Blake Jenner has finally addressed his ex-wife Melissa Benoist’s accusations of domestic violence after a year-long wait. He claimed he also experienced abuse during their marriage.
In his lengthy statement posted on the actor’s personal Instagram account, the actor wrote that in the 11 months since the actress went public with her claims, he’s reflected on their time together, explaining that he stayed silent “out of shame and fear.” He continued, “But I know this is something that needs to be addressed, not just publicly, but also privately with the individual directly affected and with myself.”
He went on to explain that his marriage to Melissa was filled with “moments of jealousy, bouts of insecurity, and volatility,” which he claimed was caused by broken childhoods.
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However, the actor did apologize for his wrong doings and has remorse and a lesson to be learnt from this relationship.
“There are many things that I wish I could have done differently; and while I wish it did not take the pain that was suffered throughout the course of our relationship, I will never regress to making the same mistakes ever again. I will never stop doing the work necessary to better myself in all areas of my life. I wish you and your family nothing but good health, joy and love.”
Since Melissa divorced Blake, she is now married to her co-star Chris Wood, who she welcomed her first child with.