Chris Evans, 41, and Alba Baptista, 25, were photographed holding hands while taking a romantic stroll through Central Park in New York City on Nov. 10. In the images, the couple tried to keep a low profile as they donned baseball caps and face masks amidst the big crowds of people. However, they held tight to one another’s hands as they wove their way through the masses together. Once they noticed the cameras snapping photos, though, they pulled apart and walked separately instead.
This PDA sighting comes just hours after news broke that Chris and Alba were an item. Although eagle-eyed fans had been suspecting that something was going on between these two for nearly a year, their relationship wasn’t publicly confirmed until Nov. 10. People Magazine broke the news, reporting that Chris and Alba have been together for “over a year.” The mag also claimed that the relationship is already “serious,” despite being kept from the public eye.
“They are in love and Chris has never been happier,” a source told the magazine. “His family and friends all adore her.” Chris had become one of the most beloved eligible bachelors in Hollywood, but it looks like he’s now officially off the market.
One day before Chris and Alba’s relationship was revealed, the actor was also named Sexiest Man Alive by People. Although he didn’t dish about his current relationship status, he did express his desire to get married and start a family. “That’s absolutely something I want,” he confirmed. “Wife, kids, building a family.” He recalled hearing other actors and artists talk about how the families they’ve created and the love they’ve shared is more important than their work, and admitted that that rings true for him, as well. “Those things are most important,” he confirmed. “I love the idea of tradition and ceremony.”