Congratulations to Morena Baccarin and Ben McKenzie! The longtime couple and ‘Gotham’ costars are engaged! Morena debuted her absolutely stunning diamond engagement ring, fittingly, at the Gotham Awards on November 28. Click through to see her gorgeous rock!
This is so exciting! They’re a perfect pair on their hit show Gotham, and in real life, too! Ben McKenzie, 38, and Morena Baccarin, 37, are engaged, and the proof is in the diamonds! Morena and Ben strolled the red carpet at the 2016 Gotham Independent Film Awards on November 28, and she paid special care to flaunting that major diamond on her left ring finger!
Look at that thing! It’s hard to tell, but it appears to be a simple, thin gold band with just a huge, sparkling diamond. Classic, and totally awesome! This is such an exciting time for the couple, who met in 2014 on the Gotham set. They just welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan, on March 2.
Morena and Ben first debuted as a couple at the Emmy Awards in September 2015. Their characters on Gotham, James Gordon and Leslie Thompkins, respectively, became romantically involved at the end of season 1 — and so did they! While rumors started stirring that they were seeing each other earlier in the year, it was seeing them canoodle at Emmys parties all night that really sealed the deal!
This will be Ben’s first marriage, and Morena’s second. She was previously married to Austin Chick, 44, with whom she has a two-year-old son, Julius Setta Chick. Morena and Austin divorced in September 2015, after a lengthy proceeding and custody battle. In her divorce docs, she wrote that she intended to marry Ben. And now, they’re going to happily do so!
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