Jenny Slate made her couple-debut at Sundance with her woodsy, artist boyfriend

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Here’s something of an update about Jenny Slate. I tapped out of paying attention to Jenny Slate’s love life last year, when she and Chris Evans were doing their on-and-off thing and it felt like they wanted us to pay attention or care. I think they did break up for good last March, even after they almost seemed to be apartment-hunting together in New York (it was a weird time). Something like that, but honestly, they might have had a few more reunions and breakups since then. I do know that Slate is refreshingly honest about what dating is like as a twee 30-something divorcee.

So, good news? Jenny Slate has a boyfriend and he’s not an Avenger. Her new boyfriend is Ben Shattuck and they made their coupled-up public debut at the Sundance Film Festival. They were seen canoodling all over Sundance, and getting “very cozy at The Vulture Spot.” Ben is described as an “artist” in most of the gossip items, and I did some creeping on his Instagram. He seems to be a painter with a kind of woodsy vibe. I like it.

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  1. Lucy says:

    Sure! He’s cute. And there seems to be a lot more chemistry between them than there ever was between Chris and her.

  2. Lindy says:

    Is it weird that I think he’s much hotter in profile than head on?

    Good for her for moving on from whichever of the generic Chris’s that was.

    • Lisa says:

      OMG – I think we’d be great friends. I kept going back and forth to make sure it was same guy for that very reason!

      • Lindy says:

        Haha, pull up a chair! I totally can’t figure out how he looks like a chiselled hipster model from the side and doofy bro from the front.

    • Tiny Martian says:

      Nope. Not weird at all – he has a great profile!!

      What I noticed is that from the front he looks exactly like the male version of Jenny Slate.

    • original_kellybean says:

      It’s because his eyes are really close together from the front. And you, obviously, can’t see that from the side. He also needs to shave his neck and get rid of the unibrow.

    • Kitten says:

      MTE!!!!!! So weird. He and Jenny have similar noses, right?

    • Sayrah says:

      Not weird. I’ve said the same thing about Scott Eastwood for years.

    • Susan says:

      I agree his profile is much improved. I think the darker mustache/beard around his mouth does him no favors. He would look better with the lighter stubble everywhere that he has in profile.

  3. QueenB says:

    They look related.

  4. Lightpurple says:

    Well, she’s keeping it local with another Massachusetts boy.

  5. Erinn says:

    I like this dude. I mean, I don’t know him from a hole in the ground, but I like his vibe. Reminds me of my husband in a lot of ways… which is probably what it is. I think he’s cute, but he has an almost slightly goofy expression or something – something about him doesn’t seem like he’d be a douchebag, so that’s nice.

  6. Ash says:

    They look like brother and sister…..but good for her!

  7. Svea says:

    Yep profile shot much better. Since he’s not a profesh, he hasn’t mastered the smile on demand for cameras so in the first photo from the front his smile and face looks strained and weird.

  8. Oc says:

    Good to see that she has a bf that allows her to touch him in public. Evans always seems distant in public from the women he is dating. They seem to be a better match for each other. Anb by the timeline, Evans and Jenny broke up around january of 2018 and he mentioned it later, while promoting his play. She disappeared from SM during that time.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      He’s always been private about his relationships- not distant. Jenny talked about him constantly which I think was ultimately a turn off for him. She seemed thirsty for everyone to know she was basically dating her high school dream boyfriend.

  9. Elaine says:

    Twinsies 😳

  10. Amelia says:

    I saw her live on Halloween 2018. She was doing two comedy shows in Boston and she was super candid about her marriage, divorce, and dating as a single lady. She had some funny dating stories, but I just assumed they were exaggerated for the sake of the comedy show. She did say she was single and hated being single so this must be a relatively new relationship.

  11. Feebee says:

    I don’t pay much attention to her love life but I like her as a performer. So I guess good for her!

  12. Maggie says:

    He’s a pretty classic 30 something artist from New England with some Brooklyn thrown in. He reminds me of the crowd I know. Its a nice life he presents on IG, very salty, woodsy, Academic, with a smell of turpentine and blueberries. I live in Coastal Maine and this is a very real lifestyle and I hope she embraces it. She seems down to earth first, Hollywood second to me.

  13. Dani says:

    She is trying too hard. It’s like, she peaked late and is making up for it now.

    • Margot says:

      Totally agree. It all feels so fake and forced to me, sort of as if the guy had no idea she’d have a pro photog called in for the ‘official announcement’ pics and in the first pic he looks like he’s on a verge of panic lol. She’s not the level of celebrity to announce a 2-month long relationship, she just needed an excuse to have gossip outlets bring up Evans in the same sentence as her name again and not be obvious about it.

      • Dani says:

        Exactly – she really has no level of celebrity (good or bad) aside from her connection to Chris Evans (which is not something I would brag about LOL). All she’s known for is for leaving her husband for Chris, being with Chris, Chris leaving her, Chris deciding if to be on or off with her, and showing off her new boyfriend who isn’t Chris so TAKE THAT CHRIS. It’s all about him.

    • ladytron2000 says:

      I promised myself I wouldn’t look at this post, but it’s a slow morning & I needed something to laugh at.

      If I eye rolled any harder at Jenny TryHard, I’d have given myself a seizure.

      • Dani says:

        Every time I see her I roll so hard my eyes say hello to my brain. She would be so much more likable if she stayed genuine and not try to force things about herself in to the media. She was actually on that HBO show with Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies) and her character was really good. If she just stayed genuine and let her career play out she’d get so much more positive feedback and coverage.

  14. Katell says:

    They look like brother and sister!

  15. The Recluse says:

    Well, good luck to them. I hope he doesn’t mind that she over-shares private stuff.

  16. No one says:

    Jenny Slate would have given a left kidney to have a picture like that with Chris. He was so over her as soon as SLOP happened. He just had to play along to keep her from spilling anymore secrets. Maybe this new guy will actually show her some attention. She desperately needs it. I hope she doesn’t use him for clicks. Maybe at 40 she’ll finally grow up.