Us: Chris Evans is dating Lily Collins & ‘they’re having a lot of fun’

Chris Evans

At this point, speculation of who Chris Evans may be dating is nearly as fun as the regular rumors about Tom Cruise. Even more amusing is how the tabloids set up both Chris and Tom with Sandra Bullock. I wanted to ship Chris and Sandra, but reality killed that dream.

Evans finds himself ripe for dating rumors as the only single Avenger. Jeremy Renner may soon count as single too, although his current situation is messy. Over the past few months, Chris has been set up with a mystery girl at Disneyland, Lindsey McKeon and a doggy bag, lingerie model Lucy Pinder, and his “not a date date” at the Oscars. (That last lucky lady’s name is Tara Testa – she and Chris are childhood buds.) Now Us Weekly says Chris has a hot new love, actress Lily Collins. They met at the Vanity Fair Oscar party and have been enamored ever since. Huh?

Captain America is off the market! Chris Evans and Lily Collins are dating, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm.

A source tells Us that the pair first met at Vanity Fair’s star-studded Oscars party last month. At the time, Evans, 33, looked dapper in a midnight-blue Gucci tux. Phil Collins’ daughter, meanwhile, showed up with a new pixie cut and looked glam in a shimmering black Zuhair Murad Couture gown.

“It’s just the beginning stages,” a second insider tells Us. “But they’re having a lot of fun and seeing where it goes.”

[From Us Weekly]

I do like Lily. She has a realistic attitude about nepotism and seems chill. Is she really dating Evans? He’s usually very tight lipped about relationships. If they’re dating, they probably haven’t spent much time together since the Oscars. Chris has attended charity functions solo (as pictured in the gallery) and visited sick kids while dressed as Cap. Lily spent several days at Paris fashion week. She doesn’t seem like Chris’ usual type (which he’s been very outspoken about), but this could be real. And who knows? Maybe Chris’ camp wanted to shut down those Lucy Pinder rumors.

As for Lily, she took a moment on Saturday to Instagram a cloud “heart” in the sky. Here she is wearing Zuhair Murad at the fateful VF party.

Lily Collins

Chris Evans

Lily Collins

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & WENN

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  1. Kaley says:

    She’s one of those people they keep trying to make “happen” and it’s just not going to take. To be honest, her best chance at long-lasting fame IS hooking up with a better/ more popular actor.

    • Dani2 says:

      I hear you, I feel like she’s been an up and coming actress for like five years now, I did enjoy that movie she did with Sam Claflin though, but I agree that she’s really nothing special.

    • BS says:

      That story is complete bullsh*t, just in time for the Avengers promo tour. Chris Evans actually skipped the annual Vanity Fair Oscars party back in February where they supposedly met. He then spent the next few weeks between Boston, London, Los Angeles, Myrtle Beach (partying with his bros), Seattle and Atlanta (because he’s about to start shooting Captain America: Civil War) while Lily Collins got papped almost every single day around LA and in Paris (alone).
      Also the mystery girl at Disneyland is Lucy Pinder (she confirmed it on her Twitter that day) and she’s only “dating” one of his close friends. Lesson being don’t believe everything you read unless you see some pictures as proof.

      • Lar says:

        Yeah, in the past, he was photographed at the VF parties. This year, nobody managed to get a picture of him? I find that hard to believe. I don’t think he was there. He’s been pretty much photographed at every event this year so far. He was even spotted at a Golden Globe after party, and he didn’t even attend the actual ceremony. If these two are having fun together, it must be through Skype or something.

    • Leslie says:

      I agree. I watched about 20 minutes of Abduction, and her acting was awful. But so was Taylor Lautner’s. Saw the trailer for Mortal Instruments, and she was awful. She should either take some acting lessons, or focus on being a face model. She does have a pretty face. However, being a beard to some famous guy will also bring her attention.

    • MooHoo says:

      She was quite good in a movie with Greg Kinnear called Stuck in Love. Actually, I gained respect for her when I saw that one and realized she has talent.

    • Maria A. says:

      I get pure ingenue vibe off of this actress. I don’t get a sense of her developing any substantial career longevity unless she goes the serious indie route or does some serious high profile work on a cable series.
      I’m trying hard to remember if I’ve seen her in anything, but she’s so bland that I’m blurring her with all of the other similar looking girls of her type.

