The media has officially kicked into overdrive to play matchmaker with Shakira and Captain America star Chris Evans.
Evans’ name was swirling online earlier this month amid rumors that Shakira and her now ex-boyfriend Gerard Piqué were breaking up. Around that time, Shakira and Evans apparently started following each other on Instagram.
With Evans’ new animated film Lightyear hitting theaters this week, the media has locked their sights on the Marvel actor to ask him if he is aware of the Shakira news he has been linked to for the last couple of weeks. One reporter even asked Evans if he would date the “Te Felicito” singer.
First on the red carpet during the film’s premiere, a Univision reporter told Evans that Shakira started following him on social media and wondered if he had ever met her.
“No, no, I’ve never met her, but I’m a huge fan,” Evans said.
She then asked Evans if he would ever join her on one of her music videos to shake his hips alongside her. “Oh, God, I would be so embarrassed to be next to her,” Evans said. “She’s too good at that.”
In a second interview, a journalist from Despierta America asked if Evans was aware of all the attention the imaginary romance between him and Shakira was getting online. Evans said he didn’t know because he doesn’t spend a lot of time on social media but did say he thinks Shakira is “spectacular.” This prompted the reporter to follow up and ask Evans if he would ever date Shakira.
“Would I date Shakira?!” Chris Evans said laughing. “Are you trying to set me up with Shakira?! Man, that might be too much for on camera.”