Saturday Night Live star Jenny Slate and Captain America star Chris Evans began dating last May while working on the movie, Gifted.
In a recent interview with New York Magazine, Slate said, “When Chris and I started dating, my husband and I had only been separated for a couple of months. Even though we had an amicable divorce, I think that’s still something that you need to mourn. When you get separated from somebody that you actually care about, it is the destruction of a belief system. That is really, really sad… I just didn’t have the tools. And I didn’t think very hard about that, to be honest. I wanted to step into the light. Chris is a sunny, loving, really fun person, and I didn’t really understand why I should be prudent.”
Interestingly enough, Slate’s divorce from first husband Dean Fleischer-Camp was concluded after she and Evans ended their relationship.
I too have been through a divorce and took almost 1.5 years before I met my current wife. I completely agree with Jenny’s assessment of the importance of taking time to heal before re-entering the dating world after a marriage.