Chris Evans and Jenny Slate, 2016's best surprise couple-turned-supportive exes, spent some time on Twitter yesterday having a cute, public little flirty exchange. This is the kind of banter that sparks hope of a reconciliation:
Evans and Slate broke up in February 2017 but remained friendly while promoting their movie Gifted together in April. This month, Twitter users claimed to have seen the two out multiple times together—but whether the hangs are just friendly or romantic is unclear.
The two have both talked about their relationship and what went wrong this year. "To be quite honest, I didn't think I was his type," Slate told New York magazine in March of how they initially got together while working on Gifted. "Eventually, when it was like, Oh, you have these feelings for me?, I was looking around like, Is this a prank? I mean, I understand why I think I'm beautiful, but if you've had a certain lifestyle and I'm a very, very different type of person—I don't want to be an experiment." Slate said she had trouble dealing with his fans who felt possessive of him then. "If you are a woman who really cares about her freedom, her rights, her sense of being an individual, it is confusing to go out with one of the most objectified people in the entire world." In drug stores, random women came up to Slate "being like, 'Oh my God, is that Chris Evans? He's so hot!' You're like, 'How dare you? That's my boyfriend. But yes, he's so hot.'"
"She's my favorite human,"