Actress Melissa Benoist (31) tells on social media that she has been a victim of domestic violence. The Supergirl actress does not tell who the perpetrator was.
In a video, Melissa tells about an incident in which her ex-partner threw a phone in her face and broke her nose and damaged her eye. Because she had recordings the next day, her then partner and the actress made up a story to explain her injuries. She also says she has declined auditions and job offers because her ex did not want her to shoot scenes in which she kissed or flirted with other men.
Melissa Benoist stated on instagram
“The long and winding road of healing and reconciliation has brought me to this moment where I feel strong enough to talk about my experience openly, honestly and without shame. By sharing my story, hopefully I can empower others to seek help and extricate themselves from abusive relationships. Everyone deserves to be loved void of violence, fear and physical harm. “
The actress does not mention a name in the post, but does say that the man in question was younger than she. A link was quickly established on social media to her ex-husband Blake Jenner. The actor from the Glee and Netflix series What / If is four years younger than his former wife. A spokesperson for Melissa on Wednesday did not want to confirm or deny to The Wrap that it is Blake.