CONFIRMED: Benedict Cumberbatch and fiancée Sophie Hunter ARE expecting their first baby!

Sources claim Sophie is ‘a few months’ pregnant

by Emmeline Saunders |
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UPDATE: It's been confirmed that Benedict and Sophie ARE expecting!

A spokesman for the actor said: "I am delighted to confirm that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child. They are both over the moon."

Sob and snot and rend your clothes with your nails and teeth time now – Benedict Cumberbatch is expecting his first baby with new fiancée Sophie Hunter, according to sources.

Page Six revealed the Sherlock star is set to become a dad for the first time, with Sophie already a “few months along” in her pregnancy.

An insider told the publication: “Sophie is a few months along, and both she and Benedict are very excited about it. They are also quietly planning to marry in early spring.”

The newly engaged couple, who announced their relationship in the ‘forthcoming marriages’ column of The Times in November, were spotted out on Saturday night at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, where Sophie was seen with the slightest of baby bumps on the red carpet.

She attempted to cover it up with a silver clutch bag, but the eagle-eyed Cumberbitches had already spotted her stomach.

Is there something in the water? Benedict’s The Imitation Game co-star Keira Knightley has also just confirmed her pregnancy – not that Benedict was involved in hers – so, uh, what was actually happening on that set?

Anyway. MASSIVE congratulations to the happy couple! These are happy tears, really!

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