Celebrity Benedict Cumberbatch Shows PDA with Wife Sophie Hunter in Their First Outing After Welcoming Son The actor and his theater director wife announced they had welcomed a son in June By Maria Mercedes Lara Maria Mercedes Lara Instagram Twitter Maria Mercedes Lara is the Digital Content Operations Director for PEOPLE, where she oversees content management and editorial workflow for the digital team as well as focus on increasing growth through PEOPLE's newsletters, homepage and notification audiences. She previously held the position of Deputy News Director for PEOPLE.com. Before joining PEOPLE, Maria worked at POPSUGAR, SpinMedia Group and Jezebel. She graduated with a B.A. in Literature from Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School in New York City. Maria currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two children. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on December 1, 2020 10:48 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Dave Benett/Getty It’s a parents’ night out! Benedict Cumberbatch looked lovingly at wife Sophie Hunter when the stepped out for their first post-baby public appearance at the Serpentine Summer Ball in London on Thursday. Hunter, 37, looked radiant in a blue and black dress while she stood close to her Sherlock star husband, 38. The couple confirmed to PEOPLE on June 13 that they had welcomed a son, but have yet to reveal any further details about the little Cumberbaby. June was an eventful month for Cumberbatch, who was named a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II as part of her birthday honors list. Other celebrity honors included Kevin Spacey and Eddie Redmayne, who beat out Cumberbatch for the Best Actor award at the Oscars earlier this year. Cumberbatch will likely be back on the press circuit soon enough as his latest project, Black Mass, is slated to hit theaters on Sept. 18.