Benedict Cumberbatch officiates friends’ wedding on a beautiful cliff in Ibiza

Hidden away in last week’s Every Day Non-Stop Cumberbatchtasm, there was an important little piece of information that not everyone got: Benedict Cumberbatch’s on vacation right now, and just after he got nominated for his second Emmy, he got on a plane for Ibiza so that he could officiate a friend’s wedding. Benedict told Vulture: “It’s a very private, lovely thing to be asked to do. Of course, I’m going to make a joke after it, ‘I do weddings. Next will be children’s parties and bat mitzvahs,’ if it goes well. It’s a mainly Jewish and gay audience, so hopefully they will be lenient towards me.” And so that’s what he did over the weekend – he officiated the wedding of his friends Seth Cummings and Rob Rinder. There are photos! Here you go:

The locale is the Hacienda Hotel in Ibiza. Beautiful. I would get vertigo if I was on that cliff, but if I had Cumberbatch beside me, I would try to swoon into his arms. Anyway, just thought you’d like to see. I wish we had better photos of just Cumby. He seems to be wearing a dark suit, white dress shirt and no tie. I bet his curls swayed in the clifftop breeze. I bet he banged at least one of the women at the wedding. Because how could you not?! Imagine that – you’re at a wedding, and there’s Benedict Cumberbatch looking all emotional and happy and he’s performing the service and then he starts drinking champagne and… yeah. Every single one of you would go over and have a drink with him. And most of you would bang him in the hotel bathroom/pool/poolhouse/balcony too. Mm. Balcony sex with Cumberbatch. My new happy place.

Oh, and thanks to Miss Ginger for this other Facebook photo – I’m choosing not to see the blonde in the bikini. I’m choosing to only focus on Cumby’s body. Which is really good. Look at his thighs. Unf.

Photos courtesy of Facebook, WENN.

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  1. Anna says:

    Oh. My. Ga… He looks perfect in the black suit/white shirt combo, but I wish I could unsee the pic in his swim trunks. The thighs might be nice but the torso does not look good – and the trunks are riding up in an old-man kind of way.

    Looks like a gorgeous place to get married btw.

  2. T.Fanty says:

    I’m pouring a little gin into my tea and waiting for Eve to get all shanky.

    Absolutely no comment on the seeming vapid, half-his-age-ness (creepy) of the blonde. Oh, hold on…

    Although, if he does have a girlfriend, can we start a public appeal for her to take him clothes shopping?

    • allons-y alonso says:

      To be honest, the poor girl looks a little uncomfortable in the photo.

      • T.Fanty says:

        She really does. She’s probably wondering why she’s hanging out with a bunch of old men (and whether the one on the end is Kate Middleton’s Uncle Gary). Or maybe wondering when Cumby’s going to help her with her homework like he promised.

      • Sixer says:

        I’m going with niece of groom.

      • allons-y alonso says:

        @Sixer – i think so as well

      • Lindy79 says:

        I wouldn’t say uncomfortable, more like she’s a model so knows how to pose. It’s the same model he was rumoured to be with towards the end of last year I think, he half assed denied it and she said nothing so they were probably hooking up. And she’s used to hanging out with old men, she’s the muse of designer Leon Max. She also has a law degree.

        I’m more enamoured with the hot piece on his left. He’s amazing!

      • T.fanty says:

        I can’t help but be drawn to the other one – the one who looks like Simon Pegg after a life of debauchery.

        And hooray for a smart blonde, then! Good for her, getting a little. Although I still think that she looks young enough for it to be a bit Cumber-creepy.

      • Lindy79 says:

        I thought exactly the same about Pegg!

        I agree about the youngness of her. She could pass for very early 20′s (she’s 26 I believe) which is a bit icky, lets be honest. Can’t see her wanting to have Cumberbabies any time soon.

      • Anna says:

        Pegg seems like totally the kind of dude you want to go on a bender with.

      • Bubbles says:

        I don’t see her leg. Where is it?

      • Vesta says:

        @Bubbles

        Under her own leg.

      • Lindy79 says:

        @Anna I agree about Simon Pegg. I have loved him since his Spaced days. That is still one of my all time favourite shows.
        His autobiography is great.

    • Miss M says:

      I sent a message to Eve last night about this photo. Today, I saw there was a message from her thinking I was trolling…I am enjoying my iced coffee and waiting her to join this thread… *Brace yourselves*

    • cutiesark says:

      He’s sitting next to top fashion designer Ben Le Lisi so its even funnier that he has no clothes sense. He has so many friends in the industry and hasnt got a clue. He buys expensive stuff but it never hangs together properly. Sort yourself out Benedict.

    • Eve says:

      Looks like that Russian model he was “totally not dating” (yeah, right) last year — Katia Elizarova.

      And I’m calm, calm…I’m not seeing her hand touching his thigh…I’m really calm.

      • Miss M says:

        @Eve: I bet his right hand is touching her back in a very gentle way…

      • Eve says:

        And mine are about to grasp your throat — gently…I promise…

      • Anna says:

        Oh dearest Eve, it amuses me how easily you are baited ;-) (Also I am slightly excited by the throat grasping…need to call up Miss Jane with her fly swatter)

      • blue marie says:

        haha Eve. If it helps, it looks like she wants to do a bit more than touch his thigh, but for appearances sake she’s refraining. ha, nah seriously she doesn’t look like she knows what to do with her hands..

      • j.eyre says:

        @Eve – oh, do keep talking, darling. After you grasp her throat, what are your plans next? You know how I love a fiesty Eve in the morning (especially since I have no way of being harmed in this post)

        On another note – I think it was terribly rude of them to photoshop that blonde thing in the place of EsCon. She had so much fun at that wedding too, they are still doing novenas at the Convent over her behavior with the garters.

      • Miss M says:

        @Eve: *shivers* I am sooooo scared!!!! I know your past and present actions, and I can predict your future ones…

        @Anna: isn’t amazing how she gets the bait every time? I love it! :) . WTF? YOu are excited at the throat grasping, I bet you didn’t see this coming: Shank! Oh, sorry… there is blood coming out of you, darling friend… My bad!

        @j.eyre: oh yeah?! I bet you won’t like a feisty Miss M all day…

      • Anna says:

        @Miss M – well, Eve has no reason to shank me, just to get a little frisky…which I wont say no to!

      • EscapedConvent says:

        @Miss Eyre,

        Thank you, my dear Jane. I just saw your comment. I was hiding out in one of the cliff caves of Ibiza—there was such a fuss over that picture.

        Honestly, a nun cannot just go on a sunny vacation anymore without an obnoxious whoop-ti-do roiling up.

      • Charlie says:

        He definitely wasn’t dating her last year. I’ve said it somewhere else on this thread but I’m losing track. Up until recently, her LT BF was her PR man.

    • MissMary says:

      So not getting the “dating” vibe off of the bikini girl. She looks bored as all hell and just posing, like someone above mentioned. Posing and super young. I’d almost be tempted to say it’s his niece/PA and the pic is just super awkward but her face isn’t quite the right shape. Is Spencer Hart with him though? The skinny guy with the facial hair?

      Re the model at the end of last year: By all accounts it sounded super FWB-ish a nd like she was thirsty for coattails. Esp when he did stuff like go out of his way *not* to be seen with her.

      • Noreen says:

        Um, this girl IS “the model from end of last year”. He’s not going out of his way to be seen with her at all.

