Jenny Slate Calls Chris Evans Her "Dream 7th Grade Boyfriend" & They Couldn't Be More Adorable If They Tried
The rumors were flying, but now it's officially confirmed: Chris Evans and Jenny Slate are dating, and the Secret Life of Pets actor cannot stop gushing about her relationship with Captain America. Like, middle-schooler-with-a-crush status. Their happiness is palpable, and I am totally here for it.
Slate caught up with Entertainment Tonight while walking the red carpet for the premiere of Pets, which I will most certainly be seeing because it looks LOL IRL-levels of hilarious. Of course, she was inevitably asked about her rumored beau — who attended the event with Slate and her nieces and nephew — and it was clear that Slate had hearts in her eyes.
"I haven't really had a large premiere before, so it's nice to have someone who knows how it goes," she told ET. Since she and Evans both grew up in Massachusetts, the actor joked that "it's kind of like I got my dream 7th grade boyfriend." As well as everyone's collective dream 7th grade boyfriend, so I'll just casually be over here seething with jealousy.
"We didn't know each other growing up, but we grew up about half an hour away from each other," Slate revealed, smiling. "We've been friends for a while, and, yeah." "And, yeah" — the two are officially together and everything is adorable.
The Secret Life of Pets premiere marks their first red carpet debut as a couple. And it looks like they had an incredible time both at the event (see the sweet picture above), as well as on their way to the premiere. After all, a dance/singalong party in the car with Slate's nieces and nephew — as she posted on Instagram; one can only assume that Evans is the one filming/is the male voice laughing in the background — seems like the only way to do up a big Hollywood event:
Back in April, the Gifted co-stars discussed meeting on the movie set and couldn't stop gushing about each other. Speaking to Anna Faris on her podcast, Evans revealed:
"Oddly enough, I've only known Jenny for a few months which is insane to say," he said. "It doesn't [feel like that] at all. Sometimes you just meet the same animal. And that's just [what it's like] with Jenny."
For Slate, she definitely had that whole 7th-grade-crush intimidation factor with Evans. I mean, the dude is Captain America.
"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?'" she recalled on the show. "The first night we hung out I was like, 'Wow, I could hang out with Chris for like 90 hours.'"
Since then, they've certainly logged a whole lot more hours together — and it seems like they're not slowing down any time soon. So whatever their couple name is (Slevans? Chenny?) you better believe I ship it, and ship it hard.