“Gotham” stars Ben McKenzie, 38, and Morena Baccarin, 27, are finally engaged!
The two, who play Detective Jim Gordon and Dr. Leslie “Lee” Thompkins in the Fox show, decided to take their relationship to the next level after welcoming their first daughter, Francez Laiz Setta Schenkkan, in March. A source dished on their engagement, telling Us Weekly on Tuesday, “They are very happily engaged.”
Baccarin showed off her engagement diamond ring at the 2016 Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City on Monday, according to E! News. While the couple did not say anything about their engagement, they did gush about their 8-month-old daughter, who is nicknamed Frankie.
“She's about to crawl. We're dreading that,” McKenzie jokingly said. “But she's great, and it's wonderful to have family around and celebrate the holidays together.”
This will be McKenzie’s first marriage and Baccarin’s second. The actress was previously married to Austin Chick, but they parted ways in 2015. They have a 3-year-old son together named Julius Chick.
Just recently, Baccarin had an argument with her ex husband when she asked for his permission to take Julius to Brazil in order to see her dying grandmother. However, Chick refused after new information regarding the dreaded Zika virus surfaced. According to TMZ, Chick was worried about the long-term risks for kids who contract the virus.
For her part, Baccarin is not worried about the virus and even said that Julius’ pediatrician agreed with her that Zika is “not a concern” for Julius.
At the same time, Baccarin accused Chick of lying about Brazil’s health safety concerns. When their family traveled there before the divorce, Baccarin said that Chick never had any complaints. She has now sought the court’s help in allowing her son to travel there with McKenzie and their infant daughter.