Benedict Cumberbatch & Sophie are ‘a few months’ pregnant (update: confirmed!)


When I covered the Palm Springs Awards gala photos of Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter on Sunday, I was surprised by how few sites and media outlets were saying that Sophie looked pregnant. Maybe the speculation is deemed “rude” but that doesn’t stop The Daily Mail, Us Weekly, E! News and many more from wondering if various people are pregnant every damn day. So, I was taken aback. I’ve been waiting for days now to see if Sophie’s OBVIOUS pregnancy got confirmed somewhere. And now, finally, it has been. Page Six got the confirmation. That’s weird, right? That’s it’s Page Six and not, say, People Magazine or Hello UK?

Benedict Cumberbatch is to become a father for the first time. The “Imitation Game” star’s fiancée, Sophie Hunter, is pregnant, Page Six can exclusively reveal. The 38-year-old actor — who’s a contender for the best actor Golden Globe this weekend for his role in the WWII drama and is expected to garner an Oscar nomination — is delighted and excited about becoming a dad, we’re told.

Sources also said the low-key couple, who were engaged in early November, are planning to marry sooner than expected, in the next few months.

One source told Page Six: “Sophie 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.”

Cumberbatch and Hunter, 36, an actress and theater director, were most recently spotted together last Saturday at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, where she disguised her bump with a long Just Cavalli maxidress and a discreetly placed purse.

[From Page Six]

“The low-key couple”? LOL. “A few months along”? I think she’s a bit further along than two months. I’d even argue that Benedict proposed to Sophie soon after they found out they were expecting, which probably means she’s closer to four months along (just a guess). As for their “early spring” wedding plans… we’ll see. I mean, she is going to be the mother of his child and I don’t doubt that he will marry her. But I just wonder if he’s going to put it off until the baby is born, maybe? He’s just so busy, you know.

Update: The Daily Mail got a hard confirmation from Benedict’s rep, who said: “I am delighted to confirm that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child. They are both over the moon.” So there you go. All of you Cumbertwihard Proofers can sit on that.


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  1. jen says:

    Oh good, otter boy has another tool on the way.

  2. evasmom says:

    Wow. Was Lainey wrong on this one. She was almost mocking your observation. Well, congrats to them.

    • BreeInSEA says:

      ← Not surprised. And Lainey likes to be in the know and gets the bugs if she isn’t informed first. There’s no one like our CB fam 😉

    • MaximeduCamp says:

      It’s Page 6, hardly reputable. Not saying that she’s not pregnant, could well be, would make a lot of sense with regard to the rather quick engagement, but i wouldn’t consider Page 6 confirmation of anything.

      I once offered my subway seat to a woman because I was certain she was pregnant (and no, she wasn’t overweight), and was surprised that she refused and looked both confused and offended. I realized as she turned that she wasn’t and had just made a rather I’ll-conceived fashion choice. So, it happens.

      • noway says:

        It seems to be confirmed, People, US, Just Jared, Daily Mail and all have it now with a confirmation from his rep. Good luck to them and I am with whoever thinks this might blow up celebitchy’s site. Hope Celebitchy has a Plan B.

  3. Abbott says:

    Let us all grief eat in an orderly fashion.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Ben and Jerry’s?
      Sir, ready, sir!

      • Abbott says:

        May the quiet sobbing commence! Our collective tears shall populate the most majestic of basins, for which our baby otter will safely float about!

      • AureliaKai says:

        I don’t think Ben and Jerry’s is going to be enough. Time to break out the jello shots and cupcakes.

    • Kiddo says:

      Abot, NOT.

      On this joyous occasion, I raise my glass of Comet Sophie, and toast the couple!
      *I take the remainder and toss it on GoOdNames,… because.*


      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:


        I’m going to start wearing a raincoat to these little gatherings.

      • Tateru says:

        Just let the Comet Sophies wash over you.
        They throw cracked potatoes at me. I just accept and embrace the potato.
        Isn’t it really just about acceptance?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @tateru, when life throws you potatoes, make vodka!

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Wow, tateru (and btw, my spell check tried to change your name to “taters” – how’s that for irony) you make me feel blessed by comparison. Thank you. Kumbaya. Zen. Peace out, dude.

      • Sixer says:

        I’m prepared to throw some of my home-made sloe gin (you can’t get more Britishist than sloe gin) over any of you.

        Not all of it, obviously. I need some to cheer myself up at Abbott’s mournfest.

      • Tateru says:

        Let the sloe gin wash over us all.
        Like a warm sea of acceptance floating over the abyss
        Take us home Sixer
        To a far away deliverance
        And stuff

      • Kiddo says:

        “Creased to HIGH HEAVEN” :


    • bobslaw says:

      I’m stuffing my face with muffins in an agitated manner.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Not to be the hall monitor, but you’re doing it wrong. Abbott, our leader, said to stuff face in an ORDERLY fashion. Try to keep up, bobslaw.

    • Abbott says:

      Since CB is Otter-HQ, maybe they’ll let us name the lil sea pup (or whatever otters are)!

      If it’s a girl: Abbotter. It has such a lovely ring to it, non?
      If it’s a boy: Harvey

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Good Names All Taken fits either sex and rolls trippingly off the tongue and has the lovely acronym GNAT.

        Oh forget it, I’m not even convincing myself.

      • Tateru says:

        @Abbott – I have a confession to make. A confession I should have spoken of earlier. Time makes us forget the important little things *windchimes*
        Whenever I see your name I
        a) prepare to laugh till I’m crying (thank you for that btw)
        and then
        b) immediately say in my head “HEY ABBOOOOTTTTT!! like Lou Costello.

        The End

      • Abbott says:

        @GNAT your name has a very soothing melody to it. Like being swaddled in the finest cashmere whilst taking a Xanax. *wind chimes*

        @Tateru that is a mighty fine honor coming from you! Not only are you the leader of the Potato Rights Movement, I now end all internal monologues with the wind chime. *wind chime*

      • **sighs** says:

        We already named it on the last thread. I believe it was Harvey Comet Oscar. I think the initials are fab on that one (H-COC).

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Xanax and cashmere. Let the mourn fest begin. Peace reigns.

      • Abbott says:

        **sighs** Doh! I totally forgot. Glad y’all were on it!

      • Sadezilla says:

        You guys are killing me! Further validation that no one is done reading a CB article until said person reads the comments.

      • TinyTurtle says:

        I never read the comments on other sites (well ok sometimes Dlisted) but I always read them here!
        I’ll usually look at the first few on other sites and my eye starts twitching.

  4. Lilacflowers says:

    Today’s Cumberbatch column is brought to us by the number three and the letter “p”.

  5. paola says:

    They creepily look alike.

  6. Joanne_S says:

    Congratulations to the happy couple… I guess.

    • Northaner says:

      LOL! Those are the exact same words my stiff upper lip English mother said to me 27 years ago when I got engaged! (P.S. Thank-you everyone on this site for making me laugh out loud everyday in theses fricken cold dark days. Cumberbatch is my midlife crises and you guys make it so much fun!)

    • fairyvexed says:

      This won’t be a long marriage, but there might be a second kid to try and “save” it later on. I hope he’s got a pre nup and learns about condoms.

  7. Danielle says:

    They are low key. Its not their fault the cumberbitches cant take a hint and leave them be. She is especially very media shy. Anyway congrats to them. I never thought he was hot so heres to hoping the baby takes after the mother.

    • Luca76 says:

      I tend to agree with you the Cumberbitches are over the top and make so much out of so little said or done.
      I am not really a fan I think he looks like a potato and I just don’t get what he has done to illicit so much crazy all over the Internet. I just honestly feel bad for Sophie. It’s like the are a pack of wild animals that are willing to tear her to shreds for the audacity of breathing.

