Not that long ago, speculation began to rise concerning actors Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin, who play Jim Gordon and Dr. Leslie "Lee" Thompkin on FOX's [Gotham](tag:1127075). The two were seen together at this year's Primetime Emmy Awards, they play an onscreen couple in the show, and are now, apparently, expecting their first child in real life.
Baccarin, who became something of a geek icon when she starred in Firefly and Serenity as Inara Serra, has a son from a previous marriage to Austin Chick, named Julius, but this will be McKenzie's first child. Baccarin has reportedly filed for full custody of her son, and has requested that Chick temporarily move to New York (where Gotham is filming) so that she does not have to fly while pregnant in order to see their son.
The news was confirmed to Us Weekly by both Baccarin and McKenzie's reps, and while we shouldn't realistically expect a young, fierce redheaded girl from the pair, it's nice to see love budding between co-stars who clearly have mountains of chemistry.