Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin Get Engaged Months After Welcoming Daughter
By Jackie Willis
It's been a big year for Morena Baccarin and Ben McKenzie.
After welcoming their daughter, Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan, in March, ET confirms that the two are "happily engaged." On Monday night, the couple stepped out for the IFP's 26th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City, and Baccarin was sporting a sparkler on that finger.
Baccarin, 37, and McKenzie, 39, both star on FOX's Gotham, and started dating in September 2015. While they kept mum about their relationship at first, the actress did open up to ET in February about working with her on and off-screen love interest.
"You get to go to work with the person you love every single day, and it's really nice," she gushed. "I think we'd rarely get to see each other otherwise. So it's really fun."
The couple also spoke to ET in May about parenthood. "It's been real. It's a whole other ball game. Going from one kid to two kids is insane," Baccarin, who has a 2-year-old son, Julian, from a previous relationship, told ET.
"I'm a lot more easygoing as a father," McKenzie added. "It's great. I'm loving it. It's a joy."