In a recent interview with GQ magazine, Chris Evans, best known for his iconic role as Captain America, opened up about a pivotal conversation he had with his now-wife, Alba Baptista, regarding his career and working schedule during the early stages of their relationship.
This candid revelation offers a glimpse into the actor's personal life and how love influenced his career choices. Before the onset of the SAG-AFTRA strike, Evans disclosed that his relationship with Baptista had a significant impact on his approach to work.
He spoke candidly about the promise he made to his then-girlfriend to limit his film commitments to one project per year, a promise he now admits he didn't keep. "I haven't worked all year, and I don't plan to, which has been lovely," Evans admitted during the interview.
He then reminisced about the early days of his relationship with Baptista, saying, "When we first started dating, I told her, 'I only do one movie a year. I try to avoid overworking myself.' But then, after just a few months of dating, it happened—bam!
We found ourselves living in Atlanta for a whole year. I thought to myself, never again."
Love Blossoms: Evans-Baptista Wedding
The year 2023 has seen Evans take a purposeful break from acting, a decision he made after reflecting on his career and personal life.
It's a hiatus that allowed him to focus on his budding romance with Baptista. On September 9, 2023, Chris Evans, 42, and Alba Baptista, 26, exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, cementing their love story with a lifelong commitment.
The romance between the Marvel superstar and the Warrior Nun actress became public knowledge in November 2022. However, their relationship had already been blossoming for over a year by that time, hidden from the prying eyes of the media and fans.
Evans' decision to step back from the spotlight for a year highlights the importance of maintaining a balance between personal life and career, a lesson he learned through his evolving relationship with Baptista. As they embark on this new chapter together as husband and wife, fans are undoubtedly excited to see what the future holds for this talented and beloved Hollywood couple.