Jenny Slate and Chris Evans’ 2017 was particularly fraught. This time last year, they were still together, although the end was coming. By February, they were over and it was a mess. Jenny did a hyper-emotional tell-all interview with New York Magazine where she described in intimate detail how she left her husband and started up with Chris and how her heart was broken and all of that. They managed to get through some awkward breakup moments for several months, then they got back together. They’ve been back together for months now, and she really, really wants people to know that. Now they’re “back together” to the point where she spent Christmas with his family?
Jenny Slate spent Christmas with Chris Evans’ family. The Captain America actor’s brother, Scott Evans, shared a photo with Jenny on Instagram Monday. “Christmas with my favorite Jew! @jennyslate,” he captioned the pic.
Jenny and Chris had been dating for nine months when they called it quits in Feb. 2017. One source told E! News at the time that the split was “amicable and recent.” While another insider told us, “It wasn’t dramatic or anything like that.” But despite their split earlier this year, the duo has been sparking reconciliation rumors for months now on social media.
To be fair, both Jenny and Chris are from Boston and I’d be willing to bet they spent the holidays with their separate families, then they met up because their families probably don’t live all that far from each other. It’s probably not like “OMG Jenny Slate is so official that she spent the entire holiday with the Evans family!” But even if she did, it wouldn’t surprise me. Did anyone else feel uncomfortable with the Instagram though?? Hm.
Photos courtesy of Instagram, Getty.
Dang, maybe she should be with Scott Evans instead? He seems more into her than Chris 🤔
It’ll be done before next Christmas.
The shade…. 😂
I just can’t help but cringe for her. I’ve totally been the “Jenny Slate” of a relationship before, and once you finally see ‘it,’ it’s so embarrassing.
Except, she is not Scott’s type. Scott is open and proud.
Oh, too bad. All the good ones are gay.
Maybeeee. Knowing her? Good chance Cap will be fine letting her go just like her Ex did. Funny how all the mags failed to get the story from him.
I give it till just before Valentines before Chris makes a fool of her again. Sorry that’s his MO.
+1 I feel for her, she seems so into him.
ITA. I hope she does not do another disaster interview when they break up again.
Technically speaking, they broke up right after NYE last time, so I give it a week lol
Yeeaaah, he tends to do the whole “break-up make-up” cycle with women. Minka Kelly anyone?
He seems like the kind of person who makes a great friend but a terrible boyfriend.
In other words, he’s a good time but don’t try to make him a lifetime.
Certainly don’t blow up your life for him.
And certainly don’t break up your marriage for him! Which she 100% did…
That caption is a little odd. It’s one of those things that’s clearly an inside joke between close friends, but doesn’t play well in public.
Also, does he have an allergic reaction to staying broken up the first time around? Lol. He truly can’t help but to go back EVERY TIME.
Erm…saying “my favorite Jew” is just like saying my favorite gay or favorite black. Which implies you have only one. Super awkward and please stop doing this *white people.
Wouldn’t it be more like saying spending, I don’t know, Bajram with my favourite Catholic or something?
I can’t speak for Jenny or Jewish people as I am not one, but IMO it’s a good think to openly talk about/make lighthearted jokes about being Jewish. I’m having a hard time finding the words for what I want to express, so I hope this doesn’t come off badly. What I’m essentially trying to say, though, is that there’s still a stigma around being Jewish, so the good-natured jokes help to normalize it a bit.
Last week I attended an interfaith winter solstice meditation, and as part of the ceremony one of the Jewish folks in attendance lit a menorah and said blessings. Before she started, she explained that Hanukkah is the one time of year where they can be “out and proud” so to speak, where as for the rest of the year they don’t exactly put the menorah in the window (especially in this climate). She jokingly said it was because “some things have happened in the past.” So that’s what formed this opinion, that it’s a good thing to make being Jewish something fun and normal that one makes jokes about.
Jenny is really beautiful.
Agreed, I’m Jewish by lineage. I found it funny.
There’s a “stigma” to being Jewish? Only amongst anti-Semites.
SA, I specifically explained where I was coming from (if you actually read my whole comment), and I’m genuinely insulted by your response. Yes, there is a stigma around being Jewish. That is not the same thing as saying I think Jewish people are different or less-than, and of course absolutely do not. Did you miss the history lesson on the Holocaust in middle school? Have you not been paying attention to the rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes since Donald Trump took office? Being openly Jewish can and has endangered people’s lives. That is, by definition, a stigma. I said specifically that a Jewish woman explained to me that for most of the year, she doesn’t feel comfortable putting her Judaism on display. That is, by definition, a stigma. The stigma is abhorrent and unfair, in every way, but it still exists. I have no tidy way to end this except to ask you to read the full comment before you start slinging out hefty and insulting accusations.
I did read your whole comment and I did not sling any accusations.
