An ongoing quarantine has motivated many to shoot their shot, and celebrities are no different. On her TikTok account, “Truth Hurts” singer Lizzo disclosed that she sent an Instagram DM to none other than Captain America himself, actor Chris Evans. “Don’t drink and DM, kids…. for legal porpoises this is a joke,” Lizzo composed in the caption. In the video, she uses the sound created by Tatayanna Mitchell that says “The reason I’m upset about this one is that I know I’m not gonna be able to marry him. And honestly, it hurts me to the core. Because damn papa, he a rare breed, no comparing. Like, Chris…”
Lizzo’s DM was simple and to the point: the wind blowing emoji, a woman playing basketball, and a basketball, indicating that she was “shooting her shot.” To her joy, Lizzo revealed in a follow-up video that Evans reacted by following her back on the app and sending a cheeky message in return. “No shame in a drunk DM [kiss emoji] god knows I’ve done worse on this app lol [face palm emoji],” the Knives Out star responded.
Evans is likely referencing his September Instagram snafu where he by mistake uploaded a distinct photo to his story when showing his followers his camera roll. While the image was quickly deleted, screenshots are forever and the Internet was quickly broken by his thirsty fans. The Marvel star managed to turn the situation around with cheeky acknowledgement and social encouragement, tweeting “Now that I have your attention …. VOTE Nov 3rd!!!”
Despite rumours of a romance with Lily James and Aly Reisman over the past year, Evans hasn’t been socially linked to anyone since going out with actress Jenny Slate in 2016. Lizzo keeps a similar lid on her private life, although she posted a twerking video on Instagram in March captioned “SINGLE.” Lizzo told Rolling Stone in 2020 that she hit “Cuz I Love You” was about a relationship that went bad. “As f—– up as it sounds, I needed that heartbreak experience,” she explained. “I’m not sad, because I use the pain so constructively. It’s inevitable. The pain is the human experience.”