In 2017, Slate gushed about Evans, telling New York magazine, “What's the same about us is not just that we're from Massachusetts, which was such a delight, but Chris is truly one of the kindest people I've ever met, to the point where sometimes I would look at him and it would kind of break my heart. He's really vulnerable, and he's really straightforward. He's like primary colors. He has beautiful, big, strong emotions, and he's really sure of them. It's just wonderful to be around. His heart is probably golden-colored, if you could paint it.”
Years ago, Chris opened up about his thoughts on love, telling People magazine, “I'm a pretty romantic guy. 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."