Wondering about Chris Evans' dating history? Here's the latest on his love life—including who he's dated previously

Here’s a full debrief on People Magazine's ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Chris Evans’ dating history—from those Selena Gomez rumors to his relationship with Alba Baptista

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After Chris Evans was named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2022, you may find yourself wondering all about Chris Evans' dating history. After all, Hollywood’s number-one hunk has been linked to some very notable names and been involved in some of the internet’s wildest romance conspiracy theories! So here’s the 411 on Chris Evans’ current dating sitch, including his new girlfriend news—you’re soo welcome.

Is this just an excuse to talk about The Gray Man and Captain America star and fill this article with pictures of the quote-on-quote Sexiest Man? Perhaps. But we know you’re all also dying to know about the star-spangled man's past relationships, especially after reports confirming his with actress Alba Baptista recently made headlines.

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As we know, the Captain America star has been linked to the likes of Lizzo—after that whole drunk DM saga and there’s even been dating rumors between Chris and Selena Gomez, after the My Mind & Me star sent conspiracy theorists into over-drive after wearing a cable knit jumper reminiscent of his famous Knives Out jumper (we’ll get to this later).

So let’s explore who Chris has *actually* dated and address those viral romance rumors…

Chris Evans’ dating history—Who has Chris Evans dated and is he in a relationship now? 

While Chris is very private about his dating life, he has revealed what he was looking for out of a relationship, now after a few years of being seemingly single. Swoon-warning ahead…

In an interview with Shondaland on The Gray Man press tour, the actor revealed that he was looking for something serious. He said: “[I'm] laser-focused on finding a partner, you know, someone that you want to live—look, I love what I do, it's great, I pour all of myself into it, but—even this industry is full of pockets of doubt, hesitation, and recalibration.

“In terms of really trying to find something that you really pour all of yourself into, maybe it's about trying to find someone that you're looking to spend your life with. So maybe that.” It’s giving Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter vibes!

So, now we’ve established what Chris is looking for—who is he dating right now and how has he dated previously?

Alba Baptista (2021-Now)

Starting with the most important question—after months of rumors, it now seems to be confirmed that Chris is dating actress Alba Baptista.

Initially, the rumors were sparked after sleuthing fans spotted that she had followed Chris on Insta in 2021, along with a number of his family members. Interesting…

This spooky season they stirred up even more rumors after Chris posted a picture of two carved pumpkins to Instagram that were a perfect match to the pumpkins Alba, at the time, had as her profile picture.

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Chris has also liked a number of her Instagram posts—which is usually a modern-day indication that there’s some interest there and now People (opens in new tab)have confirmed that they are, in fact, an item!

A source told the magazine that they've been dating for over a year now, adding that our fave Avenger has 'never been happier.' Too wholesome!

The source revealed that things are getting 'serious' between them and said: "They are in love and Chris has never been happier. His family and friends all adore her."

Chris and Selena Gomez (October 2021)

Yes, we all remember this rather scrumptious rumor but alas it seems it was indeed just a rumor. The Chris/Selena saga was seemingly sparked after Chris followed Selena Gomez on Instagram in 2021.

Things were then fuelled further after Selena was spotted wearing a cream cable knit jumper, similar to the one Chris famously wore in Knives Out. But let’s be honest, who doesn’t own a cream Rory Gilmore-esque knit? So, it’s hardly damning evidence—plus Selena Gomez is rumored to be dating The Chainsmokers, Drew Taggart.

Chris and Lizzo (April 2021)

Lizzo herself sparked romance rumors with Chris after she shared a number of TikTok videos revealing her drunk DMs to him which included the puff of smoke, an athlete and basketball emoji (which apparently stands for shooting one's shot.)

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He responded like a true gent saying: “No shame in a drunk DM 😘 God knows I’ve done worse of this app lol🤦‍♂️”—which prompted Lizzo to relatably fan-girl, especially after he subsequently went on to follow her on Instagram, but that was the end of that.

Chris and Lily James (2020)

Now onto the more tangible relationships—Chris was linked to actress Lily James in the summer of 2020, after they were spotted hanging out and looking pretty cozy.

Sadly for us though, neither Lily nor Chris confirmed their relationship…

Chris and Jenny Slate (2016-2017)

Chris dated Jenny Slate (known for her roles in the likes of Big Mouth and Parks and Recreation) in 2016 after they met on the set of The Gift.

Sadly though they split after a few months, with Jenny hinting to Vulture (opens in new tab) that the level of his fame may have contributed.

Actors Jenny Slate (L) and Chris Evans arrive at the premiere of Fox Searchlight Pictures' 'Gifted' at Pacific Theaters at the Grove on April 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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She said: “Chris is a very, very famous person. For him to go to a restaurant is totally different than for me to go.”

Jenny did however give us a precious insight into what Chris is like to date, adding, “He’s really vulnerable, and he’s really straightforward. He’s like primary colors. He has beautiful, big, strong emotions, and he’s really sure of them. It’s just wonderful to be around. His heart is probably golden-colored, if you could paint it.”

Chris and Lily Collins (2015)

Chris reportedly briefly dated Emily In Paris herself, Lily Collins in 2015, with US Weekly (opens in new tab)breaking the news, with a source at the time claiming their relationship was in ‘just the beginning stages,’ adding “But they're having a lot of fun and seeing where it goes."

Chris and Sandra Bullock (2014)

What an iconic Hollywood pairing! These two were rumored to have been seeing each other in 2014—but Sandy B seemingly debunked the claims by joining in on the romance buzz. 

She joked to Entertainment Tonight: “We've since married and it started breaking apart, so we separated.” 

Chris and Minka Kelly (2012-2013)

Chris and Minka were reportedly on-and-off before going their separate ways for good in 2013. 

A source told US Weekly that it ‘didn’t make sense’ for them to be in a relationship at that time, but that they still ‘cared for each other.’

Chris and Christina Richi (2007)

Now we’re getting into the iconic 00s relationships—yes, Chris dated Christina for a few months in 2007!

They even went red carpet official, to the Met Gala no less, before their breakup a few months later. See the pics in all their Y2K glory…

Christina Ricci and Chris Evans attend The COSTUME INSTITUTE Gala in honor of "POIRET: KING OF FASHION" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2007 in New York City

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Chris and Jessica Biel (2001-2006)

Lately fans have been pretty shocked to discover that Chris was actually in a pretty serious relationship with Jessica Biel before she went on to marry Justin Timberlake.

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Their relationship is one of the longest Chris has seemingly been in during his career, with the pair dating for five years. Jessica once even revealed that marriage was on the cards, telling Cosmopolitan (opens in new tab) that they ‘always; talked about getting married, she said, “We both want to be married, and we both want to have children.”

She also shared a pretty dreamy story about a romantic gesture Chris once did for her. She revealed that on her 21st birthday she woke to rose petals all over her bed. Brb, just off to sob.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.