This Monday morning, the Internet woke up to some big news. Chris Evans tied the knot with his girlfriend Alba Baptista in a secret wedding. The heartthrob is officially taken. The couple said “I do” on Saturday in an intimate ceremony that took place in Massachusetts, at their Boston home. The “Captain America: The First Avenger” actor and the Luso-Brazilian actress first sparked romance rumors in November 2022, the duo had been dating for “over a year.” Post which, the couple was spotted together a couple of times.

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Chris and Alba had kept their relationship low-key for the most part. Until February, when the “Avengers” star went Instagram-official about Alba on Valentine’s Day. He posted a series of PDA-filled pics to his Instagram Story, showcasing many sweet moments between the couple. That in itself broke the internet as Chris Evans’ female fans were heartbroken to learn that their favourite celeb was now taken. And with his wedding news breaking out today, they are all the more devasted. The fans took to X (formerly Twitter) and flooded the platform with their reactions to this secret wedding, wishing it was them.

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The Intimate Wedding

According to Page Six, the wedding was “beautiful” and Evans, 42, and Baptista, 26, looked very much in love and happy together. The “at-home” ceremony was an extremely private affair, with only their closest family and friends in attendance. It was heartwarming to see Chris’ Marvel co-stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, and Jeremy Renner be a part of his wedding. They have always shown great camaraderie on and off screens. The guests were supposed to sign NDAs and give up their phones to ensure the secrecy of the ceremony.

Their Romance

The lovebirds were said to be deeply in love and in a very serious relationship. An insider source had revealed that “Chris has never been happier. His family and friends all adore her.” And in recent times, the duo didn’t shy away from flaunting their affection publicly. They had been spotted holding hands during a stroll in Central Park, fans had also noticed Chris Evans’ flirty comment (while he had an active account on the app) on Alba’s Instagram post. The “Knives Out” star had also posted other snaps where the couple was seen picking apples, skiing, viewing the Northern Lights together and even sharing a kiss.

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While not much was known about their romance, the “Fantastic Four” actor had opened up about wanting to get married last November. “That’s absolutely something I want — wife, kids, building a family,” Chris quoted to People at the time. “When you read about most of the best artists, whether it’s actors, painters, writers, most of them [admit] it wasn’t the work they made [that they are most proud of], it was about the relationships, the families they created, the love they found, the love they shared. So it’s also something through my long 41 years that also rings true. Those things are the most important. I love the idea of tradition and ceremony, I had a lot of that in my life so the idea of creating that, I can’t think of anything better,” he added.

The Brides’ Career Trajectory

While Evans’ successful career as a longstanding Marvel star in the form of “Captain America” has warranted his own accolades, Alba Baptista has an impressive backstory of her own. Having a translator mother, Alba learned to speak five languages namely, Portuguese, English, German, French and Spanish. She is known for her role in “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” and has won awards for her work, including the European Shooting Star Award at the Berlin Film Festival and an award for Best Actress at the Festival Ibérico de Ciné for her role in the short film “Miami.” She was also named IMDb’s Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2020.

The Internet Reactions

Chris Evans was named PEOPLE’s 2022 Sexiest Man Alive. So, it’s no surprise when he is flocked with love and adulation from his female fans. His excessively attractive looks, goofy and fun nature, amazing cinematic career, all make for a deserving fanbase. Now, with the news of his wedding, it’s but natural for his fans to go into a frenzy.

His fan page noted that his marriage status had been updated on Wikipedia and Alba has been listed as his spouse.

A user called the “Captain America: Civil War” star “very lucky” to get Alba as she is so stunning.

While many fans wished they could be in Alba’s place, quite a few were also happy for the couple.