      • Abbott says:

        What did potato people ever do to you? 😉

      • Kat says:


        What the hell are you talking about? Give me an example of that.
        Or is it just that people find her pretentious, rude and quite clearly enjoying her time in the spotlight right now? Or the finely tuned publicity machine that this ‘relationship’ has be become has people rather revolted. How’s that ‘tearing her to shreds? God, comments like that are so creepy.

      • Tateru says:

        I just want you to know that I am deeply offended by that potato crack.

      • Kiddo says:

        Potatoes sometimes crack in the oven. It doesn’t mean that they aren’t puffy little pods of starchy goodness.


      • Tateru says:

        They don’t crack if you slather them with olive oil and wrap them in foil. Same goes for date night.

      • Luca76 says:

        if any potatoes or potato people were offended I am truly sorry.

      • Sixer says:

        I wonder if you can cultivate potatoes on comets?


      • OhDear says:

        Leave Tatum alone!

      • jammypants says:

        I have to ask this honestly, what’s wrong with Sophie enjoying the spotlight right now? Really? It’s not hurting anyone. And honestly say, if you had a moment in some form of spotlight that you wouldn’t enjoy it yourself? I say good on her if she is feeling great. Getting married and having a baby is usually something to feel good about no? Add the fact that you are getting married to a much adored actor, how can she not enjoy it? I know I would. How dare she enjoy herself.

      • Kat says:

        It’s one thing to be happy and contented in your life, but it’s another to be enjoying the fame side of things. I find that sus, when BC has always (until nov) been very private and uncomfortable with side of things.
        Also, she didn’t seem to happy when she was giving Karon the proverbial finger on the ESAs red carpet. It’s only been since then she’s done a fair bit of maniacal grinning, which may be down to some coaching, I think.
        It’s more the fact that people insist she’s shy and nervous, which is why he’s so uncomfortable for her. It’s quite plainly clear she’s not. She’s used to cameras and there’s a ton of pics over the years of her doing her neck thing and happily posing for cameras.
        And I don’t know know why him being a popular actor should enhance her spotlight joy? Why does that matter?
        And I can 100% say, no. I certainly would not enjoy being in the spotlight at all.

        Also, do you think she could perhaps transfer some of her enjoyment to him?

      • jammypants says:

        But what’s wrong with enjoying fame? Everything she’s getting critiqued over is so harmless, from the hair/neck flicking to smiling, or looking off in pictures. Sure people say she’s shy and nervous, but she never said any of it herself. She’s going to be in front of the cameras a lot just due to the fact that she’s marrying a famous actor.

        “And I don’t know know why him being a popular actor should enhance her spotlight joy? Why does that matter?
        And I can 100% say, no. I certainly would not enjoy being in the spotlight at all.”

        Yea, but everyone is different. She’s in the showbiz so it’s probably up her alley for all we private ladies know.

        I can’t speak for her transferrance of joy. I can’t even say it’s all her. Ben’s made some dumb moves PR-wise and that’s all him. but really, there’s nothing wrong with her being happy. People might not agree but it’s her life and she has a right to be happy if she pleases.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Not sure where this is going to land.

        @ jammy pants, agreed.

        @the notion that he is private and doesn’t enjoy the celebrity side of things or the attention, people who don’t enjoy attention do not photobomb U2 on the red carpet at the Oscars. And when asked about it, don’t name drop Ellen DeGeneres and claim she got them so drunk they weren’t responsible for their actions.

      • Asher says:

        Agreed. It’s hive mentality in here. That guy is not even good looking! I don’t think a lot of these people think so either. They’re just going along to fit in. Nobody reports as much on him as this blog. Therefore he’s pretty irrelevant.

      • Kat says:

        Nobody has said it’s harmful..she’s not strangling puppies, but in the few interviews she’s done, she always intimated that she was above it and even said she didn’t want to do red carpets with her more famous partner as she may appear to be trying to become more famous. Seems a weird thing to say to me.

        There was a sharp change in her from being rather dour, rude and full out tantrum to fixed grinning and I feel a little bit smug. Like I say, I don’t really trust anyone who seems to revel in fame per se. Just my opinion and it’s evident that he doesn’t care too much about being low key either it would seem, so maybe I got him wrong.

      • delorb says:


        Its no use. It won’t ever make any sense. Sophie can cure cancer tomorrow and some ‘fans’ will say its all a stunt to make herself look better. Or that she did it to get Benedict an Oscar. Meanwhile, he’s been on the short-list or the front runner since July.


        The comment about fame was directed at Sophie, not Benedict. As in Sophie is enjoying her brush with fame. Can’t you see it? If not, there are loony goggles you can buy. Just $9.99. They come in green or red stripes.

        Congratulations to them both! Here’s hoping the baby is healthy.

      • jammypants says:

        ok, maybe not harmful, but what’s the issue then? And how is she trying to become more famous? I know people will throw the whole cleaning up her IMDB at me, but what’s wrong with that? Don’t we all clean up our resumes to appear…well better? We all have work we’re not proud of…

        I do see her smiling more, yes, but it’s a lot better than not smiling I must say :p

        Your opinion is totally fine. I just have a different one. That’s all 🙂

        @Lilac, human nature is contradictory isn’t it?

        @delorb, yea but I still have to add my voice in because it seems unfair to have just one view on the matter 😛

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Delorb, my reading comprehension is excellent. You seemed to miss the part about how it was wrong for her to enjoy fame because HE is such a private person. I defended her. I have a right to object to his rude behavior just as you have the right to wear ugly glasses and worship the water in his toilet bowl. I do find it amusing that with over 400 comments on this thread, you decide to zoom in on mine and misinterpret it.

      • Kat says:


        Considering your posts are there for all to see on imdb, I think your comment on ‘loony goggles’ was more than a little ironic.
        Why are you so clenched about people not liking some of her behaviour? Do you realise how odd that is?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Kat, I find it especially bizarre considering I have never voiced one word about Sophie Hunter or her behavior, other than a critique of her octopus video; which is her “art” , not her while others have been discussing her personally for weeks. Delorb totally ignored what I did write to throw that odd “loony goggles” line at me. And she’s commenting about this elsewhere? No Comet Sophies for her!

      • jammypants says:

        It’s ok Lilac. You’re one of the most sane users on here with actual sense of humor and wit.

    • Esti says:

      Ha, this is exactly my reaction. I think he’s kind of weird looking and not as good an actor as he’s hyped to be, but I’ve never heard anything really bad about him and I think they look kind of cute together (she certainly makes him look better). So if it’s true, congrats to them!

    • Kat says:

      “Low key” and “very media shy”
      Dear god, I do assume you are joking?

    • The Original Mia says:

      I agree. Congrats to them! Here’s to a healthy baby.

      • Xavi says:

        Ditto! I wish them well and I hope they aren’t completely traumatized by the over reaction and paranoia of the tumblr Cumberbitches cabal.

    • moodgirl says:

      Sophie! Media shy! Come on! That woman eats cameras for breakfast!

      • Lindy79 says:

        Lots of fibre. Important for a pregnant lady

      • mimif says:

        I heard she eats babies for breakfast.

      • Nayru says:

        @Lindy70 that joke was quite on point

      • gracey17 says:

        There is no law in England that I am aware of the forces a marriage between these two. Pretty sure he proposed because he loves her. For all the “fans” that talk about how much they love him and then say such awful things to say about the woman he obviously loves and is CHOOSING to marry, for shame. You are seriously analyzing his smile? His posture? His eyes? And from this deducting that he is miserable? Not one of you would dare say these things to his face. Sorry, you were never going to marry him, more than likely you were never going to even meet him! Get some psychiatric assistance.

      • Kat says:

        UGH, invasion of the terrifying superfans.
        Is there one very active troll reading from the same nanny script or are there really this many people that are this hard of thinking?

