.

Reynolds might soon be the owner of a pro hockey franchise. The process started because of his prior expertise in managing a sports organization, and in 2022 he announced his plans to purchase the National Hockey League’s floundering Ottawa Senators.

With their extensive charitable activity, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively do some great things. Reynolds is saving a sports team whose team members and staff were on leave when he arrived. He’s been compared to a real-life superhero by others.