Surprise: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Going To Be A Dad

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Photo by Broadimage/REX

As if fan girls everywhere weren’t freaking out about Benedict Cumberbatch’s engagement — there’s now a Cumberbaby!

That’s right: just two months after they announced plans to marry, Benedict and his fiancée Sophie Hunter have confirmed that they’re expecting their first child together.

A representative for the Imitation Game star, 38, told MailOnline, “I am delighted to confirm that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child. They are both over the moon.”

In addition, a source told The New York Post’s Page Six that Benedict is “delighted and excited about becoming a dad,” adding, “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.”

Because of the baby news, the wedding will now happen sooner than previously expected.

Benedict and Sophie, a 36 year-old theater director, made a glowing appearance on the red carpet at the Palm Springs Film Festival this past Saturday. Reporters asked them about their marriage plans, but Benedict said he was too busy.

Sophie, wearing a billowy silk Cavalli gown, kept her clutch in front of her baby bump, which was obscured by the loose fit of the dress.

Congrats on the exciting news, you two!

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Amanda Young