Jenny Slate Engaged to Boyfriend Ben Shattuck After Chris Evans Split
Jenny Slate is engaged to be married!
The Saturday Night Live alum announced her engagement to boyfriend Ben Shattuck on Monday (September 9) via Instagram after he popped the question during their romantic vacation getaway in France.
“He took me to France and made a picnic and made me feel happy and free and then he asked me to marry him and I screamed YES. I love you @benshattuck_art, you are the kindest and brightest and I am so grateful and here we go and keep going,” Slate wrote alongside a series of photos from their trip.
In one of the pics, the 37-year-old actress showed off her vintage-inspired engagement ring, which appears to be a sapphire surrounded by a halo diamonds on a gold band, on her left hand.
Meanwhile, the art dealer/writer shared his own announcement on his Instagram, writing, "In an abandoned castle in southern France, I asked this woman to marry me. Here she is in front of a door the color of her soul."
Slate previously dated Avengers star Chris Evans for nearly two years, but their on-again-off-again relationship officially ended in March 2018. Less than one year later, she stepped out with Shattuck at the Sundance Film Festival in January, as well as attended the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival together in May.
During an episode of Refinery29’s Unstyled podcast back in June, Slate gushed over her soon-to-be-husband, their "beautiful relationship" and how he changed her views on love and life.
"I have this faith now — I do — that I can have this beautiful relationship with this man that I deeply love,” she explained. “That I can have a full life, that I can live on this peninsula in Massachusetts where I live right now, and have my career, and that I can feel beauty in myself in so many ways.”
Congratulations to the happy couple!