  2. Lo says:

    Lily is known for PR relationships. Chris’ camp barely acknowledged his relationship with Minka. I don’t foresee him confirming any type of relationship THREE weeks into it. Plus, I know she will be 26, but she looks like his kid sister. Kudos to her for not looking her age, though. I don’t buy this relationship, and I don’t see how “having fun” with a 20-something actress is better than being linked to a glamour model.

    • Dani2 says:

      You’re actually right, I remember her supposedly dating Zac Efron around the timing of his coke addiction scandal and then again with Taylor Lautner when they had a movie to promote, and then again with her Mortal Instruments costar when they were promoting that one.

    • Message says:

      I agree. This PR set up is so transparent, I actually have secondhand embarrassment for both of them… Especially Chris. He doesn’t really need the press, so I’m not sure why he would agree to this.

      • K says:

        It is embarrassing, because they met three weeks ago. It’s like a high school girl proclaiming she’s in love with the football captain, and that she’s going to marry him after one date. There’s no need to publically announce you may be dating or “having fun” with someone after three weeks. It is so try hard. But yeah, Lily IS the PR relationship queen. She probably took the opportunity and ran with it. This doesn’t look good for Chris either.

      • Makeupaddict says:

        I don’t know but they might in fact be dating. I read on tumbl.r that CE brother and one of his long time friends started following Lily on IG about a week ago. So maybe the 3 weeks they have been “together” do match up. Plus, OK mag had a bit more of news and said they were seen holding hands at the Sunset Marquis but once they saw the paps they went in separate directions. If they are in fact dating kudos to Lily. She’s got a fine man.

    • Anna says:

      Even though she isn’t actually 20, the fact that she looks that age kind of makes this a bit creepy. If they’re ever out together he’s gonna look so much older than her and (like you said) like her big brother.

  3. InvaderTak says:

    Oops. I bet Evans didn’t sign off on this press release.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      My husband (yes, I have two. It’s allowed) did not sign up for this at all. He was on loaner to her and she got carried away. Her visiting privileges are now suspended pending investigation and may be revoked completely.

    • MtnRunner says:

      IT – Neither did wifey…

    • Sadezilla says:

      I mean, Chris is a hot piece, so it’s inevitable that he’ll be linked with eligible ladies, but it still gives a pang when it happens, doesn’t it, Lilacflowers? ;)

      I definitely like this pairing better than Minka Kelly though.

  4. Mia4S says:

    Wow that is a phenomenally dull couple. I mean they ju..Zzzzzzzz…what, I’m awake.

    Keep hanging out doing charity stuff with Chris Pratt, Evans! It’s the most interesting you’ve ever been.

  5. INeedANap says:

    He seems to like down- home women with curvy bodies. I highly doubt he’s dating a privileged Hollywood daughter, high- fashion type. But hey, if this is true, I hope they have a good time!

  6. Tiffany27 says:

    So…………it’s been like 2 weeks? LMAO!!!!! Get that press though!

  7. Kara says:

    I just think she is so pretty.

  8. Catelina says:

    She is so underwhelming it hurts. But if this is true, good for them.

  9. ToodySezHey says:

    They look like siblings. It’s a little bit freaky.

  10. K says:

    I legit thought she was 17 and was totally freaked out until I saw her real age. SHE LOOKS LIKE A KID. But, okay, Chris… have “fun” with that.

    • lala says:

      17? I dont thinks she looks that young. Sure she has a bit of a baby face, but i think she looks her age now. She looks 26. A few years ago she looked really young, but she looks older now.

      • Paula says:

        Nah. She looks pretty young. I know plenty of people in their mid-twenties. Lily doesn’t look her age, which is great for her, I guess. She just doesn’t look mature. And, paired with a dude pushing his mid-thirties, side by side, I don’t know. They look cute together, but in an “oh, look, he’s hanging with his kid sister” sorta way. That’s just my opinion though.

      • Beth says:

        I agree she looks her age. If there is one thing I have learned it in life, it is that people are notoriously awful at telling ages. When you have neotenic features, people automatically assume you are younger, but skin never lies. Her features are very soft, but I can tell that she is mid-twenties.

  11. lala says:

    I think they make a cute couple, but idk how reliable this news really is. I need to see it to believe it. Looks like lily has been linked to multiple men. I think her most public relationship was with jamie and look how that ended? I like Lily and think she has potential but her career hasnt been progressing. Strange. it seems like she doesnt get much work.