      • Lily_Marlene says:

        Ummm, yeah, the whole thing in the Daily Fail and some gossip rags about how he made a fast exit from a party after being seen with her and people asking about it? Same article said she went after him but came back later. It’s in the Fail’s archives.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      @ Fanty,

      I beg your pardon, Fanty—what did you say about clothes shopping?

      I’m just out shopping for denim shirts, new flip-flops & some T-shrts with silly things printed on them for Cumby.

      And here comes the Credit Department manager….

  3. Nikki info lknnjj.kfddddrdesqEß6 says:

    He’s no Clive Owen! I don’t get the appeal here…

  4. Lilly says:

    “I bet he banged one of the women at.the wedding”

    Doubtful. Not unless the women in question were really dudes in drag anyway.

  5. blue marie says:

    That’s cool and what a beautiful location..

    “I bet he banged at least one of the women at the wedding”.. I’m going with the blonde in the last picture.

  6. Sixer says:

    Much as I love Cumby, I’m gonna have to stick up my hand to say that I think Ian McKellen officiating at Patrick Stewart’s wedding was cuter than Ben’s officiating to the power of a gazillion/googol/big-number-thing.

    • allons-y alonso says:

      +1 Sir Ian McKellen trumps everybody! I love him and Sir Patrick Stewart!

    • Lilly says:

      Wow! How did I not know that this epically awesome thing happened?? Internet, you fail me. Also shocked Patrick Stewart married, hes a notorious lothario. That hilarious Extras episode he was in was playing on his reputation.

    • Lindy79 says:

      +Infinity and beyond!

      There aren’t enough words to describe my feelings of love for McKellan and Stewart.

  7. Lindy says:

    OK, dumb question here, but how come he’s allowed to officiate at a wedding? Is he an ordained minister or rabbi?

    • Lucrezia says:

      The easy answer is: you just marry at the registry office and then have anyone perform whatever wedding ceremony you like. (Or the other way around, get “married” in a fancy non-legal wedding ceremony and then get fill out the legally binding paperwork at the registry.)

      But what’s confusing me is that it’s a same-sex couple, who I’m assuming are English, and I thought that gay marriage wasn’t recognised in the UK yet. So I think technically (legally) they’re not actually married. Perhaps it’s a civil partnership, rather than a marriage?

      • MBP says:

        Gay marriage was recently legalised http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23338279; whether this applies to a foreign wedding I’ve no idea.

      • T.fanty says:

        Yeah, UK!

      • Lucrezia says:

        Yeah, I’d seen that news, but all the reports infer a reasonably hefty delay: same-sex marriages starting “summer next year”. The way I’m reading it, it’s not exactly legal yet.

        Would a foreign marriage be recognised right now? Or no? Would it get back-dated or something (so that automatically becomes recognised in a few months)? Or would you have to re-do the paperwork in the summer?

      • Sixer says:

        I think you just go somewhere it’s legal for X type of person to marry Y type of person. The UK recognises any marriage that was legal where it took place and I imagine most other countries do, too. Otherwise you’d have the silly situation that you were married when you were in one country but not married when you were in another.

        I know Patrick Stewart specifically got married somewhere where Ian McKellen could officiate, but I can’t remember where now.

      • Lucrezia says:

        I have to quibble Sixer: the UK only recognises (recognised?) foreign same-sex marriages as civil partnerships, not as marriages.

        There really aren’t that many countries where same-sex marriage isn’t legal locally, but is recognised if it’s done abroad: The US (only at the federal level), Israel, Mexico. It’s more the exception than the norm.

      • T.Fanty says:

        @ Lucrezia,

        I think the Queen just approved the gay marriage bill, so it’ll be legal as marriage very soon, if not already.

      • Sixer says:

        To you both: yes, sorry. You’re right.

      • Sixer says:

        PS: the funny thing about the gay marriage bill here was that the politicians tore themselves into a frenzy over it, and it had a blitz of *political* media coverage, but the gen. pop. really didn’t care much at all. The general consensus was “should have just done it in the first place instead of messing about with the civil partnership nonsense”.

      • Lucrezia says:

        @ Sixer: I wish I could say “this”, but unfortunately I’m in Oz, and our pollies are still dragging their feet over this issue. :(

        When they finally get around to legalising it here, I’m sure the reaction will be the same: “Yeah, cool. Why wasn’t this done years ago? Now, can we get back to the really scandalous debate: should we have daylight savings time, or should we not?”

  8. plum says:

    Does there really have to be so many posts on this guy? Every single blogger is obsessed! I hope he gets a gf soon so the posts (hopefully) die down a bit ;)

    • GeeMoney says:

      Get over it already.

    • Anna says:

      Oh, if he gets a gf it will devolve into a complete an utter madness! So much to debate, so much to judge, so much to side-eye! But at least Kaiser owned up to the Cumberbatchtasm of the past two weeks.

  9. Birdie says:

    That chick’s name is Katia Elizarova, a model, and a while back there were tabloid rumors that Cumberbatch and her are a couple. He denied it and said they are just friends. I am not jealous AT ALL.

    • MissMary says:

      She’s the “muse” for some old guy fashion designer, iirc, which loosely translates to “banging the guy”.

  10. Vesta says:

    “I bet his curls swayed in the clifftop breeze.”
    That is a piece of visual poetry to me.

    No words for those swim trunks. Except REMOVE THEM.

    I am curious too for this officiating thing. How do you get the right to do that ? (Not possible in my country for an “ordinary” person)

    • SE says:

      Re: officiating weddings, at least in the the US – there are a number of websites that will credential you as a “minister” (whether you’re religious or not). You just register with them and they send you a certification. One I know of is “American Marriage Ministries.”

  11. GeeMoney says:

    Love him! He’s not as muscular as he was in Star Trek into Darkness, but he still looks good.

    Now we just need to get him a stylist…

  12. andrea says:

    In other, totally unrelated news, penelope cruz just had her baby!! its a girl!

  13. Maria says:

    Am I the only one who wants him to date Florence Welch?

  14. oreally says:

    He does love his blonde supermodels doesnt he. Thats Russian Supermodel Katia Elizarova. They must have been hooking up since Middle of 2012. The tanned bloke man next to him is Fashion designer Ben De Lisi.

  15. cutiesark says:

    Cumberbatch is 10 years older than Ms supermodel. He wants to marry and have kids so I think he;d better start looking beyond supermodels. Jessica Chastain is scouring the world at the moment for every film festival she can get her hands on. When she could be settling down with Mr C. I’m still hopeful for some lurv happening while they film in Canada.

    • jen says:

      Um Jessica Chastain already has a hot boyfriend and she said she would never date actors. Ewwww, leave Chastain’s name out of this grossness.

    • Lindy79 says:

      Hiddles PR folks tried tying him to her and it didn’t go down well with her people apparently. (all rumour obviously)

      I agree on the supermodels thing. I get why, he was in a 12 year relationship from his early 20′s until 2011, I think, so he’s playing the field a bit. It does contradict his whole “I want to have a family by the time I’m 40/I regret not having children by now” comments, as I can’t see them at 26/27 giving up their lives to have kids.
      I’d say it’s harder for him to meet genuine women now his profile has been raised.

    • Noreen says:

      Let’s be careful using the term “supermodel”. Not that I GAF about these women, but Katia is NOT a supermodel or even close, and calling her a supermodel only gives her a pedestal she does not deserve. Giselle is a supermodel. Cindy Crawford is a supermodel.

      BTW, BC has been photographed with her in public as recently as June. I don’t know what the big shock is.

      • Eve says:

        Agree with you on the overuse/misuse of the term “supermodel” (about this one or any other reasonably famous model).

