During his talk with The New York Times, Padalecki reiterated he and Ackles will always be close.
“I love Jensen deeply,” he continued. “He’s my brother—he has been for many years, and he always will be, no matter what. He’s spent more time with me on camera than anybody probably ever will, so he knows my strengths and weaknesses more than I do, and vice versa. I respect his opinion.”
Ultimately, it seems like the whole scenario was a big misunderstanding.
“It was just one of those things that because it was online, and people were assuming I was part of it, I really wanted to just say: ‘Hey, I’m not keeping a secret from you guys. I just don’t know about this,'” Padalecki clarified. “And I should be old enough to know better than to put something out there and expect that people will understand. It’s hard to tweet a specific tone. If you write it online, it’s like, ‘Oh, he doesn’t know! They’re going to kill each other! The world is ending!’ And I’m like, ‘No, no, no.’ [Laughs.] I try to avoid social media as much as possible because of that.”