"Gotham" costars Morena Baccarin and Ben McKenzie who recently attended several events together confirmed they're also expecting a baby together. People magazine reported on September 21 that the pair was dating.
Baccarin and McKenzie, who met on the set of the Fox series, are said to be very excited about the pregnancy.
Baccarin is most known for her role on "Homeland" as Jessica Brody from 2011–2013, and plays Dr. Leslie Thompkins on "Gotham." McKenzie is best known for playing Ryan Atwood on "The O.C." from 2003–2007, and Officer Ben Sherman on "Southland" from 2009–2013. He currently plays James Gordon on "Gotham."
This will be the second child for Brazilian-American beauty Baccarin, 36, and the first for McKenzie. Baccarin also has a nearly two-year-old son, Julius, with director/writer Austin Chick.
Chick filed for divorce in July after three and a half years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. Baccarin filed court documents September 24 asking for the judge to grant her custody request, as she soon will be too pregnant to fly Julius back and forth to Los Angeles where his dad lives. The court documents list McKenzie as the father of the new baby, and according to reports, Baccarin is already at the end of her first trimester.
Although her pending divorce and custody issues might be a little bump in the road, it seems like otherwise sunny skies ahead for the couple.
McKenzie's sister Camille tweeted a congratulations to the couple and welcomed Morena to the family, which McKenzie retweeted. Baccarin and McKenzie's baby will have a few family playmates with big brother Julius, as well as a new "cousin."