Woah, what? Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged?
Well, that’s according to a small notice that has appeared in British daily national newspaper, The Times:
— Now Magazine (@NowMag) November 5, 2014
The “Sherlock” star announced his engagement in a rather traditional way since he neither has a Twitter account nor Facebook account. In fact, it seems like the actor is trying to keep his relationship with his secret girlfriend, Sophie Hunter out of the limelight too.
As seen in the notice, the engagement is further confirmed via the passage that reads:
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.
The engagement announcement came as a shock to fans as Benedict Cumberbatch has previously declined to comment on his relationship with Hunter, who is also a theatrical director in London.
Their relationship only came to the media attention earlier in June this year after being spotted together at the French Open. They are believed to have been dating for several months now but prior to this, neither the Sherlock star nor his reps confirmed it.
Hunter is best known for directing a play “The Terrific Electric” in 2007 and signed productions of Britten’s opera The Rape of Lucretia. Before Hunter, Cumberbatch dated “The Thick of It” star Olivia Poulet for 12 years. After they broke up, the actor briefly dated designer Anna Jones before going back to being single in 2012.
His rep has since confirmed the news to Mirror Online, saying, “I am delighted to confirm this morning’s announcement that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are engaged.”
Well, Cumberbatch is having a great year, we see, especially after being honoured with a wax figure at the infamous wax museum, Madame Tussauds on his 38th birthday! Perhaps he will agree to join the cast of Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” too? Who knows? ;)
But anyway, congratulations to the happy couple! We wish them all the happiness in the world!