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Morena Baccarin has just welcomed her first baby with Ben McKenzie. The happy couple are co-stars on Gotham and had disclosed the news of their dating along with their pregnancy announcement last September.

Baby Girl Frances

The birth was confirmed to USA Today by a spokesperson for the happy couple:

"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."

McKenzie, 37, is now a dad for the first time, while Baccarin, 36, already has a son with her ex-husband Austin Chick.

Playing An Expecting Couple On 'Gotham'

What's really adorable is that little Frances arrived while her parents are playing a couple expecting a baby on Gotham. Both actors were surprised when they learned about the plot, but according to Baccarin was a "total coincidence."

'I'm A Million Months Pregnant'

Judging from her excitement back in February, when she discussed her pregnancy with Access Hollywood, Baccarin must be on cloud 9 right now:

"I'm a million months pregnant. With the first one you think of all the things that can go wrong because that's what the books tell you. And the second you're just, 'OK, I've done this before. My body will take care of me. You're in good hands.'"

The actress last starred as Wade Wilson's (Ryan Reynolds) girlfriend in the highly successful Deadpool and just loved working with the Canadian star:

“I know I’m just, like, spouting out really wonderful things, but it was just the best movie experience I’ve had. It was so intoxicating being around him.”

Let's wish them all the best!

Have you watched Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin together in 'Gotham'?

Sources: USA Today, Access Hollywood, HuffPost Live


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