That one stan account will not be happy about this…. On Jan. 6, Chris Evans shared an adorable series of videos with his girlfriend, Alba Baptista, as a way to “look back at 2022.”
In case you forgot, the 41-year-old Captain America star has been dating 25-year-old Baptista for over a year, according to a People report from November 2022. “It’s serious,” a source told the outlet. “They are in love and Chris has never been happier. His family and friends all adore her.”
Romance aside, Evans and Baptista’s first year together also seems to be filled with jump scares. The compilation video shared by PeopleIn’s Sexiest Man Alive, the pair repeatedly make the other scream by yelling “babe” or “baby” when they least expect it. Highlights of the video include Evans’ terrifying little laundry dance, Baptista throwing her phone, and the fact that one of them has the same standard washer-dryer that came with my apartment.
As is the nature of the internet, Chris Evans’ post was not without criticism. “Delete, many people ask you to delete, it triggers so many people, there are people who pass out and feel sick, please I beg you to delete it, delete the message now, it is forbidden and illegal in many countries to posting something like that makes people cry,” one person tweeted in response to the post, which was shared on Twitter by means of Pop desire.
While some of the actor’s fans have genuinely taken issue with the couple’s 16-year age difference, the dramatic nature of the tweet is likely a joke — or even a reference to a fan account’s runaway viral response to Evans and Baptista’s relationship . “We are disappointed. We are hurt,” @TeamEvans_13 tweeted alongside an open letter to the Marvel actor in November.
While the writer suggests in recent interviews that Evans “betrayed” his fans by suggesting he was single, the actor opened up about settling down in his Sexiest Man Alive film. “That is definitely something I want. Wife, kids, start a family,” he said. “I like the idea of tradition and ceremony. I had a lot of those in my life, so the idea of creating that, I can’t think of anything better.
Originally published on Glamour