Floriana Lima as Maggie, Chyler Leigh as Alex
“Supergirl” stars Chyler Leigh and Floriana Lima both tweeted that they have learned a lot from telling Alex and Maggie’s love story. The CW

Alex and Maggie’s love story came to an end in this week’s episode of “Supergirl.” And even though their relationship concluded with heartbreak, the actresses who play the beloved pair are both grateful for the experience they had while telling the Sanvers story.

After the airing of Season 3, episode 5 of the CW series, Chyler Leigh took to Twitter to thank her co-star Floriana Lima for telling the Sanvers story with her. Leigh also acknowledged Lima’s important role in helping her have deeper love for the LGBTQ community.

Lima also thanked Leigh in a tweet and pointed out that they have learned a lot from Sanvers and met some amazing souls along the way. Lima also thanked The CW and Kevin Smith, who directed the episode.

In the episode, Alex and Maggie ultimately chose to split after Alex realized that she wants to be a mother and Maggie doesn’t.

In an interview with Collider, Leigh explained what made the Sanvers split so heartbreaking. “There are certain things that you’re either always going to want or you’re never going to want. In this case with kids, that’s a pretty big deal,” Leigh said. “It’s not getting a dog, it’s not getting a pet, it’s not fighting over what bird you want to have. This is a life-changing thing one way or another. When you have decisions like that, when you come across obstacles that are that big, you really have to choose what’s going to be best for you, individually.”

“Alex would never wish anything but the absolute best for Maggie and vice versa. That’s really where, I think, you kind of see what is most heartbreaking about the ending of their relationship is how much they love each other and how much they want the best for each other,” Leigh continued. “It’s not like you have this screaming, you’re throwing vases around the room. It’s like you really see that the intention there is to allow them to be their best selves no matter what. I feel like we did a really good job with that.”

As to how the writers came up with reason of the split, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed that they draw inspiration from their real life experiences.

“Some of us in the writers’ room had difficult break-ups with people that we loved because they didn’t want to have kids, and we thought that that was a true human experience,” Kreisberg told Variety. “It’s very difficult to break up with someone that you love, but if you know down the road you won’t be happy no matter how happy you are now — it’s great drama. It was also important for us to tell this story where there are no villains, no bad guys. It’s not like Maggie did something wrong – or Alex did something wrong — they just never really dealt with this because everything happened so fast. Just as last season was about Alex realizing she was gay, this year it’s about her realizing that she wants to be a parent.”

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“Supergirl” Season 3 airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.