The O.C. Fans Melt Down Over Ben McKenzie and Adam Brody Becoming Dads

Benjamin McKenzie and Adam Brody are becoming dads
Fans had a Twitter meltdown over The O.C.'s Ben McKenzie (left) and Adam Brody becoming fathers Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic; Barry King/FilmMagic

It’s like The O.C. reunion movie that fans have always dreamed about — except it’s happening in real life. Fans of Fox’s teen soap freaked out on Twitter on Thursday, Sep. 24, over the news that Ben McKenzie is going to be a dad, just over a month after his former costar Adam Brody welcomed a baby!

Brody, 35, who played Seth Cohen, and wife Leighton Meester, 29, recently welcomed their first child, Us Weekly exclusively confirmed. The couple, who have been married for more than a year, named their baby girl, who was born on Aug. 4, Arlo Day.

Just hours after their news broke, word came that McKenzie, 37, who played Ryan Atwood, is expecting a baby with his Gotham costar Morena Baccarin. It’s their first child together, but Baccarin, 36, has a 23-month-old son, Julius, with her estranged husband, Austin Chick, who filed for divorce from the actress in June.

Adam Brody and Benjamin McKenzie on the OC
Adam Brody as Seth and Benjamin McKenzie as Ryan sitting on couch, playing video games on The OC. Michael Desmond/Warner Bros./Getty Images

“Seth and Ryan baby news on the same day?” one commenter wrote on Twitter. “The only way this could be better would be if they were having babies with each other.”

“Ryan Atwood expecting a baby and Seth and Blair Waldorf just had theirs. This is Teen Drama heaven,” wrote another.

“Seth Cohen and Ryan Atwood’s babies will be best friends,” another fan chimed in.

Then there was this reaction that used North West‘s meltdown to perfectly express our feelings.

And this GIF pretty much sums it all up.

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

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