It’s official. Benedict Cumberbatch and his beautiful wife, Sophie Hunter, have become parents for the first time.
Reps for the couple confirmed the news this evening saying, “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 statement went on to say.
The Imitation Game star and Ms Hunter became engaged in November 2014. It was announced only two months later that they were expecting their first child.
Sophie is a 37-year-old English theatre and opera director, playwright, actress, and singer. She and her Oscar-nominated husband tied the knot last Valentine’s Day.
The gorgeous couple have been spending the last few months preparing for the arrival of their son. The 38-year-old star of Sherlock revealed that he was “not nervous at all” about parenthood, while attending the Oscars with his then pregnant wife.
Benedict is set to star in a huge number of films in the coming year. Among these is the film Black Mass, which also stars Johnny Depp and Dakota Johnson, and is set for release this September.
Valentino have finally shared a photo of the beautiful dress they created for Benedict Cumberbatch's wife, Sophie Hunter and it is quite simply breathtaking.
The design house shared the image on their Instagram page, writing:
"Beautiful Sophie Hunter with Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli prepping her couture dress for her March wedding to Benedict Cumberbatch.”
Sophie and Benedict were thought to have tied the knot on Valentine’s Day this year so it is not known if the month mentioned in the Instagram post by Valentino is simply a mistake or whether there was another service for the couple’s nuptials.
Either way, we are completely besotted by the dress which looks to be a light lilac-blue colour with a high-neck and a gorgeous trail.
The couple are currently expecting their first child together.
He broke our hearts three months ago when he announced that he was engaged to pregnant girlfriend Sophie Hunter, and it looks as though actor Benedict Cumberbatch’s surprises haven’t ended there!
According to reports this weekend, the couple are set to tie the knot TODAY in an intimate ceremony on the Isle of Wight.
Among those rumoured to attend the ceremony, set to be held in an exquisite period house, are Benedict’s co-stars Keira Knightley and Martin Freeman.
In possibly our favourite detail from the big day, it’s believed that Sherlock star Freeman will be Benedict’s best man. How sweet!
Commenting on the couple’s news back in January, an insider said: “The invitations have gone out already, which is very quick. It’s shocked a few people but they want their special day to happen before they have the baby.”
“The details have been sent out in an email rather than a paper invitation as time is of the essence,” the source added.
Benedict and Sophie have known each other for five years, and were reportedly dating for five months before announcing their engagement.
We hope they have a beautiful wedding – they couldn’t have picked a more romantic day for it!
After days of speculation and rumours, it has finally been confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch and his fiancée, Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child together.
A spokesperson for the Sherlock actor confirmed the exciting news to MailOnline, saying: “I am delighted to confirm that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child. They are both over the moon.”
Speculation began when Sophie appeared on the red carpet sporting what many claimed to be a baby bump, as well as making efforts to conceal her stomach with her clutch bag.
The couple announced their engagement in November last year. Congratulations to the couple on this exciting news!