        No, there’s no law saying he has to marry her, we know that. But some people still feel that it’s appropriate. Gets pregnant after a few months? Then a proposal? That scream shotgun wedding.
        You might define yourself as a “fan” who worships everything he does and everyone he has contact with, but most people here are individuals who use their brains and aren’t afraid to criticise and question him.
        Where are these AWFUL things being said? People are entitled to not like her, the attitude she displays and her work. How is that so offensive and who are you to dictate what people are allowed to say?
        Wth are you talking about ? Nobody is analysing his posture. Most adults don’t need to analyse anything to recognise a fake smile or a miserable expression. It’s quite simple y’know and clearly evident.

        And as for your “you were never going to marry him” remark. I despair.
        What hope of intelligent conversation is there with that kind of comment. .

  8. Megan says:

    Clooney must be dying!

  9. Honeychurch says:

    She looks SO MUCH like Princess Mary of Denmark. It’s uncanny.

    • Ingrid says:


      • Honeychurch says:

        Yep. Look at her facial shape, her chin, her mouth and her eyes. The only difference is the nose. If they ever do a Hallmark movie about the scandis, then Sophie’s a cert.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      I don’t see the resemblance. Sophie pretty but face much more angular than Mary.
      Congrats to the couple.

    • Dingo says:

      Nah.. I think Mary’s eyes (which are large and brown) makes them look completely different. Mary has are naturally warmth too her.

    • Bucky says:

      I agree. Princess Mary of Denmark, Sophie Marceau, and every now and then (especially in sunglasses), hints of Rashida Jones. I bet all her life, she’s gotten, “OMG, you remind me so much of so-and-so!” One of those faces.

      I think she’s lovely and I like her style, not that my opinion really matters.

  10. GiGi says:

    She seems like she’s really showing – I’d have guessed it at more like 5-6 months. She’ll have a 2 month pregnancy like Blake Lively, which I honestly prefer – some of these celebs feel like they’re pregnant for 2 years, lol!

    • AntiSocialButterfly says:

      I agree with your gestational assessment!

    • PunkyMomma says:

      Putting on my tinfoil hat, I predict Sophie’s water will magically break during the Academy Awards, thereby allowing The Otter to proclaim in a Sherlockian manner “I’m the real winner, here.” (He may not feel it, who knows, but a baby trumps an Oscar every time.)

    • Aeltri says:

      A *few* months? OctaHo prolly got knocked up by one of her Johns in late July, early August. She looks like she’s at least 20 weeks along…more than halfway through her pregnancy. Why wait until now? Ah, yes because it’s been made plainly visible aaand GG voting closed…yesterday. Imagine that, rc preggo parade, PS PR plant and confirmation by Karon all within 5 days. PR is on fire *cue Disco Inferno*! Congrats to SH and HW, we really shouldn’t congratulate BC though. Not for being saddled with a kid he obviously did.Not.Want…oh and child support.

  11. InvaderTak says:

    If that’s what this whole mess has been about, why not say that in the first place?

    • Grace says:

      Precisely. People get married and have kids all the time. Why all the baiting?

      • moodgirl says:

        He was embarrassed that he impregnated a common woman with minimal job skills, a career in the toilet and a personality not even he could love. They needed time to ramp up her resume and pretend to like each before the real story came out.

      • Dani says:

        I have to agree with Moodgirl on this. You’d think for someone who would not shut up about having kids, he’d be over he moon.

      • Lou says:

        He’s not obliged to marry her just because they got pregnant, though. He has chosen to propose. He doesn’t have to bring her to events. Saying he’s embarrassed doesn’t make sense.

        Honestly, commenters on these threads seem to forget that they don’t know either of these people personally.

    • scarf girl says:

      Wouldn’t have kept the attention to a frenzy height during Oscar campaign. And this is all about Oscar. And probably all about reactionary PR because unplanned pregnancy

    • Lindy79 says:

      Because they were selling this “posh British gent announces his engagement to the love of his life romantically in the Times” narrative.
      It takes the shine off that slightly if it looks like he’s only marrying her because she got pregnant after dating less than 2 months and he’s old fashioned.

      • Cee says:

        Exactly. Man, I called this the minute the engagement was announced. This is a shotgun engagement, a lot of people do this and it can go 2 ways: it lasts and a pregnancy was the push (no pun intended) towards marriage, or it ends in divorce sooner rather than later. And there is no way she is in her first semester, probably in the middle of the second one. Which goes against his narrative and wholesome image. After all, he was supposed to be the perfect english gent.

        However, who confirmed this to Page Six? Hopefully Ben will look happier now. Good luck to both of them.

      • bluedog says:

        I would imagine the posh upper crust don’t exactly call them “shotgun weddings,” and dear me, isn’t it all a bit ironic.

        Benedict meets woman, dates woman, knocks woman up (accidentally? Although, good grief, how could it be an accident at this age and stage of the game? Who knows…) ALL while probably undergoing the MOST media scrutiny he’ll ever face for an Oscar bid. Keep things quiet? Oh no no, not this time. I’d even argue the Times announcement was an attempt to get out front of it.

        On the other hand- if you’re trying to “keep it quiet” don’t have her walk the red carpet! Noisy obnoxious dress/patterns aside, a bump is a bump!

    • Granger says:

      But don’t most people wait until after the first trimester to announce a pregnancy? I don’t think keeping this to themselves was necessarily a PR move, just a practical one.

      • Kat says:

        Erm. He didn’t need to publicly ‘announce it’ at all. At least until the press attention of the Oscars had died away.

      • Granger says:

        I get what you’re saying, but isn’t it a bit too late now to keep it quiet? The bump is only going to get bigger, and now that he’s had Sophie out on every red carpet, I doubt he’d suddenly backtrack and leave her at home in the interest of keeping her pregnancy a secret. I think the announcement was inevitable and necessary.

      • Kat says:

        Exactly. She was being wheeled out unnecessarily for a photo op on every red carpet. And if she hadn’t done this last one, nobody would’ve been any the wiser.

      • Janet says:

        I think she’s past her first trimester. From the look of her in that photo I’d guess she’s a good four or five months along.

      • gg says:

        I think she just into her second trimester by the time the Times announcement came – they were waiting to see

    • PunkyMomma says:

      Obviously Benny wears tiny hats on both of his heads.

    • Sunny says:

      I sort of think that is what exactly happened. Friends for a long time, started casually f@#king and seeing each other, accidental pregnancy, they are both past 35 so they decided to make a go of it. I think selling the great love story narrative is to up his Oscar chances and maintain his rep.

      That being said, it doesn’t discount the idea that their are real feelings between them and they are going to make a go of it. It all seems a little rushed but I hope it works out for them and that they are very happy.

      • anon says:

        @Sunny-if great friends with true feelings-why does he look so miserable with her? Srsly-I can’t figure it out.

      • Kat says:

        They were two ridiculous blind items. Total nonsense.

      • Just Here says:

        called this two threads ago! Go me! Lol.

        This explains SO much.

        Hope the baby is healthy. I’m not a fan of any woman who drinks, even if it’s a tiny bit, while preggo. Hopefully she was just photographed holding those glasses to throw people off the scent.

  12. truthSF says:

    OMG! Only 10 comments… not for long.

    • OhDear says:

      * offers popcorn *

      Anyway, congratulations to them on the baby and hope he/she is a happy, healthy one!

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        Yes Congratulations. Sweet.
        I like them together, they Seem perfect for each other.

  13. Claire says:

    If she’s four months along, if we’re to believe PS she’s going down the aisle just as she’s about to pop?? Also, even with oscar campaigning, announcing via NYP seems so low and OOC even for him. I really hope this is bs. Anyone know what PS’s track record on this is?
    Also, reminders: she was seen drinking twice recently and he said he hoped to have his own kids “someday”.

