When Chris Evans and Jenny Slate first started dating, she was just as shocked as most people in the world. While talking to Vulture about their breakup, Slate also went into detail about what it was like to date Evans in the first place. The relationship was very weird for someone like Slate who says when she goes out to eat she “sits in the window and says hi to people” to be with Evans who is a “very, very famous person”.
Slate was just getting out of a 4-year marriage to film editor Dean Fleischer-Camp and was actually annoyed by Evans at first who wanted everyone on the cast and crew to come to “game night” and was always a super high-energy guy. When Evans first started showing interest in Slate, she was confused because of his history dating women like Jessica Biel and Minka Kelly, she actually thought it was a joke. Slate didn’t want to be some sort of experiment for Evans to date a different type of girl. What became the hardest thing to deal with for Slate was the ownership different women felt over her boyfriend and how women would come up to her and talk about how “hot” Evans was.
Slate says the truth is the two had great times together, but they were just too different and she hadn’t even truly dealt with her separation yet. Her divorce from Fleischer-Camp hadn’t even been finalized until even after her breakup with Evans. It was a very anxious time for Slate who says because of Evans’ extreme fame, they spent a lot of time at home avoiding paparazzi. It was also hard and a different perspective for Slate to see Evans deal with the pressures of his level of fame. “The stress that I saw him be put under, I’ve never seen that before, and he handled that really gracefully,” but Slate soon realized this was normal for Evans and the one that is was really stressing out was her.
Although Slate and Evans have not spoken much since the breakup, Slate says that she would love to have him back in her life one day. Slate said “I think it’s probably best. I’d love to be his friend one day, but we threw down pretty hard. No regrets, though. Ever.”