"I really want kids. Yeah, I do. I like pretty pedestrian, domestic things. I want a wife, I want kids. I like ceremony. I want to carve pumpkins and decorate Christmas trees"
He's loved by scores of people across the world for the way he commands attention onscreen. But even as Chris Evans steps out of film sets and into his real world, he seems like a true gentleman who sticks to his roots. One great indication of this would the fact that, instead of staying in sunshiny LA or the other celebrity central locations, he chooses to stay in rural Massachusetts just a few miles away from where he grew up, according to Men's Journal.
Among the things that matter to Chris Evans, having a family, a wife, and kids are part of it. And looks like he already sees himself sharing those precious moments. “I really want kids. Yeah, I do. I like pretty pedestrian, domestic things. I want a wife, I want kids. I like ceremony. I want to carve pumpkins and decorate Christmas trees and s**t like that,” he said.
You might think that a world-famous actor like him would be all about the fame and the stardom. But Chris Evans is all about forming meaningful relationships with people because the time he spends with his loved ones is what he knows he will always cherish. "I want to get married, though I want children—to me that's the ultimate thing," he said, as reported by E! Online. "When you're old and on your death bed, looking back at your life it's not going to be the films you've made or what you've accomplished, it's the relationships you have. You're survived by things that matter—the people you love and those who love you back."
While he can't have to have children and a family, he also knows that a number of things have to align before it all happens.
"I want it to happen. But there has to be a series of events prior to that which have to fall into place," he told USA Today. "I definitely want children. I definitely want a family. But you cannot put the cart before the horse. The family only works if it's built off the extension of the love you feel for a person. If you all of a sudden want the kid more than you want the relationship, you may be on shaky ground."
It takes hard work to build a relationship and Evans has experienced that, as he said, "You know, relationships are tricky, there are lot of moving pieces..." But he also knows that the way to a woman's heart is not by impressing her. And that's one lesson he learned from his mother. "My mum told me that the best thing you could give a woman was attention. She said; 'Listen to her instead of trying to impress her,'" he told Cosmopolitan. "My mum fought for feminism in her day so instilled in me the importance of equality. She taught me so much about women."
Like it is for most people, his 20s was the time he understood himself. And after that, he's been ready to settle down and start a family. "My 20s was a time for self-exploration and, okay, a little self-indulgence. I'm at the point now where I'm ready to take the next step," he said, back in 2014.
Although his most famous character is one of an admired superhero, he enjoys the simple things in life like visiting his parents and siblings, and spending time with his tightly-knit group of friends at home. “I was never much of a ‘I can’t wait to leave this town’ kind of kid,” he said. “This is home to me. I have no desire to lay down roots somewhere else.”
Even though he has an address in the Hollywood Hills of L.A., he's mostly in Massachusetts because that's where he feels his best. He said, “When I’m here, I feel much more like myself, the way I was when I was a kid.”