Baby on the Way for Benedict Cumberbatch
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch and his fiancée Sophie Hunter are expecting a baby together, his rep confirms in a statement.
A Cumber-baby is on the way!
“I am delighted to confirm that Benedict and Sophie are expecting their first child,” his rep tells PEOPLE. “They are both over the moon.”
Cumberbatch — who earned best actor Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations for his role in The Imitation Game — and Hunter, 36, walked the red carpet together Saturday at the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.
The theatre director and actress wore a flowy, patterned dress and the actor said his main focus was on the upcoming awards shows and filming a new season of his hit TV series, Sherlock.
“One thing at a time!” Cumberbatch, 38, told PEOPLE in regard to any wedding planning.
In November, the actor told PEOPLE of possible baby plans, “Oh, my God. Well, my mother is also waiting for Cumberbabies.”
The New York Post‘s Page Six was the first to report the pregnancy.
— Wade Rouse with reporting by Mary Green