        The only remaining super models nowadays are Gisele Bündchen and Kate Moss.

      • Leo says:

        Completely agree on the supermodel label!
        Just one thing, I had a quick browse through the web-sites, and there isn’t really a mention of them being seen together this year. If I’m not mistaken, the June event you are referring to actually took place in 2012. The Serpentine Event she attended with her protégé Leon Max. Though I could always be wrong :)

      • Lindy79 says:

        Sorry force of habit. I agree she doesn’t fall into that category. Didnt see anything in june but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. She was at Serpentine this year, he wasnt. They were photographed together at it last june though.

      • Leo says:

        Yes, of course it could have happened this June. It’s just that it was said that he was publicly photographed with her this June and there is nothing to be found. So I am a little curious :)

  16. jen says:

    Ew. Seeing the lizard man shirtless. No thank you.

  17. thatttbitch says:

    Ewww

  18. Leah says:

    I like cumberbacth as an actor but he should put his shirt back on. That pasty untoned body put me off my lunch. Ugh.

  19. cutiesark says:

    The sooner he finishes filming skinny Sherlock and get some muscle back on the better. Alan Turing was a marathon runner so he’s probably losing weight for that role too. Hopefully he can beef back up for Crimson Peak.

    Also shave the chest hair off. Its neither here nor there so might as well come off.

  20. Lauli says:

    Well done, Ben and congratulations the the couple.

    The girl is gorgeous and Ben totally deserves a lot of sun, fun and love.

    Is it true that next week he will be back to “Sherlock”?

  21. Tamara says:

    Glad to see he’s on holiday. Glad to see he’s getting some rest & relaxing. The wedding thing was cute.

  22. Michelle says:

    When that pic of him came out with the blonde girl you should of seen twitter & tumblr. Ugh. There was a complete meltdown. What are people gonna do when he gets a gf & probably get married? I’m not one of those crazy girl fans who will get upset if the man is dating someone. Let the man live.

    • Charlie says:

      I think the issue is not whether he has a GF.
      The proportion of people who’ll make a jealous fuss because that’s the cae are very very small.
      The issue is her obvious desire for fame.. She wants to be a star and that’s clear for anyone to see. Her FB page is .. Odd.
      Oh and if anyone’s thinking they were dating since last year, they weren’t.
      Up until recently, her long term BF was also her PR man.

      • curlsunited says:

        You can desire fame (as a model or whatever) or want to be a star in the limelight, but honestly: I really cannot image anyone ever force-dated Benedict Cumberbatch :-) )))
        He’s a very gifted actor, well-educated and eloquent, good-looking (at least for my money) and said to be intelligent, friendly and caring. Plus THAT voice. Perhaps they started out as “just friends”, but I think it is definitely more now. Let’s just wait and see. Says the woman who still hates those fingertips on his thigh.

      • Charlie says:

        I’m not saying he’s being ‘force dated’, but I am saying her conduct and behaviour is desirous for attention to say the least.

  23. JennJ says:

    Just wondering how they got those cliff shots, and I hope it wasn’t a helicopter.

    And if it was a loud windy helicopter that ruined the wedding because of BC’s new fame, I feel dirty for seeing the photos. I love gossip, but some things should be off limits.

    • Lindy79 says:

      They came from the public FB account of the guy sitting beside the blonde, so he was a guest at the wedding. Looking at the landscape there were sections higher up so probably went up there to get a shot. I’d say the couple were ok with it.

  24. Paula says:

    I think his body looks good. I saw some people were upset because he doesn’t have his “khan chest” anymore. Are you serious???? The man just lost a ton of weight of course he’s not gonna have that chest anymore. I think he looks better here than what he looked a couple months ago. He looks more healthy here and has been looking more tan lately. He’s been looking great recently.

    • Lindy79 says:

      I know! I was all for how he looked in STID but Khan wasn’t his natural body shape, the guy had to train daily and eat 4,000 calories a day. He is normally very slightly bulkier than this, but he has to stay lean for Sherlock, which starts filming again next week.

      (I prefer his birdie swim shorts though)

      • Paula says:

        Yeah I prefer thinner Benedict. I think the bulkyness takes away from his unique features. I like when his cheekbones are more defined.

  25. Jenna says:

    Congrats to the couple. As for the Cumberbitches…this gon’ be good! *sips on morning latte* Proceed! :D

  26. Looney says:

    I wanted him with Jessica Chastain to. Me & my sister were just talking about this the other day. Saw a pic of them together one day and thought they looked good together. Didn’t know she was dating someone. Oh well.

    • Vesta says:

      I’ve seen the Cumstain picture too and it was very cute. It would be so much more interesting than some supermodel…

      • Lindy79 says:

        “Cumstain”

        OK now I want them to date just so the press use that name for them…

      • Eve says:

        I don’t like Jessica Chastain — yes, she’s a decent actress but I find her…bland.

        But I’m totally on board with “Cumstain” for a celebrity couple’s name.

      • Anna says:

        No way that’s happening…Chastainbatch at best.

      • Sixer says:

        Another vote for Cumstain. We are mean!

        (I seem to be one of the few who doesn’t rate Chastain as an actor. She ACTS so earnestly most of the time, I can’t concentrate on the film. All I see is Chastain going “look at me, look at me, I’m ACTING”. Except Fiennes’ Coriolanus, where she could have got away with doing that, but was simply drowned out by the rest of the cast.)

    • Noreen says:

      Chaistain has been adament that she does not, and will not, ever date actors. Her current BF is not an actor but he’s in fashion or something.

  27. judyjudy says:

    That location is insanely gorgeous. Adding Ibiza to my list.

    • Lindy79 says:

      Ibiza is amazing. I was there in June.
      I’m an old fart so I stuck to the other side with the old town, no Amnesia or Space, did go to Ushuaïa though and it was fab. It is absolutely gorgeous.

  28. Wonda says:

    The next person he dates might not be an actress or even famous. If he is serious about wanting a family(which I think he is cause he keeps mentioning it) I think he might take that route.

    • Laura says:

      Guys… The next person he’ll date is me!! duh.

      And the peeps who are hating on his swim wear, you couldn’t pay me to take a picture in a swim suit whilst sitting. Well at least not until my Jennifer Lawrence/Jessica Biel body comes in.

  29. Badirene says:

    “It’s a very private, lovely thing to be asked to do” so he told the press all about it? private right, ok.

    • j.eyre says:

      This is where I was with it. The helicopters and mass produced photos detract slightly from the privacy, don’t you think Cumby? Or did you think announcing when and where you were performing a wedding would go unnoticed?

    • Noreen says:

      Oh yes, it’s very private, he said as he allowed his friend to post pictures of him on FB exposing his very private relationship with his new girlfriend.

      Ugh. I just can’t stand when they lie. Do what you want, celebs, just stop LYING.

      • Charlie says:

        Noreen, he didnt allow the pic to be posted on FB.
        Someone on Twitter confirmed that that Ivan guy replied to a message and said he hadn’t asked.

      • Lindy79 says:

        Well, he posed for it, you you have to allow for some lee-way in thinking that he knew it was possible it would be posted? Not defending someone posting pics without permission but you would think BC (or anyone in that pic, as he’s not the only industry person there) would be savvy enough to know it was possible and if he had issues with it, they would say at the time “don’t post anywhere”. Not sure how ok I am with BC fans finding him on twitter and questioning him. That is surely the job of the people in the picture.

