- Alba Baptista and Chris Evans confirmed their relationship in Jan. 2023 after much speculation
- Alba is a talented model and actress from Portugal who can speak multiple languages
- Alba’s breakout role came through Netflix’s ‘Warrior Nun’
Chris Evans confirmed his romance with Portuguese actress Alba Baptista on Jan. 6, 2023 via a hilarious video compilation he posted to his Instagram Story (seen here) of the pair trying to jump-scare each other. “A look back at 2022,” Chris wrote at the top of the video alongside three red heart emojis. While this was Chris’ first-ever confirmation of the relationship, it was reported less than two months earlier that they had been seeing each other for more than a year.
Days after Chris was named PEOPLE‘s 2022 “Sexiest Man Alive”, a source for the outlet claimed their relationship is “serious”. They added, “They are in love and Chris has never been happier. His family and friends all adore her.”
Eagle-eyed fans had previously speculated they might be an item in Jan. 2022, as both their social media posts around the time appeared to be in Alba’s native Lisbon. Plus, Chris and Alba’s social media activity made it appear that they were at least talking during the summer of 2021, as that is when Alba followed Chris back on Instagram. This helped cool rumors that he was dating Selena Gomez, 30.
Fans, of course, know plenty about Chris, but who is Alba? Here’s what you need to know about the gorgeous actress who reportedly stole Chris Evans’s heart.
1. Alba Is A Netflix Superstar
Alba got her start in acting at age 16 in Simão Cayatte‘s short film Miami. The role earned her the Best Actress Award at the Festival Ibérico de Ciné. Alba starred in more Portuguese films like Caminhos Magnétykos, Equinócio, and Patrick, as well as the TV shows Jardins Proibidos, A Impostora, A Criação, and Jogo Duplo. Her big break came in Netflix’s hit series Warrior Nun, based on the comic book character Warrior Nun Areala.
Alba plays Ava Silva, a quadriplegic orphan who discovers she now has supernatural powers that force her to join an ancient order of warrior nuns. Warrior Nun served as her first English-language debut. Warrior Nun premiered its first season in July 2020, and Season 2 filmed during the summer and fall of 2021 in Spain, which is where Alba may have met Chris.
2. Alba Is From Portugal And Speaks Five Languages
Alba was born on July 10, 1997 in Lisbon, Portugal. Her mother is Portuguese, while her father is Brazilian and from Rio de Janeiro. The couple reportedly met while Alba’s mother was working as a translator in Brazil. Alba appears to still live in Portugal, a place that will always be near and dear to her heart.
Alba is from Portugal, so she can obviously speak Portuguese. But that’s not all: the talented star also speaks Spanish, French, English, and German, according to a July 2020 interview with Universo Online. That means Alba can speak five (!) different languages. That’s certainly helpful as she travels around the world for her acting career.
3. Alba Has Dabbled In Modeling
Alba has modeled for one of the biggest fashion influences: Vogue. She seemingly made her Vogue Portugal debut in 2019 via a video meant to look like it was shot on film. She has also appeared on the cover of GQ and ACTIVA.
4. Alba Tries To Focus On The Positive
Alba has amassed over 400,000 followers on Instagram, and she got candid about how she handles her fame in a 2020 chat with Vogue. “I think it’s just to just be grounded about what it means to have attention. You know, everything is such a moment and this is a moment and it will pass, which is fine,” she explained. “So I am enjoying what I can and taking the positive things in and leaving the negative things out.”
5. Alba Has Been Linked To A Famous Actor Before
Chris is not the first actor that Alba has been romantically linked to. She was previously rumored to be dating Emily in Paris star Lucas Bravo, 35. Apparently, the pair were spotted on vacation together in May 2021, sparking dating rumors. However, fans pointed out that they very well may just be friends, especially since they co-star in the 2022 comedy/drama Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris. Alba has not publicly addressed her dating life.
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(With Inputs from hollywoodlife)