Friendly Reminder: Jeffrey Dean Morgan Co-Owns a Candy Shop With Paul Rudd

Walking Dead star and fellow actor took over the sweet store in Rhinebeck, NY

By Kendall Fisher Oct 24, 2016 8:30 PMTags
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Although you might be very angry with Jeffrey Dean Morgan after watching The Walking Dead on Sunday night (we won't disclose any spoilers in case you haven't watched), we want to remind you that he's a sweetie in real life...pun intended!

He owns a candy shop with Paul Rudd, and there's no possible way you could stay mad at someone like that.

Yes, the 50-year-old actor and the Ant-Man star are co-owners of Samuel's Sweet Shop in Rhinebeck, N.Y., but the back story that led to them purchasing the shop is even more heartwarming. 

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Morgan and Rudd had done some work together in Hudson Valley and had met the candy shop's previous owner, Ira Gutner—who bought the shop in 1994 and ran it for 20 years. However, he tragically passed away in 2014, and they decided to buy it and maintain it in his name.

In an interview with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show earlier this year, Morgan recalled how they came to the decision.

"The first guy I met in this town called Rhinebeck was Ira, and he owned this candy store," Morgan explained. "He passed away a few years ago and Paul and I had been friends for a while and we just didn't want it to turn into a smoothie stand or something."

He continued, "It had been there since the early '90s so we were like, 'Yeah, let's pool our money together and get a candy store' so now we're the proud owners of Samuel's Sweet Shop!"