        I have friends that are like that, they’re not on twitter/facebook and you just dont post their pics. It’s happening a lot at weddings now too, the couples asking for photos not to be posted.

        Sorry, gone way OT…

      • Charlie says:

        @lindy79, he wasn’t hunted down and questioned on twitter, he posted it on FB and someone sent him a quick and polite msg via FB asking if BC was aware the pic was posted as her usually is v private. He basically just said, “don’t know, didnt ask” . He really should have asked, as the pics were relaxed , whether anyone minded them being posted. Maybe BC should have checked, but maybe he just didnt think to, or felt like a nag.. Or naively thought they wouldn’t get posted on social networking.
        Not really on, either way.

  30. MissMary says:

    Legit think he’s just FWB with supermodel girl. If he’s as serious about having a family as he keeps saying (and has been saying for years now), he’d do better than very young women whose careers depend on their bodies being a certain way for the duration.

    Also think supermodel is thirsty for some fame off of him, esp as he went out of his way not to be seen with her last year and denied it flat out, even after she was seen following him from a party when he got tired of the pap attention.

    • Noreen says:

      Models have babies. Models even get married and have babies and they even do it in their 20′s. Some of the top models (the true supermodels, which Katia isn’t) have had babies and they’re still in their 20′s. It can happen.

      It’s also a really good way to lock a rich man down, which is a nice way to go for a model who may not really love modeling and looking for an out to do other things, but still loves money and glamour. Just sayin’.

      • Jany says:

        @Noreen:^^^ this!!! Lots of models have babies and continue to work, I’d even say – most models have babies at a young age. Like the VS gals.

        And let’s be real here: BC would be the catch of the century for Katya. She’s not by any stretch of imagination a supermodel, so it’d be the best thing ever happening to her. She was also in Greece in June, same days as he was…(he promoted Sherlock there). She kindly let everyone know this trough her FB. On which she also mentioned that she’ll be starring on a Fox UK show about Russian models living in London soon.

        If he’s serious w. her, than it’s a shame. I think he’s a sweetheart, but probably too naive for his own good indeed.

  31. Tish says:

    Aren’t those people around him fashion magnates or something? The one posting the photos is apparently a gay rights activist and involved in politics and the arts.

    Katia Elizarova the blonde, apparently has a law degree. Nice.

    He’s posh no matter how you cut it. And I like it very much. Haha!

  32. Yogibear says:

    This man has seriously grown on me. I use to wonder what it was about him that made chicks go nutcase. I was curious. Then I watched alot of his movies/shows & was so pleased. Then I watched his interviews and was in love. He seems like a nice down to earth goofy guy. He is not the boring typical actors who get parts because they look good. I like him.

  33. Sally says:

    Really like how he’s been looking lately. After that STID london premiere he’s been looking less anemic and more healthy and toned. I was really concerned for him in May. He looked sick.

  34. Dani says:

    Don’t know anything about this model (besides that she has a law degree, apparently) but just because she’s 26 doesn’t mean she isn’t willing to settle down and have kids. People do it at much younger (I got married at 21 right out of college and expecting my first at 23) so it’s possible that she could be much younger than him but still wanting the same thing. However, she does look kind of uncomfortable but models hardly ever smile plus she’s wearing glasses so…He seriously has a thing for blondes though; she looks like Alice Eve a little.

    Those trunks are awful.

  35. Philippa says:

    Don’t really care who he’s sleeping with as long as he is getting some because I think that’s the reason he is looking particularly lush and happy these days. It’s really beneficial to us fans, you know. Haha! As long as they’re not underage Cumby, go ahead and enjoy yourself!

  36. TheOriginalKitten says:

    He’s skinny-fat with narrow shoulders. He reminds me of my last really good lay….
    And now I’m nostalgic :(

    • T.Fanty says:

      The narrow shoulders aren’t beneficial to him. Sometimes his terrible clothing always makes him look like he’s carrying weight around the belly, even though he’s as thin as a rail.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        Yes. The clothes contribute a lot. In the Kimono pics last week, he actually looks like he has a pot belly, which he doesn’t.

        In his beautifully cut & tailored Spencer Hart suits, he looks fab.

      • Lindy79 says:

        Does Spencer Hart do swimwear..he might have to start as it’s usually the only time he looks fantastic.

    • kara says:

      He’s actually really muscular considering how thin he is.

    • j.eyre says:

      @OKitt – my shoulders aren’t that narrow – you said they didn’t bother you.

      And thank you *blush*

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @Kara-He’s not muscular. Nice try though ;)

        @Miss Eyre-I actually really do like his body type-I go for the lanky dudes.
        Actually, if Cumby was a regular Joe and not the fantasy of legions of Tumblrettes, then I’d probably be trying to get in his pants.

  37. Alyssa says:

    It would be interesting to see him date someone ethnic. Just trying to picture it now and it looks interesting. Someone Spanish or Black etc. Can you imagine little mixed cumberbabies running around? Lol now that would be interesting. Just a thought.

    • FassDaActor says:

      Little chocolate splice’s running around? lol No….He seems like a sweet guy though.

      I’m blk btw so spare me the stupid response.

  38. Jake says:

    Wow this dude can’t even take a pic without his slutbuckets thinking he’s banging someone? Nice one sluts.

  39. Ad says:

    I like the Chastain pairing. To the above posters I saw a pic of them together to. They looked cute.

  40. Marion says:

    He looks good. He is currently #1 on my list of celebs I want to bang.

  41. Jake says:

    Cumbuckets. The new name for Cumberbitches.

    • TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

      I like “sluts” better. It’s more … inclusive.

      (inclusive means non-discriminatory, wanting to invite everyone to the shindig. Don’t mean to sound condescending, I just wasn’t sure if you’d gotten to that word yet in your SAT study book).

    • Laura says:

      Jake,

      Thanks for trying. Really.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Oh, Jake Off…you sleigh us!

  42. Noreen says:

    The blonde is Russian model Katia and she was linked to him back in Sept. Word is that they were together when he was in Greece, too. My bet is she’s the girlfriend, for real. I can’t jump on the “vapid model” bandwagon, though, b/c apparently she has a BA from university in Moscow and a LAW DEGREE from uni in London. And all by the age of 24 (if she’s not lying about her age and really is 27 right now). Still, I find her really vapid. Look at her Facebook page sometime. It’s moronic. For a well-educated model who claims her life passion is fighting for the rights of girls in the modeling business, particularly in the area of health, she has NOTHING to say about these supposed passions on her official FB page. And honey, FB is where you want to get a message across if you have one. But her page is all model stuff, making kisses to the camera, posting pictures of her twirling in dresses and asking “which one do you like best?”. Just really, really asinine stuff. So, I don’t know how much brains she really has and how committed she really is to her “causes”. I do believe she’s dating Benedict, though.

    • Lindy79 says:

      She’s 26 according to most reports.

      He was in Athens, she was in Delphi (just looked at her FB). She seems harmless to be honest, I don’t know enough about her personality, the few interviews I have seen I would say she is very young and a typical model type (law degree aside), which I would have thought he would go for someone a little feistier, him and Olivia kind of made sense, you could see them sparring verbally and having a laugh, they kind of…matched well/made sense. I don’t see that so much with this one, also his body language is very different than it was with Olivia. However I’d take her over Cara Delevigne any day to be honest.

      Either way it’s none of my business, hope he’s having a good time :) .

      • Noreen says:

        The fact that they keep showing up in the same general vicinity at the same time is way too much of a coincidence. For close to a year. I mean, seriously.