    I asked this in the last thread, I’ll ask it again. Assuming this is all real, how do you decide to settle down and have a kid with someone so quickly and no sooner use them as part of a, soul-killing and pimping Oscar campaign? Did he sell his soul at one point?

    • scarf girl says:

      I doubt they would have labelled it as exclusive if there wasn’t some reliability. Look, that party in the Caribbean would have had a person who could confirm. But a tiny, little piece of me wonders which side of the couple made the leak after that comment to popsugar of a wedding not being imminent. That story was picked up so quickly…..and a PageSix reveal is just tacky.

      • moodgirl says:

        Sophie’s side of course. Maybe he was trying to get out of marrying her and that’s why she decided to spill the beans – clutch over the belly was all she needed to do to get her point across. This explains the horrified look on his face and the weird look he gave Karon while posing on the red carpet. It is one thing to have an unplanned pregnancy, it is another to have one with a manipulative witch. He is stuck.

    • scarf girl says:

      And they have had at least one other exclusive reveal of a pregnancy. Artist Julian Schnabel with that model… I can’t remember…..but yeah, sure, I guess his PR could come out and refute. My hunch is silence and they stage something.

    • Esti says:

      Assuming this is true, I don’t really see how he’s using her for his campaign any more than happens in every other campaign. They announced the engagement (as they presumably would have done in any event, and if she was about to start showing then they probably didn’t want to wait for another 3 months of Oscar season before saying anything, nor should they have to), he’s mentioned her in a few interviews (would have been weird not to), she’s been at a couple of events (again, would have been weird not to), and presumably they’ll announce the pregnancy at some point.

      I know everyone went off the deep end when he got engaged, but none of this looks weird to people who don’t obsessively create conspiracy theories about him. She got pregnant, he probably proposed a little earlier than he otherwise would have, and announcements had to be made for baby-related reasons rather than Harvey-Weinstein-has-him-locked-in-a-campaign-dungeon reasons.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        They seem like a nice couple together.
        I don’t understand some of the Cumber fans uproar, but I never really followed him.

        Anyway Congrats to them.

      • Kat says:

        Are you serious? Every moment of this has been managed to coincide with publicity. He could’ve kept the whole thing private but he hasn’t.
        The way he spoke about her was weird and contrived and no it wouldn’t have been weird for her not to keep coming to events. She certainly didn’t need to pose on the carpet with him.

        And anyone who can say after her clingy dress parade in front of photogs on Saturday was anything less than publicity..well.. I’ll be kind and suggest you may be very naive indeed.

      • scarf girl says:

        Show me one other actor who, after getting engaged, refers to their life partner not by name but by the woman I love the woman I propose to. Please. Please. Dude is so hungry he might eat all the awards before they are presented.

        And all of this is so unnecessary. He has loads of talent. His performance was brilliant. He could have quietly gotten engaged, she could have worn dresses hiding her pregnancy better (like, say Keira), and there would have been speculation but no frenzy. His actions fueled the frenzy.

      • moodgirl says:

        @scarf girl – “Show me one other actor who, after getting engaged, refers to their life partner not by name but by the woman I love the woman I propose to. Please. Please. Dude is so hungry he might eat all the awards before they are presented.”

        I really do not think that the engagement has anything to do with his campaign, it was just extremely unfortunate timing. I think he was so angry, shocked and hurt about this unplanned pregnancy that he literally could not use the woman’s name. I think he feels that she has manipulated him and, based on her behavior, she probably has.

      • Mikasa says:

        to be fair one of the most called on conspiracy theory is that she IS pregnant from the very beginning the engagement ad came out… and it seems like we were right all along!!

      • Ingrid says:



        Almost everyone here said that it’s either PR or pregnancy or both. Conspiracy theorists all said this isn’t true love. That was the bottom line.

        And we were right about everything. He has used this blatantly for his campaign and now it seems she might be knocked up as well.

      • Esti says:


        You said: “Every moment of this has been managed to coincide with publicity. He could’ve kept the whole thing private but he hasn’t.”

        Of course it’s being managed, as everything actors do is. But why on earth should he have had to “keep the whole thing private”? So she gets pregnant and they get engaged, and then they’re supposed to hide that from everyone for 4+ months because… otherwise people on the internet will be mad at him?

        Yes, it’s Oscar season. It’s also his life, and he just got engaged and is (allegedly) also expecting his first child. It would be much, much weirder if they went to extreme lengths to hide that they were together/she was pregnant than if, as has happened, they announce an engagement and she goes to some events with him.

      • Kat says:


        Erm, nope..not every other actor’s life is managed in that way. James Mcavoy for example? Who BC claims to admire in the way he handles things? You don’t see him in gossip rags or tabloids for one very simple and easy reason. He chooses to stay out of it.
        He has sin son and wife and they want no part in media tabloid games for attention or press. It’s as simple as that.
        I would’ve expected him to keep it private seeing as he has an Oscar campaign coming up and wouldn’t want journo’s and press prying and he also up until November has been very protective of his private life. It’s nothing to do with people on the Internet being mad with him.

        Why would it be weird for him to keep her pregnancy quiet for as long as possible to avoid press attention, a la Gosling? And you don’t have to go to extreme lengths. She doesn’t need to turn up to a red carpet to be a photographed in a very stomach clinging dress. That was pure publicity.
        I think you’re confusing living one’s life honestly and in the open with shilling it out for an Oscar.

      • Dakota M. says:

        But why on earth should he have had to “keep the whole thing private”? So she gets pregnant and they get engaged, and then they’re supposed to hide that from everyone for 4+ months because… otherwise people on the internet will be mad at him?

        Part of the irritation about that is because he keeps SAYING he wants to keep it private.
        Either own the situation and be public about it by announcing it in the paper and doing public red carpets or be private about it. Either way is fine.

        Don’t put it out in public if you want it private.

        Just an opinion.

      • Esti says:

        “He likes his privacy” does not mean “he wants to obsessively hide every part of his life from the public, including things that would for any normal person be public.” Did he want people speculating over every woman he happened to glance at, or to tell people every little detail of his private life? Of course not. But he’s getting married and (maybe) having a baby. Virtually no one hides those things from the rest of the world, whether they’re famous or not.

        And yes, the Gosling thing was weird and everyone thought so when news broke. She basically locked herself in a house for months on end so no one would realize she was pregnant. That’s a lot more bizarre than announcing you’re engaged and occasionally appearing at events with your fiancée.

      • Kat says:

        Simply living your life and not obsessively guarding it is very different from using it for media gain. Which is precisely what he has done. This has been planned out for the outset..the timing, the appearances, even what she’d dress in.
        Keeping one’s private life out of the spotlight as much as possible is not the same as hiding it. There has never been a need for her to do red carpets. She could even have given up red carpets after now and nobody would’ve been any the wiser and then if you must announce it, announce after the Oscar hooha, so it’s not in the press more than it needs to be.

        A pregnancy announcement the day before Oscar voting ends? Nothing else needs saying.

    • anon says:

      Hasn’t mama Huntress spoken to Hello yet??
      I was sure they’d get the exclusives. Interesting it was first revealed by a US tab. I need to hear it from BC himself to see what come out bumbling out of that mouth of his.
      Ellen is just a few days away, I hope he brings scans of the baby to see if it looks like an Oscar!!

      • moodgirl says:

        LOL this early in the morning!

      • Lindy79 says:


        Ben will probably go off on one about press intrusion while Sophie stands behind him pointing to her belly and grinning like a halfwit and waving a sonogram while doing an interpretive dance about childbirth.
        Her mum will be on the phone to Hello and the Daily Mail.

