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Ben McKenzie Steps Out Smiling After Morena Baccarin Baby News, His Family “Couldn’t Be Happier”

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Ben McKenzie stepped out smiling just hours after news broke that he's expecting a child with his Gotham costar Morena Baccarin

Ryan Atwood is going to be one hot dad! Ben McKenzie appeared to be in great spirits just hours after Us Weekly confirmed that he’s expecting his first child with his Gotham costar Morena Baccarin.

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The O.C. actor, 37, attended a Q&A at the Apple Store in SoHo on Thursday, Sept. 24. Clad in a black suit, he waved to eager fans and signed autographs outside. (He also dropped by Late Night with Seth Meyers, but kept mum about his impending fatherhood.)

McKenzie and the Homeland alum, 36, first met on set of the Fox series. On Thursday, McKenzie acknowledged the pregnancy news by retweeting a congratulatory comment from his sister, Camille Schenkkan.

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Benjamin McKenzie

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“Couldn’t be happier for @ben_mckenzie and @missmorenab,” Schenkkan wrote. “Welcome to the family, Morena! Also…I’M GONNA BE AN AUNT.”

McKenzie and Baccarin’s little one will have plenty more playmates. As exclusively reported, McKenzie’s O.C. costar Adam Brody recently welcomed daughter Arlo Day with his wife, Leighton Meester.

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Morena Baccarinand Ben McKenzie arrive for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards Fox After Party on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

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In addition, Baccarin is also mom to 23-month-old son Julius, whom she shares with estranged husband Austin Chick. Chick filed for divorce back in June after nearly four years of marriage. According to TMZ, a judge ruled Thursday that the parents will split joint custody, but Julius will mainly stay with Baccarin in New York City.

Watch an amazing throwback clip from the time Ryan and Seth Cohen (Brody) met for the first time on The. O.C. above!

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