Monica Ruiz is back and has ditched her exercise bike for a bottle of gin.

By Alicia Brunker
December 10, 2019
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For anyone worried about Peloton wife's well-being after watching the fitness brand's holiday ad this week, rest assured that she's safe.

Monica Ruiz — the woman who appears to be frightened during the duration of the viral commercial — is back and has ditched her exercise bike for a bottle of gin (Ryan Reynolds's Aviation gin to be exact).

In a "sequel" spoof, Ruiz stars in a new advertisement for the actor's alcohol company Aviation American Gin, with the implication that she's left her husband. "This gin is really smooth," she says at a bar with her two friends, maintaining the same melancholy tone in the Peloton commercial.

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"Yeah," her friends responds. "We can get you another one, if you like," her other friends says. "You're safe here," says the first, before they all toast to "new beginnings."

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In an effort to drown her sorrows from the split, Ruiz downs her drink in a single sip and her friend slides over a second cocktail. The clip then transitions to a bottle of Reynolds's Aviation Gin.

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Despite the backlash Peloton received for its original ad, the company is standing by their creative endeavor.

"Our holiday spot was created to celebrate that fitness and wellness journey," a spokesperson told People. "While we’re disappointed in how some have misinterpreted this commercial, we are encouraged by —,and grateful for — the outpouring of support we’ve received from those who understand what we were trying to communicate."

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