8 Things You Didn’t Know About Ben McKenzie And Morena Baccarin’s Relationship

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When Gotham co-stars Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin went public with their relationship back in September 2015 it was pretty shocking, but also really exciting! Their love story is the classic Hollywood tale of life imitating art as the two have played love interests on-screen for quite some time now. Their relationship has moved pretty quickly, but they’ve also been really private about their personal lives or any kind of details pertaining to their romance. They welcomed their first child in March 2016 and are now engaged to be married. Here’s a look at 8 things you probably didn’t know about Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin’s relationship!

8. First Met on The O.C.

We all know Ben McKenzie, who is now 38-years-old, as Ryan Atwood from The O.C.; it’s a role he will forever be tied to. Many people assume McKenzie and Morena Baccarin met on the set of Gotham, but they actually worked together before that! Back in 2006, Baccarin had a guest role on The O.C. during season three as socialite Maya Griffin. We assume this is when the star crossed lovers first met. She appeared in three episodes, but never had any scenes with McKenzie, so it’s unclear how close they were at the time.

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7. When Did They Start Dating?

This unlikely couple started dating after they were both cast on the FOX drama Gotham with McKenzie in the role of Detective James Gorden, and Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins in 2014. It’s unclear when exactly the stars started dating, but they went public with their relationship in September 2015 after they were spotted together at multiple events during the Emmy Awards weekend. One of these was the Fox party where they were seen holding hands. After rumors leaked that the couple were getting cozy, they announced that not only were they dating, but she was also 3 and a half months pregnant! The two have kept fairly quiet about their relationship ever since.

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