Ben McKenzie Reveals He First Met Fiancee Morena Baccarin On Set Of ‘The OC,’ Admits He ‘Blew Her Off’

Ben McKenzie confesses that he didn’t remember his initial introduction to his fiancee and mother of his child, Morena Baccarin.

On Wednesday’s “Late Late Show”, the 38-year-old actor admitted that he thought he was first meeting Baccarin when they started working on Fox’s “Gotham” together. However, the 37-year-old actress let him know that they had actually been introduced years prior on set of McKenzie’s other show, “The O.C.”, when Baccarin portrayed Maya Griffin on the drama series.

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“I apparently blew her off,” McKenzie told host James Corden. “So I’m thinking, ‘What kind of idiot would blow off this gorgeous, beautiful, sophisticated, intelligent, successful woman?’ Then I thought of what kind of boy I was at 25, and [I was] that kind of idiot.”

McKenzie and Baccarin have a 1-year-old daughter, Frances, together, and in an exclusive interview with ET in May 2016, McKenzie revealed how fatherhood had changed him. “I’m a lot more easygoing as a father,” he shared. “It’s great. I’m loving it. It’s a joy.”

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Another co-star couple, “The Americans” stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, also recently shared that they “met a very long, long time ago,” but, like McKenzie, Russell didn’t remember their introduction. “I very drunkenly asked for her number when she was a young, single slip of a thing,” Rhys recalled on “Watch “What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” last month. Gushing over the mother of his child, the 42-year-old actor added, “So, I sort of knew that when I was 26.”

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