Grab some tissues and brace yourselves everyone – another mighty fine actor has just been OFFICIALLY taken off the market.
Yup, ICYMI, Benedict Cumberbatch has announced that he’s ENGAGED to girlfriend Sophia hunter.
VIA AN ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE TIMES NEWSPAPER, obvs. CONGRATULATIONS.
SOB SOB SOB.
Never one to do things in the celebrity limelight, Benedict, 38, shoved Twitter and decided to announce his new relationship status via the traditional art of a newspaper advert in the ‘Forthcoming Marriages’ section.
Is it weird that we kinda prefer this old-fashion method these days?
The advertisement looked like so:
Speculation of an engagement first came to light last month, when reports claimed Benedict had flown to Edinburgh to ask Sophie’s mum, Anna, for permission for marriage, because he’s SO TRADITIONAL AND CUTE.
Anna was asked about their relationship, to which she replied “Watch this space. You never know,” causing another 28439 rumours to pop up.
When the announcement of his engagement to the 36-year-old theatre director appeared in The Times, Twitter users immediately took to the internet with a flurry of ‘are they/aren’t they/what the ruddy HECK is going on here’ comments.
Although, let’s be honest, we’re not ENTIRELY sure why we were all so confused because how many Benedict Cumberbatch-s with parents named Wanda and Timothy are there in the world?!
In case you needed an extra bit of convincing, a spokesperson has now CONFIRMED the engagement to The Daily Mail.
Permission to splash out on some confetti?
The two first met back in 2009, but didn’t go public with their relationship until THIS JUNE, when they were spotted eating strawberries and cream at The French Open.
Being Oxford-educated, she seems like the perfect match for Benedict, who previously described his ideal girlfriend as “a woman who knows that she doesn’t have to get all decked out to look good is sexy.
“A woman who can make you feel smart with her conversation skills is also sexy. I believe the sense of humour is important. I also think someone who is good at working with others is sexy.
“It’s like playing a tennis doubles match. You need to work well together if you are to stay partners for a long time.”
Sounds like a perfect match!
CONGRATULATIONS BENEDICT AND SOPHIE!
Can we have an invite to the big day please?
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