        He could be with Olivia right now if he wanted to be, and having babies like he claims he wants to do. I just think BC is another actor who sells the public an image that is not all reality.

        I still like him though. But I do NOT buy that’s he so hankering for children. He would have had them by now. But he’s not in London having babies with Olivia (or someone similar). He’s in Ibiza (or was) with a 10-years younger model.

      • Bijlee says:

        @Noreen well maybe olivia doesn’t want babies? I don’t know why he would want this supermodel though. Anyways him and Olivia together are adorable. I love the photos of him kissing her on the forehead. So cute.

      • Noreen says:

        @Bijlee

        I have no idea what Olivia wants. I can only go by what BC said, which is that both of them had wanted children but that they had agreed to wait until their careers became more stable but then by the time that happened the relationship was over and he claims that he regrets not having done it when there was time. So, they could have and they didn’t. And I don’t believe his supposed yearnings. It’s something many male actors say to appeal to their female fan base.

      • Lindy79 says:

        I was only aware of this wedding and then Greece when you mentioned it today.
        According to quick Google search, there were 2/3 things in London last year. Looking at her FB, she seems to travel a lot herself which is normal for a busy working model so I didn’t think she was around him *that* much.

        If they’re together, well done to them both on managing to keep it fairly on the quiet for this long, but given his raised profile, I’d say that won’t last.

        Hopefully his more enthusiastic fans won’t go into meltdown.

      • Jen7 says:

        Someone who appeared to know (ha!) on another site said that while he does want children, he’s realistic about the fact that he can’t have a meaningful relationship with anyone right now. That I believe, given his crazy schedule. Some others in the know also said he was “all career, all the time.” That I also believe. It’s bound to slow down at some point, so he might as well take advantage — career-wise and otherwise.

      • Helsbels says:

        Actually he could have spent the weekend with her in delphi before he went onto Athens

      • Charlie says:

        @lindy79, if there’s something going on and it’s been kept under the radar, it’ll be absolutely no thanks to her, that’s for sure.

        As I said somewhere else on the thread, I don’t think the would be any ‘meltdown’ from the vast majority of fans if he found someone amazing,
        She, however, is not it.

    • Jany says:

      The law degree means nothing to me – no offence too anyone, but I know absolute idiots who have one too. I just leave her Twitter bio here:

      ‘International Model Katya Elizarova (AKA Katia E) Long Legs, Blonde Hair, London Loving Fashion Bitch… …Oh, and I love kittens.’

      Ahem. So yeah, I guess she’s nice? I do think BC’s intelligent and lovely and that it’s not just a public image, but he’s probably being a guy here. Who knows what’ll happen with this ‘fashion bitch’? But they def. are friends with benefits. However – if this would become serious, I could see a divorce in his future. *puts away crystal ball*

      I also loved Olivia and him. She’s been quite vocal about the fact she doesn’t want the marriage/children thing. So that’s why he’s not with her. I’m quite sure he’d already have a litter otherwise! They’ve been together so long, quite sad. But that’s how it goes sometimes.

      He might be canoodling w. blonde models, but the only official GF he officially acknowledged and was seen with at official functions was a brunette. This silly fact amuses me and obviously I’m a brunette myself yes! ;-)

      (Jeez what a rant, I was bored, ignore me please!)

      • Lindy79 says:

        ‘… …Oh, and I love kittens.’

        Well who doesn’t…

        (I can’t see Wanda giving a Fashion Bitch as the mother of her grandkids her blessing ;) )

      • EscapedConvent says:

        @Jany

        I like your post, Jany, so not ignoring it! ;-)

        I wonder if guys in this position just have to have a blonde modelizing phase? Or a modelizing phase of any type.

      • Eve says:

        “(Jeez what a rant, I was bored, ignore me please!)”

        How am I supposed to ignore such lovely snark? :) Carry on (you have my full support).

      • Vesta says:

        Rant on, girl, rant on!

        I checked her FB too. It was so pippatips. “Dancing in heels all night can be exhausting.”

        I’m disappointed. Even if he’s just friends with her.

      • T.fanty says:

        Maybe she needs to hook up with Hiddles, the self-defined “dancer, prancer, loon.”

      • Vesta says:

        Besides, wasn’t BC supposed be sensitive with the word ‘bitch’ ?

        I don’t know, apparently it’s ok for him if the bitch is a fashion bitch and is lying on his bed…

      • Helsbels says:

        Jessica Chastain will be at TIFF to publicise her McAvoy film. Now all I want is McAvoy to get Benedict and her together. Dont let me down James.I dont want to wait for Crimson peak.

      • Jany says:

        Hahahaha, I’m glad that my heatwave inspired rant amused you guys! I thought I was boring everyone w. my essay lenght! ;-)

        @Venta: Good catch! He always gets so flustered, but I guess a Russian fashion bitch is different. He probably never bothered to read her Twitter bio though. That he only does with serious girlfriends…hahaha.

  43. Marie says:

    He looks happy thats all that matters.

  44. Lindy79 says:

    CB is going to get quite ‘Batchy this summer/autumn. Sherlock in August and then this.

    http://globalnews.ca/news/735617/benedict-cumberbatch-set-to-make-a-splash-at-toronto-film-fest/

  45. Whocares says:

    He looks like the type of dude I wanna get high with and smoke a joint. Looks like a chill dude.

  46. Lily_Marlene says:

    Considering the “model” is best known in the UK for being little more than a high class hooker with a career financed by sugardaddies, law degree or no, I think the ravening fangirls have very little to worry about. Let him get some, ffs, and when he settles down with someone totally unexpected, let the real tumblr tears begin.

    Word on her rep courtesy of several other gossip sites with posters “in the know” as well as friends in the “industry” both in the UK and continental Europe. Girl makes no secret she prefers rich dudes to “keep” her for a while before moving on. If they can’t advance her “fashion career,” she moves along to the next or hangs out till she finds someone who can.

    • Lindy79 says:

      :O

      *clutches pearls*

    • Jany says:

      He better be careful then he won’t end up as his literal hero Christopher Tietjens with a Sylvia like socialite, only to later on realize he needs and prefers a Valentine…(Parade’s End nerdiness).

  47. Jen7 says:

    So I looked at her FB and Twitter, and I saw that in mid-June she was off to Galaxidi in Greece … which just happens to be one of BC’s “favourite holiday destinations.” http://www.londontheatre.co.uk/londontheatre/questionsandanswers/benedictcumberbatch.htm
    (BTW — Really scary what I remember. Nothing important, apparently.) I’m actually happy that he’s getting some — even if it’s with someone whose law degree and modeling career (both terms used loosely) were facilitated by a Russian billionaire. She also wants to “transition” to an acting career. Hmm. But at his level, I think it must be really hard to meet people, and at least he knows she’ll keep her mouth shut, unlike Hiddleston’s one-night stands.
    I do wonder at the timing of this reveal. Alice Eve posted yet ANOTHER pic of BC on the day of his Emmy nomination — a pic that is apparently months old. She obviously feeds off the speculation on their relationship and I wonder if this is a kind of smack-down.

    • Noreen says:

      I hate to say it, but this was my suspicion. I didn’t say anything in case there are Russians on here and would be offended or just anyone who might be offended at the suggestion that a girl’s education and career were bought rather than earned. I can see how some would take that as anti-feminist. So I didn’t say anything. But the fact is so many Russian girls are groomed like this and placed in the fashion business. They are very adept at pleasing men, and they are young and tall and pretty and just brimming with self-confidence. Their self-confidence alone can destroy other European and North American girls. A lot of men like that. So yes, I always immediately am suspicious of Russian models who become so popular when they are in fact terribly ordinary and don’t exude much charisma or personality. Yet here they are! Because a lot of them are bought and paid for.

