This ‘Gotham’ “showmance” is moving fast! Morena Baccarin and Ben McKenzie are a couple: they’re even expecting their first child together. They plan to marry, too, once Morena’s divorce from director Andrew Chick is finalized.
Morena’s divorce from Andrew has been messy, however, so that may take a while. She hasn’t publicly announced her pregnancy, but she shared that she was expecting in her divorce papers. Morena wrote:
Today, I am in a new committed relationship. I am planning to re-marry. Also, I am 3 1/2 months pregnant.”
Andrew claims they were still together when Morena and Ben conceived, while Morena contends that she and Andrew were already separated. Andrew reportedly complained in legal documents of his own that he came to their house to find Ben playing with their son one year old son.
The couple were also battling over where their son would live: in New York with her or in LA with Andrew. Morena scored a legal victory there, with a California judge ruling that their son would live with her while they shared joint legal custody.
Andrew had argued that Morena’s traveling as an actress wasn’t healthy for their son, so he had wanted physical custody and for Morena to pay for a nanny, other child support expenses, and spousal support. Yeah, this is looking like it’ll be pretty nasty. Congratulations to Ben and Morena, however: a baby is always a blessing!
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