Chris Evans and Alba Baptista's Relationship Timeline

Chris Evans and Alba Baptista wed in September 2023

<p>Chris Evans Instagram</p> Chris Evans and Alba Baptista

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Chris Evans and Alba Baptista

Chris Evans hung up his Captain America suit in favor of a more meaningful role: a husband.

The Avengers actor married Alba Baptista on Sept. 9, 2023, at a private estate in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. While Evans has shared snaps of the two on his Instagram, PEOPLE’s 2022 Sexiest Man Alive and his wife have mainly kept their relationship private.

Though they were first linked in January 2022, it wasn’t until November that a source confirmed their relationship to PEOPLE and shared they’d been dating for a year. Evans followed the news with an Instagram confirmation two months later.

The Captain America star opened up to PEOPLE in November 2022 about his desire to start a family and settle down, though he didn’t mention the Portuguese actress at the time.

"That's absolutely something I want: wife, kids, building a family," Evans said. "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," he added. "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."

From the early days of their romance to their star-studded wedding, here is a complete timeline of Chris Evans and Alba Baptista’s relationship.

January 2022: Chris Evans and Alba Baptista spark dating rumors

<p>Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty ; Andreas Rentz/Getty</p> Chris Evans, Alba Baptista

Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty ; Andreas Rentz/Getty

Chris Evans, Alba Baptista

Eagle-eyed fans noticed that Baptista followed Evans back on Instagram in 2021 after he followed her in the fall of 2020 when both were filming projects in Europe, leading to speculation the two might be an item.

November 10, 2022: A source confirms to PEOPLE that Chris Evans is dating Alba Baptista

Chris Evans/Instagram
Chris Evans/Instagram

A week after Evans was named Sexiest Man Alive, a source told PEOPLE that the pair had been dating “for over a year and it's serious.”

"They are in love and Chris has never been happier,” the insider added. “His family and friends all adore her."

January 6, 2023: Chris Evans makes his relationship with Alba Baptista Instagram official 

Chris Evans/Instagram
Chris Evans/Instagram

Evans treated his fans to a sneak peek of his life with Baptista for the first time in a video he posted on his Instagram Story, though his account has since been deactivated.

"A look back at 2022 ❤️❤️❤️," the actor wrote at the top of the video, which gave a glimpse into how the pair pranked each other on eight different occasions.

The compilation showed Evans and Baptista scaring each other as they did laundry, passed through doorways and even as they walked past each other. By the end, it seemed like Baptista had caught on to Evans’ sneaky ways, exclaiming, “I knew it!” as he attempted to scare her behind a doorway.

February 14, 2023: Chris Evans shares snaps of him and Alba Baptista on Valentine’s Day

Chris Evans/Instagram
Chris Evans/Instagram

Evans shared his love for Baptista on Valentine’s Day with a series of photos of the two hiking, traveling together and spending time with Evans’ dog Dodger.

He also posted a video on his Instagram Story of Baptista playing an iconic Nintendo game.

"...I introduced her to Mario Bros 3," Evans wrote on top of the video. "(She hates this video but I LOVE it)."

April 18, 2023: Alba Baptista supports Chris Evans at the premiere of his movie Ghosted

<p>Taylor Hill/FilmMagic ; Arnold Jerocki/Getty</p> Chris Evans, Alba Baptista

Taylor Hill/FilmMagic ; Arnold Jerocki/Getty

Chris Evans, Alba Baptista

While the couple did not make their official red carpet debut at the premiere of Ghosted, Baptista attended the event in support of Evans.

Videos later surfaced on social media of Baptista arriving at the premiere with Evans.

September 9, 2023: Chris Evans and Alba Baptista get married in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Vivien Killilea/Getty
Vivien Killilea/Getty

A source confirmed to PEOPLE that Evans and Baptista tied the knot in a private ceremony in Cape Cod.

After the ceremony, Evans and his bride partied at their Boston-area home, with a source telling PEOPLE "a large tent and dance floor were set up at the house" and music was heard into the night.

The couple’s famous friends poured out in droves for the wedding, especially Evans’ Marvel costars, including Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan Downey; Chris Hemsworth and his wife, Elsa Pataky; and Jeremy Renner.

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt were also spotted returning after a post-wedding party at Evans' Boston-area home. "They were very happy, joking and smiling," a source told PEOPLE of the couple.

The following day, Downey was spotted grabbing dinner in Cambridge, Massachusetts, along with fellow former Avenger Scarlett Johansson and husband Colin Jost.

September 11, 2023: A source tells PEOPLE Chris Evans and Alba Baptista "got serious quickly"

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Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Arnold Jerocki/Getty

Days after the couple's nuptials, a source opened up to PEOPLE about their relationship, sharing that "it was kind of love at first sight" for the actors.

"They got serious very quickly," the source shared, confirming the pair met in Europe. "He kept saying he knew she was the one."

Evans has reportedly "been the happiest since they met," and she is "everything to him," the source added.

While the pair had not been seeing each other for more than two years, the insider added that Evans "has been ready to settle down for a while."

"He can’t wait to have a family. He was just waiting for the right girl," the source continued. "She is beautiful, smart and just a good person. She is involved in charity work and truly cares about doing good. She is a very positive and happy person. It’s rubbed off on him. It's the best news that they are married."

March 10, 2024: Chris Evans and Alba Baptista make their red carpet debut

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Amy Sussman/Getty

The couple made their red carpet debut at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles. Evans turned heads in a bright red Dolce & Gabbana suit, while Baptisa looked simply elegant in a black and white gown by Roland Mouret.

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