Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter welcomed a BOY! Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is a first-time father after welcoming a son with his wife, Sophie Hunter.
“Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son,” the rep said in a statement. “We would kindly ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy during these next few precious weeks”
Two months after announcing their engagement, Cumberbatch’s rep confirmed to PEOPLE in January that the couple were starting a family together.
“I am delighted to confirm that Benedict and Sophie are expecting their first child,” his rep said at the time.
A baby on the way didn’t mean wedding plans were put on hold: The couple tied the knot on Valentine’s Day in Mottistone, located on the Isle of Wight in England.
Hm, there’s no mention of when Sophie gave birth either. Do you think it was today or Friday? My guess? It was some time in the last week. Let’s say Sophie gave birth a week or so late (which happens a lot with first pregnancies), which means her due date was end of May. That means… she got knocked up in late August/early September. Which sounds about right. He waited until November 2014 to announce the engagement. I’m not judging, I’m just pointing out the timeline. Ah, well. I hope everyone is doing well. Now Bendy has his Cumberheir.
Guesses for the name? My guess is that it will include “Timothy” somewhere, that’s his dad’s name.
PS… It was confirmed last night that Benedict IS on the Queen’s Honors List and he will be receiving a CBE! He’s one of the youngest CBE recipients as far as actors/entertainers go.