      • Ingrid says:

        Lindy, ROFLMAO.

        I think she will wear an ultrasound machine as an accessory at the Golden Globes… or maybe she had Donna Karan print the ultrasound picture to her dress…

      • Angie says:

        Yes, that’s what looks most suspicious to me, why an us site this time? oh, Karon s in LA and, I guess oscar voters don’t visit or care about uk site that much?

      • Green Girl says:

        I wonder what he’ll say on Ellen’s show! Do you think she’ll ask if he has some big news to share?

      • Ingrid says:

        Green Girl, he needs to address the rumors before that. GG are on Sunday, Ellen tapes on Monday. There’s no way he can do the red carpet interview circus without reporters asking about it. If he says “no comment” I will fly over to LA and bunch him for being worse than Kardashians.

      • Green Girl says:

        Oh, I forgot the GGs were this Sunday! It’ll be interesting to see what he does, if this rumor is true. What I think is interesting is that a number of sites have picked up the news and ran with it.

    • moodgirl says:

      I think too much is put into what he says. The guy is embarrassed. Remember the comment about how he wanted a private wedding? Now we know why – he didn’t want photos of he and a nine month pregnant woman standing at the altar. At this point I don’t think he used her for pr but revealed the engagement so he wouldn’t look so bad.

      • Miss Melissa says:

        The only reason for him to be embarrassed is if he was never really serious about her to begin with. Maybe that’s the case?

        After all, his own parents were knocked up before the wedding… but then again, they’d been together for years and involved for a long time. His dad was IN to Wanda in a big way.

  14. Tiffany27 says:

    Congrats to them. Be happy for them cumquats!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yes, I’m happy for a baby otter as well. Congratulations to both of them.

    • Kat says:

      Someone needs to be happy because he sure isn’t.

      • PunkyMomma says:

        He really doesn’t seem happy about it, does he?

      • Kat says:

        Nope. The uber obsessed fans can deny all they like. That ain’t a man who’s been broody forever and found out he’s going to be a father with the woman he loves.

      • Ingrid says:

        No, he really looks like the world just ended. Which is the saddest part, if this is real. A man who loves and wants children is this unhappy. She really must be the devil.

        The irony here: He has been able not to get a woman pregnant for almost 40 years, but now when he’s Oscar-nominee (at least) with a Marvel franchise…oopsie. (I’m not saying she trapped him, but you have to admit the irony here)

      • Claire says:

        True ladies. I just can’t see the forest for the bs. One thing at a time vs spring wedding. She’s going to marry heavily pregnant? Why’s she been drinking so much then? And whyd he say he hoped to have kids someday?

        Nothing makes sense

      • Kat says:

        Well it clearly wasn’t planned, so something went wrong.

      • Angie says:

        Is it only me or is there any possiblity this is happening because he said “one thing at a time” ?

      • AntiSocialButterfly says:

        He looks as though he is sucking a lemon in those pics. She, on the other hand, looks a bit like the cat who swallowed the canary, while trying to suppress it.

  15. Froop says:

    His rep hasn’t confirmed anything just yet.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      Yes, no word from his rep so he is playing this for all the attention he can get, whether the pregnancy news is true or not. Douche move.

      And why have the Telegraph pulled their story on the baby news, odd.

      • Ingrid says:

        I agree. His rep Karon is in LA atm, so she was still within working hours yesterday when this story broke (=she planted it). But of course they are sleeping on it…

        I suspect they might even stretch this out until GG red carpet. Just that they are the most talked about couple on the red carpet, true or not. He won’t be able to dodge the questions then.

        I might vomit…

        BTW, making your pregnant fiancee flight for 22h x2 within same week, a douche move, Golden Globes or not.

      • moodgirl says:

        Maybe she insisted on going. Sophie does what Sophie wants to do. Remember Stompgate? How she disrespected Karon and the look of exasperation on Ben’s face while Sophie walked away? I said then that Sophie had a demonic smirk on her face while she left Karon in the dust. She has been holding these people hostage for a while. Like someone wrote months ago on another site that Sophie behaved as if she had the golden ticket. And she does.

      • Ingrid says:

        Of course she did insist. There was no need for her at Palm Springs. SOs of Allen and Mortem weren’t there, even Keira wasn’t. Or she was brought the fuel the baby rumors in the last week of voting…

        I just pointed out how bad this will look. Flying your “pregnant fiancee” around the world on your Tour of Egotism. It’s not like she isn’t used to being on her own, she managed that for the first 7 months of their relationship just fine.

        Maybe she won’t be at GGs? BAHAHAHHAA! Not likely. She really has gotten over her hatred of odious red carpets.

      • MissMary says:

        Outlets pulling the story can mean PR *did* contact and say no, it’s not true, yank it or they realized they could be slapped with a lawsuit if she’s not, running stories that aren’t true. If you can build a case that such a rumor hurt your career, a lawsuit can happen.

      • Angie says:

        Didn’t he say after her NY debut, that she just joins him sometimes?? And we said he probably was already making excuses of her not showing up most of the time. See how inseparable they hv become *snort

      • Linz says:



    • MtnRunner says:

      The longer it takes for Karon to comment, the less I believe it to be true. It is perfectly timed for keeping his name in the headlines.

      Isn’t Oscar noms due tomorrow?

      • MtnRunner says:

        Well, I guess it didn’t take long to her to confirm it. I can’t buy that he’s “over the moon”, with the way he’s looked and acted in public the past few months. Sophie may be, now that she has guaranteed (child) support if/when this relationship falls apart…

        Good God, they are a f***ing mess.

    • Janet says:

      She has now.

  16. Talie says:

    Never wise to just get married because of a baby — maybe her family is quite religious. But, he seems to barely know her. Also curious considering he had two long, long relationships prior.

    • moodgirl says:

      He should agree to co-parent and call it a day. To marry her would compound the problem ten fold as he clearly doesn’t like her.

      • Nikki says:

        Wow, I haven’t heard anything so obviously loveless as a man describing his fiancé as a “tool” and “asset” since Prince Charles, asked if he was in love with Diana, responded, “whatever that means”!! And we all know how happily THAT turned out…

    • Andrea says:

      I agree, no one who married because they got pregnant that I know stayed together or if they did, have not been faithful/in love with their spouse. It is a recipe for disaster.

  17. Ally8 says:

    Ha! I called it when this quote came out circa December 9th, since he seemed to be distinguishing “the most important news of my life” from his engagement.

    “I’ve obviously had the most important news of my life as far as my life goes,” the “Sherlock” actor told The Sun at the British Independent Film Awards. “But that’s also sort of private, I don’t want to talk about that too much, but my engagement to the woman I love is obviously the most important thing of 2014 for me.”

    Let’s not be cynical and consider the timing of this news release with the Oscar nomination voting this week.

    • Greyson says:

      Good catch!!

      That’s a huge tip off!! He got baby news but wasn’t ready to share it then. They decided to get married and announced it the way people of their class usually do.

      I don’t see a conspiracy. His “fans” need to let him be a person, not their possessive fantasy man.

      • Kat says:

        “Announce it the way people of their class do” wtf? What? By rocking up onto a red carpet in a gut clinging dress?

        And that comment was made to bait people like everything else leading up to this. He’s supposed to be private and he’s dropping little crumbs and hints. How can people think that’s normal for him? Calling him out doesn’t mean you want him to be your ‘possessive fantasy man’ whatever the hell that means anyway.

      • moodgirl says:

        He’s dropping crumbs and hints so he wouldn’t have to drop a bomb. He did this in stages so it wouldn’t be so shocking and he wouldn’t look so bad. Cut him some slack.

    • Cee says:

      Yes, that pretty much confirmed it to me. Shotgun engagement, perfect narrative for PR in the US. Sadly the execution of it was so amateur very few people bought it and now the cynics will come out in full force.

