“She’s my favorite human,” he said of Slate, who he started dating after meeting on the set of their upcoming movie Gifted, in an interview with People. “She’s the best. I’ve never ever ever met someone in my life who has a mastery of the English language the way she does. She’ll give you one sentence and there’s no fat to it. You’re like, ‘You just chose such an unbelievable collection of words that beautifully articulate what you say.’”
“It’s like an art form talking with her, because the visuals associated with her expression are just so colorful,” he continued. “She’s so vulnerable, so honest, so interested in other people more than herself, she’s incredibly compassionate, there’s just nothing to not love about her.”
A week ago, Slate got candid about their nine-month relationship. Though she admitted they have not spoken since the split, she only had sweet things to say about her former beau.
“He’s really vulnerable, and he’s really straightforward,” she told New York Magazine. “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.”
She added, “I’d love to be his friend one day, but we threw down pretty hard. No regrets, though. Ever.”