Morena Baccarin Files Request To Delay Divorce Proceedings Due To ‘High Risk’ Pregnancy
Morena Baccarin wants to stall her divorce proceedings due to her high-risk pregnancy.
Morena Baccarin Divorce
Baccarin, who is pregnant with her Gotham costar and boyfriend Ben McKenzie‘s baby, wants a divorce from her estranged husband Austin Chick. However, because she is nearly at eight months with a high-risk pregnancy, she has filed a request to delay a deposition for the divorce.
“I am now almost eight months pregnant, and I continue to have a high risk pregnancy,” Baccarin said in the court documents obtained by People. “My physician … has advised me to have as much bed rest as possible and limited activities.”
“She further advised that sitting (as to answering questions) for deposition, regardless of the length of time, is unduly and unnecessarily stressful to me at this time,” Baccarin, 36, added. “Such stress will affect my personal well-being and potentially cause harm to the health of my unborn child.”
Baccarin’s lawyers have requested that the actress submit to a deposition 30 days after giving birth to her child.
In addition to ironing out the details of their divorce, Baccarin and Chick will have to figure out a permanent custody arrangement for their 2-year-old son Julius. Per their temporary custody arrangement, Julius is living primarily with Baccarin in New York City. She was also ordered to pay $2,693 in child support a month in addition to $20,349 a month in spousal support to Chick, who works as an independent screenwriter and is currently unemployed.
Baccarin, who played Jessica Brody on Homeland, currently appears on the big screen opposite Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool.