Ben McKenzie, Morena Baccarin Have Baby Girl Named Frances!
BenJamin McKenzie is a dad! He and his “Gotham” co-star Morena Baccarin welcomed a baby girl named Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan on March 2, confirmed their reps, who added, “All are happy and healthy and appreciate the well-wishes.” This is the first child for McKenzie and the second for Baccarin, who has a 2-year-old son Julius with director-producer Austin Chick, from whom she’s in the midst of a divorce.
The couple announced Baccarin’s pregnancy and their relationship in September when they posed together at an Emmys after-party thrown by FOX. It then emerged that Chick filed for divorce two months earlier in July, citing irreconcilable differences. He claimed he and Baccarin weren’t separated when she got pregnant by her co-star McKenzie.
During Baccarin and Chick’s custody battle, a judge ruled that because she was pregnant and couldn’t fly, her son would primarily live with her in New York. Meanwhile, Chick would have visitation rights that called for him getting custody of the little boy eight days a month in California, and Baccarin would foot the bill. Baccarin indicated during the divorce proceedings that she and McKenzie planned to get married.
Gossip Cop wishes McKenzie and Baccarin many years of health, happiness and love with baby Frances.