Benedict Cumberbatch shattered his legion of female fans when he became engaged to be married in November.

The Sherlock star announced that he and fiancee Sophie Hunter were set to wed by posting a small notice in the Forthcoming Marriages section of The Times, that read:

“MR B.T. CUMBERBATCH AND MISS S.I. HUNTER: The engagement is announced between Benedict, son of Wanda and Timothy Cumberbatch of London, and Sophie, daughter of Katharine Hunter of Edinburgh and Charles Hunter of London”

And now the couple have even more exciting news to share, revealing that they are set to welcome their first child later in the year.

“I am delighted to confirm that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child,” a spokesman shared with The Daily Mail. “They are both over the moon.”

The bub will be the first for both Sophie and Benedict, who told the Telegraph in 2010, “I am very broody. I have been broody for the last 5 years because I have 2 godchildren.”

“I know you pick up an amazing amount of stamina the minute you become a dad,” the star continued. “But I would like to be a young dad. I would love to have the ability to juggle a career and have a young child.”

Sophie is said to be a few months along in her pregnancy and according to Page Six, the couple are now planning to marry in early Spring.

We know you will join us in congratulating Sophie and Benedict at this very exciting time.

What advice would you give to the parents-to-be? Share your ideas in the comments below. 

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  • Enjoy it, they grow up fast.


  • Beautiful news, Congratulations to them both on an amazing chapter in their lives!


  • wonderful news and congrats to them both!


  • Enjoy it, take heaps of phots


  • Good luck.


  • How exciting.. my advise to any new parents would be to enjoy every minute as it goes too quickly


  • HOw cute, love all the new baby news!


  • congratulations to them both and all the best to their new family to be


  • Great news!


  • congrats to you both


  • I just read this news on my return from an overseas holiday. Fab news. Enjoy your sleep now and rest up as much as possible.


  • Congtas to the all, hope your future is happy together.


  • Congratulations. What a sweet couple they sound like. They actually look a bit similar in this photograph.

    • that is exactly what i as thinking! they look similar!. i don’t know how old he is though but he refers to himself as a young dad


  • Can you just imagine hearing bedtime stories from Benedict with his oh so deep voice.


  • Wishing health and happiness to them.


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