Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are going to be parents! Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

And then comes baby! Benedict Cumberbatch and his fiancée Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child together, his rep confirms to Us Weekly.

"I am delighted to confirm that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child," the rep tells Us. "They are both over the moon."

The news comes just two months after the Sherlock Holmes actor announced he was engaged to Hunter, 36, in The Times of London. "Mr B.T. Cumberbatch and Miss S.I. Hunter," their announcement began under the heading “Forthcoming Marriages.” "The engagement is announced between Benedict, son of Wanda and Timothy Cumberbatch of London, and Sophie, daughter of Katharine Hunter of Edinburgh and Charles Hunter of London."

 

Following their old-fashioned announcement, the handsome star told Us Weekly at an event in November he doesn’t plan to make a big fuss out of his wedding. “I think I’ll be having a very private wedding,” the 38-year-old The Imitation Game actor said.

The Hobbit actor has been vocal in the past about becoming a dad. In a 2013 interview with Elle Japan he gushed: "It is a wonderful thing to get married young and become a father."

This will be the first child and marriage for the star. Benedict previously dated his college girlfriend and actress Olivia Poulet for 12 years until calling it quits in 2011. Following their split, he dated artist Anna James until 2012.

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