  18. Ingrid says:

    I’ll answer here (to Claire and others).

    How this is a PR plant: Page Six is the perfect place to plant this. It has perfect credibility record for this: sometimes they are right (Keira), sometimes not. So there’s enough ambiguity to keep people on the edge of their seats Jessica Simpson style.

    Also, this was done 48h before Oscar voting closes. So voters who were side eyeing this mess, won’t be affected “Oh, this wasn’t for PR”. This was better planned than the Invasion of Normandy.

    The quotes in the article is also quite formal. Almost something Buckingham Palace would say in their official statement.

    Of course, it could be true of false, either way they are pimping it hard.

    • Lucifer says:

      😀 chill. I hav a good feeling about this

      • Ingrid says:

        😀 Because nothing bad ever happens after “I have a good feeling about this”. Famous last words…

        (I hope you are right, for Benny’s sake)

    • moodgirl says:

      I think no.

    • gg says:

      Personally I ain’t believing it until Karon says so. But as to why Sophie was at Palm Springs, if she really was on hols with Benedict then it does make sense that she came with him, right?

      • Kat says:

        But she didn’t have to do another constipated photo opp on the red carpet.
        Particularly if there was a reason she would like to stay out of the public eye and protect her privacy.

    • MissMary says:

      And HW is good friends with Rupert Murdoch, who owns Page Six.

  19. Freebunny says:

    So, Sophie managed to get preggnant.
    Katia must be disgusted.

  20. truthSF says:

    Wait? He’s 38 (and she’s 36)? No wonder they didn’t waste any time with whole marriage and babies. I never realized he was close to 40 in age. I thought he was a rough looking early 30 year old.

    • Greyson says:

      At their ages, (mid-to-late 30s) people couple up and have kids FAST if a family is what they want! They are no spring chickens, and by that age most people have been through many failed relationships and can recognize much sooner what qualities they need in a partner to make it work.

      • Ag says:

        yeap. totally agree with you. you know what you want/don’t want at that age, and if you’re going to have kids, you best put a move on it. that’s how my husband and i worked it. 🙂

      • moodgirl says:

        I am trying to be cool but get real. The look on his face says it all – he can’t stand this woman and is being a gentleman instead of a jerk by continuing to deal with her. This was clearly a huge mistake on his part.

    • Andrea says:

      I’m almost 34 and cannot imagine marrying quickly. But I don’t ever want kids, so I guess that plays into it. I have been with my boyfriend 8 years and still don’t feel comfortable marrying him.

  21. scout says:

    Bendy, you Swine!!! So much for being/looking Epicene! Haha…..
    Congrats to them and good luck. Get married asap and welcome Prince Epicene or Princess “helpful asset” Sophie.

  22. als says:

    If it was just one case like this or two or ten, it wouldn’t be a problem, but I know a lot of people that tied the knot in exactly the same circumstances and it’s ok, but I keep thinking…what’s the point of free thinking and free feeling and responsible commitment if human nature will always push us to search for what society considers “safety” whenever changes happen in our lives?
    They found out they were gonna have a baby so they decided it should happen within a standard and alleged safe framework – marriage…a tale as old as time.

    • moodgirl says:

      I agree.

    • Cate says:

      ‘what’s the point of free thinking and free feeling and responsible commitment if human nature will always push us to search for what society considers “safety” whenever changes happen in our lives?’

      I kind of love this comment. I might even wanna marry it… 😉

  23. AG-UK says:

    Well goody goody for them. NOW can they both disappear until sayyyy 2016 and hopefully won’t have to hear the embarrassment of riches speech.. She is what I would have expected him to marry, pretty, but not over the top, reserved sort of and of course right school/background, etc. Same as Eddie Redmayne, knew the person for years then one day started dating. Maybe that’s a boarding school trait 🙂

  24. Jess says:

    I usually steer clear of these threads because I’m scared, and I don’t have feelings about Cumberbatch either way, but why do people make such a stink about getting engaged when it becomes obvious it’s only for a pregnancy? Makes no sense and people always end up looking stupid. They may be truly in love, but now we’ll always speculate.

    • Kat says:

      He doesn’t look remotely in love. Nannies can deny it all they like but the life drains out of him when he’s near her. No warmth, nothing.

    • Green Eyes says:

      Take a look at the picture of BC and SH at the NYE party where, in an unguarded moment, BC looks inconsolable and then get back to me and tell me he’s in love. And since almost all of his friends haven’t commented about the engagement, I take it to mean that most of his circle think, like some of us do, that she’s a gold digger. Really, what kind of woman marries a man who obviously does not love her – or at least show any really loving emotion in the public view. I would run, not walk, away from a man who treated me the way BC treats Sophie. But I guess a gold digger wouldn’t behave the way that most woman do.

      • moodgirl says:

        Sophie managed not to get pregnant for this many years despite even living with a man. Now she gets pregnant within literally a few DAYS of dating this guy?

      • Andrea says:

        Your friends wouldn’t comment if they think you are making a HUGE mistake. I did that with my one friend who married the guy she got pregnant by after 6 months of dating and married him under a year. 6 years in, not in love, always thinking about other men(and trying to cheat with them), and is plain miserable. I wish she would leave him but now they have two kids together, so she feels she wants to play happy families despite the fact he is a drunk at times.

      • Cate says:

        All of this. Bingo!

    • Hickup the second says:

      So far they are engaged.
      Not yet married.

  25. 'P'enny says:

    congratulations Benny! visiting the astral plane has brought great things. Please no daft showy names, keep to those traditional boring public school choices like Edward/Edwina or George/Georgina or Charles/Charlotte. No, names of geographical directions, fruits or something sounding like a wrinkly bottom.

    Of Sherlock would be good.

  26. Jessica says:

    Just in time for the Oscar push. Excellent timing! I guess Benedict is taking a leaf out of the Natalie Portman School of Oscar Campaigning.

  27. Tiffany says:

    Geez Harvey, this is a little extreme isn’t it ;).

  28. Claire says:

    Life and style, adjunct to the age in australia, is covering it though as “reportedly”. They’re not a gossip rag so…

    I think I’m going to be ill

    • Claire says:

      Also, is it just me or is the wording of the article meant to sound like she’s not as far along as she really is?

      • Lindy79 says:

        They probably want to make it seem like they didn’t know before they got engaged…

        Good luck with that Karon(!)

      • Ingrid says:


        You know, because we all know he proposed first (a few months ago) and then she got pregnant. They are after all very classy couple who are just soooo in love…

        If you google BC and limit the time period to 24h, you get about 100 articles saying “reportedly”. Even Telegraph ran it and took it down afterwards…

      • Claire says:

        Telegraph thing is indeed interesting. Having said that this is a bit too widespread to not be true imho. So if it’s true can someone tell her to stop drinking in public?

      • Lucifer says:

        Yes they published it and pulled it back. Same with mirror one, I can’t find it at all. FISHY

      • Ingrid says:

        Lucifer, oh. Mirror pulled it as well? That’s really interesting. I understand Telegraph (they are a legit newspaper, but why did they publish it in the first place is beyond me), but The Mirror?

        Unless they have the confirmation /denial coming in now…

      • Cee says:

        Ha, as long as they don’t end up playing the “the child was born premature” they can try to spin this any way they way. It will be thoroughly enjoyable for me to watch. This is actually pure entertainment given my profession lol

      • gg says:

        No Lucifer, it is still in the Mirror. But yeah, we can all do basic math. Is she’s knocked up, I’m guessing it was early August

    • Gracie says:

      @claire, breathe, have a glass of water and breathe, it’s gonna be okay.

    • **sighs** says:

      I think it’s interesting there hasn’t been a confirmation yet. As soon as the engagement announcement came out in the Times, there was almost immediate confirmation….

