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'Supergirl' Star Melissa Benoist Files For Divorce From Husband Blake Jenner

'Supergirl' Star Melissa Benoist Files For Divorce From Husband Blake Jenner

Melissa Benoist and her husband Blake Jenner are getting divorced, according to TMZ.

The 28-year-old Supergirl actress and 24-year-old actor first met when they both starred on the final seasons of Glee together.

Blake joined the cast of Glee after winning the role on Oxygen’s The Glee Project.

In the documents filed by Melissa, she cited “irreconcilable differences” for the split and asked to block the court’s ability to give out spousal support to either of them.

Melissa also asked to drop Jenner and change her legal name back to Melissa Benoist.

TMZ reports the couple got married in 2013 though it was reported last year that they tied the knot in March 2015. They do not have any children.

MORE TO READ: Blake Jenner & Melissa Benoist – Relationship Timeline

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    What? They seemed so happy together! He guest-starred on Supergirl just last year and they were happier than ever to be working together again. That sucks.

  • Just Saying

    Figures. She just needed to gain some fame to dump him, they married too young anyways, him more than her, it was stupid to think they were going to last.

  • FerCat

    It looks like they’re both busy actors. Her more than him and since SuperGirl is done in Canada the separation anxiety probably added to the split.
    Even more so if the girl is the more active/famous one.

  • Just Saying

    I don’t think you can call an actor with two poorly recieved indie films after a cancelled show “busy”.

  • ProgressiveDog

    Try to imagine being married to someone who lives in another city and who provides most of the income. You might feel insecure and jealous of your partner’s success. Or try to imagine working long hours far from home while your partner isn’t even working. You might feel like you’re sacrificing too much for that other person and they’re not pulling their weight. Who knows what went wrong? But it’s hard to maintain any relationship when you not only live in different cities, but there’s also a big income disparity.

  • Nelson

    Can’t say that i’m surprised.

  • Nelson

    Can’t say that i’m surprised.

  • Lili

    Sad, they looked cute together.

  • Casey C

    her insta went super silent recently so figured something was up. married way too young

  • smileesz

    She’s def busier than him but he was the lead in Richard Linklater’s film and his other recent film is one of the highest rated this year

  • eternalozzie

    people need to stop getting married so young (or at all) and spend more time dating different people to find out who you are and who you are compatible with … long distance relationships 100% do not work ever and anyone in one who says it works is lying to you.

  • D’Fwan

    Ugh…..will the children never learn?

  • crazyassmom

    Neither one of them could act! How he won any role amazed me! Ugh! How did she get her own show? Strictly looks, because I’m assuming she’s not singing as she flies through the air!

  • Esther Rogers

    Really? This sucks and super awkward for their mutal friends.

  • Hory Sheet… u bein Raisist!!

    yeah well.. she seems to be hard work..but then again he’s a loser nobody from glee that needs pity parts handed to him from her… soooo!!! ….no1cuur!

  • NobleSheep

    Do you mean critically acclaimed? He’s actually doing very well considering where he came from, and far better than most of the Glee cast.

  • NobleSheep

    Do you mean critically acclaimed? He’s actually doing very well considering where he came from, and far better than most of the Glee cast.

  • nat365

    Sometimes things aren’t what they appear, and sometimes they shift quickly.

    Contrary to popular belief, people *do* change throughout their lifetimes. Circumstances change them, change us – and this is more the case the younger you are. Ultimately, when you get married, even in the most ideal situation, with a couple that seem made for each other, all you can really do is hope that as you go through life, your changes bring you closer together, rather than draw you apart.

  • nat365

    I only saw the first two seasons of Glee, so I have no idea how either of them performed on that, but she’s truly brilliant on Supergirl. The show has some writing problems, but the actors all give great performances (except perhaps for Mehcad Brooks – I have no idea how he is in other roles, but he’s often quite flat on Supergirl, in my opinion).

    The thing is, acting is not a zero sum game. Some people are instantly fantastic performers, and can do anything you give them, handle any circumstance you throw.
    But the majority of actors improve with time, experience and training. Also most actors can’t help but be affected by how well they connect to a part, by the script, by whoever’s directing… That’s the main reason you’ll get a dud performance from a brilliantly talented individual – why some actors get Oscar and Razzie nominations not just during their lifetimes, but in the same year!

    There’s this weird idea that you’re either a good actor or you’re not, and even with other arts this doesn’t hold. Painters, musicians, dancers, singers… they’re all allowed to start off ok, even mediocre, and grow with practice. They’re all allowed to have their off projects or performances, their strong and weak areas – but actors, somehow, are either talented or terrible, with practice and experience and general circumstances during the performance being given no value… I’d love to know how this came about, because it’s just completely wrong.