Not another one!
The past 12 months have seen an unprecedented amount of shock celebrity splits, from Anna Faris and Chris Pratt and Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers to Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux.
Just this week, another golden celebrity couple confirmed their separation, with the latest being Chris Evans and Jenny Slate.
While the notoriously private couple have yet to announce the news themselves, a recent New York Times profile on Chris Evans stated that ‘their on-again, off-again relationship, beloved by the internet, recently ended.’
Fans had a special place in their hearts for this on-again, off-again relationship, with the couple rekindling their love a year ago after taking a break from their nine month relationship.
‘To be quite honest, I didn’t think I was his type’, Jenny Slate explained to New York magazine after their initial split, describing how the couple met on the set of their film, Gifted. ‘We’re an odd match’.
She continued: ‘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. He’s really vulnerable, and he’s really straightforward. He’s like primary colours. 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-coloured, if you could paint it.’
It seemed, however, that his intense fame was too much for Jenny to handle back then. ‘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 originally, 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.’
‘I’d love to be his friend one day, but we threw down pretty hard. No regrets, though. Ever.’