Cumberbatch Is a Dad

'Sherlock' actor, wife Sophie Hunter welcome baby boy
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2015 5:41 AM CDT
Cumberbatch Is a Dad
   (Jordan Strauss)

Benedict Cumberbatch has a new announcement to make: The Sherlock actor and new wife Sophie Hunter are "delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son," reports the BBC, per a statement from the couple's rep last night. "We would kindly ask everyone to respect the family's privacy during these next few precious weeks." The couple met in 2009 while acting in the movie Burlesque Fairytales; Hunter is an actress and director, notes the AP. Asked earlier about fans' desire for "Cumberbabies," Cumberbatch responded, "Oh my God. Well, my mother is also waiting for Cumberbabies." (More Benedict Cumberbatch stories.)

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