Entertainment Arts Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively apologise for wedding location

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively apologise for wedding location

The celebrity couple expressed their regret on the venue they had chosen in 2012 as they had no knowledge that it was formerly a slave plantation

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

Back in 2012, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively tied the knot on one of America’s oldest plantations. The celebrity couple regretted choosing the venue as their wedding location after they found out that the place, called Boone Hall was a former slave plantation in South Carolina. Speaking to Fast Company, Ryan 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**k up again. But re-patterning and challenging lifelong social conditioning is a job that doesn’t end.”

The 43-year-old actor and 32-year-old actress uploaded a lengthy statement about their own mistakes in light of the Black Lives Movement on June 1. The couple also shared that they have donated US$200,000 to the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People) Legal Defence Fund.

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively apologise for their choice of wedding location. Picture:Instagram

- Advertisement -

“We also pledge to stay educated and vote in every local election. We want to know the positions of school board nominees, sheriffs, mayors, councilpersons. We want to know their positions on justice. But mainly, we want to use our privilege and platform to be an ally. And to play a part in easing pain for so many who feel as though this grand experiment is failing them,” the couple said.

Ryan told the publication that his production company and marketing agency, Maximum Effort, has been doing its part in making sure representation and diversity is strongly considered when hiring employees.

 

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

National reserves: Whatever their strategic value, Singaporeans have right to know how they are managed

  The ruling People’s Action Party is weaponising knowledge of the exact amount of Singapore’s national reserves as a way of helping it stay in power. That’s unacceptable. It does not have such an in perpetuity right. One of the debates in...

Jolin Tsai’s perky butt got the internet abuzz

Taipei -- Mandopop diva Jolin Tsai isn't shy of flaunting her figure in all kinds of sexy and revealing outfits and her fans are just lapping it up. The 40-year-old singer uploaded a couple of photos from her trip to Yangmingshan...

Man attacks teen, calls him a virus, damages his phone

Singapore—A sudden attack took a teen by surprise when one man started yelling at him, physically harming him, and throwing his phone into a nearby drain at around 10.30pm on Tuesday (Feb 23) on a section of the road near the...

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent