Are Chris Evans and Minka Kelly back together...again?
The exes were photographed walking their dogs in West Hollywood Saturday. Whether it was a romantic reconciliation remains to be seen; E! News has reached out to both actors' reps for comment. Evans, 34, and Kelly, 35, first dated in 2007 before going their separate ways. They reunited in 2012 but decided to call it quits again in 2013. At the time, a source blamed their breakup on their busy schedules.
Post-breakup, Evans got to work on his directorial debut, Before We Go, released last Friday. While promoting the romantic dramedy, Evans told E! News, "What I liked about this character was that he was in love. He had everything he wanted and he lost it. I think that pain is far deeper. So, yeah, I certainly consider that I've felt some really good things in my life and had them change or evolve or grow. Sometimes you don't even have to lose it. Sometimes you can just shift."
Might he have been talking about Kelly? After all, he did dodge questions about his relationship status when asked about settling down. "Oh God, I couldn't even think about my own life," Evans told People at the film's premiere. "I had no life during this movie. This movie was all about the movie and that was it."
Evans was linked to Sandra Bullock and Lily Collins after his second breakup with Kelly; he has not publicly confirmed either romance. Kelly, meanwhile, was linked to Sean Penn. Though she is typically tight-lipped about her love life, she denied reports that she was seeing Penn after a night out in California. "Not my nature to address gossip but hoping this last one goes away already," the Friday Night Lights star recently tweeted. "Not dating a friend I had a group dinner with. #sillymedia."
Perhaps the third time will be a charm for Evans and Kelly, who are both based on the West Coast. "I'm a pretty romantic guy," the Captain America: Civil War actor confessed to People, adding, "I don't necessarily limit the notion of romance to people, though. I think I have a romantic relationship to art, to music, to nature."