Despite the shadiness of how Jenny Slate and Chris Evans started up, I actually enjoy the sort of low-key way they’ve been doing their summer romance. I mean, I believe that they’ve been banging for months, close to a year. But they’ve only been officially together for about three months. And while the tabloids have enjoyed side-eyeing the relationship, it does seem like Jenny and Chris are well-matched and well-suited for each other. Case in point: he’s apparently followed her around while she’s done stand-up, and now her stand-up acts are selling out because… people think they might run into Chris?
Dating Chris Evans is doing wonders for Jenny Slate’s career. In the not-so-distant past, the stand-up comedian, 34, had to constantly remind fans that tickets were still available for purchase the day of her show, but not anymore!
“Jenny recently performed two sold-out sets in Boston,” reveals an insider, who suspects ticket sales are up solely because fans are hoping to catch a glimpse of Captain American in the flesh – since he showed up at the Sinclair in Cambridge’s Harvard Square to cheer on his girlfriend Aug. 7.
“Chris is super-supportive of Jenny,” adds a source. “If being with him gives her career a boost, he’s more than happy to help out.”
[From Star Magazine, print edition]
Part of me is pissed off that they’re trying to attribute a female comedian’s successful, sold-out shows to her boyfriend. Another part of me is like, “Well, hooking up with Chris really did raise her profile, so I kind of understand it.” I’m not saying Slate was an untalented nobody before – she most certainly was NOT an untalented nobody. She was well-known to niche audiences, more of an indie-comedy darling than a mainstream, household name. But “dating Chris Evans” really has brought her a wider audience, for sure. That’s not why she’s dating him though. She’s dating him because he’s her dream 7th grade boyfriend. Gross.
— Teyla Vera (@teylavera) August 8, 2016
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