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Benedict Cumberbatch has more than a Golden Globe-nominated film to be proud of in 2015! The Imitation Game lead actor is going to be a father in the coming year. Cumberbatch’s recent fiancée, Sophie Hunter, is reportedly in the early stages of pregnancy.
"I am delighted to confirm that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child," revealed the couple’s rep. "They are both over the moon."
The two were engaged in early November. Hunter is a 36-year-old theater and opera director, playwright, actress and singer. At the 16th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Jan. 3, fans noticed that Hunter was wearing a peculiarly loose-fitting dress – raising the question if the newlyweds are expecting a baby this year.
We know Cumberbatch is looking forward to settling down with his wife and soon-to-be baby. In a 2013 interview with Elle Japan, the Hobbit actor revealed, "It is a wonderful thing to get married young and become a father."
The initial announcement of becoming a family came in November through The Times of London when it was announced, "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."
Congratulations to the newlyweds on the continued happy news!