Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are looking happy.
On Wednesday, the couple were spotted out in New York, bundled up for the cold and walking arm-in-arm only hours after it was announced Reynolds’ company was sold.
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Mint Mobile, in which Reynolds has been said to own a 20 to 25 per cent stake, was acquired by T-Mobile in a deal worth approximately $1.35 billion.
“We are so happy T-Mobile beat out an aggressive last-minute bid from my mom Tammy Reynolds as we believe the excellence of their 5G network will provide a better strategic fit than my mom’s slightly-above-average mahjong skills,” the actor joked in a statement.
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Following the sale, many sports pundits have speculated that the sale could in part allow Reynolds runway in his bid to purchase the NHL’s Ottawa Senators in a partnership with a Toronto-based real estate developer.
The actor is no stranger to big business deals. In 2020, he sold his Aviation American Gin brand for an estimated $610 million, and in 2021 he and fellow actor Rob McElhenney purchased the Welsh soccer team Wrexham AFC.