      But it still is a bit strange that there she sits with BC and a bunch of gay men. If she isn’t with BC then who’s she with? Certainly not any of the gay men in that picture.

      I don’t know. I think my detective brain is over-thinking.

      • Bijlee says:

        @Noreen you’ve been watching too much Sherlock.

      • Lindy79 says:

        She wants to be an actress…oh dear

      • Noreen says:

        @ Biljee

        No, I really am a detective. I have a pathological drive to uncover things.

        P.S. I should state for accuracy that I do not work directly for federal, state, or local law enforcement.

    • Jen7 says:

      I have friends in academia (completely unrelated to this) who tell me it’s amazing what a well-placed “donation” can buy from a cash-strapped school. I also have friends in government (also completely unrelated) who have said that they are warned about Russian women who are looking to escape from a bad situation at home and limited career prospects. Sad, really. This is a gossip site, so I’m not saying it’s true (all conjecture and rumor), but I don’t think she’s called Leon Max’s “muse” for nothing.
      But, um, Noreen, I don’t think there’s any question he’s with her.

  48. Marty says:

    I liked when he was with Olivia. She seemed very homely and they seemed cute together. I know people thought of her as “plain looking” but I thought she was cute. Why it didn’t work out is anyones guess.

    • MissMary says:

      I’ve heard it was due to his wandering eye but more likely, and buoyed by comments on DataLounge from someone who seems pretty in the know about BC, he’s a workaholic and she couldn’t put up with the constant distance between them.

      • Alice says:

        I heard something different. Like he wanted to start a family but she didn’t. Who knows. I don’t think anyone knows but those 2.

      • Lindy79 says:

        @MissMary This I can believe…Now his star is rising he’d want to be careful who he hooks up with though. Could find himself becoming a dad sooner than he expected to.

        *whistles Goldigger*

      • Noreen says:

        @ MissMary

        Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think it was you who posted this exact same comment on a Benedict thread from last week. And I believe I challenged you and you had no response.

        The fact is there is NO evidence that his relationship ended with Olivia over infidelity. NONE but what you keep repeating as “rumors”.

        Also fact: there are many hardcore Benedict fans here and not a single one have commented on his supposed infidelities nor have any of them lent a hand to substantiate your claims of rumors.

        So please, stop it.

      • Lindy79 says:

        I meant I could believe the workaholic stories

  49. Ginger says:

    Whatever the situation is here, I think it sucks that so many people are using Cumby to get page hits on their own social media sites. First Alice Eve, now this dude. I mean, Cumby doesn’t have any kind of social media presence whatsoever, so does he even know what they’re doing? I’ve never seen BC with this Ivan dude before…he’s some kind of financier or something. As far as I know, Cumby only communicates directly to his fans through his friend Adam Ackland’s Twitter. So much shadiness!

    • Hallie says:

      Lol I know right. Atleast that’s how it seems.

    • Lindy79 says:

      THIS. But if you criticise them indirectly, especially in the case of Alice Eve, you’re called a jealous fan girl.

      (there’s another person he sends messages through on twitter, I recall during the whole neighbour tweeting his moves, she was the one who posted messages from him on the subject)

      • Hallie says:

        +1 I’m not a fan of Alice Eve myself. She’s such a boring actress. She gets roles based on her looks. She belongs in Hollywood.

      • Ginger says:

        The other thing that bothers me is the golddigger/famewhore vibe that I get off this blonde. I’m so not the type to smack talk other women (I’m more the ‘get it girl’ chick), but what little I’ve seen of her and Cumby just bugs. Oh, and I’m pretty sure this Katia chick knows Lydia Hearst…the plot thickens.

      • Jany says:

        I really wasn’t fond of Lydia H. aka Paris Hilton light, but she seemed to have more substance than Katya the fashion bitch! Or should we call her ‘the fashion Cumberbitch’ now?! Badda bing, badda boom!

    • Charlie says:

      Google Ivan Massow. Vile, Tory, Fox hunting , self promoting prick. There’s no way he’d have asked BC for his permission to post that pic.

      • Eve says:

        Oh, man…I did that. Why did I do that? Really disappointing to know Cumberbatch is friends with people like him.

      • Lindy79 says:

        He lost me at “fox hunting”…vile

      • Charlie says:

        To be fair to BC, I’m not sure he’s actually friends with Massow. I think he was just a guest at the wedding. We know now for sure that he didnt even ask BCs permission to put that pic on FB.
        But yeah, Massow is very pro hunt and also LOVED Thatcher. So um.. yeah.. That’s Ivan, for you.

  50. Hallie says:

    He seems so calm. Glad he’s enjoying his vacay I know he’s been busy like crazy & was looking a little stressed. So cool how he can marry people now.

  51. MissMary says:

    Replying to Noreen here since it won’t let me reply on the comment itself…

    I didn’t reply because I didn’t see your comment. My gossip (*gasp* on a gossip site! Go figure!) was courtesy of DataLounge and rumors in the London theatre world. Gossip, as in “no certain proof.” For all we know, like I said in another thread, they broke up because they couldn’t agree which pudding was best after roast dinner. The infidelity rumor *and* workaholic rumor float around off and on. I’m not the only one.

    • Eve says:

      Re: reply thing.

      CB’s commenting system works like this: you post a comment and someone replies (said reply has one reply button, but the replies to the reply have none). Let me translate this mess: your comment was already a reply to Marty’s, so the replies to your comment don’t feature the reply button.

      You should have clicked on the reply button you can see on own comment’s box — in that way, it would have shown up below Noreen’s.

    • Jany says:

      It might or not be true – however, they’ve been together for quite a while and she broke it off one time before quite unexpectedly too. (He mentioned this in an interview). They’re still friends, so it can’t have been that bad. Like last year she was w. him at a gala dinner too. Also – why do I know all this stuff??? ;-)

      • Lindy79 says:

        Olivia was with him last year?

      • MissMary says:

        Oh lordy, I remember the pics from the Gala dinner all over tumblr and twitter, lol and sparking the “OMG they’re back together!” rumors. IIRC, and this was just what I’d read on another site, they were both invited separately and just went together as friends. Still, they were adorable when they were together.

      • Jany says:

        Yes, but not as a date. He was attending this charity theatre dinner where one could buy a seat to ‘dine’ with him at the same table that evening. Apparently Oliva sat at the same table, probably to take the heat a bit off him. There was minor drama too, because he left before it all ended, apparently because of rude/stalkery fans. And then these fans blamed Olivia. It was all v. weird and kind of silly and nobody knows what really happened, but yes, she was there. :-)

      • MissMary says:

        Wow, didn’t hear about the rude/stalkery fan presence! How awful! And if he and Olivia are maintaining a friendship, that’s great–they always seemed good together and if they can carry on a bond, that’s fantastic.

      • Lindy79 says:

        I hadnt heard any of that! Don’t have tumblr so that’s prob why.

  52. Helsbels says:

    The infidelity rumour is nonsense.

    The first time they broke up because he decided to go to South Africa for 6 months and she wasnt going to wait around. So you could say he put work first. Second time it was reported that they hadnt been getting on for some time and agreed to call it a day. You dont have to be Miss Marple to see she didnt want to settle down with the kids waiting for him to get back from jobs but wanted her own career.