That anti-Semitism exists, even when accompanied by violence, does not create a stigma (or “a mark of shame or discredit”) to being Jewish. It may suggest the potential to be a victim of hate and violence, but it does not “by definition” mean there is shame.
And no, I did not miss any of the lessons about the Holocaust, which also created no “shame or discredit” to being Jewish.
I read your comment as accusatory. I must have misunderstood your meaning. I also chose the wrong word to express my meaning. To me, saying there’s a stigma around something does not mean that I think the thing itself is shameful or discrediting. It means there are certain groups of people who shame others for that thing. As in: there’s a stigma around tattoos. That doesn’t mean I think people with tattoos are shameful, it means there are people in this world who shame others for their tattoos. So basically, we’re saying the same thing. Anti-semites do consider Judaism to be stigmatizing, and that’s why I think it’s a good thing to make lighthearted jokes to dissolve that stigma. I’m sorry for my poor word choice and any pain I caused.
Nothing to apologize for. I agree that bigots would see a stigma.
This is a beautiful sentiment – thanks for your perspective.
So we’re not gonna talk about the way Chris Evans use of his social media has shown that he really, really wants everyone to know that he’s back with Jenny Slate? OK…
Yes, to be fair they’re both embarrassing about this. BUT she was the one who kept talking about this relationship through interviews. She was the one who made that weird high school crush comparison. They both need to keep it off social media though.
His twitter for the past month has been mostly about net neutrality, bullies, the Obamas celebrating Christmas, the tax scam, the Alabama election, and CA fires.
And before that he posted videos with her speaking in the background. Don’t be obtuse.
I think you’re forgetting the embarassing high-school-level twitter exchange that the gossip media called ‘flirting’ and him posting 3 videos of his dog with her laughing in the background. Of course, it’s nothing compared to her level of trolling – the famous turtleneck tweet as well as multiple others alluding to her whereabouts etc. but hey, they’re ‘the same animal’, he just had a better PR training and seems a bit more subtle about it.
The person above me posted that he needed to keep it off social media. I pointed out that for the past month he has been doing so . No, I’m not obtuse.
I think David Alan Grier’s deft response to Dodger’s eleventeenth video shut Evans up & down on personal posts for now…😄
Really? He’s not the brightest bulb he did the bare minimum, tweeting dumb videos with her voice. OMG!!!!!
Meanwhile the National Enquirer, OK! Mag articles & Jenny’s PR team & her planted sources/friends are going overboard selling this “cheaters unite” for a second time story.
Or maybe he’s very bright by doing the bare minimum but still getting what he’s after. If only she had some dignity… it’s sad that a person like her is considered to be a feminist.
I felt uncomfortable with the wording of the caption… it was just a little bit odd… like one of my elderly racist relatives who would complain her granddaughter was dating “a black.”
It’s a total inside joke that isn’t playing well outside, as someone above pointed out. I’m a Jewish woman and I “get it” in the context of their Christmas celebration but man, have fun with the joke and keep it inside your four walls.
I read it in the Christmas context too, but yeah, doesn’t translate well. And it’s good to see the Jealous Ones active throughout the holiday season.
ETA- ignore previous comment
I really like Jenny Slate, but I hate baseboard heating. The photo clearly shows the register for hvac ductwork, so why not just get central heat?
I’m sorry but throwing shade at baseboard heat is the funniest/not funniest thing I’ve read all morning. (As I stare at my own baseboard heaters which are keeping me toasty warm)
Maybe they are using central heat but didn’t remove the baseboards yet? I like seeing the occasional Evans family household picture because everything feels real.
I grew up first with steam radiators (bliss; perfect drying racks for hats and mittens; but take up space and be careful not to touch) and then electric baseboards (cold; difficult for furniture).
THat could be a register for an old coal or oil furnace. Whether there’s a gas line on the block isn’t a guarantee.
Ha, funniest gossip comment ever. Finally, a way to judge without being personal.
Lol central heat is not all it’s cracked up to be… listening to my unit wheezing and sputtering to keep us at even 67 degrees and I’m hoping it makes through the winter.
Ugh. My central heat decided on this, THE COLDEST DAY (just 2° right now!) of the season so far, to not push past 63°! And my bro & his in-laws just landed in Florida, which makes me feel even colder. 😖
It’s chilly and windy in Florida. 40’s at night, 60’s during the day. Colder next week
@surely I think I love you
really? I feel like baseboard is more consistent. We have forced hot air, and it’s either toasty or so cold the “heat must be about to turn on.”
This comment is beautiful.
I mean, GIIIRL, who doesn’t do air-to-air exchange these days? Do you like even CARE about energy efficiency?
Poor Jenny. Why is she back together with the guy who broke her heart? He didn’t seem interested last time and probably isn’t this time either
Umm… so no picture with the proud boyfriend? Just his little brother instead? And yeah, the caption is awkward. Almost as if Scott couldn’t come up with anything positive to say about her…
In sarcastic NY/Boston terms … it’s not a negative. But it is an inside joke and they probably had more than that.
