AceShowbiz - Melissa Benoist's husband Chris Wood is joining a bunch of her celebrity friends who are supporting the actress for opening up about being a survivor of domestic abuse. The former "The Vampire Diaries" star took to Twitter on Thursday, November 28 to show the world the way he loves his wife, while wishing people a happy Thanksgiving.
"Happy Thanksgiving!" the 31-year-old actor opened his tweet, before adding, "I'm going to kiss my wife and hold her tenderly. All day. And every day." Referencing to her recent admission of being an abuse victim, he wrote, "How do YOU show love? #IstandWithMelissa."
His followers quickly reacted to his sweet Thanksgiving message, with one writing, "ok this is the cutest s**t." Another chimed in, "THIS IS THE KIND OF MAN SHE DESERVES." Someone else wrote, "This is so sweet! give melissa all the love."
Some others are glad that Melissa has Chris by her side. "Chris I can't even begin to express how grateful we all are to you for making our precious girl happy & providing her the love, support and care she deserves. You two are angels among mortals so I'm thankful for the two of you. I show my love by saying #IstandWithMelissa," one Twitter user replied to his post.
Melissa shared her past domestic abuse story in an emotional Instagram video posted on Wednesday. The "Supergirl" star detailed the harrowing experience she suffered at the hands of his abusive partner, whose identity was kept secret by the actress, but described as someone who was younger than her.
"I learned what it felt like to be pinned down and slapped repeatedly, punched so hard the wind was knocked out of me, dragged by my hair across pavement, head-butted, pinched until my skin broke, shoved into a wall so hard the drywall broke, choked," she said in the video.
It was not until an incident in which her partner threw an iPhone at her face that Melissa decided to walk away from the relationship. The injury she received at the time was so bad, as she explained to her followers, "The impact tore my iris, nearly ruptured my eyeball, lacerated my skin and broke my nose. My left eye swelled shut. I had a fat lip ... This is an injury that's never going to fully heal, my vision is never going to be the same."