Ryan Reynolds is apologizing for the choice of venue for his wedding to Blake Lively, which took place on a former plantation.
The actor addressed the decision in a new interview with Fast Company and expressed his regret for their actions and wedding venue decision. Reynolds and Lively married in 2012 at Boone Hall, a former slave plantation in South Carolina. “It’s something we’ll always be deeply and unreservedly sorry for,” Reynolds said.
“It’s impossible to reconcile,” he continued. “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—ing 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, amidst the Black Lives Matter Movement, both Lively and Reynolds took to Instagram to open up about their shortcomings and how they plan to do better for their children in the future. They also added they would be donating $200,000 to the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Legal Defense Fund.
Check out the full social media statement below:
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