Unless this is some Eton schoolboys playing the poshest practical joke in history, it looks like Benedict Cumberbatch is officially off the market! Although we’re delighted for the happy couple, we’re also profoundly devastated for ourselves.
The couple, Benedict and theatre actress and director Sophie Hunter, announced their engagement with a notice in The Times that reads: “MR B.T. 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.”
Since this is indeed the names of Benedict and Sophie’s parents and Cumberbatch isn’t exactly a common surname, it looks like there’s more truth to the notice than we would have quite liked. We mean, really, first George Clooney now Benedict?! The bachelors are dwindling thick and fast ladies!