Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter Welcome Baby Number Two
According to reports, celebrity couple Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter have been blessed with baby number two, a boy named Hal Auden Cumberbatch. The actor, famous for his role as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC’s hit Sherlock, and his wife, a theater director, welcomed their son on March 3rd, 2017 at London’s private £1,200-a-night Portland Hospital.
The couple ,who got married in February 2015, made their pregnancy public in October 2016 -after fans noticed Sophie’s baby bump while they were attending an event in Los Angeles to promote Cumberbatch’s latest film, Dr. Strange. Just five months after this, the happy couple welcomed a new family member.
Cumberbatch has seemingly named his new son after Shakespearean hero Hal. Henry V was initially known as Hal before becoming the hero of Agincourt. However Cumberbatch may also have been acknowledging his friendship with fellow actor Tom Hiddleston, with whom he starred in the television show Hollow Crown in 2012. The show was a combination of Shakespeare’s plays, where Cumberbatch was cast as Richard III and Hiddleston played the role of Prince Hal. They have been close friends ever since they met in 2010 on the set of War Horse, a film by Steven Spielberg.
In addition, it appears that Cumberbatch is thinking of making a slight change in his career. After becoming a father, he seems to be considering selecting only roles that his kids can watch. When appearing on the Good Morning Britain show recently, Cumberbatch said that he wants his children to know what he does for a living, but he is not able to due to certification issues. He added that even if he has done a bit of child-friendly work in the past, he plans to do more of it in future.
Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch, 40, welcomed their first son Christopher Carlton (also known as Kit) in June 2015, only a few months after their wedding on Valentine’s Day. The actor has previously talked of adding to his brood. In an interview in 2013, he disclosed that whereas he had a happy childhood as an only child, he has always wanted to be a part of a larger family.
In his betrothal to the Oxford-educated Sophie, who is 39 years old, the star chose to announce it through an ad in the Times newspaper that cost £324. He is also said to have flown to Edinburgh to ask Sophie’s mother for permission before making his proposal. The couple first met in 2009 when they starred opposite one another in Burlesque Fairytales, but only began dating five years later, in 2014.
More in Entertainment
These Celebrities Have Anything But Traditional Relationships
Ever wonder why no one can hold it together in Tinseltown? Besides for a select few, it seems like celebrities can't...Dec 3, 2017
Find Out Where your Favorite Reality TV Stars are Today
Reality TV stars are some of the wildest and craziest characters on TV and have provided us with endless hours of...Nov 29, 2017
You Won’t Believe The Body Parts These Celebrities Insured
Most people understand the importance of having good insurance, but celebrities take it to another level! Some of them may sound...Nov 27, 2017
So True, So False: These are the Most Widespread Rumors in Hollywood
When you are famous, you have to deal with the praise and the criticism--and the rumors. Sometimes facts are easy to...Nov 20, 2017
10 Fans Who Married Their Favorite Celebrities. That Could Be You.
Some of Hollywood’s most famous have found themselves falling in love with fans. One of them developed a crush on a waitress,...Nov 19, 2017
Fleetwood Mac is Finally Opening Up About the Band’s Secrets
Fleetwood Mac is one of the greatest rock bands of all time and has been around for over 50 years. Their...Nov 14, 2017
These Actors Had Some Drama When They Had to Kiss On-Screen
The kiss is supposed to be the most romantic part of any film. When done right, these scenes overflow with passion....Nov 5, 2017
Incredible Pablo Escobar Facts that Never Made it into ‘Narcos’
The fascination with drug lord Pablo Escobar shows no sign of subsiding. Even 24 years after his death, people around the...Nov 1, 2017