    • MissMary says:

      Much more likely, given what I’ve been reading. The infidelity rumor, like I said, came from DL and some floating rumors online mainly about him and his co-star in The Last Enemy. Well, I stand down on my consideration of that being a possibility and won’t mention it again. Given what I’ve heard of the guy online and from theatre and media folks rumors, he’s a very driven sort and travel is a huge part of his job. I’m sure that’d strain any relationship, no matter how good.

      • Noreen says:

        @ MissMary

        ONCE AGAIN, I catch you posting nearly identical comments as you posted in previous BC posts. This time “defending” your previous “infidelity-but-no-proof” comments. And JUST like previously you’re now defending your accusations by saying “some link” is where you got the info–regardless of the fact that it’s only ONE F*CKING LINK you care citing. You continue doing this and I’m going to continue calling you out for it.

        Please stop embarrassing yourself.

      • BeaY says:

        @Noreen

        Dude. Chill out.

      • Noreen says:

        Dude. Don’t order me around. YOU may be perfectly happy with a really nice guy being accused of something there’s no proof of, but I don’t like it and I’ve got a right to say I don’t like it. So YOU chill out.

      • Roberta says:

        @Noreen
        The links to these rumours are here:

        Datalounge
        http://www.datalounge.com/cgi-bin/iowa/ajax.html?t=12002697#page:showThread,9451617,3
        The comments are on page 3, replies 53 & 57.

        It actually refers back to a poster on this site here, someone called Chloe, reply to 2nd post here:
        http://www.celebitchy.com/292452/fine_lets_just_have_benedict_cumberbatch_stories_every_day_okay/

        So there is an infidelity rumour – please note rumour, this is a gossip site after all – have a go at the person who posted it.

        And calm down for chrissakes, it’s not worth getting upset about.

      • Noreen says:

        @ Roberta

        THE SAME F*CKING LINK!! The same one–the DL link.

        PATHETIC. Just STOP.

    • Bijlee says:

      This. I don’t see infidelity rumors. It’s just so sad he goes for this boring model though :( Olivia sounds so much more interesting.

    • Roberta says:

      “ONCE AGAIN, I catch you posting nearly identical comments as you posted in previous BC posts. This time “defending” your previous “infidelity-but-no-proof” comments. And JUST like previously you’re now defending your accusations by saying “some link” is where you got the info–regardless of the fact that it’s only ONE F*CKING LINK you care citing. You continue doing this and I’m going to continue calling you out for it.

      Please stop embarrassing yourself.”

      And I’m calling you out for attacking someone when all they did was say they read something somewhere else – and then posting said links to help you out.

      “THE SAME F*CKING LINK!! The same one–the DL link.

      PATHETIC. Just STOP.”

      No I won’t stop. There are 2 links, look at the 2nd one. I posted the link to the original post, on this site, which you haven’t even read.

      Go and attack the person who posted that instead. Don’t shoot the messenger.

      It’s a rumour, geddit RUMOUR

      Really don’t understand why you’re getting so upset.

  53. oleana says:

    I;d hate some model gold digger to trap him. He is so naive as Martin Freeman says.Hopefully its just a convenient leg over that wont blab.

    • MissMary says:

      He seems like he has some good, solid friends and a good PR team so I doubt they’d “Let” him get trapped. I mean, he’s a grown man and can make his own choices but he seems like he has a good support system around him who might caution him if something looked sketchy.

  54. Lucy says:

    Lol I loveeee the Cumby post. It’s always entertaining. Being a fan of his is fun on it’s own but seeing what other fans/people have to say is priceless.

  55. Sarah says:

    I honestly don’t see him as the cheating type. I don’t get that vibe from him at all.

    • Alphie says:

      Right? If anything he seems like a guy who would try to breakup with you first. He seems like he would give you a big explanation to why he doesn’t wannabe with you anymore cause you know Cumby talks alot.

      • Noreen says:

        @ Alphie

        He stated straightforwardly that she ended the relationship, that he wasn’t expecting it, but that he had been worried for a while leading up to the breakup. He did not dump her. That much we know, provided his side is the truth.

  56. Lindy79 says:

    Has anyone looked at the hotel website. .my god it looks amazing! I’d love a holiday there

  57. allheavens says:

    I don’t understand why people bash Cumberbatch over the slightest faux pas. Yes, he told the press he was going to Ibiza to officiate his friends wedding, like we all don’t know Cumby is a talker.

    RE the model: Their probably dating, nobody shows up in that many places (let alone Ibiza) at the same time and it’s just a coincidence.

    RE Cheating rumor, breakup rumor: No one knows what goes on in a relationship, so everything unless verified by parties involved, is all just hearsay.

    By the by, he was photographed in the Hong Kong airport this morning so girth your loins Cumby fans.

    • MissMary says:

      Back in HK again? Wow, that is one hell of a promo tour for that movie…

    • Felice says:

      I still don’t see it. Girl on imdb message board said Katia was dating someone last year and earlier this year. Unsure if still dating. I really doubt BC is serious with anyone because of his schedule and I would really be disappointed if he settled with the likes of her. She travels all the time and that’s no way to raise kids. Hate me but that’s my opinion. I see a giant red flag. Or just a booty call.

    • Felice says:

      wow my comment didn’t show up immediately so I thought I never wrote it. Disregard this.

    • Noreen says:

      @ allheavens

      If you’re referring to the Hong Kong airport pic in the sweat pants at the counter, that is OLD. That was posted when he was in Japan, it’s at least 2-3 weeks old and I question even that b/c when I first saw it he was on the way to Japan, from which he had arrived straight from New Zealand, and after Japan straight to Ibiza. Please tell he how he was in HK in the past 3 weeks??? This pic is old. OLD.

      • Anna says:

        His flight from New Zealand to Japan was not direct. He had a layover in Hong Kong. That picture was from from that trip

      • Noreen says:

        Then I was right: it’s old. It was being posted here as current.

  58. oleana says:

    Seeing that link to datalounge I went to the threads on him for a read and wish I hadnt now.

  59. Gina says:

    Love Benedict he’s such a good actor.

  60. Lindy79 says:

    I dont get the “theyve been seen together loads” comments. They were in different parts of greece, went to a few public parties (not together but spent time chatting) and by the looks of it there were a few fashioney people at this wedding ( we dont know what industry the couple who married are in) so she could have been Invited there on her own connections. Hes travelled A LOT this year to places she could have been in if she wanted yet, nothing. Glasto ffs, there were loads of industry folks there.
    If they’re hooking up/dating whatever but some posters are acting like she’s always around him so thats proof….which it isn’t and she is not. Lets be honest if she wants to boost her profile its in her best interests to be seen with him as much as possible.

    Hong Kong was last week…he doesn’t look too happy with the shot being taken. He also seems to have casual travelling clothes :)
    http://koimizu.tumblr.com/post/55479129552/benedict-cumberbatch-spotted-in-hong-kong

    • Noreen says:

      You can say that but the “coincidences” are startling. Please name ONE other woman who is NOT in the acting community that has been seen with, around, amongst mutual friends, in the same random country where BC is not seen on a regular basis, and at mutual friends’ weddings/events.

      Name just one. :)

      If they are not legitimately dating then they are hooking up. And that’s the last I want to say on this topic.

      • bet says:

        She doesnt seem to be someone he’d take home to Mummy!! ha Based on his mother’s comment to Caitlin Moran in The Times she’s not seem wife material lately. Its better he sticks to some discreet woman than screws around each night with someone new. Do I see her strutting the red carpet with him when he’s up for his first oscar. I hope not.

