Chris Evans kept his relationship with 25-year-old actress Alba Baptista secret for a year, but this Valentine’s Day, he isn’t holding back. The actor posted multiple Instagram Stories honoring his partner. In them, he shared dozens of personal, intimate photos and videos of them together during their almost-entirely private relationship.
In late January, a source told Us Weekly that the 41-year-old actor is very serious about Baptista. “This is the most committed anyone can remember him being in a very long time, if not ever,” the source said.
“They spend most of their time at his place in Massachusetts and love the quiet life there, surrounded by nature and away from the spotlight,” the source continued. “Chris was very open that he wanted to take his time before settling down.”
Evans himself spoke to People in the fall about how he wants to find his person and start a family. “That’s absolutely something I want,” he said. “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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