Benedict Cumberbatch, Fiancee Expecting Baby

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter

The 'Sherlock' star is going to be a dad

Benedict Cumberbatch's female fans better sit down for this: The Sherlock star is not just getting married, but he and fiancee Sophie Hunter are having a baby.

A rep for the actor confirmed that he and Hunter are expecting their first child, adding, "They are both over the moon."

Cumberbatch and Hunter, an actress and theater director, announced their engagement in Britain's The Times in November, and the two have made multiple red-carpet appearances together since then, including at The Imitation Game premiere in New York and this past weekend's Palm Springs Film Festival.

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The actor also told People that, like his fans, his "mother is also waiting for Cumberbabies."

The wait will soon be over.

Cumberbatch is a frontrunner for a best actor Oscar nomination for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. He has already been nominated for a Golden Globe, SAG Award and Critics Choice Award for the role.

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