“Supernatural” stars DJ Qualls and Ty Olsson are engaged: 'We’re going to be old men together'

“Supernatural” stars DJ Qualls and Ty Olsson are engaged: 'We’re going to be old men together'

Qualls revealed on his podcast that they met at a fan convention and became friends before getting engaged.

Supernatural's Garth (DJ Qualls) and Benny (Ty Olsson) are getting married!

The actors behind two fan-favorite Supernatural characters are officially engaged. Qualls revealed the news on Wednesday's episode of his Locked and Probably Loaded podcast with Kelly Blackheart, explaining that he and Olsson first met at a fan convention for the series before becoming friends and eventually partners.

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"At the convention, we didn’t know each other at all — we maybe said three words together at the Supernatural convention, and then we went to London for four or five days afterward," Qualls said. "And then I was going to Turkey with a friend, and [Olsson] is such a pure, awesome guy, he came up to us — we all went out as a group — and he was like, 'Can I come on your trip with you?'"

Qualls remembered being impressed by Olsson's "ballsy" move to ask that. "I could never invite myself on somebody’s trip, 'cause I’d be afraid they would begrudgingly tell me yes and then not want me there," Qualls added. "But it was just so pure and awesome, and that’s who he is. I didn’t know him, and it was the beginning of our friendship."

From that point on, Qualls and Olsson "became inseparable," first as friends before their relationship grew into something more. "Over the last 10 years, our relationship evolved to what it is today, and now we’re getting married," Qualls said. "It’s just so crazy that this person who was just my friend now I think about all the time and he sends the best messages, and he supports me and loves me unconditionally in the right ways. Because I would never abuse that ... Now we are going to be old men together, which is crazy. He’s the best!"

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Supernatural fans shared their support and congratulations for the couple on social media, and Olsson reacted to the messages on X (formerly Twitter). "Thank you everyone for all the love and support and kindness today," he wrote with a smile emoticon. "Sending you all some love and hugs."

Qualls and Olsson never shared the screen together on Supernatural, but they both played pivotal roles in the long-running CW drama. Qualls played Garth, a hunter-turned-werewolf who was a constant ally to Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) over the second half of the series. Meanwhile Olsson played vampire Benny, who debuted seemingly as a villain but bonded with Dean during their escape from Purgatory and became a loyal friend, ultimately sacrificing himself to save Sam.

Listen to Qualls share the story on the full episode of Locked and Probably Loaded below.

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