Jenny Slate Tells You Everything You Want to Know About Her Relationship and Breakup with Chris Evans
Slate met Evans in a chemistry read for the upcoming film, Gifted, and got along instantly. Her marriage with Dean Fleischer-Camp was coming to an end while filming began, but her friendship with Evans was just beginning to blossom. She got to know his goofy side that liked to organize games with the cast even though she thought it was “annoying” at first and later found a more nuanced side of him.
“He’s really vulnerable, and he’s really straightforward,” says Slate. “He’s like primary colors. He has beautiful, big, strong emotions, and he’s really sure of them. It’s just wonderful to be around. His heart is probably golden-colored, if you could paint it.”
Slate and Fleischer-Camp had been been separated for a few months when she and Evans began dating. She says that she and her ex-husband are still “good friends.”
“That’s why we got divorced,” she says. “If we didn’t get divorced, we wouldn’t be able to be friends and we wouldn’t be able to do our work. We had just grown apart, and we love each other. It wasn’t easy, but not bad.” She pauses. “No, it was bad. But not essentially bad.”
She tells NY Mag that, like Fleischer-Camp, she doesn’t mind speaking about Evans after they ended their relationship, but she would prefer to discuss her work in media interviews from here on out. “I don’t want people to ask me more about my love life because of him than they ask me about my work,” says Slate.
“[Evans] is a lovely person. I don’t know. It feels like such a huge thing,” she says. “Last year was a giant, big year for my heart. I’ve never, ever thought to keep anything private because that’s not really what I’m like, and now I’m learning those things, and they’re weird, kind of demented lessons to learn.”
She says they’re not on bad terms, but they haven’t really been in contact.
“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,” she adds.
Read Slate’s full interview where she discusses recovering from her breakup and her forthcoming films over on Vulture.