      • Ingrid says:

        Karon is in LA. It’s not even 7 am there.

        Why she didn’t comment last night is the real question here. It’s like someone *wanted* a media storm.

      • Claire says:

        Ingrid at what time la time did the story break? Is it common for pr people to confirm or deny in the evening?

      • Ingrid says:

        Around 6 pm I think. The Page Six article was around 9 pm NY time (weird time to reveal this level of news?)

        PR comments when it’s the best time to comment. Depends if you want min (Friday evening, holidays) or max (midweek morning) attention. This story broke late last night, so at it’s peak on Wednesday morning. Fun fact: they announced the engagement also early Wed morning /late Tuesday night for US.

        Karon knew last night she wouldn’t be able to comment until evening UK time due time difference so she knew this would be a media clusterf*ck when she wakes up.

        She might not comment at all. Builds momentum for GGs. They need to overshadow Amalooney (Clooney is getting an achievement award).

      • moodgirl says:

        Wouldn’t it be a trip if it’s not true?

      • MissMary says:

        Like I said below… it’s Page Six. Not exactly a bastion of journalism. And of course there’s a “reliable source”. If she is, she is, and I still smell PR all over the place (not on timing a pregnancy but on using a relationship for attention) and if she is, I sincerely hope the best for the baby because that kid will need with this level of famewhorey parents, but the fact there’s no confirmation is a stumbling block on the rumor.

      • **sighs** says:

        They’re going to have to comment before the GG’s. They run the risk of having live questions on the red carpet, and lord knows he tends to stick his foot in it when he doesn’t have Karon right beside him telling him what to say.

      • Ingrid says:

        sighs, I was going to say that surely even BC can manage a simple “yes, it’s true” or “no, it’s just rumors” (Aniston style) but then I released we are talking about post-gag BC here. What a f*cking mess…

        I swear it’s almost like Harvey and Aniston did a straight swap with their PR people.

      • j says:

        nyc is harvey’s home turf, fyi

        if this is him w/o karons input-like his team is lead here and doesn’t need her approval, and i can tell you, he does not care about an actor’s consent lol-she ll need time to decide what to do.

  29. capepopsie says:

    Okay congratulations!
    I hope Everything goes smoothly.
    Getting a Little bit boring, these two. . .

  30. ellesbelles says:


    Page six churns out bull on the regular. Until its confirmed by a LEGITIMATE source. Like Karon, or ben himself, I’m certainly not going to believe a red top rag.

    I am disappointed

    • Gracie says:

      There you are! Let’s have a big Jamesons in the corner!

      People, drink of your choice, you’re more than welcome to join us. Let’s forget about the clusterfuck for a minute.

      • Ingrid says:

        You ladies have absinthe? Although I don’t think even that is strong enough anymore…

      • Grace says:

        I can always call some friends to have moonshine delivered.

      • Angie says:

        may I hv some cocktail ; )

        @Ingrid the taste of absinthe is too strong for me, but I guess foreign people probably don’t get CN spirits, either LOL

      • ellesbelles says:

        My coworker makes legitimate bathtub moonshine. We’re a bit country in this part of the world. I shall bring some in my suitcase and we will get drunk as all get out.

        Barring that, we’re going to need a LOT of Jamesons Gracie!

      • Grace says:

        @Angie, I am Chinese too. *fistbump*

        @elles, Jamesons, Jamesons, Jamesons, clusterfuck, clusterfuck, what is clusterfuck? Let’s dance and drink Jamesons and moonshine!

      • Angie says:

        @Grace no wonder u always know what I’m gonna say ; )

  31. DavidBowie says:

    This guy again…ugh

  32. PunkyMomma says:

    Can a very, low key wedding be far off? My guess is no.

  33. Lucifer says:

    oh its fun now.

  34. Renee says:

    Congrats and good luck to BC. Given his frankly bizarre public persona since his very public engagement and using his personal life for PR, I think he’ll need all the luck and help to look happy that he can get.

    • Green Eyes says:

      I think this is what burns the craw of the Cumbersomethings. Benedict always came across as sweet and adorkable and totally honest when talking to the press – even to the extent that it would come to bite him on the arse many times. He was also most adamant that he didn’t like the Hollywood star trajectory and wanted to keep his private life private. And then Oscar season starts and everything we have ever known about the man is rendered false. That’s a pretty bitter pill to take if you are even the mildest fan.

      • Cate says:

        Quite the bitter pill, if this is Mr. Cumberbatch in love, Sophie def. can have him. And it’s just not an attractive trait anyway when someone changes like a chameleon the minute he enters a relationship – PR or not… And this Oscar baiting isn’t very attractive either. I wish he’d just own up to wanting to be a HW power player, instead of years being ambivalent about it. He was telling the truth in 2012 when he said he looked up to George and Brad and wanted to get to that level. Period.

  35. Lindy79 says:

    At least he’s joined Marvel now so he and Renner can swap notes…

    • PunkyMomma says:

      Oh snap!

    • Cee says:

      Finally someone went there! *claps the sh!t out of it*

    • **sighs** says:

      All the lols

    • ellesbelles says:

      ooooh BURN!!!

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Marvel management has probably had it with all the baby dramas.

      • koko says:

        One would hope certain other “Marvel” stars are a bit more careful.

      • Ingrid says:

        Marvel should give their actors a sex-ed class.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Kevin Feige probably sent cartons of condoms to Chris Evans and Tom Hiddleston this morning while the Whedons are considering putting Hayley Atwell in solitary confinement somewhere.

      • **sighs** says:

        Lilac- no doubt. Full body condoms and pills and diaphragms with detailed instructions.

      • 'P'enny says:


        That’s funny.

        And, now I am imagining marvel avengers branded condoms for the guys! I have a picture of them dancing naked with one on. nooooooooo!

        At least Chris H and Tom H will struggle out of their costumes to get wiggy with it, but I wouldn’t mind trying.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Whoever had Bradley Cooper as the next baby drama in the Marvel office pool is probably shooting Hawkeye’s prop arrows at pictures of Renner and BC right now.

      • Hickup the second says:

        @ Lilacflowers

        Do you think Bradley and Suki will make it to the altar?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Hickup, I try not to think of Bradley at all. I just suspect that, after shooting around Scarlett’s pregnancy and dealing with an obviously very pregnant Zoe trying to hide it while doing PR, they probably thought that any pregnancy issues involving a BC would probably stem from Cooper, not Cumberbatch

      • MtnRunner says:

        Lilac, you are on a roll today…

        I will cry in my soup if Hiddles follows in Big Brotha Ben’s footsteps. I hope he will show a lot more class, smarts and authenticity when he does step out with a girlfriend or fiancee.

        Ok, back to my TV and Boyhood (2nd viewing…love it!).

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @MtnRunner, why, I do believe we have handled our marriage with a great deal of class and respectability.

      • MtnRunner says:

        I expect nothing less from you two, Lilac.

        On a related note, did you see that Keaton is in talks to join Tom & JK in Skull Island?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @MtnRunner, yes, I did see that about Keaton and Skull Island. Exciting news. Hope it works out. Now, they need to start working on casting the women.

    • Lucifer says:

      *hands out aloe gel*

  36. Ag says:

    congrats to the lizard couple! and to the pharmaceutical industry and psychiatrists everywhere – they both should see an upsurge in their profits, as his super-fans are bound to lose whatever is left of their minds.

    • Anne tommy says:

      As long as the lizard / alien king’s offspring doesn’t come into the world by bursting out of her chest…no that’s mean of me, no strong feelings either way, if it’s true I wish them well.

      • **sighs** says:

        Sounds like a great performance art piece. Can’t wait to see that with her songs in the background…

  37. Madly says:

    I am just going to sit here in my corner and laugh. Your move, Eddie.

