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The Sherlock Holmes actor has announced his engagement to fellow actress and director Sophie Hunter in a classified advert in The Times.
“Mr BT. Cumberbatch and Miss S.I. Hunter: The engagement is announced between Benedict, son of Wanda and Timothy Cumberbatch of London, and Sophie, daughter of Katharine Hunter of Edinburgh and Charles Hunter of London.”
Cumberbatch’s rep has also confirmed the good news to The Telegraph.
“I am delighted to confirm this morning’s announcement that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are engaged.”
A wedding date has not been set.
The couple has kept their relationship private and they were first seen together in public in June at the French Open. The 38-year-old actor met his wife-to-be on the set of the thriller Burlesque Fairytales in 2009.
The Mail On Sunday recently reported that Cumberbatch flew to Edinburgh to ask Hunter’s mom’s permission to ask for her hand in marriage.
First George. Now Benedict. It’s a cruel, cruel world… http://t.co/VP2GdXqVZ0
— Imogen Parson (@Missimmo) November 5, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged to Sophie Hunter. Millions of girl’s hearts are broken. Ok. Mine is too.
— Caleb Clingan (@caleb_clingan5) November 5, 2014