Jenny Slate wasted no time finding a new man after her split from husband Dean Fleischer-Camp. The Saturday Night Live has started dating Captain America: Civil War Chris Evans.
The couple met while filming their upcoming movie, Gifted, also starring Octavia Spencer. They started dating as early as March of this year.
Here’s what you need to know.
1. Slate and Evans Met on the Set of Their Movie ‘Gifted’
Slate, 34, and Evans, 34, star in the upcoming movie, Gifted, directed by Marc Webb and written by Tom Flynn. They filmed the movie last fall in Atlanta. According to Variety, the synopsis for the film is:
Gifted tells the story of Frank Adler (Evans), a single man raising his 7-year-old, intellectually gifted niece Mary off the grid in rural Florida. In an attempt to help her experience a “normal” upbringing, Frank enrolls her in school, attracting the unwanted attention of his scheming mother who fights for custody of the girl only to exploit her gifts for selfish reasons. A familial tug-of-war takes form as they attempt to decide what is best for this remarkable girl.
The movie also stars Octavia Spencer, Lindsay Duncan and newcomer McKenna Grace, who plays the “gifted” little girl.
2. The Couple Double Dated With Evans’ Brother in March
Slate and Evans have not gone public with their relationship yet, but they did double date with Evans’ brother Scott back in March, a source told Us Weekly. The couples dined at the Hollywood restaurant, Magnolia.
They also sat down together with Anna Faris on the Mom star’s podcast, Unqualified. Slate admitted she was a “little scared” to meet Evans at first, but she couldn’t get enough of him once they met.
I didn’t know what to expect when I met Chris. I was a little scared because I kind of felt like, Well, I don’t know him. He’s a giant man with huge muscles and he’s Captain America. How could we ever connect? [But the] first night that we hung out, I was like, Wow, I could hang out with Chris for, like, 90 hours.
3. Slate and Her Husband Split After Almost Four Years of Marriage
Slate recently split from her husband Dean Fleischer-Camp after nearly four years of marriage. The ex-couple tied the knot in September 2012, but had grown apart and “it wasn’t a bad breakup,” a source told Us Weekly.
They collaborated on stop-action short film Marcel the Shell With Shoes On in 2010, which won Best Animated Short at AFI Fest 2010 and screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Slate voiced the animated anthropomorphic shell, Marcel.
4. Evans Has Had an On and Off-Again Relationship With Minka Kelly Since 2007
Evans started dating Friday Night Lights alum Minka Kelly, 35, in 2007. They split up soon after, but rekindled their romance in September 2012. The broke up again in October 2013, but were spotted together again last September walking their dogs on Labor Day weekend in West Hollywood, according to People.
The Avengers star has also been linked to Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Emmy Rossum and dated Jessica Biel from 2003 to 2005.
5. Slate and Evans Both Grew Up in the Boston Suburbs
Slate grew up just south of Boston in the suburb of Milton, Massachusetts. Her father Ron Slate is a poet and author, and her mother Nancy is a ceramicist. The Obvious Child star has an older and younger sister, Abigail and Stacey.
Evans was born in Boston and raised in Sudbury, Massachusetts, west of the city. His father Robert Evans is a dentist and his mother, Lisa, is the artistic director at the Concord Youth Theater. He has two sisters, Carly and Shanna, as well as his little brother, Scott.