The 38-year-old Sherlock and The Imitation Game star and wife Sophie Hunter, a 37-year-old actress and director, have welcomed their first child, a baby boy.
“Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son," the actor's representative told Us Weekly. "We would kindly ask everyone to respect the family's privacy during these next few precious weeks.”
The baby was born the day after the 38-year old actor was honoured by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the performing arts and charity.
Benedict and Sophie reportedly met back in 2009 on the set of “Burlesque Fairytales” and kept the relationship private until their engagement back in November 2014, which they announced with an ad in English daily. They later wed on Valentine's Day this year.
..... Devashree Goenka