Melissa Benoist was married to former co-star Blake Jenner for barely two years before filing for divorce. A year later the divorce has been made final, but she has long since moved on with another one of her co-stars. Will she get married again or take it slow this time?
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Married to her Glee co-star
Melissa Benoist met Blake Jenner on the set of Glee in 2012. They were both part of the second generation of Glee stars. After all, the first generation had to graduate from TV high school eventually. And the original stars were later, sort of, replaced by Melissa, Blake and a few others.
Incidentally, Blake and Melissa were part of a love triangle on screen, but the off-screen chemistry clearly worked as well, because in 2013 the two became engaged after dating for some time.
Of their engagement, Blake said: “It was fun, it was real low-key. It was private. I did sing, I sang ‘Will you marry me?’ It was funny, it was a lot like us.”
In spring 2015 the two finally walked down the aisle. And whilst the two kept their relationship fairly private, they always seemed happy when photographed together. They even worked together once more on Supergirl, where they had a romantic encounter.
Melissa said: “I love working with him. We only have fun working together. He’s my person to act with. He’s my favourite scene partner, always.”
Filing for divorce
Alas, their bliss didn’t last. In December 2016, not even two years into their marriage, Melissa filed for divorce. She cited the ever-handy irreconcilable differences and asked that neither of them should be awarded spousal support.
Neither Melissa nor Blake ever really spoke about their divorce or the reasons behind it. Melissa has been busy filming Supergirl and Blake is busy doing whatever he can, playing smaller roles here and there. He’s nowhere near as sought after or famous as Melissa, whose show has just been renewed for season 4.
Were their diverging careers a reason for the split? Or perhaps their age difference? Blake is four years younger than Melissa, which really is very young still to get married, let alone divorced.
Moving on with her Supergirl co-star
In the meantime, Melissa decided to move on. Shortly after filing for divorce she was first seen getting cosy with Supergirl co-star Chris Wood, who plays her love interest on the show. In March 2017 their relationship became official and they’ve been seen out and about ever since.
Neither of them has commented on their relationship, but their off-screen relationship may even have something to do with their on-screen relationship. Some fans of the show don’t see the appeal, others ‘ship’ it fervently.
As far as we know the two are still dating.
Finalizing the divorce
In December 2017 then, nearly a year after first filing, Melissa and Blake finalized their divorce. The whole affair went down without a hitch by the sound of it. The two told the presiding judge that they had divided their assets amongst themselves without any issues. Spousal support was not awarded to either party and the judge signed off on the divorce.
It was as low-key as you might expect from a young couple.
Blake, by the way, is not currently dating anyone. He is concentrating on his work instead and may just get back to dating at a later time. He did go out here and there for a little while, but work seems to be his priority right now.