The last time we checked in on Ryan from The O.C. (aka Benjamin McKenzie, aka Officer Ben Sherman if you were into Southland), he had knocked-up his still-technically-married Gotham costar Morena Baccarin. Morena and her husband Austin Chick called it quits on their marriage shortly after she let Ben’s baby move into her womb, and now it sounds like Morena is going to chase that divorce with another marriage.
According to ET (yes I just pictured a wrinkly brown alien sipping out of a mug that says I LOVE GOSSIP), Morena wrote in court documents that were filed on September 11th that she’s “planning to re-marry” and that she’s three-and-a-half months pregnant. And apparently Morena and Ben haven’t exactly been hiding on the down low; sources tell ET that Ben came to visit Morena on the set of Deadpool in Vancouver a bunch of times between March and May and stayed at her condo. She also claimed she told First Husband Austin back in March that things weren’t working out and that she was slowly inching her way towards the door.
Of course, TMZ says First Husband Austin is pissed about the whole situation. Austin spilled the tea in some legal documents last week, and he got all kinds of dramatic. Austin claims that his son is in a “confusing, unhealthy environment” with Morena and Ben, and points to an incident back in August where he came home to pick up some of his stuff and saw a freshly-showered Ben playing with his 1-year-old son. He also threw her a bit of “you a ho” shade by saying they were “still sharing a bed” and trying to work on their marriage when Morena got sperminated in June. Unfortunately, his hysterics didn’t help, and Morena recently got split joint custody of their kid.
Weddings are fun and all, but this seems like an awful lot of pressure to put on a pregnant lady. A divorce and an affair and a baby and a wedding? If I was the judge looking at Morena’s court documents, I totally would have accepted: “I’m planning on re-marrying, but honestly, don’t ask me when, because I sort of have a lot of shit on my plate right now. Cool?”
Here’s a knocked-up looking Morena and her baby daddy on the set of Gotham the other day.