Baby on the Way for Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin

09/24/2015 at 01:45 PM ET

Gotham City’s population is growing.

Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin are expecting their first child together, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“She and Ben are very happy about this news,” a source tells PEOPLE of the Gotham costars. “Everyone is very excited.”

The former Homeland actress is already mom to 23-month-old Julius, her son with estranged husband, director/writer Austin Chick.

Ben McKenzie Morena Baccarin pregnant expecting first child
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On Monday, PEOPLE confirmed the parents-to-be were dating after the two were spotted together at multiple events during Emmy Awards weekend, including the Fox party on Sunday, where they were seen holding hands.

This will be the first child for the former O.C. star, 37, while Baccarin, 36, and Chick welcomed their son in 2013 before he filed for divorce in July after three and a half years of marriage.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Blaine Zuckerman

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klutzy_girl on

Whoa, congratulations to them! Wonder if they’ll write it in or hide the pregnancy on Gotham.

Ana on

Well, that escalated quickly.

Guest on

I am honestly wondering how quickly someone will insult her for this. I really hope no one does. I am sure no one will insult him.

gratisiou on

How interesting. Her first name is the term for a dark-skinned Latina

Debora on

This is how they both lose fans. Seriously, I feel bad for her son and the new baby. I am just going to say I’m quite disappointed and leave it at that because otherwise I will be nailed for speaking the truth (which no one wants to read) and having standards not in the gutter.

Anonymous on

I have to agree with the previous comment. I love the show but this tarnishes it for me.

Guest on

I agree with Debora.

Cici on

The look on her face is, yes, I got him! The look on his is oh ish.

Ok on

I’m old fashioned. Not a good way to start a life- married and pregnant by someone who is not your husband. No wonder her husband is asking for so much in the divorce.

Jen DC on

Congrats on the new baby!

I did not guess that he was nearly 40 years old…

LOL I’m sure they were waiting with baited breath for your reaction to your perception of their moral failings as people and parents. Why do you even remotely care – let alone pay attention to – what “stars” do in their private lives? It has as much bearing on your life as your coworker’s affair…

Anonymous on

It may not have bearing on my life, but I can say that relationships that start like this usually fail. Obviously got together with him while she was married – great job putting her child first. Then to get pregnant – so foolish.

SAR on

I didn’t know they were a couple in real life. Congratulations!

Margo on

The timing sure seems messy, but hopefully everything works out for them.

Jen on

Love her! Congratulations to you both!

Maria on

That is a very odd picture, but I really like him, so congrats to the couple.

Char69 on

Yup, look at the People article in July when her husband filed for divorce. He must of found out then she was cheating.

jack on

people like her have no business getting married or having kids. had to have cheated on her husband – poor guy filed for divorce in July probably after finding out about the affair.

what a narcissist

Char69 on

I just read the comments from the article in July. Various postings on how she was cheating with Ben Affleck….nope… different Ben! LMAO!!!!

Molly on

Morena is gorgeous! Congrats.

mer on

Whaaat! I had no idea these two were together! Haha. Congratulations!

Nicole on

I thought he was gay?

Jane on

they are just pathetic cheaters

KL on

Aw man… so this means he’s taken??? He’s a babe!! lol… Congrats to them!!!!

Anonymous on

So her ex-husband gave up on their marriage, and she is automatically to be blamed? Then criticized for moving on with her life and (gasp) daring to be happy to be having another baby?

Toni on

I am very happy for Ben. I think he will make a great daddy. But because I guess I am old fashion, I cant understand why Morena wasn’t legally divorced before going after Ben and then getting pregnant by someone who is not her husband. I promise not judge her but I just don’t understand this at all . Peace and blessings to them both.

Jessica on

If none of you know them personally, then none of you have the right to judge them or be hateful. Those of you making snarky comments toward them disgust me.