Despite not being able to find long-lasting love, Evans hopes to someday be able to share a home with his wife and kids.
Chris Evans has a commanding presence on screen. Especially as Captain America. Even though it may seem like the actor has it all, much like his on-screen persona, Evans seems to have missed the love train. While Steve Rogers outlived his lover frozen in ice, Evans has had a tumultuous dating life. He has dated a fair share of women but is yet to meet the one who will make him the happiest man on Earth. And what exactly would make that happen? The 40-year-old actor is all set to settle down, start a family, and live a domestic life.
"I really want kids. Yeah, I do," he told Men's Journal in an interview. "I like pretty pedestrian, domestic things. I want a wife, I want kids. I like ceremony. I want to carve pumpkins and decorate Christmas trees and s*** like that." His year-long relationship with Jenny Slate came to an end after their on-screen chemistry turned into a full-fledged relationship. Even though they two went their separate ways, they expressed nothing but love for each other. "You find that you cannot help to have respect for her. You spend five minutes with her and you cannot find something bad to say about her if you tried," Evans told USA TODAY during the promotion of their film, Gifted.
Ever since his first high-profile relationship with Jessica Biel, Evans has always been eager to get married. “We always talk about [marriage]," Biel had told Cosmopolitan a year before she and Evans split. "We both want to be married, and we both want to have children.” While she went on to marry Justin Timberlake in 2012 and has two children with him, Evans went on to date several notable actresses but didn’t find himself in another long-term relationship till his most recent stint with Slate. Unfortunately, things did not work out for them.
“He’s really vulnerable, and he’s really straightforward,” Slate spoke of Evans after their split. “He’s like primary colors. He has beautiful, big, strong emotions, and he’s really sure of them. It’s just wonderful to be around. His heart is probably golden-colored if you could paint it.” Despite not being able to find long-lasting love, Evans hopes to someday be able to share a home with his wife and kids. "I want to get married, though I want children—to me that's the ultimate thing," he said, as per E! Online. "When you're old and on your death bed, looking back at your life it's not going to be the films you've made or what you've accomplished, it's the relationships you have. You're survived by things that matter—the people you love and those who love you back."
Evans has always been good with children, something he attributes to being a great uncle. "I want it to happen. But there has to be a series of events prior to that which have to fall into place," Evans said. "I definitely want children. I definitely want a family. But you cannot put the cart before the horse. The family only works if it's built off the extension of the love you feel for a person. If you all of a sudden want the kid more than you want the relationship, you may be on shaky ground." He is well prepared to make a lucky lady very happy.
"My mum told me that the best thing you could give a woman was attention," he said wisely in an interview with Cosmpolitan. "She said; 'Listen to her instead of trying to impress her.' My mum fought for feminism in her day so instilled in me the importance of equality. She taught me so much about women."