Supergirl star Chyler Leigh thanks fans for "outpouring of love" after opening up about sexuality

Photo credit: The CW
Photo credit: The CW

From Digital Spy

Supergirl star Chyler Leigh has thanked her fans for their support after opening up about her sexuality.

On Monday (June 8), the actor published a short essay on Create Change, the online platform she co-founded with her husband, explaining how her character Alex Danvers' coming out arc would "become a variation of [her] own" in real life.

Later that same day, Leigh took to Instagram to share her appreciation for the "outpouring of love" she'd received since the article emerged online.

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Photo credit: Getty Images

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"Once we face our own true selves, we can better see the world around us, as well as how we can make a positive and lasting change for the sake of equality and love," she said.

"I'm grateful to see more clearly, breathe a little easier, and I'm proud to contribute to all that I believe in with an honest, open heart."

Several of her co-stars flooded the comments section with their own positive reactions, including Supergirl herself, Melissa Benoist, and Floriana Lima, who played Alex's former fiancée Maggie Sawyer on the show – a character that was instrumental in her coming to terms with the fact that she's a lesbian.

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"Love you sister," Benoist replied, as Lima wrote: "Chy, I'm so unbelievably PROUD and HAPPY for you. You are a beautiful example of fearless honesty, and I couldn't admire you more."

Elsewhere, Nicole Maines, who plays Nia Nal AKA Dreamer, added: "I'm so incredibly proud of you and I am so happy for you. Sending you all my love and support."

"Wonderful, Chyler," David Harewood wrote, as Querl Dox actor Jesse Rath said: "I love you, Chyler!".

Supergirl airs on Sundays at 9/8c on The CW in the US. Sky One and NOW TV air the show in the UK.

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