One of the biggest Hollywood mysteries of 2021 (that poured over in 2022) involves Selena Gomez and Chris Evans. Were they dating or not?
The pair first sparked dating rumors after Captain America followed the Disney Channel alumni on Instagram. When she returned the favor, all hell broke loose on the Internet. Fans monitored the actors’ social media activities and were over the moon about Chris Evans and Selena Gomez’s interaction.
But the IG follow-back wasn’t the only *evidence* pointing to a potential romance between the two. However, the so-called “evidence” was debatable. Some spectators debunked these proofs while others insisted that they were true. Others suggested that the pair wasn’t together but were working on a project.
Everyone had their opinion on Selena Gomez and Chris Evans, but the two actors have yet to respond. As a result, everyone’s still jumping on the rumor mill.
If you’re curious about the two, you’re not alone. So, here’s everything you need to know about the Selena Gomez and Chris Evans Dating Mystery (without any Marvel spoilers!)
Are Chris Evans and Selena Gomez Dating? The So-Called “Evidences”
Ever since the actors followed each other on Instagram, fans have followed their every move. Anyone invested in the pair has compiled a list of evidence that proves they’re dating (or dated before). Here are some of the most popular #CheLena proofs of life.
Crushing on a Marvel Star
Before the stars followed each other on Instagram, Selena Gomez sounded the alarm for a potential “coupling” when she admitted that Evans was her type. In a 2015 interview on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, she gushed about the Marvel star, saying that she had a crush on him. She even called him cute.
Selena Wore Chris’ Sweater
When the pop star wore a white cable-knit pullover sweatshirt to support fellow singer Taylor Swift on Saturday Night Live, she revived rumors concerning her and Evans. Swift posted a video of her and Gomez on TikTok, which triggered an investigation from Chelena hopefuls and social media snoops. According to the fans, Selena’s SNL top is very similar to the sweater Chris Evans wore in the 2019 film “Knives Out.”
Did Selena Appear on Chris Evans’ IG Stories?
Dating rumors between Chris Evans and Selena Gomez heated up when the Captain America star posted an IG story of himself playing the piano. One fan zoomed into his Stories and reposted the video on TikTok, asking if Selena Gomez was in the video. After all, Selena sported the same bob cut that the mysterious brunette had in Evans’ video.
Chelena Spotted Together?
A fan blog posted photos of Selena Gomez and Chris Evans leaving a restaurant and a recording studio on October 1. Everything looked so believable that the Internet nearly imploded over the possibility of the pair dating.
However, Elle magazine did some research and revealed that the photos were taken years ago. The photos that linked Gomez with Evans were taken in November 2017 and October 2019 while Evans’ photos were taken in October 2013 and the summer of 2020.
If Chris and Selena Aren’t Dating, Who Are They With?
Selena Gomez has been pretty mum about her relationship status since her very public breakup with Justin Bieber. She hasn’t publicly posted about her relationships. However, there are rumors of her dating Aaron Dominguez, her co-star in Only Murders in the Building.
Photos of them on set ignited rumors of their alleged romance. Fans giggled over images of Selena “getting cozy” with her OMITB co-star. Sadly, the pop star shot down the rumors of the relationship, especially after Dominguez received “threats” to stay away from her. Gomez also shared her thoughts on the dating rumors and revealed why she wasn’t open to dating anyone yet.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Gomez confirmed her relationship status, saying that she wasn’t with anyone at the moment. She also added that dating rumors were the unlikeable part of her job as an actress, but it is something she deals with as professionally as she can.
For now, Selena Gomez is happily living the single life and enjoying her role as a third or fifth wheel to her friends. In May 2022, she posted a TikTok where she told the camera that she was “totally fine with being single.” The camera then pans out to reveal her group of friends, all of whom were in relationships.
On the other hand, Chris Evans is also very single. But unlike Gomez, he is invested in finding the love of his life. He recently revealed that he is “laser-focused” on finding a partner right now. While Evans enjoys being a Hollywood actor, he admits that he longs for a partner whom he can “pour all of yourself into.” He ends the section by saying he wants to find someone to spend his life with.
Evans has also admitted to wanting to be a father in the future. While he is already a proud dad to his rescue dog Dodger, the actor has been open with his want to start a family soon. He told Men’s Journal that he was a big fan of “pedestrian, domestic things,” which included a spouse and children.
The Gray Man actor’s last relationship was with actress Jenny Slate whom he dated from 2016 to 2017. Since then, he has been single and very ready to mingle.
We might never know if Chris Evans and Selena Gomez actually had a thing. They might never address the dating rumors surrounding them. But that’s OK. Fans can always have the whirlwind episode that is the world thinking that Selena and Chris were a thing.