Jenny Slate
Jenny Slate has opened up about her previous romance with Chris Evans. Pictured: The “Obvious Child” actress attending the “Landline” New York Premiere at The Metrograph in New York City on July 18, 2017. Getty Images/Nicholas Hunt

Jenny Slate and Chris Evans did not have a bad breakup, so it was easy for the actress to reflect on their previous relationship. The Hollywood star, known mainly for her role as Donna Stern in “Obvious Child,” even regarded their romance as something “so precious” to her.

The 35-year-old actress recently sat down with Marie Claire for an interview regarding her new indie film, “Landline.” During their chat, she discussed the media attention she received following her breakup with the “Avengers: Infinity War” actor.

“It seems so naïve: You’re just talking to a nice person, and you have a really honest, beautiful conversation, and she writes about it in an honest, beautiful way,” Slate said about the reports that surfaced after her interview with New York magazine about the split. She added that the other outlets that used her candid quotes made her look cheap, and she’s not pleased with it, considering that she continues to regard her relationship with Evans as a “precious” experience.

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Slate and Evans dated for nine months prior to calling it quits last February. At the time, a source disclosed to Us Weekly that the breakup between the two was amicable. “It was completely amicable and a mutual decision due to conflicting schedules,” the source said, before adding that both stars want to “remain very close friends.”

And the two did remain friendly, especially when they were promoting their movie, “Gifted,” together in April. “Just because something didn’t work out in its original form doesn’t mean you have to denigrate it and say it was worth nothing,” Slate said about how she handles breakups in her latest interview.

Prior to dating Evans, Slate was married to film editor Dean Fleischer-Camp. They tied the knot in 2012 and divorced in 2016. Describing the divorce experience, Slate said, “A divorce moves at the speed of complete, deadening silence, or that’s how it feels.”

Slate also shared that she prefers to keep it real and be an open book. “I enjoy putting myself out there much more than I fear the consequences. I do have to learn to make sure that I’m taking that risk alone, and not dragging anyone else into it,” she said.