The messy novella-like drama starring Morena Baccarin (aka the chick from “V” to me and “boring lady” to those of you who watch “Gotham“) and Benjamin McKenzie (aka Chino dude from “The O.C.” to me and “boring dude” to those of you watch “Gotham“) feels like it’s been set at warp speed.
Last September we found out that Morena and Ben are engaged and she filed for divorce from her husband of three and a half years Austin Chick. A quick second later, we found out that Morena was knocked up with Ben’s baby. Austin Chick planned to move to NYC from L.A. so that he and Morena could co-parent their 2-year-old son Julius, but he changed his mind real quick and moved back to California after finding out that she was full-time fucking Benjamin McKenzie. A judge later declared that Julius will mostly live in NYC with Morena and she must pay Austin $23,000 a month in child and spousal support. Morena and Austin are still technically married. And now the baby that Benjamin humped into her is here. Since these two are moving at soap opera speed, I’m sure that their baby will suddenly be 4 years old next week and Morena and Benjamin will be getting into messy fights outside of her pre-school.
Anyway, Morena birthed out a baby daughter on March 2nd. Morena and Ben’s reps gave this statement to USA Today:
“Morena and Ben are so happy to welcome baby girl Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan on March 2. All are happy and healthy and appreciate the well-wishes.”
It’s going to be really awkward when Frances grows up, (DEADPOOL SPOILER ALERT) changes her name to Ajax and kidnaps her own mommy.
Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan sounds like the name of an old widow Dutch socialite who is known as the biggest gossip. Think “Downton Abbey” in the Netherlands. “Schenkkan” is Benjamin’s real last name and “Setta” is Morena’s mother’s last name. I’m into the name, but I do wish that Morena and Benjamin would’ve paid tribute to their messy relationship and her Brazilian heritage by naming their daughter Escândalina Setta Schenkkan.