Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood Announce Their Engagement on Instagram

It might not be a cliché Valentine’s Day proposal, but love is in the air this February for Melissa Benoist and her co-star Chris Wood. Benoist and Wood took to Instagram on Feb. 10 to share the news that they will soon wed. Now that they are well on their way to marriage, you are probably wondering when their relationship started and what it means for Supergirl.

When did Melissa Benoist begin dating Chris Wood

Benoist, who has been married before, started seeing her Supergirl co-star, Wood, in March 2017 shortly after Wood joined the cast. The pair were first spotted cuddling in Mexico; then they officially took their relationship public.

Wood and Benoist have been working on a mental health awareness campaign together. The campaign is near to Wood’s heart who lost his father to mental illness. Benoist opened up about the program, and the need for better mental health awareness in interviews, referencing Wood’s involvement in the project.

Wood joined the cast of Supergirl in 2016 to play Benoist’s love interest, Mon-El. Benoist stars in the show as Kara Zor-El.

Who designed Melissa Benoist’s engagement ring?

Wood popped the question to Benoist in what looks like a quiet evening, according to the Instagram photo Benoist posted. Jewelry designer Jen Meyer created the ring. Meyer took to Instagram to congratulate the couple and thank them for allowing her to be a part of the process. According to the post, Wood helped design the custom ring specifically with Benoist in mind.

Not her first on-screen/off-screen romance

While Wood and Benoist play love interests on Supergirl, things began heating up off screen early i their working relationship. It’s not the first time that Benoist has found love on the set. Prior to her relationship with Wood, Benoist was married to Glee co-star Blake Jenner.

Jenner joined the cast of Glee in the show’s fourth season. Jenner and Benoist began dating in 2013 and married in 2015. By 2016 they had separated. Benoist filed for divorce in December 2016, citing irreconcilable difference, according to Us Magazine. The divorced was finalized in December 2017.