Melissa Benoist Talks About Her Experience With Domestic Violence for the First Time in Vulnerable Video

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Supergirl star Melissa Benoist shared an incredibly vulnerable 14-minute Instagram video on Wednesday night about her experience with domestic violence and intimate partner violence. In the video titled “Life Isn’t Always What It Seems,” Benoist walks us through how a relationship that started as magical, turned psychological and emotionally abusive before finally escalating to physical abuse.

Benoist has been romantically linked to three men in recent years, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Fans on Twitter are already speculating who said man is, and if you want to, you can seek it out there.

If you’ve never understood how anyone could end up in a similar situation, Benoist walks the viewer through how such an abusive relationship can become a person’s whole world. Watch Benoist’s video below:


If you’re in crisis and need help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE). It’s completely free. [Instagram]

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She looks good! A sentiment Thompson agreed with! “WOW! PERFECTION! WOW [queen emoji] [heart emoji],” Thompson commented.


Man, maybe you should just call her. [Page Six]

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Hey Caitlin, I appreciate the way you wrote up the Melissa Benoist blurb. Seems like a lot of the internet is focused on identifying her partner at that time (which I gather is pretty obvious), but I can’t help but think that she didn’t name him because that’s not the takeaway she wanted for us.  Thanks for staying on the part that matters.