Captain America finally tied the knot! 42-year-old Chris Evans married his girlfriend of 2 years, 26-year-old Alba Baptista, in a private ceremony that was held in an estate in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on September 9, 2023. According to Page Six, the event took place ‘behind closed doors’, and all guests were to sign NDAs. Mobile phones were also (reportedly) not allowed.
An insider revealed that the star-studded event had Chris’ The Avengers co-stars such as Iron Man’s Robert Downey Jr., Thor’s Chris Hemsworth, and Hawkeye’s Jeremy Renner. Additionally, People reported that John Krasinski, his wife Emily Blunt, Chris Hemsworth’s wife Elsa Pataki, and Robert Downey Jr.’s wife Susan, were seen around the Boston area before the wedding event.
In January, Chris shared a video on social media and revealed his relationship with Alba. The cute video showed the couple trying to scare each other. He also revealed that he was reminiscing on a day in 2022 and added 3 heart emojis that made everyone know he had love for the young actress.
In November, reports have disclosed that the Marvel star has been dating Alba for over a year, and their relationship has reached the next level. In the past, Chris has dated Jenny Slate, Minka Kelly, and Jessica Biel. Other rumors claimed he was close to Selena Gomez and Lily Collins. However, it was his relationship with Alba that became serious.
“They are in love, and Chris has never been happier. His family and friends all adore her,” a source close to the couple told People. In 2022, Chris revealed in an interview that he was content in his personal life. He also shared that someday, he hopes to settle down with a family.
“That’s absolutely something I want: wife, kids, building a family,” Chris said. “When you read about most of the best artists, whether it’s actors, painters, writers, most of them admit it wasn’t the work they made that they are most proud of. It was about the relationships; the families they created, the love they found, the love they shared. So it’s also something through my long 41 years that also rings true.”
“Those things are the most important,” Chris added. “I love the idea of tradition and ceremony. I had a lot of that in my life, so the idea of creating that — I can’t think of anything better.”
Alba Baptista is a budding actress and has a successful career in the showbiz industry. In 2014, she appeared in a short film entitled Miami when she was only 16 years old. The film landed her the coveted Best Actress Award at the Festival Ibérico de Ciné. In her home country, Portugal, Alba also appeared in several films, such as Equinócio by Ivo Ferreira and Caminhos Magnétykos by Edgar Pêra.
Her career in showbiz continued to soar when she appeared in the film Patrick, the directorial debut of Gonçalo Waddington, in 2019. The film competed at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. The next year, she worked with Harvey Keitel in the film Fatima.
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Alba’s latest work is the lead role in the Netflix series Warrior Nun, as Ava Silva. The series was released in 2020 and ran for 2 seasons before it was canceled. However, a trilogy of feature films is in the works. In 2022, she appeared in the movie Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.
Alba also has a heart for charity and did humanitarian work at an orphanage in Cambodia 4 years ago.
Since rising to fame due to his work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America, Chris Evans had an on-off romance with actress Jenny Slate.
Chris Evans’ brother, Scott, who is openly gay, appeared in Nick Viall’s podcast The Viall Files and explained how fame has affected Chris’ ability to have a serious relationship. He also defended his brother’s romance with Alba, despite the 16-year age gap. He also shared his response to the wild reactions and public inquiries about Chris’ past relationships. He said, “It’s tough for Chris as people can ruin things pretty quickly. A superstar’s girlfriend will initially think: ‘Oh, I’m just dating a person, he’s a guy,’ only to find herself on the business end of ‘article after article after article after post after tag after tag.’”
Scott also frankly said, “Chris’ besotted fans try to “destroy his girlfriends” and denounce “anybody he’s tried to date as ‘a piece of crap.’ He can only take that for so long, which makes relationships kind of hard for him, I think.”
“Chris’ stardom developed in ‘a slow burn over the years,’” Scott added. “Rather than an overnight shock where ‘all of a sudden he catapults to fame.’ We watched the Internet happen together. Twitter wasn’t around when he started making movies.”
In this age of social media, the internet can be a dark place where people can be very bold to post things online and assume they are appropriate for people to view.
Scott has discovered that some of Chris’ avid fans refer to him as their ‘brother-in-law’ while fantasizing about Chris. He has so many kind words about Alba and confirms that he approves of his brother’s relationship with her.
In 2019, after his final break-up with on-off girlfriend Jenny Slate, the Knives Out star said in an interview with Men’s Journal: “I really want kids. Yeah, I do. I like pretty pedestrian, domestic things. I want a wife. I want kids. I like ceremony. I want to carve pumpkins and decorate Christmas trees and s*** like that.”