Jenny Slate and Chris Evans met and started dating on the set of their upcoming film Gifted. It's a familiar Hollywood story about two beautiful, talented actors falling in love behind the scenes. This story was particularly heartwarming, though, because fans of the two were quite surprised by the pairing. They seemed to come from opposite ends of the show business spectrum. Evans was the action hero golden boy, while Slate was the quirky, thoughtful comedy girl. It turned out that these two were a pretty compelling match and we quickly started shipping them hardcore.
Despite their cuteness, the two actors called it quits back in February right before the promotional tour for Gifted was set to begin. Break ups are hard enough without having to literally make press appearances with your ex where reporters will inevitably be asking about your relationship. Evans and Slate are handling this tough situation like champs, though, with Slate even speaking very highly of her ex in New York Magazine. "Chris is truly one of the kindest people I've ever met, to the point where sometimes I would look at him and it would kind of break my heart," she said. "He's really vulnerable, and he's really straightforward. 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."
The post-break up affection clearly goes both ways. The two were spotted posing together on the red carpet at the premiere of Gifted. Evans and Slate were seen with big smiles on their faces surrounded by their co-stars. This wasn't long after Evans opened up to USA Today about his co-star and their relationship. "You find that you cannot help to have respect for her. You spend five minutes with her and you cannot find something bad to say about her if you tried," Evans said of Slate. "I am endlessly grateful for having met her. She will be in my life always."
These two are doing breaking up right. It's great to see two people end a romantic relationship, but still love and appreciate each other.