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Benedict Cumberbatch Is About To Become A DILF, His Fiancée Sophie Hunter Is Pregnant

There's a CUMBERBABY on the way.

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OH MY GOD you may need to take a seat for what we're about to tell you, because this is HUGE CUMBERBATCH NEWS. This is not a drill, repeat, NOT A DRILL.

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to join the DILF club, with the actor and his fiancée Sophie Hunter, confirming that they are expecting their first baby.

A spokesman for Benedict confirmed the 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."

A source told Page Six that Sophie is "a few months along" and that they're both ridiculously excited about their impending arrival.

The source said: "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."


Benedict and Sophie confirmed that they were dating in September 2014, having first met way back in 2009.

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Sophie is best known for her work as an actress and a theatre director, and judging by an interview Benedict gave to Elle Japan, she sounds like his dream woman.

He said: "A woman who can make you feel smart with her conversation skills is sexy. I believe the sense of humour is important. I also think someone who is good at working with others is sexy."

He continued: "It's like playing a tennis doubles match. You need to work well together if you are to stay partners for a long time."

In the past, Benedict has spoken openly about his desire to get married and have children – so it seems all his dreams are coming true.

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He told Event magazine in 2013: "I was happy as an only child, but I've always wanted to be part of a bigger family. I would love to have children."

"Everyone wants to know when I'm going to settle down and who is going to be Mrs Cumberbatch. I can't wait to do an interview like this and just talk about my child."