The actor known for his role as Captain America is facing criticism for his relationship with his new wife, Alba Baptista.
Chris Evans, aged 42, is a popular Hollywood actor who was named People's Sexiest Man Alive in 2022. However, his status as a single man changed recently when reports revealed that he had married Portuguese actress Alba Baptista in a private ceremony, according to Page Six.
Now, some people on social media are expressing their disapproval of the age gap between the couple. Baptista, best known for her role in the Netflix series Warrior Nun, is 26 years old, which means there is a 16-year age difference between them.
While there are many examples of happy marriages with age differences, it seems that some individuals online have taken issue with this celebrity couple's relationship.
For example, one person commented: "I don't care what anyone says, 42 and 26 is something. She's barely starting when he has already 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, 42."
Another commenter 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 16-year age gap between Chris Evans and his new wife?!?" writes someone else.
A fourth shares: "16-year 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," a fifth expressed
On the other hand, some have come to the couple's defense, with one individual sharing: "Chris Evans has a good reputation, no criminal offences, 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 shares: "Good for Chris Evans I guess. The guy has said he wants marriage and family, and he finally found someone. The 16-year 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."
Some have suggested that people might be upset not so much about the age gap, but rather because they feel they've lost a chance with the actor who portrayed Captain America. They see the age difference as a way to express their frustration.
"I am so damn happy for both of them," exclaims a thrilled fan.
The couple's relationship became public knowledge in November 2022, but it's been reported that they had been quietly dating for a year before that.
Chris Evans and Alba Baptista had an intimate wedding at their home in Boston. Among the attendees were Chris's fellow Marvel actors Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, and Chris Hemsworth.
Other famous faces at the wedding included Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.