Big news for fans of the CW’s Supergirl! While Kara and Mon-El’s relationship remains complicated on-screen, such isn’t the case off-screen.
In fact, things are going wonderfully for Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood. It’s been nearly two years since the couple confirmed that they were an item off-screen as well. Now the couple has taken to Instagram to announce their engagement.
Melissa was previously married to her Glee co-star Blake Jenner. They married in March 2015. Melissa filed for divorce in late 2016, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The news came as a shock to fans, especially because Blake had appeared on Supergirl in a two-episode guest arc earlier in the year.
Rumors surrounding Melissa and Chris’ relationship first appeared in 2017 when paparazzi shots showed the two kissing on a beach in Cancun, Mexico. Chris was also on the heels of a breakup with Containment costar Hanna Mangan-Lawrence. Melissa and Chris didn’t make a public appearance as a couple until seen on the 2018 Tony Awards red carpet.
Supergirl‘s hottest on-screen couple has made it official off-screen. Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood are engaged!
Melissa and Chris met on the set of Supergirl in 2016. Chris’ character, Mon-El, made his debut in season two.
Neither star is a stranger to developing feelings for someone on-set. Chris previously dated his Containment costar, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence.
Melissa also has found love on-set before. She was previously married to her Glee costar, Blake Jenner.
Blake even appeared on Supergirl as Adam Foster for two episodes during season two. When it was announced that Melissa had filed for divorce from Blake, fans were shocked.
Rumors of Melissa and Chris’ relationship began in March 2017, a few months after their respective breakups. Paparazzi caught the two locking lips on a beach in Cancun. Not too long after, a picture of Melissa’s dog with Chris’ dog appeared on Chris’ Instagram.
The two made things Instagram official in June 2017. Chris posted this picture of him, Melissa, and his mom.
Melissa posted a picture the same night of Chris across the table from her while they were out to eat. Look at that smile!
The two made their red carpet debut as a couple at the 2018 Tony Awards. Melissa was starring in Beautiful as Carole King at the time. They looked absolutely stunning on the red carpet, and it was clear they were in love.
You can tell these two like to have fun together. Take this video of Chris trying to get Melissa’s attention by pretending to be a photographer, for example.
Fans started to “ship” the happy couple both on-screen and off. They seem like a perfect match both in the Supergirl universe and on Earth!
Just ahead of Valentine’s Day, Chris popped the question. Melissa’s answer: “yes yes yes it will always be yes♥️.” She also tagged jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer.
Chris posted the same shot with a different filter. His caption read, “The happiest. ♥️.”
Chris shared another photo of them later that day. They were dressed up to attend a wedding. “Not from our wedding BUT IT WILL BE SOON 😍💥,” the excited actor wrote.
Congratulations to Melissa and Chris!