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Be still my broken heart: Jenny Slate has opened up about her relationship and consequent split to America's Captain, Chris Evans, and the story of how they got together makes this tragic reality all the harder to bare.

While many thought they were an odd pairing — leading Marvel (and the Avengers) into Box Office glory and Slate, an indie actress famed for 2014's Obvious Child and voicing a Pomeranian in The Secret Life of Pets — but for us, their partnership was down-to-earth and so much realer than your average famous-celeb-is-boning-another-famous-celeb. Sigh.

'Obvious Child' [Credit: A24]
'Obvious Child' [Credit: A24]

Unfortunately, as it turns out, it was the difference in fame that was the reason for their split. In a candid interview with Vulture, Slate explains that during their relationship — which lasted less than a year — she became unable to live life in her own way:

“Chris is a very, very famous person. For him to go to a restaurant is totally different than for me to go. I sit in my window and I say ‘Hi’ to people on the street. I have more freedom because I’m not Captain America. I’m mostly a cartoon."

Adding that separation was what she "needed to do to feel normal."

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It's understandable, albeit sad, that she couldn't come to terms with Evans's insane popularity — though she did explain that it was his lack of pretense in relation to his worldwide recognition that attracted her to him in the first place:

“I first really liked Chris as a person because he is so unpretentious. He is a straight-up 35-year-old man who wants to play games. That’s it. I was like, ‘I’d better not discount this, because this is purity.’ ... I wanted to step into the light. Chris is a sunny, loving, really fun person, and I didn’t really understand why I should be prudent.”

'Captain America: Winter Solider' [Credit: Marvel]
'Captain America: Winter Solider' [Credit: Marvel]

In case there was ever any doubt over 's infectious charm, Slate describes how his "annoying" and seemingly endless energy soon morphed into an overwhelming desire to become friends with the guy:

“At first I was like, ‘What a f—– nightmare.' Chris is a different speed than me — I think he really did just jump out of a plane for an interview. And so when he was like, ‘Game nights,’ I was like, ‘This is annoying. This guy’s like a sports guy. He’s the kid that likes P.E.’ ... I remember him saying to me, ‘You’re going to be one of my closest friends.’ I was just like, ‘Man, I f—— hope this isn’t a lie, because I’m going to be devastated if this guy isn’t my friend.'”

Obviously, some months later, their friendship became something more. And despite apparently ending pretty abruptly, she holds no hard feelings:

“We’re not on bad terms, but we haven’t really seen each other, spoken a lot. I think it’s probably best. I’d love to be his friend one day, but we threw down pretty hard. No regrets, though. Ever.”

Are you devastated to hear about their separation?

(Source: Vulture)


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