3:30 p.m. update: Fans online have said Ackles was in Austin because he lives here but we were not able to confidently confirm. Here are a couple of sources that suggest he moved to Austin and now lives on the lake.
Earlier: “Supernatural” stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles walk into a bar. What follows is a night of Sixth Street partying documented by Austinites who were lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time.
Although the duo are commonly sighted around the city, attending events like Austin City Limits Music Festival, this weekend, they were all over downtown. Along with Padalecki’s wife Genevieve Cortese, they took numerous photos with fans they met throughout the night. The majority of the sightings happened in the bar Padalecki co-owns on Sixth Street, San Jac Saloon. And according to Twitter user @KellermanMary, they even gave one woman $200 for her birthday.
Although we’re not exactly sure why Ackles was in town, it may have been for one of Padalecki’s son’s birthday party. On Facebook, face painter Lisa Ecklund posted about having worked at the party this weekend in which she said “To all my ‘Supernatural’ loving friends, they were all so amazing!!”
If you weren’t one of the blessed people who ran into the stars this weekend, catch the next episode of “Supernatural” on April 27.