    • Maria says:

      i only remember her and Jamie clearly being a setup to try the Kristen and Robert angle that sold the awful Twillight movies. how did it end?

    • lala says:

      I disagree. I am 28 soon to be 29 and i know plenty of people in their mid 20s and late 20s. To me she looks normal. my friend teaches high school kids and she looks older than 17 year old kids And all the high school kids i see waiting for the school bus.

    • lala says:

      Exactly Beth. People can be very bad at telling ages. everytime there is a post about lily, someone has to comment on how young she looks. i can tell the difference between an actual teen and a mid twenties adult with neotonic features. i lold at people who think she looks 16. if she was 16, i wouldnt buy it.

      • shan says:

        Come on. She DOES look young, and there is nothing wrong with that. But, she looks REALLY young next to Chris.

  12. Maria says:

    its a PR relationship if it not just a rumor. Lily is known for that. i could not name you one movie of hers but i know about her fake relationships. the most obvious was the one with the ex fiance of Bonnie Wright (from HP), the dude was engaged and as soon as filming started they were papped holding hands.

    she really needs to get a better Pr team, if you are a good looking white woman with such a famous dad and you still cant make it without selling your soul, shame on you.

    • Paula says:

      She’s sorta like Taylor Swift – a serial dater. And she’s stated in the past that she doesn’t like to hide anything (in terms of being seen in public with her boyfriends), which doesn’t bode well for Mr. Anonymity, Chris Evans.

      • Maria says:

        well she has to say to appear like those are real relationships. if you sign a contract for a pr relationship of course you wont hide it from the public.

        at least Lily doesnt write songs about them.

    • lala says:

      Shan she looks young because she is young. Shes 26 not 80. she looks like your typical petite woman in her mid twenties. She does not look like a teenager at all. Cmon now

  13. Jenna says:

    All I got from this rumor as soon as I heard it was that, as a soon to be 25 year old woman ……… I HAVE A CHANCE WITH CAPTAIN SEXY!!!! :D :D :D

  14. Algernon says:

    I strongly suspect someone saw them talking to one another at that party (was he even there, though? Never saw photos of him), and a tabloid ran with it as a story. I think they’d make a cute celebrity couple, but it doesn’t seem like they’d have time to be more than a hook-up at this point, as someone else mentioned, he’s been all over with charity stuff this past month. There’s nothing wrong with hooking up, either. If you’re single, have all the fun you want. Not everything has to end in a fairy tale.

  15. Lar says:

    When Chris dated Minka, nothing was confirmed by “sources” until a month AFTER they were spotted out on dates. Lily and Chris haven’t even been seen together and “sources” are making them a thing. Ok. This is a cool PR story, bro. I’d think if Chris wanted to be linked to anyone for good PR, it wouldn’t be… uh… Lily Collins. Why would sources come out and claim there is a relationship when there is no proof of them together? Just seems odd.

  16. QQ says:

    I only came to say ONE thing about this whole article and you know what it is before I even say it: I’m CRAZY about her haircut

    End (seriously whatever chris this is he is only second to The Thor one in Aweinspiring Nothingness)

  17. embertine says:

    Pffft whatever, you know that Betty White is actually hitting that. Go get it girl.

  18. pleaseicu says:

    Was he even at the Vanity Fair Oscars party? I don’t remember seeing a picture of him or his name mentioned in any of the coverage of the inside of the party.

    If they’re hooking up, more power to them. Have fun. But that’ll be a real challenge for both of them. Someone’s PR philosophy will have to change. She loves getting pap’d walking along the street while he will literally leave LA to avoid paps.

  19. Her? says:

    This sounds just as bad & embarrassing as the Kaley Cuoco/Henry Cavill PR pairing disaster. Sorry but she’s annoying, untalented, basic and bland just like his previous pieces. She is so plain to me, even with the eyebrows and famous dad.
    Who is in charge of these random PR relationships? Like do they care about making them believable at all? Wait at least a couple of months… It just makes him look like a womanizer/douche, and Nina Dobrev twin/Audrey Hepburn wannabe needs to find better ways to be relevant. Does he really need her for his career? Isn’t she considered as a flop magnet/professional beard?
    I dont think it’s a bearding situation though, I think it’s just because they both have movies coming out. And maybe because his exes have all moved on.

    • Nessa says:

      It’s been mentioned that this was set up by his people because he won’t be able to do any promo tour stuff for AOU due to his filming schedule. So, this is their way of generating buzz in lieu of press. I don’t know how reliable that is, but it is certainly more believable than these two actually dating. Who knows… It’s Hollyweird!

