Benedict Cumberbatch, Fiancee Expecting Baby

Sophie Hunter is pregnant, sources say
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2015 9:01 AM CST
Benedict Cumberbatch, Fiancee Expecting Baby
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, right, and fiancee Sophie Hunter attend the premiere of "The Imitation Game" at Ziegfeld Theatre on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are going to get married a bit earlier than expected—because they're having a baby soon after, sources tell Page Six. "Sophie is a few months along, and both she and Benedict are very excited about it," says a source who puts their wedding in early spring. Cumberbatch, 38, and Hunter, 36, announced their engagement in a charmingly old-fashioned manner in November, and he explained to People then that the newspaper ad they took out was "what I would have done if I wasn't sort of famous. It's what we do. It's a kind of traditional thing to do."

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"I wanted to have some control over the message. I don't tweet or do social media. It's too impersonal," he continued. "I would rather do what we did, and have people find it, and not see us from some s---ty, grainy footage staring lovingly into each other's eyes with a ring on someone's finger. I wanted it to be ours." People then explained to him that his fans are now waiting for so-called "Cumberbabies," and he responded, "Oh my God. Well, my mother is also waiting for Cumberbabies." (If you'd like to love Cumberbatch even more than you already do, click to watch him do 11 celebrity impressions.)

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