Oh goodness, this timing is NOT looking good for Chris Evans.
Last week, we broke the story that Chris is quietly dating comedian-actress Jenny Slate. And yes, Jenny Slate JUST announced her split from her husband of four years a few weeks ago, which makes things very…uh, how should I put this? AWKWARD.
But let me break this down: Jenny and Chris met last year, on a film called Gifted. It was filmed in hotlanta, away from big city life…in a small town where only the other actors could keep them company. So yeah, Captain America got his. And destroyed a MARRIAGE, pretty much.
When Chris Evans and Jenny Slate met on the set of their upcoming drama Gifted, their connection was undeniable. Last week, PEOPLE confirmed Evans and Slate were dating, and those around them say they it was difficult to ignore seeing the sparks between the two.
“It was obvious they had chemistry and were really into each other,” a source tells PEOPLE.
When they weren’t busy filming, Evans and Slate would spend much of their free time hanging out together.
“They were always talking and laughing on the set,” an insider tells PEOPLE. “You could tell they were great friends and just had a lot of fun together. They would hang out with the crew during takes and just be joking around.”
The new couple were also often spotted taking walks together in between takes, where they were seen laughing and even singing show tunes to one another.
“It was cute,” said the source. “When she was on set filming they were always together. They would go eat at craft services together, take walks together.”
And as if Slate needed a reminder of how hunky her new beau is, the actress couldn’t help but blush whenever Evans was spotted showing off his toned body.
“When Chris lifted up his shirt to wipe off the sweat, she tried really hard not to look at his abs,” added the insider. “We were all looking but you could tell she was trying really hard not to.”
Well edited, People Magazine. A cute story about unexpected chemistry and hit us with some marriage deets.
Chris and Jenny’s people have tried to do a small amount of damage control, though this shizz is really flying under the radar. The real victim is Jenny’s husband, who is very very hot in his own right, and looks a lot more like the kind of dude Jenny would have a boner for (hipster, handsome, etc.) Sorry, dude.