The couple met on the set of ‘Glee’ in 2012.
According to TMZ, Benoist cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split and doesn't want the courts to give either party spousal support. The couple have no children together.
Melissa Benoist has reportedly filled for divorce from husband Blake Jenner
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An unusually realistic teen movie, this drama gets deep under the skin of its characters, breathing new life into the genre. First-time director Kelly Fremon Craig (who previously wrote the rom-com Post Grad) has created an involving film about a teenaged girl who is easy to identify with. The script may try too hard to explain away all of her darker emotions, but it's sharp and entertaining.
Hailee Steinfeld stars as Nadine, a 17-year-old in Portland, Oregon. On the fringe of the popular kids at school, she feels like a loser who doesn't deserve to live. And she can't cope with the fact that her best pal Krista (Haley Lu Richardson) has fallen for her irritatingly popular big brother Darian (Blake Jenner). It certainly doesn't help that her mother Mona (Kyra Sedgwick) is an emotional wreck, or that Nadine is being pursued by the class nerd Erwin (Hayden Szeto), because she's much more interested in bad boy Nick (Alexander Calvert). In need of someone to talk to, she turns to her grouchy history teacher Mr Bruner (Woody Harrelson), who refuses to indulge in her angst. But he's also the only person who actually listens to her.
Steinfeld is terrific in the role, bringing an endearing raw authenticity to a character who isn't hugely likeable. As Nadine ruthlessly insults everyone around her, Steinfeld quietly reveals the sensitive soul inside, which adds a blast of complexity to her scenes with the superbly restrained Harrelson, Sedgwick and Jenner. All of these relationships are difficult and often startlingly realistic, as is the depiction of high school peer pressure. As Nadine's classmates, Richardson has a wonderfully twisty role as her childhood bestie who has apparently betrayed her trust, while Szeto steals his scenes as the hilariously awkward Erwin.
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James L. Brooks, Blake Jenner, Haley Lu Richardson, Hailee Steinfeld, Kelly Fremon Craig, Kyra Sedgwick and Hayden Szeto at the Photo Call For STX Entertainment's "The Edge Of Seventeen" held at The Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 29th October 2016
Nadine is a junior in high school and she's never been the popular girl, she's quite, intelligent and an introvert and relies on her best friend, Krista, as the only source of company that she really enjoys - all this is in stark contrast to her elder brother, Darian who's one of the most popular kids in the school.
Even when Nadine was growing up, she never thought much to herself and let her become the school laughing stock; matters were not helped after making a few BIG style errors that left her looking a little too much like Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite. Since then, Nadine has grown out her short hair style and is somewhat more comfortable with herself.
Nadine's crush has just got out of Juvenile detention and to her, he's perfect and Nadine doesn't know is that Krista has a crush too, on none other than Nadine's brother Darian. This situation becomes all too apparent when Nadine finds Krista and Darian in bed together. Completely dumbfounded by the revelation, Nadine can't believe that her best friend has fallen for her brother, someone she sees as the total opposite of herself.
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A number of the cast including Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Hayden Szeto, Woody Harrelson and Hailee Steinfeld of The Edge Of Seventeen seen at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival premiere held at Roy Thomson Hall - Toronto, Canada - Saturday 17th September 2016
Richard Linklater loosely follows on from two of his most acclaimed films with this lively university comedy set in 1980. It's billed as a "spiritual sequel" to his high school classic Dazed and Confused, which was set in the late 1970s. And it also represents an exploration of the next stage in the life of the central character from Boyhood. But even without those connections, the film is a fresh, funny, involving look at how young people react to that first flush of freedom.
It opens as Jake (Glee's Blake Jenner) arrives at his Texas university three days before classes start. He moves into a house with the rest of the baseball team, who immediately start tormenting him as the newbie. The alpha male is the swaggering star player McReynolds (Tyler Hoechlin), usually accompanied by his good-time sidekick Finn (Glen Powell). Over this raucous weekend, Jake navigates the rules of the house, including pranks, macho posturing, initiation rites, excessive alcohol and even a baseball practice session. There are also, of course, a series of colourful parties. And along the way he makes a connection with sexy theatre student Beverly (Zoey Deutch).
The film is packed with memorable characters, and the charming Jake is a terrific entry point for the audience. Jenner plays him as a smart, nice guy who isn't afraid to stand up to both the chucklehead jocks and the idiotic party boys. All of these guys are hilariously entertaining as they jostle for position in the house. The standout is Powell's talkative Finn, who is smarter than he looks. And Wyatt Russell has terrific presence as a woolly stoner with a secret. It's a lot of fun to watch the interaction between these guys, who are all in their late teens or early 20s, flexing their newfound independence by obsessing about drinking, drugs and sex.
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Dazed and Confused was a cult classic movie and now its director, Richard Linklater writes and directs Everybody Wants Some.
Based in the 80's, Everybody Wants Some follows a set of teens as they start out at college and the inevitable hazing, drinking, parties and girls that all come as part of college. Jake is a fresher who's just moved into his new frat house, charming and attractive he's an instant hit with the ladies however winning the friendship of the older guys in the house won't be as easy.
Having written, produced and directed Dazed & Confused in 1993, Richard Linklater has gone on to direct some of our favourite films including School Of Rock and the 2014 film Boyhood which was filmed in real time intermittently from 2002 to 2013.
Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner are married! The former ‘Glee’ co-stars married in March after dating for three years.
Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner are married!
Whilst people across America were digging into their roast turkeys, the people over at Fox had their own special Thanksgiving gift for the nation: a brand new episode of Glee. A don't you worry, as it in no way disappointed whatsoever.
Having stolen New Directions' National Champs trophy, ex-Warbler Blaine heads to his former school to get their deserved prize back, which brings us to the return of former 'Klaine' villain Sebastian, who as it turns out is no longer captain of the Warblers, as that honor now belongs to Hunter (Nolan Funk). Hunter pleads with Blaine to "come home" - aka rejoin the Warblers - and brings out his old blazer and despite his hardest efforts to avoid temptation Blaine can no longer take the pressure and returns to his old gang, with the track 'Dark Side' with he reunited comrades.
Blaine soon realises that the only thing keeping him at McKinley is Kurt (Chris Colfer), so he decides to transfer back to Dalton too, just when it seemed like things were going oh so smoothly. Fortunately for the New Directions team, Sam (Chord Overstreet), has already proved more than his fair share of support for most of the gang in their respective times of need, and again he was there to offer a shoulder to lean against.
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