Chris Evans always hugs his exes: ‘I’ve had no bad breakups in my life’

Film premiere of 'Gifted' - Arrivals

Ever since Jenny Slate used her New York Magazine interview as a huge confessional about her relationship with Chris Evans, I’ve been even more curious about exactly what went down between them in the beginning, middle and end. I feel pretty confident that Chris did the dumping, of course. I also feel like Jenny Slate isn’t completely fine with all of it yet, especially considering the look on her face when they posed together at the premiere. But to hear Chris tell it, he never has any issues with ex-girlfriends. That’s what he told Elle:

What happens when he runs into an ex-girlfriend: “I’ve had no bad breakups in my life. Typically, if I see an ex, I give a big hug, and it’s wonderful to catch up. If you’re ever fortunate enough to love someone and have them love you back, it’s worth protecting that. It’s rare that someone can truly know you. If you’ve broken through that kind of wall, I think it’s important to value that.” Would his exes say the same about him? “I hope,” Evans says.

He wants kids: “I feel deeply connected to my inner child. When I see a bounce house and those little cups of ice cream, I’m like, ‘S–t. Where’s mine?’ I’m not ashamed of the parts of my youth that I’m still connected to, whether it’s cartoons or Disney World or Christmastime. I think they’re a real representation of my true self before the world had its impact on me. Sometimes when you see a group of grown-ups together acting like adults…it’s just not in me. I always kind of feel like a little kid trapped in a 35-year-old’s body.”

He embraced his inner child throughout 2016: “I took the last year off and moved home to Massachusetts. To be honest, I didn’t do a whole lot. My sister has three kids. I spent a lot of time with them, just really hanging out. I got a dog a year ago. She’s become a huge part of my life. I felt very normal, like a regular human. I felt like my 12-year-old self. And I was really full of a lot of joy.”

[From Elle]

Part of me believes that he is a big kid and that he enjoys games, and hanging out with his nieces and nephews and playing with dogs and all of that. Part of me believes that beyond that childlike side of him, there’s a guy who is kind of a douchebag about women. I’m not saying he hates women or anything, just that he’s probably sort of skeezy in real life. That guy who can’t quite commit, that guy who can’t quite make up his mind about what he wants, that guy who never wants to be really “tied down” because he’s such a “kid at heart.” Those guys kind of suck.

'Gifted' premiere - Arrivals

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  1. Angel says:

    they are showboating way too hard…what’s the point? no one is not going to see this movie because they thought the breakup was bad.

  2. Mia4s says:

    🙄 Sweetie it doesn’t sound like you want kids, it sounds like you want an excuse to go to Disney cartoons and go in bouncing castles. Not a good enough reason! 🙄

  3. Neva_D says:

    The whole “I’ve had no bad break ups” thing kind of reminds me of a male friend I had (who, admittedly, a major douche) and kind of tone deaf about how he treated other women. He would dump them rather unceremoniously, but claim that things ended things amicably and there was no bad blood and everything was all happiness and roses, whereas the ex-gf would be like “are you kidding me?! We are not cool.” If they ran into each other in public, the ex-gf would maybe hug them out of shock and go through the awkward “You look good, How’ve you been?” but he never picked up on their discomfort or the overall weirdness.

    I just feel like maybe Chris might be a little tone deaf about how the relationship ended, and while things may have been no-hard-feelings for him, the other partner might not feel that way.

    • Missmarirose says:

      I had an ex-boyfriend like that. Running into him was super awkward but he acted like everything was great.

  4. Ashley.Nate says:

    Hey Chris, Jenny Slate is on line 2..

  5. Alp says:

    He honestly sounds like such a douche-bro.

    • Alex says:

      Please, he sounds like my douche of ex boyfriend a sad middle aged who couldnt accept his life; as all of us 2008 hit us hard. But he couldnt understand why his life did not turned up as he imagined, he would say this out loud”I am a great looking guy and get out of my way to be a thoughtful guy. I am a good guy and not stuck up. Why this happened to me??” Plus all his ex-girlfriends would text me

  6. Miss V says:

    Goodness gracious, I used to have the biggest crush on Chris. Ever since the Jenny Slate debacle, I just cannot look at him the same. The rose colored glasses are gone and he just seems like a massive douchebag.

  7. Beth says:

    No bad breakups?! Is he serious? Maybe that means he never loved any of his girlfriends. Breakups are painful and can take a long time to get over. Does he have any emotions?

  8. vauvert says:

    Other than liking him as Cap I don’t care one way or another about Chris but I don’t understand the criticism. I mean any woman who reads his words should comprehend before even meeting him that he has the emotional depth of a teacup. That doesn’t make him a bad guy IMHO. He is not hiding who he is. As far as I know he’s never been married, engaged, or had a baby. He is pretty clear about his priorities and likes to keep his relationships light. Does he mistreat girlfriends? I haven’t read any rumours like that. The why the criticism that he ends the same way he starts.

    So – if you want to bang Cap, go ahead. But being shocked a few months later that he doesn’t want to have a talk about “where is this going” and “do you see us together in 5 years” is asinine and wishful thinking. Yes, I get it – a woman can start thinking she’ll be satisfied with the casual fling and ends up wanting more and feeling hurt when it doesn’t turn into the kind if relationship she now wants. But blaming him for it? No. And yeah, he is oblivious that an ex would be heartbroken- remember, teacup. He isn’t mean, or intentionally hurtful. He just doesn’t get it.

  9. Larelyn says:

    Just have to point out – admitting to being a 12 year old manchild really helps explain Jenny’s 8th grade crush comment. Just sayin’.

  10. SM says:

    Well, someone should tell him that being a parent means responsibility first of all and not just a playdate whenvever you feel like you’re in touch with your inner kid.

  11. tiepin says:

    “That guy who can’t quite commit, that guy who can’t quite make up his mind about what he wants, that guy who never wants to be really “tied down” because he’s such a “kid at heart.” Those guys kind of suck.”

    As someone who ended a nearly 20 year relationship in November with a master emotional manipulator who last month quickly married the woman he cheated on me with for, I don’t know, compatibility in hedonism it seems, these type of men can shove their devil may care, flakey shit right up their arses forever. #sobitter