Supergirl: Melissa Benoist Announces Birth of Son, Huxley Robert Wood

Some super good news to report about Supergirl star Melissa Benoist, and it actually has nothing to do with The CW series. This update is much more personal, and a nice slice of positivity in what's been a pretty rough year across the board for everyone. Benoist took to Instagram to announce that she gave birth to her son Huxley Robert Wood "a few weeks ago" along with an image of the newborn's hand. Wood shared the same image of the couple's "amazing" son.

Supergirl -- "Immortal Kombat" -- Image Number: SPG519A_0299r.jpg -- Pictured: Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
Supergirl (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved)

Here's a look at the couple's posts from Friday afternoon:

 

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Huxley Robert Wood got here a few weeks ago ♥️ and this little boy is everything

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Our son was born his name is Huxley he's amazing and no it's probably none of your business xo brb see you in 18 years

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The news comes only days after news broke that Supergirl will end its fight for truth and justice with the upcoming sixth season- with reports that the combination of production delays and the series' stead dip in ratings were the contributing factors in the producers, the studio, the network, and Benoist making the decision to go out on a high note with an extended final season. Filming on the sixth season is expected to start on September 28 in Vancouver, and scheduled to accommodate Benoist's time away. The writing team is working on the storylines that will comprise the series' final 20 episodes.

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Supergirl — "The Missing Link" — Image Number: SPG518b_0194r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl and Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer — Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Here's a look at Benoist's Instagram post addressing the news, where she promises fans an ending that will honor both the series and their commitment to it: "I cannot wait for you to see what we have in store. I promise we're going to make it one helluva final season":

 

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To say it has been an honor portraying this iconic character would be a massive understatement. Seeing the incredible impact the show has had on young girls around the world has always left me humbled and speechless. She's had that impact on me, too. She's taught me strength I didn't know I had, to find hope in the darkest of places, and that we are stronger when we're united. What she stands for pushes all of us to be better. She has changed my life for the better, and I'm forever grateful. I'm so excited that we get to plan our conclusion to this amazing journey, and I cannot wait for you to see what we have in store. I promise we're going to make it one helluva final season. ♥️ el mayarah 💪 @supergirlcw

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"To say it has been an honor portraying this iconic character would be a massive understatement. Seeing the incredible impact the show has had on young girls around the world has always left me humbled and speechless.

She's had that impact on me, too. She's taught me strength I didn't know I had, to find hope in the darkest of places, and that we are stronger when we're united. What she stands for pushes all of us to be better. She has changed my life for the better, and I'm forever grateful.

I'm so excited that we get to plan our conclusion to this amazing journey, and I cannot wait for you to see what we have in store. I promise we're going to make it one helluva final season. ♥️ el mayarah 💪"

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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