      • Schnee says:

        Nessa, this theory actually makes a lot of sense. If this PR romance was just Liliy’s idea then he could have shot it down already with a one sentence remark to some camera/paparazzi like “Nah, buddy. Just a rumor.” He tends to do that coming out of clubs (check PopCandiesTV youtube videos with him in it. He’s very nonchalant and sometimes talkative with them).

        Seeing as his team seems to accept this fake story so far I am inclined to say it’s a joint statement of both teams for publicity. If what you say is true (he won’t be able to join Ultron promotion that much) a showmance with a bland and non-controversial* actress makes so much sense.

        *I think her team didn’t disclose she has had some bearding contracts before! That doesn’t make it look very professional.

    • Beth says:

      I don’t know, until Collins and Evans are papped “grocery shopping” together or doing some sort of mundane task, nothing can ever top that embarrassing debacle between Cavill and Cuoco.

      • Nicki says:

        He was seen “grocery shopping” with Minka Kelly, walking hand in hand in front of paps, enjoying rides at Disneyland or picking up tacos. So it could happen. Lily likes having them following her around town. This showmance will be over before it started.

  20. Dońt kill me i'm french says:

    She’s know as the RP’s new queen ( since that Taylor Swift is single and Olivia Munn has found a permanent contract)
    I knew Evans more subtle….he must be desesperate

  21. Jules says:

    Lily Collins is no different than Minka Kelly. Both have famous dads, struggling careers, known for trading up famous boyfriends and wouldn’t miss an opportunity to call the paps when they go out the door to avoid irrelevancy.

    Honestly they’d look so ridiculous together, kind of like Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse or Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence. For someone who claims to hate fame, paps and girls who are so la-di-da, once again Chris is sniffing for more trouble than he can handle with this one.

    • Paula says:

      “Lily Collins is no different than Minka Kelly”. BINGO. How true. Except, Lily is used to getting roles and opportunities, thanks to her father (she can deny it all she wants). Goodness, she attended the Crillon Ball and was only invited to be a Deb, because of her “looks and parents” (that’s actually how they make the selection). I mean, come on, now. I wouldn’t put it past her to leech onto a well-known actor to get ahead.

    • lala says:

      i dont think they would look ridiculous together. i think they would make a lovely looking pair

  22. bailey says:

    Lily is definitely much better than Minka. She is not a famewhore and has worked on successful movies. She has beared for other actors if the rumors are true. This being a pr thing could be true though, especially since like others said he and Minka had already been spotted in Prague and Boston for months before they were confirmed to be dating. They even had an on again thing happening for a few months last year before they were paped again

    • K says:

      She may not be a “famewhore”, but she is papped just as much as Minka, and has no problem showing off her boyfriends.

  23. Aviliti says:

    She’s been hanging out a lot with James Lafferty from One Three Hill lately but he’s probably not enough of a big name for her. Probably dumped him the minute she met Chris Evans,

  24. Cate says:

    I don’t know of any of you ever visit Chris’ IMDB board, but threads about his private life disappear fairly quickly there. It’s like the opposite of Cumberbatch’ board, it’s mostly about him and his movies, acting and his public appearances. V. tame and normal. But today a thread about him being single with a few slightly less positive comments about the US Weekly piece went up in a cloud of smoke. Who’s deleting threads like that there? And a new post about Lily is still up, all comments praising the cute pairing. Hmmm – I don’t like blatant obvious PR-ing, it’s such a turn-off.

    • Penelopeprissypants says:

      The people posting on that thread aren’t the usual people who always post about him. They’re new people to the forum.

      Oh and I’m a long time reader of this site and the CE message boards. (I loves me some chris Evans!)

      • Cate says:

        Yes, I saw that, new posters, which is a bit suspect, but maybe it’s just me being paranoid, lol. And all of the Evans please, I agree. ;-)

    • viki says:

      I agree with you Cate, his imdb is highly patrolled by his PR, which is kind of off putting. I hear Chris often mention imdb so it shouldn’t be much of a surprise to keep it professional and leave out the personal stuff. That’s also what makes me think PR is trying to make this couple happen. Perhaps that’s the difference between Chris and Cumby. At least Chris isn’t bordering on becoming the internet’s BF and being harassed by a bunch of crazed fan girls.