Little Cumber-Baby Is on the Way for Benedict Cumberbatch and Fiancee

By Christine Torralba | 2 years ago
Little Cumber-Baby Is on the Way for Benedict Cumberbatch and Fiancee

Benedict Cumberbatch fans throughout the world are either rejoicing or crying in agony with the new announcement his rep just made! What is it?

A Cumber-baby is on the way for “Sherlock Holmes” actor Benedict Cumberbatch and fiancée Sophie Hunter. Just a couple of months after Cumberbatch announced his engagement to 36-year-old Hunter, they are already expecting their first child together.


“Over the moon” — this is what the rep for the actor describes the couple’s current reaction when they learned they were going to be parents. In an interview with Elle Japan in 2013, Cumberbatch expressed his ideas on fatherhood. For him, being married young and becoming a father is a “wonderful thing.”

The couple used an old-fashioned practice to announce their wedding by placing an announcement under Forthcoming Marriages of “The Times of London” in November 2014. Cumberbatch was then interviewed about how he plans to celebrate the wedding. The 38-year-old actor responded that he will be having a very private wedding.

Now that the theater director is pregnant, the couple is said to be getting married sooner than they originally planned. A source close to the engaged couple shares that Hunter is already a few months pregnant. While they are very excited about becoming parents, they want to make sure they put their wedding first.

Compared to the original plan of the couple, the wedding will be moved to a much earlier date. Keeping true to their private wedding wish, they are said to be planning a quiet wedding early in spring. This means that they won’t be dealing with nosy paparazzi who want to be the first to get a photo of the couple’s first kiss.

The actor has revealed that his mom was already keen on him starting a family. With a little Cumberbatch on the way, everything is falling into its rightful place.

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