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Benedict Cumberbatch is going to be a father

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I’m afraid I’ve got more bad news for you, Cumberbitches. If you were hoping you were going to marry Benedict Cumberbatch, you already had your heart broken a few months ago when he announced his engagement to girlfriend Sophie Hunter. Now your hopes of bearing his first child have been dashed, as apparently Sophie is pregnant and they’re going to have a baby!

Here’s the scoop from Page Six:

The 38-year-old actor — who’s a contender for the best actor Golden Globe this weekend for his role in the WWII drama [Imitation Game] and is expected to garner an Oscar nomination — is delighted and excited about becoming a dad, we’re told.

Sources also said the low-key couple, who were engaged in early November, are planning to marry sooner than expected, in the next few months.

One source told Page Six: “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.”

Ooh, yippee! I do love a shotgun wedding. What’s with people still upholding these outdated “we have to be married since I knocked you up” ideals? It never ends well. I mean, sure, maybe these two are in love and would have ended up married anyway, but now that we know she’s pregnant, it makes the recent engagement announcement a bit more suspect. Hmm… (I’m being Sherlock, as you can tell.)

In all seriousness, congrats to them and hope their eventual squirming bundle of joy is happy and healthy.

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