Blake Jenner Confirms He’s Dating ‘Glee’ Co-Star Melissa Benoist in Real Life

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If you shipped Marley Rose and Ryder Lynn’s short-lived relationship on Glee, you’re in luck. The two stars who play the characters, Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner respectively, are dating in real life!

Though the Gleek-y rumor mill has been suggesting the two as an item for some time, Blake himself confirmed the news during a live chat with fans hosted by ET Canada. A fan asked, “Are the rumors of you and Melissa dating true?” The winner of The Glee Project responded with a simple “Yup,” followed by a smiley face seconds later.

On the FOX show, the pair shared a few kisses — one on the “I Do” Valentine’s Day episode; another during a somewhat dream sequence on the “Girls (and Boys) on Film” ep — but the romance didn’t last long as Marley ultimately picked Jake (played by Jacob Artist). Fortunately, that didn’t stop the two from getting together off-screen.

This means that Ryan Murphy can call himself matchmaker once again, as he pats himself on the back for Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, who play on-again/off-again couple Finchel on the dramedy, and their real-life coupledom. The pair’s been dating for some time now, but only started owning up to the fact in recent interviews (like on The Ellen Show and in Marie Claire).

Now that you know about Blake Jenner and Melissa Benoist, do you want to see Jake and Marley get together on the show? What do you think of the news in general? Are there any other Glee pairings you’d wanna see IRL? Share your thoughts in the comments below, or on our Glee message board!

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