Jenny Slate just announced her engagement on Instagram–guess that means we won’t get another round of the on-again, off-again drama between her and Chris Evans!
Comedian and actress Jenny Slate is, despite her many IMDb credits, best known as that woman who dated Chris Evans and then told everyone their business. The girl has no chill when it comes to Captain America, but these days, she’s settled into a more low-key relationship with artist and writer Ben Shattuck.
There’s a little bit of tea to spill about Jenny’s first marriage, to filmmaker Dean Fleischer-Camp, which broke up right after she met Chris Evans. Jenny and Chris co-starred in the film Gifted, and she later admitted that they fell in love on set. Was there an overlap between the two relationships?
We’ve never heard confirmation from anyone involved that Jenny left her husband for Chris. All we know is that they circled each other for about 2 years, breaking up and getting back together more than once.
Jenny and Chris officially split for good in March 2018, but there was always a glimmer of hope that they might get back together. We loved their relationship in part because it gave us hope that a quirky lady like Jenny could date a literal superhero.
We weren’t the only ones surprised when they fell in love. Jenny told E! News, “To be quite honest, I didn’t think I was his type. Eventually, when it was like, ‘Oh, you have these feelings for me?’, I was looking around like, ‘Is this a prank? I mean, I understand why I think I’m beautiful, but if you’ve had a certain lifestyle and I’m a very, very different type of person—I don’t want to be an experiment.”
The other reason we miss Jenny and Chris is because the comedian has no filter in interviews. For two years, we were treated to glorious tell-all interviews about their make-ups and break-ups.
Now that she’s in what seems to be a more mature, stable relationship, Jenny is no longer dishing about her personal life to the press.
The former Saturday Night Live star announced her engagement with a series of candid shots of their vacation. Here’s how she described her modern fairy tale moment:
He took me to France and made a picnic and made me feel happy and free and then he asked me to marry him and i screamed YES. I love you @benshattuck_art, you are the kindest and brightest and I am so grateful and here we go and keep going
As for Ben, he shared a gorgeous photo of his fiancee in front of a turquoise door with the caption, “In an abandoned castle in southern France, I asked this woman to marry me. Here she is in front of a door the color of her soul.”
Y’all, find yourself a man who thinks your soul is a beautiful hue.