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Report: Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter expecting baby

Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch are reportedly expecting a baby.
Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch are reportedly expecting a baby. Associated Press

“Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch and his actress fiancée, Sophie Hunter, are reportedly expecting their first child.

And just like that a new celebrity nickname is born: Cumberbaby.

A source tells The New York Post’s Page Six that Hunter is “a few months along, and both she and Benedict are very excited about it. They are also quietly planning to marry in early spring.”

The 38-year-old “Imitation Game” star and Hunter, 36, announced their engagement in early November in The Times of London.

Much was made of Hunter’s fashion choice over the weekend at the Palm Springs International Film Festival – a flowing maxi dress that did a good job of hiding any sign of a baby bump, especially when Hunter held a purse in front of her stomach.

Cumberbatch is nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in “The Imitation Game” as World War II code breaker Alan Turing.

He reportedly deflected reporters’ questions on the Palm Springs red carpet about their wedding plans.

We’ll be watching to see what Hunter wears Sunday on the Golden Globes red carpet.

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