Inside Melissa Benoist And Chris Wood's Relationship

Actors Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood are partners who share a sweet romance. Before this pair linked up, Benoist wed her "Glee" co-star, Blake Jenner, in 2015, per E! News. By December 2016, however, People learned that Benoist had filed for divorce. Although she did not mention Jenner by name, Benoist later posted a 2019 video, in which she discussed her experiences of being a domestic violence survivor, according to Deadline. One year after, Jenner addressed the subject on Instagram. The actor said he "take[s] full responsibility and accountability for the hurt that [he] inflicted" and also stated that he, too, had been abused in the relationship.

Prior to this news, in March 2017, it was revealed that Benoist and Wood, her "Supergirl" co-star, had begun dating in real life, per Entertainment Tonight. The two actors portrayed "Supergirl" characters who were also romantically linked, Kara Danvers and Mon-El. "He is my favorite person to act with on the show," Benoist said of Wood in a 2017 Build Series interview. "He's fantastic, so talented and funny ... And I think he brings a lot of life to that character." The stars have since taken their relationship to the next level of commitment.

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Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood met on-set, and the rest is history

Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood went from co-stars to lifelong partners! After meeting on the set of "Supergirl" and starting a romance, in early 2019, they made the major announcement that they'd become engaged in an Instagram post. Benoist shared a photo of herself wearing a diamond engagement ring next to Wood, writing, "yes yes yes it will always be yes." In September of that year, E! News reported that the pair had privately tied the knot in Ojai, California. A source explained to the news outlet, "It looked like an elegant outdoor dinner party. There was a lot of laughter and happiness."

Benoist visited "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in November 2019 and talked about her wedding day. "We had a really, really nice day," Benoist said. "It was very special." The "Glee" alum also discussed her meaningful romance with Wood via Instagram in 2021. "This love wholly accepts me and encourages me to unapologetically be myself, and to unapologetically love myself — whoever that self is day after day," she wrote alongside a selfie with herself and Wood. "This love is the one I was always looking for, and I never should have accepted less." The love birds have not only kept up their epic romance, but they've expanded their family unit in the process.

Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood are now the parents of one child

Following their nuptials, Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood started a family. In early 2020 the two shared on social media that Benoist was pregnant with their first child. "@christophrwood has always been an old dad by nature but now he's going to be a real one!" Benoist wrote on Instagram alongside cute photos of her and Wood. Benoist then announced their son's birth in September 2020 by sharing a sweet image of his hand holding her finger on Instagram. She also revealed the baby's name: Huxley. "Huxley Robert Wood got here a few weeks ago and this little boy is everything," she wrote.

Just a month after this announcement, Benoist opened up about becoming a parent on Instagram Live, in which she spoke with Congresswoman Karen Bass, Us Weekly reported. "Oh, man, he's the best," Benoist said of her son. "I am loving being a parent. I love being a mom. He's such a sweetheart." Wood also gushed about baby Huxley on Instagram after he was born, calling him "amazing." Fans also got to see the couple collaborate once more professionally when Wood returned for the "Supergirl" finale, which Benoist mentioned to Entertainment Weekly in October 2021.