      • Lindy79 says:

        Oh without a doubt they’re hooking up, I seriously doubt he’s been a monk since splitting with Anna James, end of 2011 wasn’t that? I totally agree with you on that one…just dunno if I would *like* to think he would be calling her a girlfriend, but I think that’s just my own thing about the cliché of actors dating bland model types 10 years younger than them.

        I’d actually love to see him long term with someone *like* Caitlin Moran(I know she’s married with kids but I’m saying that type of person). She comes across as intelligent, witty and fun and who could have a drink/laugh and partake in some fantastic banter. Her books are amazingly frank and the way she deals with even serious subject matter is brilliant.

        (I have a bit of a girl crush on her and types like her)

    • curlsunited says:

      We know that he was in Athens on June 18th for that promotion thing with Sue Vertue. Despite the heat he looked really great, with a tan, and said in an interview, when momentarily lost for words, that he had been on vacation. K.E. let us know on June 17th via FB that she spent a long weekend in Galaxidi (which, as someone here quite rightly pointed out, ranks among BC’s favourite holiday destinations), UNFORTUNATELY without internet access. Which sounds like a very romantic weekend to me – and no coincidence at all. Call me Ms Sherlock, but I made a deduction as soon as I saw that beach/lunch pic with her fingertips on his thigh or should I say almost underneath the hem of his trunks. And I definitely didn’t like that. Not at all. It actually pretty much ruined my morning. And I thought: Noooo, not that actor/model thing again, please, we’ve had so much of this.
      Well, let’s at least hope he’s having fun and enjoying the summer. He definitely deserved a treat after being so lovely to everyone in Japan!
      BTW is he/she still in Spain? All the usual suspects (among them BC’s best friend, who surprised us with that “someone’s bored on the plane” clip and some private pictures) seem to be in hiding.

      • Charlie says:

        This is the point. Katia had no need to drop those hints n her FB page as to her whereabouts and as you say.it doesn’t take much deduction to make the connection. She’s done it on a few occasions.. And now the ‘wedding in Ibiza’ post, which was frankly odd. Did anyone else notice that she posted the “ooh what dress should I choose”, about 7pm ibiza time? Bizarre. Wedding reception woulda been in full swing by then..

      • Vesta says:

        @Charlie

        I got an impression of that Katia model girl that she doesn’t seem too bright, so if something is actually going on, there’s hope that she will blurt out some more hints soon…

  61. Lisa says:

    He’s having a good year. Can’t wait to see his new projects coming out soon.

    • Noreen says:

      Since I got over my initial repulsion of him (I know, I am ashamed, don’t remind me please) and fell in love with his utter talent and brilliance, I’ll watch everything he does. I already have seen several of his works that I otherwise never would have.

    • Lauli says:

      I think that the Toronto film festival will be very interesting.

  62. Geneva says:

    I don’t want to sound homo-phopic but how many straight men do you know who would fly to a secluded spot in Ibiza and lovingly officiate the marriage of two gay friends..it seems a little overall gay to me. Does that not make sense to any of you..that Cumby is also gay. or forgive me if I don’t really know..but it is just a kind of intimate thing that I personally think a gay couple would not be entirely comfortable with..having a straight man officiate their marriage. Of course, they want their own kind to marry them, right. sorry but it seems like it to me.

    • MissMary says:

      He was officiating for a friend, that’s all. Gay officiants do it for hetero couples, hetero officiants do it for gay couples. He is friends with at least one member of the couple so it’s not like they contacted him through his agency and secured services.

    • Noreen says:

      Like many European liberals he wants to show his openness and tolerance. I truly believe he WANTS people to know he did this (the wedding thing). It is no accident that whilst being interviewed for a magazine he felt compelled to give all these “private” details. I’m not saying this as a snark, I swear. I’m just pointing out that so many in the artistic community are liberal and pro-gay and want everyone to know it. It’s like street cred for the art community.

    • Janey says:

      “their own kind”? hate to break it to you, but you sound completely homophobic.

    • Lauli says:

      Geneva is Jake’s sister, at least I hope so.

    • Lindy79 says:

      Jesus..where do I start with this one.
      “Their own kind”

      Straight people and gay people can be friends, even *gasp* very close friends.

      That is all

  63. Encumbered says:

    Hmmm…for someone who, when young, once shoved a female cast mate for being self-indulgent, WTF is up with the model types? Oh, of course, just that. He is a guy getting or hoping to get laid…by a model. Why? Because he can, that’s all. Tart!

    • Janey says:

      wasn’t he 5 when he did that? Though, yeah I get a cocksmith vibe from him with the models – sowing his wild oats?

      • Encumbered says:

        Sow it while he can! He is playing the field like many other actors who have gone through model-dating phases. Boosts his ego and likely has helped him feel more attractive to women. He’ll come down to earth one day–too smart not to know this about himself.

        I like to believe about Benedict what Steve Moffat is wisely quoted as saying: “Fancying someone is how you spend your nights. Loving someone is how you spend your life.” And Benedict, I’ll wager, is very much aware of this distinction.

  64. sasha says:

    His new girlfriend is cute, she makes up for looks in the couple department (sorry not a cumbersfan, my lust belongs to that posh-outta touch-funky-pervy boy Hiddles). So is his fandom freaking out yet? I remember when he was dating that brunette lady and woah.

  65. bet says:

    Benedict being friends with Russian billionaires and having a Russian ‘model’ girlfriend sounds very RockNrolla to me.

    He should have tapped one of his billionaire friends for the Little Favour film short dosh.

  66. Joanie says:

    Found this comment on a Datalounge thread, and I hope it’s ok that I post it verbatim – it pretty much sums up my feelings:

    ‘I think his crazy schedule basically makes it so that he has to take what he can, wherever he can get it. I wish that he would stop with all the “marriage and babies” BS though. That obviously isn’t where he’s at at this point in his life. I feel like he’s painting this ‘ideal man’ vision of himself for his fans sake when he is just a normal man who enjoys casual sex without attachments on occasion. In that way I respect Fassbender much more than Cumberbatch. Fassbender at least admits that he enjoys sex and doesn’t always need an attachment to someone. Cumberbatch makes it seem in his interviews like he spends all his down time pining away for “THE ONE”. The woman who will magically enter his life and become his wife and mother to his children. Then people wonder why his fans go so apeshit everytime he is linked up in the press with a woman that doesn’t meet up to the high standards that they assume he has for a potential mate.’

  67. helwa says:

    Now magazine are now saying they were spotted kissing at the wedding.

    It does remind me of the old Mrs Merton joke to Debbie McGee: ‘What first attracted you to the millionaire Paul Daniels.

    Just use Condoms and have fun Benny.

    • Charlie says:

      Now magazine is hardly the most reputable source, btw. They’ve been dragging up five year old stories on him for months now. I mean, they weren’t even there.. A who was responsible for this snippet of information? This story resulted due to that picture.. Well done Ivan Massow, you steaming great turd.

    • Lindy79 says:

      If pictures surface, tumblr and twitter will implode.

      They spoke to Julie Birchill about the wedding, she didn’t mention it directly

      • Charlie says:

        There won’t be any kissing at wedding pictures.
        Now magazine is just adding its own nonsense to spice up the story, as it’s way.

      • Lindy79 says:

        At least he got a birthday weekend sh@g haha

      • Encumbered says:

        Ah, Ben and models. Suppose he still thinks he is “punching above his weight”? Likely it has a lot to do with his supposed awkwardness around women. Getting a model strokes that male ego…etc. ;)