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Everything We Know About Benedict Cumberbatch’s Wife & Sons

They are super private.
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He gained a cult following from his appearances on Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Dr. Strange, The Power of the Dog and, our personal favourite, Penguins of Madagascar (it was snubbed of an Oscar 😤).

These roles, plus many more, have garnered Benedict Cumberbatch *quite* the fan club entitled, wait for it, the ✨ Cumberb*tches ✨. Points for creativity, guys.

WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch Aces Otter Impersonations On The Graham Norton Show

So, what is Benny boy’s life like off-screen? Particularly, what’s going on with his romantic life? OK, we’ll cut to the chase, is he single? Asking for a friend…

We hate to be the bearer of bad news but it turns out Benedict is married with three kids?? This is absolutely not the news we needed today. But good for him, we guess. As 😭 long 😭 as 😭 he’s 😭 happy 😭.

So, just who is the Marvel actor’s partner? And what do we know about his kids? We’ve investigated (Sherlock Holmes style) below.

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Here’s what we know about Benedict Cumberbatch’s wife, Sophie. (Credit: Getty)

Benedict is married to theatre director, musician, and actress, Sophie Hunter.

She’s directed theatre productions such as Ghosts and Lucretia, as well as starred alongside Reese Witherspoon in the film Vanity Fair, and acted on stage in the Shakespeare plays Hamlet and Macbeth.

And that’s only the beginning of her resume… ummm, where’s her fan club??

Considering she and Benedict are incredibly private about their relationship (fair), their relationship timeline is a bit fuzzy.

But ☝️ we do know they met on set of the film Burlesque Fairytales in 2009.

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The pair looked pretty in pink at the Met Gala. (Credit: Getty)

In 2014, they made their first public appearance together at the 2014 Australian Open and, later that year, Benedict took Sophie to the premiere of his filmThe Imitation Game. Flex.

The loved-up pair soon announced they were engaged in the marriage section of the British newspaper, The Times. Classy.

A year later, the couple headed for the aisle on Valentine’s Day (aww) at the Isle of Wight in the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Mottistone.

They had their reception at a nearby Manor, which was previously owned by a family related to Sophie, according to PEOPLE.

In their newlywed bliss, Benedict and Sophie welcomed their first son, Christopher, three months after tying the knot. A couple of years later, they welcomed their second son, Hal, before having their third son, Finn, in 2019.

If the actors are private about their relationship, they keep details about their kids under lock and key.

When asked about their sons on SiriusXM, Benedict was quick to say: “we don’t talk about [our kids] on the radio”. Say no more, Dr. Strange. 

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