Chris Evans & Jenny Slate: It’s Over!
There are two kinds of celebrity breakups:
The one percent that falls into the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie category and makes grown men and women weep as though their own parents split up …
… and the other 99% where you’re like, were you’re all like, “Oh yeah, I forgot they were a thing.”
We think it’s safe to say Chris Evans and Jenny Slate fall firmly in the latter category.
In fairness, some folks seem mildly upset on social media, but they’re vastly outnumbered by the “OMFG Captain America is single!!!” crowd.
Anyway, Evans and Slate started dating back in May of last year.
Despite some early controversy (Many believed that Slate cheated on her husband with Evans. It now appears that they separated before she met the actor.) the couple moved quickly and seemed to get serious in a hurry.
In fact, at one point, it was rumored that Slate was pregnant with Evans’ baby.
That turned out not to be the case, and now it looks like the couple has called it quits.
Sources say the split was amicable and there was no single cause.
In a statement, the actors blamed the usual mix of busy schedules and too much work-related travel.
Both stars remained pretty tight-lipped about their relationship while they were together, but Slate occasionally let her guard down and gushed about.
“It’s kind of like I got my dream 7th grade boyfriend,” she told Entertainment Tonight at a premiere event.
“We didn’t know each other growing up, but we grew up about a half hour away from each other. We’ve been friends for a while.”
At Sundance just last month, Slate was asked about her relationship with Evans by Us Weekly.
“He’s such an amazing guy really in every way,” she replied.
Celebrity couples frequently claim they parted on good terms, but this time we’re actually inclined to believe it.
Evans and Slate both have reputations for being pretty chill, and it never really felt like they were super serious.
A source for the couple says they “remain very close friends.”
Well, that’s good.
Captain America is someone you want to have in your corner – which is probably something that Trump’s gonna tweet any minute now.