Ryan Reynolds gets big payday selling mobile company in $1.35 billion deal

Ryan Reynolds
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Ryan Reynolds just gave his accountant a bit more work to do.

T-Mobile has purchased the Ka’ena Corporation and it’s subsidiaries. These include Reynolds’ prepaid wireless company Mint Mobile. Reynolds and T-Mobile shared the news via a cheeky press release.

“Mint Mobile is the best deal in wireless and today’s news only enhances our ability to deliver for our customers,” Reynolds said in the release. “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. I am so proud of the entire Mint team and so excited for what’s to come.”

Reynolds also took the announcement to his Instagram where he posted a video with T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert, who said he was “so excited” about Mint joining the T-Mobile “family.”

“Well, I wouldn’t call it a family, Mike. Family is a place for misdirected hopes and dreams. I’m hoping this will be much better than that,” Reynolds joked.

Reynolds continued on remarking how excited he is about the new partnership.

“I’m certain I’m finally going to fill whatever hole I have inside my soul which possesses me to emphasize external success over quieting an internal child, futilely craving some sort of illusory acknowledgement from my now deceased father,” Reynolds deadpanned in reference to his father that passed in 2015.

“Nice to have a new dad,” he said while giving Sievert a hug.

The press release gave some specifics on the deal, stating T-Mobile would pay “$1.35 billion in a combination of 39% cash and 61% stock” for the acquisition.

Outside of the mobile world, Reynolds most recently appeared in the Apple TV+ holiday movie “Spirited.”

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