If you are in need of further proof that celebrities are in fact, not like us, look no further than ex-flames Chris Evans and Jenny Slate, whose public breakup has been suffocatingly amicable thus far.
The two first met during a “chemistry read” for their respective roles in the upcoming film, Gifted. In a recent interview with Vulture, Slate recalled that following the audition, Evans said to her: “You’re going to be one of my closest friends.” And as fate would have it, they dated for approximately ten months last year.
At first, Slate was skeptical, saying she didn’t think she was his “type.” But they bonded over a similar upbringing in Massachusetts and a love of playing games. No, not the relationship games that most of us play. Literal games. Adorable.
In an interview with New York, Slate continued to list all of Evans’ good qualities in a humorously hyperbolic fashion: “He’s really vulnerable, and he’s really straightforward,” she said. “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.”
But wait, there’s more! “Chris is truly one of the kindest people I’ve ever met,” Slate continued. “To the point where sometimes I would look at him and it would kind of break my heart.”
On Thursday, Evans lived up to his glowing review from Slate by showering her with compliments in a People interview.
“She’s my favorite human,” Evans said matter-of-factly. But then he topped that: “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.’”
When it comes to compliments in the English language, we think Evans isn’t so bad himself.
“She’s so vulnerable, so honest, so interested in other people more than herself,” he continued. (We get it, they’re vulnerable) “There’s just nothing to not love about her.”
So, it sounds like the two are going to be just fine for their upcoming press tour, and rival conscious uncouplers Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin for the most amicable celebrity breakup of all time. (Other contenders include Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield as well as Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake.)
Take notes, Brangelia: We’re going to call this one “complimentary uncoupling.”
Watch Chris Evans open up about the first time he was dumped.