The OC’s Ben McKenzie WILL marry pregnant Morena Baccarin – but she has to divorce her husband first

The Gotham actress is embroiled in a tricky legal situation at the moment

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by Emmeline Saunders |
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The OC star Ben McKenzie has finally confirmed he’s expecting a baby with Gotham co-star Morena Baccarin – but there’s a slight catch, as technically she’s still married to husband Austin Chick.

The actress, 36, and her estranged husband are currently divorcing, and in legal documents seen by TMZ she’s announced her intentions to marry Ben as soon as she’s able.

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It’s the same situation Kim Kardashian found herself in when she and Kanye West revealed they were expecting baby North while she was still legally tied to Chris Humphries.

In court documents, Morena says she’s now “in a new committed relationship”.

“I am planning to re-marry. Also, I am 3 1/2 months pregnant,” she added.

Morena claims she became pregnant with Ben’s child in June this year, after she and Austin separated, but her soon-to-be-ex-husband reckons they were still together at the time.

In his own court statement, he said:

Congratulations, Ben and Morena!

See which other celebrity mums have announced their pregnancies this year!

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Mums to be - pregnant celebs 2015

Emmerdale's Emma Atkins1 of 22

Emmerdale's Emma Atkins

The Emmerdale actress confirmed on 21 January that she was expecting her first child.

Keira Knightley2 of 22

Keira Knightley

We first heard in December that Keira and her husband James were expecting their first baby, which is due around June 2015.

Zooey Deschanel3 of 22

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey and her fiance Jacob Pechenik are expecting their first baby in the summer. We found out the couple's happy news in January.

Abbey Clancy4 of 22

Abbey Clancy

Abbey broke the exciting news in December that her and husband Peter Crouch were expecting their second child. She tweeted: “Super excited to announce Pete and I are expecting our second baby! We couldn’t be happier.”

Tamera Mowry5 of 22

Tamera Mowry

Tamera and her husband Adam Housley are expecting baby number two! She broke the news on Instagram at the beginning of January.

Ashlee Simpson6 of 22

Ashlee Simpson

Ashlee and new husand Evan Ross (Diana Ross' son FYI) are expecting their first baby together. Ashlee already has a six-year-old son with Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz.

Sophie Hunter (Benedict Cumberbatch's wife)7 of 22

Sophie Hunter (Benedict Cumberbatch's wife)

The exciting news that Sophie and Benedict were expecting their first baby broke at the beginning of January, when she was suspected to be 'a few months pregnant'.

Billi Mucklow8 of 22

Billi Mucklow

The former TOWIE star broke the news on Boxing Day that her and footballer fiance Andy Carroll are expecting their first baby.

Rebecca Adlington9 of 22

Rebecca Adlington

Olympic double-gold medallist Rebecca is expecting her and husband Harry Needs' first baby on 4 June. How very specific!

Olivia Colman10 of 22

Olivia Colman

The super-lovely Broadchurch actress is expecting her third child with husband Ed Sinclair. Olivia confirmed the news on 19 February, and added that she's been craving Smarties!

Frankie Bridge11 of 22

Frankie Bridge

Saturdays star Frankie Bridge had to pull out of the Strictly Come Dancing tour because she's expecting baby number two with husband Wayne Bridge.

Naya Rivera12 of 22

Naya Rivera

Glee actress Naya and husband Ryan Dorsey are expecting their first baby. Naya broke the news on 25 February by posting a photo on Instagram of a bun in an oven.

Helen Flanagan13 of 22

Helen Flanagan

Helen and her fiance Scott Sinclair are expecting their first baby in the summer. Helen broke the news just before Christmas by tweeting: "Me and Scott are expecting our first baby in the summer. We are both so happy and so excited xxx."

Lena Headey14 of 22

Lena Headey

Game Of Thrones actress Lena is expecting her second child. Lena confirmed her pregnancy 16 February, and she's due this summer.

Isla Fisher15 of 22

Isla Fisher

Isla and husband Sasha Baron Cohen are expecting their third baby in the next few weeks. The couple already have two daughters - seven-year-old Olive and Elula, four.

Katie Middleton16 of 22

Katie Middleton

On 20 October Kate and Prince Williams announced the exciting news that they were expecting their second royal baby at the end of April.

Jennifer Love Hewitt17 of 22

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt and her husband Brian Hallisay are looking forward to welcoming their second child after announcing Jennifer's pregnancy in January.

Jodi Albert18 of 22

Jodi Albert

Jodi Albert and her Jungle King husband Kian Egan announced back in November that son Koa will be getting a baby brother or sister sometime soon.

Jessica Biel19 of 22

Jessica Biel

Justin Timberlake tweeted a photo of him kissing wife Jessica Alba's baby bump at the beginning of February saying: “Thank you EVERYONE for the Bday wishes! This year, I’m getting the GREATEST GIFT EVER. CAN’T WAIT #BoyOrGirl #YouNeverKnow #WeDontEvenKnow #WeAreTakingBets.”

Ferrne Cotton20 of 22

Ferrne Cotton

Fearne dropped the HUGE bombshell on 27 February that she was pregnant with baby number 2 with husband Jesse Wood, and that she was leaving Radio1 after 10 years

Lily Cole21 of 22

Lily Cole

Lily announced her first pregnancy via Instagram. The 27-year-old is expecting a baby with boyfriend and business partner Kwame Ferreira.

Suzanne Shaw22 of 22

Suzanne Shaw

The former Hear'Say singer announced she's expecting her first child with fiance Sam Greenfield in a super-cute video in March. The baby is due in October.

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