Ben McKenzie is engaged.

Ben McKenzie

Ben McKenzie

The 38-year-old actor sparked rumours he'd popped the question to his partner Morena Baccari after the brunette beauty was spotted with a diamond jewel on her ring finger at the Gotham Independent Film Awards on Monday night (28.11.16).

A source confirmed the news to Us Weekly on Tuesday (29.11.16) and admitted they are "very happily engaged."

The exciting news comes just nine months after the pair welcomed their daughter Frances, who they call Frankie.

Two weeks after Morena gave birth to the little one, her divorce from Austin Chick, whom she was married to for five years ago, was finalised but the assets weren't settled until a later date.

Morena and Austin, who got married in 2011, have three-year-old son, Julian, together and, while she has primary custody, she has been ordered to pay Austin $23,000 a month in support.

In February, the Brazilian actress delayed divorce proceedings because she was nearing the end of her pregnancy.

She stated in court documents: "I am now almost eight months pregnant, and I continue to have a high risk pregnancy. My physician, who I last saw on Jan. 29, 2016, has advised me to have as much bed rest as possible and limited activities.

Ben, on the other hand, hasn't been married before.