Is love in the air for Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin? The co-stars of Fox’s ‘Gotham’ are reportedly dating and even made their red carpet debut together at the Emmy Awards on Sept. 20. Read on for the full details!
Has Ben McKenzie, 37, scored himself a new leading lady? The Gotham star is reportedly in the midst of a new relationship with his co-star and on-screen love interest, Morena Baccarin, 36. The two lovebirds were spotted holding hands and celebrating together at the 67th annual Emmy Awards on Sept. 20, thus marking their official awards show debut. So cute!
Looks like their romantic chemistry was real after all! Not only are Ben and Morena’s characters on Gotham romantically involved, but as it turns out, so are the co-stars themselves, reports E! News. Though they’ve remained hush-hush about their new-found romance, the two were spotted at multiple events together during Emmy Awards weekend and were even caught holding hands at the Fox party at Vibiana after the awards show on Sept. 20. Ben and Morena first stated working together on the Fox drama in late 2014 and their characters became romantically involved towards the end of the show’s first season.
This, however, is not the first time the new couple has worked together on screen. During an interview at Fox’s 2015 Upfronts in May 2015, Ben told E! that they had actually worked together before when Morena guest-starred alongside Ben on The O.C. How romantic is that?! It’s almost as if these two were destined to be together.
Morena was previously married to American producer and director Austin Chick, 44. The couple wed in 2011 and had one son together, Julius, in October 2013. Sadly, the pair split in early 2015 after Chick filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Ben has never been married, and has always been notoriously private about his relationships in the past, stating in the January issue of Elle that he was single but he has “never had a problem being monogamous in a serious relationship. I’ve also never had a problem dating as I see fit when I’m not in a relationship,” adding that “the guilt of not being monogamous would be massive.” Looks like Morena found herself a keeper! Congrats to them both!
Gotham Season 2 premieres on Fox on Monday, Sept. 21.
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— Alyssa Montemurro