Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds got married in 2012. The beautiful wedding took place on one of the most picturesque plantations in the United States, which is called Boone Hall. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of America’s oldest slave plantations.
However, against the backdrop of anti-racist protests, a wedding on an old plantation took on a completely different meaning, inappropriate in today’s America. Many celebrities who once unknowingly showed racism fell under the distribution. In a recent interview with Fast Company, Ryan Reynolds stated that he and Blake regretted having their wedding on the plantation.
This is something we will always deeply regret. But this is no longer possible to fix. What we saw back then was the wedding venue we found on Pinterest. What we see now is a place built on a terrible tragedy. A few years later, we got married again, but at home. And the shame still remains. A giant mistake like this can force you to either close down or rethink the situation and push you into action. This does not mean that you will no longer be wrong. But re-patterning and confronting lifelong social conditioning is a process that has no end,
– Ryan said.