They met (and dated) on the set of Glee and they even starred together on Supergirl, but the off-set romance between Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner is over. 28-year-old Melissa Benoist and 24-year-old Blake Jenner have been together for four years. Now TMZ reports that Benoist has just filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
As previously mentioned, the two met on the set of Glee during season 4. Melissa played the role of Marley, and Jenner, after winning the reality series The Glee Project on Oxygen, landed the role of Ryder. The two began a romance shortly thereafter on and off the screen and were later married in March 2015.
In 2016, Jenner joined Melissa on Supergirl for two episodes where he played Cat Grant’s adult son and Kara’s love interest, Adam Foster. There was an option for Adam to return eventually to the series but this divorce might put the end to that character and any potential storylines with him.
As previously mentioned, in the court filings Melissa Benoist named “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split. She has wants to block the court’s ability to give spousal support to either of them and legally change her name back to Melissa Benoist. (Benoist is currently her stage name, whereas Melissa Jenner is her actual legal name.)
Neither Blake Jenner nor Melissa Benoist have commented publicly on the split.
So what do you think of the split? Did you watch them on Glee or just on Supergirl? Are you sad by the split or do you find it unsurprising?
Supergirl season 2 will return Monday, January 24 at 8/7c on The CW.
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