Actor Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter have become proud parents of a baby boy 4 months after their February marriage, their publicist confirmed today.

It’s double the joy for 38-year-old Benedict as he was recently named a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the performing arts and charity.

Benedict Cumberbatch Sophie Hunter


He was among recipients to be leaked ahead of the official announcement.

Benedict’s rep, Karon Maskill, confirmed to USA Today via a statement:

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son. We would kindly ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy during these next few precious weeks.

The Sherlock star and his theatre director wife met when they appeared together in the 2009 film Burlesque Fairytales. They have kept their relationship away from the glare of the media and were rarely seen photographed together before their engagement, which was announced with a notice in the Times newspaper.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter

2 months after announcing their engagement in November, it was reported that the happy couple were starting a family, too. “I am delighted to confirm that Benedict and Sophie are expecting their first child,” his rep said at the time.

The couple married a few months later in a private ceremony held with family and close friends on Valentine’s Day on the Isle of Wight in England.

Congratulations for the happy couple! We’re sure that they’ll make great parents 😉 Can’t wait to see the baby pictures. Any guesses on what his name is?


Sources: BBC, USA Today.

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