The reigning Sexiest Man Alive is officially off the market. Instagram has the proof. Chris Evans, 41, shared “a look back at 2022” to his stories on Jan. 6, per Buzzfeed, and the footage was a compilation of him and his 25-year-old actor girlfriend, Alba Baptista, playfully scaring one another through a series of pranks. The adorable moments and his three heart emojis said it all.
Fans first caught on to their potential romance in January 2022 when the two followed each other on Instagram, and a source confirmed their romance to People in November. The insider revealed the couple had been dating for over a year. “They are in love and Chris has never been happier,” the source said. “His family and friends all adore her.”
So who exactly is Alba Baptista? The lucky lady is best known for starring in the Netflix series Warrior Nun. She is of Portuguese descent and can speaking five languages, including her native Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, and German. Baptista has an interest in philanthropy, similar to Evans. In 2018, she reportedly worked at a Cambodian orphanage focusing on educational efforts. She is the child of an engineer and a translator, and made her acting debut in 2014 in the Portuguese TV series Jardins Proibidos. Apparently, she also has a fondness for pranks.
Baptista built a career in Portuguese entertainment before crossing over into English-language projects. She then landed the lead role in Warrior Nun, which premiered in 2020 and follows an orphaned teen who discovers she has superpowers. Earlier this year, she co-starred in the well-received drama Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, which she described as “a heartwarming film that I’m very proud to be a part of” in a since-deleted Instagram post.
Evans and Baptista rarely post about or comment on their personal lives, but Page Six published images of the couple holding hands in Central Park just hours after word of their relationship got out in November. The outlet reported that they dropped each other’s hands after noticing paparazzi nearby.
While Evans and Baptista might be a little camera shy, he has spoken candidly about his desire to settle down and start a family. When doing press for The Gray Man in July, in the early months of their relationship, Evans admitted that he was “laser-focused on finding a partner” and that he found the pressures of Hollywood difficult for his personal life.
He reiterated his hopes in the People Sexiest Man Alive cover story. “That’s absolutely something I want: wife, kids, building a family,” he said. “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.” From what it sounds like and what we’ve now seen, he’s well on his way to fulfilling that dream.
Additional reporting by Stephanie Topacio Long.
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