Still, what’s the point of using an inside joke on social media where it will 100% not translate. It would maybe read differently if she reposted the pic or commented somehow. With just his caption left like that and her completely ignoring it, it doesn’t come off as positive to me.
Or he’s perhaps he’s not the sharpest quill in the inkpot when it comes to quotes?
Does anyone else remember the days of Facebook and trying to find the perfect name for an album, and then the perfect captions?
I am an old, so my efforts are all absolutely ridiculous with 10 years of hindsight, but the struggle is real.
I just can’t like Chris for some reason even though he seems like a decent person and I enjoy is portrayal of Steve Rogers.
Scott Eastwood could be the third Evans brother. Which is a horrible thing to wish on anyone, so I apologize for that. It’s true, though.
I mean, this whole round two of their relationship seems super awkward and forced… like they have something to prove. If you have to force something like that, it’s probably not meant to be. True love, this is not….
A pic with the brother but not with the bf? Well, she gets more validation and Scott got his names in the gossip sites. I don’t know why some have problem with the word “jew”. She already used f*ggot to talk about gays, so they are even now.
So now even the brother joined their PR carousel? Guess the attention seeking runs in the family. Pathetic. At least Kardashian are entertaining.
Funny how she blamed patriarchy for gossip, yet she is here fuelling it like crazy.
Duh. She is the biggest hypocrite on planet earth. Listen to her Talk Easy podcast, where she cried about her life after a bad date (this was obviously after Evans dumped her the first time. dont throw away your marriage for an uncertain thing ladies!). She goes on this tangent about the gossip industry and how she hates it blah blah blah…then not even 3 months later she’s starting fires on SM with her dumb tweets ON PURPOSE.
Oh her crying and losing it on the Talk Easy pod was absolutely about Chris dumping her. She was questioning how her life turned out and point blank said, “Like, is this what my life is going to be like????” after going on 1 blind date that didn’t go well……which in and of itself is pathetic. Grow up Jenny. She’s in her mid thirties and yet so immature. You divorced your husband when you knew your co-star was a sure thing. No matter what you say and argue to the contrary everyone knows so stop trying to redo the timeline. The heavy hand telltale big PR push out of L.A. was there from the outset. She then spends the year of trolling everyone, while Chris looks miserable and then you guys then broke up and you play the victim. So if they’re back together good luck LOL. This will end no different than Jen & Brad, and Anna & Chris P.
THIS! Yes to both of those messages! She’s a hypocrite and a liar of the highest order. Can’t wait for her to be finally publicly called out the same way her bestie Lena Dunham was just recently. People need to open their eyes to how fake she is. On the other hand though – she doesn’t have a fraction of LD’s fame so no one gaf about her lol
She’ll never own up to anything. That’s who she is.
I give it another month maybe two. Chris has done this with every girl he has dated. They break up and then a few months later get back together only to break up again a few months after that. It’s his thing. He doesn’t know how to end a relationship. Even with women he clearly isn’t into as much as they are into him…As for Jenny, I would feel sorry for her if she wasn’t so thirsty, try-hard and cringy. She’s not a girl in her early twenties- she’s in her thirties and it’s not a good look.
This. He goes back to his exes several times if they’ll let him, but the relationships all end
People keep calling her desperate but Chris has used social media just as much as she has to further this relationship. Now his own brother is posting pics with her. Not sure why Chris gets a pass in all of this.
I agree, this PR mess is led by Chris. He’s been doing this with Minka way before he met jenny. Jenny was married so no need there. It’s a shame she goes along with it.
I feel sorry for both of them. For Jenny for not having the self-respect to give herself time to process her divorce and then move on with someone who will appreciate her comedy and personality (she was so good at being Monalisa Saperstein on Parks and Rec that her character really aggravated me).
And for Chris, for not knowing how to treat women in general if this is the kind of thing he does with make up/break up cycles. I don’t remember him ever dating Minka Kelly but I believe what other people are saying. It makes sense
Well, he didn’t force any of these women to date him and then get back together post breakup so if they were willing to give him another shot, I don’t see an issue on his part.
It’s possible that this is a Timberlake/Biel situation. They are together, break up, realize that they had a good thing and get back together. Personally I hope he marries her just to see the heads explode.
He does this a lot of his exes though. He also did it with Jessica Biel and Minka Kelly. Captain Boomerang (more apt than America) strikes again.
I am always up for fangirl heads exploding.
I can’t wait to see the Disney pics!
lol! Pulling a Gosling? I don’t think he’s that subtle.
I finally went to his twitter feed, and he it really seems to me that he used those “cute” dog videos for relationship pr. At least someone shit him down. I’m a dog lover, but I agree with DAG…it gets old. Funny how he went straight back to politics after that comment
Sorry, I obviously meant “shut” down