Ryan Reynolds expressed remorse for getting married in a 2012 ceremony at Boone House, a former slave plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
"It's something we'll always be deeply and unreservedly sorry for," Reynolds said in a recent interview with Fast Company. "It's impossible to reconcile."
The "Deadpool" star went on to explain his and Blakely's reasoning behind the decision.
"What we saw at the time was a wedding venue on Pinterest," he said. "What we saw after was a place built upon devastating tragedy."
Boone Hall is one of the country's oldest working plantations, and has continually grown crops for over 320 years. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
On Friday, Reynolds announced he would use his own salary to pay and house 10- 20 trainees who are “Black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) or people from marginalized or excluded communities" to work on his next film. The move comes in an effort to ensure his next project is more inclusive.
In June, the married couple reported on Instagram that they donated $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, taking action amid protests against police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd.