Morena Baccarin Pregnant, Expecting Baby With Ben McKenzie
Morena Baccarin is pregnant and expecting a baby with Ben McKenzie.
The couple stars on “Gotham” together, which is how romance bloomed between them earlier this year. Relationship speculation, however, didn’t heat up until recently. It was then confirmed after Baccarin and McKenzie posed together at the FOX Emmys after-party last weekend (see photo right).
Baccarin is said to be nearing the end of her first trimester. This will be the first child for McKenzie and the second for Baccarin, who is already mom to a nearly 2-year-old son named Julius. In fact, it’s because of the little boy that the former “Homeland” star’s pregnancy news is coming out.
Baccarin’s estranged husband, director-producer Austin Chick, filed for divorce in July, citing irreconcilable differences. It’s not clear how long they were separated before the filing. Regardless, now Baccarin is seeking primary physical custody of their son, because as her pregnancy progresses, she will not be able to travel to California, where Chick is based, for them to share joint custody.
According to TMZ, Baccarin filed court documents on Thursday asking a judge to grant her proposed custody arrangement. She and McKenzie live in New York, where “Gotham” is filmed. TELL US: What do you think of the co-stars having a baby together?
UPDAT: Baccarin largely won Thursday’s custody hearing, with a judge ruling that Julius should primarily reside with her in New York. Chick will still visitation rights, getting custody for eight days each month. That can occur in his home state of California every two months, with Baccarin paying for travel costs.