Kenan Thompson’s ex-wife, Christina Evangeline, is apparently seeing American comedian Chris Redd, months after the Saturday Night Live star filed for divorce. According to TMZ, Redd, 37, and Evangeline became an official couple last year. This meant that she was already divorced from Thomspon, thus there was no overlap or infidelity when the pair started dating.
Thompson and Christina have been apart since 2019, despite the fact that Thompson filed for divorce after 11 years of marriage in May 2022. The pair, who married in 2011, has two children, Gianna, three, and Georgia, seven. It is important to emphasize, however, that Kenan harbors no ill will toward Chris Redd and is content with their partnership.
According to TMZ:
“We’re told Kenan is aware of his ex-affair girlfriend’s with Chris and has no ill will – he’s supposedly moved on and is happy seeing other people.”
Kenan and Chris Redd starred on Saturday Night Live together until the latter announced his departure from the comedy program. According to Radar, insiders have disputed allegations that Kenan dismissed Chris and have said that it was Chris’ decision to quit the program. According to reports, Chris is working on various projects, including an Audible collaboration with Lorne Michaels of Saturday Night Live.
Everything you need to know about Chris Redd
Chris Redd was born on March 25, 1985, in St. Louis, Missouri, but was raised in Aurora, Illinois. He studied sketch comedy and improvisation at Chicago’s The Second City Training Center. Redd began his acting career in 2014 when he featured in an episode of Chicago P.D. Since then, he has been in a number of television shows and films, including Empire, Lonely and Horny, The Disappearing Girl, Above Average Presents, Fat Camp, Will & Grace, Disjointed, Deep Murder, Kenan, and Bust Down.
Before joining Saturday Night Live in 2017, Chris co-starred with Andy Samberg in the 2016 comedy film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. Redd became a full-time star in 2019 after joining the SNL cast as a featured performer in 2017. He rose to prominence for his representations of Kanye West and New York City Mayor Eric Adams.
Chris Redd announced his departure from the program after five seasons with an official statement.
According to TVLine, he stated:
“Being a part of SNL has been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” I arrived into 30 Rock five years ago knowing it was an incredible chance for development. I’m thankful to Lorne Michaels and the whole SNL group now, with people who have become family and memories I’ll remember forever. I can’t thank you all enough from the bottom of my heart.”
Chris Redd will not appear on Saturday Night Live’s 48th season. He is the ninth member of the comedy sketch show’s cast to leave. Pete Davidson, Alex Moffat, Aristotle Athari, Melissa Villaseor, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, and Kyle Mooney are among the others.