Mc Kenzie has never been married and notoriously keeps his dating life tightly under wraps.

Looks like he couldn't keep this secret for long, no matter how subtly he flirts.

The couple wed in 2011 and had one son, Julius, in October 2013.

"We were burning through story so fast," Schwartz said, "that made it really fun for audiences who were watching, but that made it challenging for us when we had to come back in following seasons.

But that first season, I think that was part of the fun of the ride.

When teenage nerd Seth Cohen (Adam Brody) welcomed teenage delinquent Ryan Atwood (Ben Mc Kenzie) into the family, he invited us in, too: "You're a Cohen now.

Welcome to a life of insecurity and paralyzing self-doubt." For many, the show's incandescent first season remains unparalleled.

And yet, during the show's initial ascent into the pop-culture stratosphere, Schwartz had no idea what the fuck he was doing.

"I had never done it before," Schwartz told MTV News at the 2016 ATX Television Festival in Austin earlier this month. There wasn't a lot of time to think about how in-over-our-heads we probably were, but [executive producer] Stephanie [Savage] did tell me when the show got ordered, 'This is going to change your life, and you are going to come out of this experience a different person than you are going into it.' That was the first time I was terrified." Schwartz met Savage during a general meeting at prolific producer Mc G's offices in Los Angeles.But no one could have imagined that a hyper self-aware primetime soap starring veteran actor Peter Gallagher, Mischa Barton, and a cast of relative unknowns would become a cultural phenomenon.exposed the morally bankrupt lives of the beautiful and wealthy inhabitants of Newport Beach, California -- and it reshaped what a teen soap could be in the process.Not to mention, it's a fashion time capsule for the early aughts, when douchebags still rocked puka shell necklaces and the prettiest girl in school would pair a hip-hugging jean skirt with flip flops and a polo shirt.Watching and weeping along to the sound of Ben Gibbard's mopey cries was a deeply intimate experience.We just went for it." By the show's fourth episode, it was clear that Schwartz and Savage had created something magical.