And the difficult few months they’ve got ahead…
After a nine month relationship, Chris Evans and Jenny Slate finally called it quits last month, with the actress opening up in a recent interview with New York magazine about the split.
‘To be quite honest, I didn’t think I was his type’, explained the American comedian and actress, describing how the couple met on the set of their film, Gifted, continuing: ‘we’re an odd match’.
‘Chris is truly one of the kindest people I’ve ever met, to the point where sometimes I would look at him and it would kind of break my heart’, Jenny said of her ex boyfriend. ‘He’s really vulnerable, and he’s really straightforward. He’s like primary colors. He has beautiful, big, strong emotions, and he’s really sure of them. It’s just wonderful to be around. His heart is probably golden-colored, if you could paint it.’
It seemed, however, that his intense fame was too much for Jenny to handle. ‘Chris is a very, very famous person’, she explained, ‘for him to go to a restaurant is totally different than for me to go. I sit in my window and I say “Hi” to people on the street. I have more freedom because I’m not Captain America. I’m mostly a cartoon.’
‘The stress that I saw him be put under, I’ve never seen that before, and he handled that really gracefully’, she explained, ‘he’s not stressed. I was the person that was stressed.’
Going on to explain their reason for breaking up, Jenny explained how the attention was getting too much, stating ‘this is what I needed to feel normal, to be alone.’
She continued: ‘If you are a woman who really cares about her freedom, her rights, her sense of being an individual, it is confusing to go out with one of the most objectified people in the entire world.’
With a normal break up you would just hide the ex in question from your Facebook feed and avoid them at all costs for a few months, unfortunately that’s not the case for Jenny and Chris, with the ex-couple having to promote their upcoming film, Gifted together this month, making for some awkward press junkets.
Speaking about reuniting with her ex to promote the film, Jenny insisted, ‘I feel pretty relaxed about it right now. That’s because I know Chris and he’s a very nice man. And we’ve gone into our separate lives but that doesn’t also mean that I’m going to sleep well the night before, you know?’
‘We’re not on bad terms,’ she said of their break up, ‘but we haven’t really seen each other, spoken a lot. I think it’s probably best. I’d love to be his friend one day, but we threw down pretty hard. No regrets, though. Ever.’