Chris Evans Slammed Over ‘Gross’ Age Gap With New Wife

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Chris Evans is being criticized over his age-gap relationship with his new wife. 

Evans, 42, portrays Steve Rodgers/Captain America in numerous Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Avengers: Endgames (2019).

He’s appeared in other movies such as Knives Out (2019) and Lightyear (2022).

But Evans is also known to be one of Hollywood’s heartthrobs, having even been voted as People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2022.

However, The Gray Man star’s status as a bachelor has recently changed, as he’s now happily married.

In the past, the actor had opened up about his dreams to start a family with People magazine, saying: “That’s absolutely something I want. Wife, kids, building a family.

“When you read about most of the best artists, whether it’s actors, painters, writers, most of them [admit] it wasn’t the work they made [that they are most proud of], it was about the relationships, the families they created, the love they found, the love they shared. So it’s also something through my long 41 years that also rings true. Those things are the most important.

“I love the idea of tradition and ceremony, I had a lot of that in my life so the idea of creating that, I can’t think of anything better.”

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Chris Evans has previously discussed his dreams to start a family. Credit: Alamy

But Evan’s relationship is now being blasted on social media, as some people are insisting the actor’s age gap with his new wife is inappropriate.

There are many examples of happy marriages that have age gaps, but it seems some people online have taken issue with the celebrity couple’s relationship.

One person says: “I don’t care what anyone says, this is something. She’s barely starting when he already has a spot in the industry. They’re in different stages of their life.

“She wasn’t even born and he was already a teen. I don’t care how mature she is, it’s never been about her, it’s him.”

Someone else says: “Their age gap is so icky like I’m sorry but I can’t even think what two people in their age brackets would have in common.”

“Are we just ignoring the age gap between Chris Evans and his new wife?!?” another user questions.

A fourth pens: “Age gaps are gross. Even if you’re Chris Evans.

“Trying so hard to be happy for Chris Evans, but learning that his beautiful wife is my age is sending me,” adds a fifth.

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Chris Evans’ fans have a lot to say about his marriage. Credit: Alamy

However, others have defended the pair, with one person posting: “Chris Evans has a good reputation, no criminal offenses, no issues with past partners.

“Sure, there is an age gap here but frankly, they look the same age range and they met as proper adults so who are we to judge?

“They both seem nice and I wish Twitter would just let them be happy.”

Someone else explains: “Good for Chris Evans I guess. The guy has said he wants marriage and family, and he finally found someone. The age gap is big, but my parents were 15 years apart. Mom was several years younger and more naïve and they were together until he died.”

Others are saying that people are just upset because they no longer have a chance with the Captain America actor and are using the age gap as a way to vent their disappointment.

“I am so damn happy for both of them,” exclaims one fan.

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The Captain America star has been subjected to a backlash following news of his marriage. Credit: Alamy

People magazine reported that Evans was in a relationship in November 2022, with an insider claiming the two had been dating ‘for over a year and [it was] serious’.

“They are in love and Chris has never been happier. His family and friends all adore her,” the source added.

And just months later, it was revealed the pair’s relationship had hit the next level.

“Chris and Alba have gotten serious,” an insider told Us Weekly. “This is the most committed anyone can remember him being in a very long time, if not ever.”

Then, in September 2023, Page Six reported that the couple had tied the knot in a private, intimate ceremony.

A source described the occasion as ‘beautiful’, adding the event was ‘locked down tight’.

Chris Evans and Alba Baptista.
Chris Evan’s new wife is 26-year-old actress Alba Baptista. Credit: @chrisevans/Instagram

Evan’s new wife is Portuguese-Brazilian actress Alba Baptista, who is 26 years old.

The young star, who grew up in Lisbon, Portugal, can speak five languages –  including English, German, French, and Spanish.

She played the lead role of Ava in the Netflix series Warrior Nun.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.