Ryan Reynolds has apologised for choosing a former slave Plantation as the location for his 2012 wedding to Blake Lively.

The actor, 43, said that he and Blake, 32, feel 'deeply sorry' for the decision which he now views as a 'giant f***ing mistake.'

"What we saw at the time was a wedding venue on Pinterest. What we saw after was a place built upon devastating tragedy," Ryan explained while addressing the controversy in an interview with Fast Company.

"It’s something we’ll always be deeply and unreservedly sorry for," admitted the Deadpool star.

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively arrive for the State Dinner in honor of Prime Minister Trudeau and Mrs. Sophie Trudeau of Canada at the White House
Ryan Reynolds admitted he and wife Blake Lively deeply regret their choice of wedding venue

"Years ago we got married again at home — but shame works in weird ways," he mused. "A giant f***king 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."

Ryan and Blake, who now share three children, tied the knot at Boone Hall, South Carolina eight years ago.

While the working farm is now a thriving wedding venue, it's history as a former slave plantation is exhibited on its grounds, which have been turned into a museum with nine original slave cabins still standing.

The couple said 'I do' at Boone Hall, a former slave plantation
The site is now a tourist attraction and museum

As well as hosting over 100 wedding ceremonies a year, Boone Hall has also featured in numerous films and TV shows including The Notebook and Days of Our Lives.

In October 2019 campaign group Colour of Change described hosting weddings at former slavery sites as 'inappropriate and disrespectful'.

The organisation wrote to five wedding planning websites and urged them not feature venues that were former slave plantations.

Blake said she was 'ashamed' of her past behaviour as she and hubby Ryan donated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Reynolds and Lively joined the conservation on racial injustice themselves this year following the expansion of the Black Lives Matter movement after the death of George Floyd.

In an Instagram post shared in May, Blake wrote: "We've never had to worry about preparing our kids for different rules of law or what might happen if we're pulled over in a car. We don't know what it's like to experience that life day in and day out. We can't imagine feeling that kind of fear and anger. We're ashamed that in the past, we've allowed ourselves to be uninformed about how deeply rooted systemic racism is."

Blake and her husband Ryan then made a $200k donation to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

In March this year the couple also gave $1million to help support Feeding America and Food Banks Canada during the coronavirus pandemic.