    • Grace says:

      + 100000000000!

    • Claire says:

      Madly what’s your take on this? You think a pr stunt or real?

      • Madly says:


        Whether she is actually pregnant is besides the point. This was a full stop publicity ploy. Just look at it from a marketing perspective. Show up looking pregnant, leak rumors to an outlet that are read by academy voters and that will ensure that they get around to other outlets that are also widely read. Not only just days before ballots are due, but also on a Wednesday that will guarantee that it will be talked about on the weekend and will make it into next week’s tabs. And it is not an official confirmation, so if she isn’t, they can easily say that they are rude rumors. Everything about their relationship, including his grumpiness, has been designed for one thing: to get him mainstream attention. And it worked. In the beginning there was some messes, but now that time has passed, they definitely had a big picture lined up. How long has the fandom been asking about pregnancy. Ask and ye shall receive. Maybe it is true, but maybe it isn’t. The point is to keep you guessing.

      • Ingrid says:

        Madly, I agree.

        People, just compare with Keira who is actually famous for her privacy. Same movie, same Harvey, same Oscar campaign and she’s pregnant.

        Now, Keira’s (a legit movie star) pregnancy > Sophie’s (up and coming actor’s fiancee) pregnancy. Keira confirmed it on a Friday afternoon after she knew she didn’t have to walk red carpets for a month. And then there’s our The Famewhore-Cumberbatches.

      • moodgirl says:


        I believe the pregnancy and the campaign are two plays running at the same time. One starring Sophie, the other Ben. Unfortunately the only actor worthy of an Oscar is………..Sophie.

        Couldn’t it just be a simple story – this has nothing to do with pr or marketing but just plain old bad luck on his part? Do I believe that Sophie milked this for all it’s worth? God yes. In fact most of the rumbling that we got came from her side, her mother, brother, cousins or roommates of cousins or someone invited to the wedding. That was all Sophie’s sh*t. Ben’s people said nothing. At the last film festival she showed up in a dress that she knew would reveal her belly and then held a clutch over her gut to bring attention to it. This is performance art for her, she just didn’t roll around on the floor this time. She is in her element. He looked just plain embarrassed. This is new to him; he was finally done in by his own naivety.

        I think this is Sophie’s show, she is driving the train and everyone else is hanging on for dear life. She has worked and jerked Ben, Karon, Emily and everyone else with her disrespect, terrible attitude and refusal to just behave like a lady. Ben has been shocked and horrified from the start.

      • Madly says:

        @moodgirl, maybe but maybe not

        You have to remember, he has the power here, not her. She can’t strong arm his Oscar campaign, not with Harvey at the helm.

      • Ingrid says:

        If it’s true, I bet Harvey jizzed in his pants when he heard both of his leading actors were expecting.

        Sorry for the mental image…

    • Hickup the second says:

      Perhaps Ben thought he would date a classy sophisticated well-educated upper-middle class girl who didn’t want him for his fame because she had a career and money of her own.
      And now this.

      I don’t really know what to make out of this. As for his “deer in the headlights” mime – he could simply be tired from jetting back and forth.
      As for them not displaying much lovey-dovey stuff on the red carpet – having a tender flirtatious moment with your loved one while the flashlights go off is perhaps not so easy. Those PDAs on the red carpet are often acting by the best actors in the world but hardly original displays of affection. Not that those PDA couples don’t love each other. I just find it hard to believe that PDAs come naturally while the flashlights go off and journalists are ellbowing each other to get an interview from you.

      All the best for the happy couple and their baby!

      • Kat says:

        It’s not about PDAs though. It’s just a general warmth. Nobody would expect or want to see some contrived kiss, but there’s just a nothing there. And with everyone else his ‘deer in headlights’ disappears.

  38. Mikasa says:

    Yippee!!! I can’t wait for the divorce and child support battle ala Renner style!! Its gonna be epic! But that probably won’t happen til Dr. Strange comes out coz you know…major publicity for a major role!!

    • Green Eyes says:

      This is what is probably making him the most bitter. We all know how cheap he is and now he is stuck with a 120 lb. parasite who will be ciphering off big bucks from him forever more.

    • alice says:

      And a bigger paycheck for her.

  39. lisa2 says:

    Congrats. Babies are a beautiful addition. They have had an exciting year so far.
    I think she is pretty. I see women on this site being called Stunning, Gorgeous and all that are very comparable in looks to her.

    They are together and having a baby. Life is what it is.

    • scarf girl says:

      She is not unattractive. Not styled well for public appearances all the time, but I blame BC’s team for that at this point.

    • Kat says:

      She’s not stunning or gorgeous. That’s fans going overboard yet again.

      And babies are a great addition when two parents are in love. Not married out of duty.

      • lisa2 says:

        Why say that.

        maybe they are in love and marrying because they are in love and want to be together raising their child. If he didn’t love her he doesn’t have to marry her because of the possible child. This is 2014. He would’t be the first or last unmarried father.

      • Kat says:

        No, nobody HAS to marry, but some people still feel the need to.
        And I get that it works for some people, but I’d be very VERY surprised if it worked here. People in love just glow.. It’s indefinable. He’s looked dead in the eyes for ….well…the last four months or so, funnily enough.

      • Jaded says:

        Honest to Pete Kat, who gave you the inside line on Bendy and Sophie? Are you psychically tuned into their every emotion? Are you there when they make love? Were you there for the actual conception? Do you hear Bendy’s private thoughts…”Jeezuz what have I done impregnating this utterly undeserving, smug little nothing…”

        There is absolutely no reason to project such venom on people you have nothing to do with other than seethe with totally unfounded rage on CB.

      • Kat says:

        Um, why are you singling me out here, exactly?
        And I realise you’re trying to inject humour into this, but nope, I’ve not given any indication that I believe I have an ‘inside line’ . I’ve been discussing what a great deal of other people on here have and at no point has it been ‘venomous’ so spare me the hyperbole please.
        Fact – he’s looked hellish for months and doesn’t seem to be very happy around her
        Fact – he’s used this 100% for publicity and his Oscar campaign.
        No, I’m not in a ‘rage’ about this and I’ve not said anything to warrant your ‘bendy’ sex thoughts schtick. But I do think he acted appallingly shilling his life out and I don’t like her for the same reasons as everyone else who has agreed.
        So you can lay off the personal attacks, thanks.

      • moodgirl says:

        @Jaded – Don’t blame Kat because she is observant. There are some long time fans on this site who have celebrated Ben’s successes for years. They can see the differences in his demeanor. By contrast, I am a relatively new fan and even I can see huge differences from his usual attitude. It is obvious that there is a huge problem here.

      • Claire says:

        Am I the only one here who feels like weeping in shock, sadness at how what was supposed to be the great moment of his life is a farce, or both?

      • Felice says:

        No not weeping period. More just confused and laughing because they must’ve had the most vanilla sex imaginable.

      • Bucky says:


        But why do you care that he “acted appallingly”? Celebrity seems a little fame-hungry, news at 11. You speak like you’ve been personally betrayed. He may very well be managing this for maximum Oscar exposure, but so what? He’s an actor. He owes you nothing.

      • LunaToons says:

        “She’s not stunning or gorgeous. That’s fans going overboard yet again.”

        That’s subjective. I think she is very pretty. To each their own.

      • Kat says:


        Uh, no of course I’m not speaking like I’ve been betrayed.. That’s a ridiculous thing to say. I said ‘he’s behaved appallingly’ and he’s shilled out his life for an Oscar chance. I didn’t say ‘how could he do this to me’..
        So what exactly is your point?

        Of course it’s subjective. What’s ugly to one person is beautiful to someone else.
        But some fans are going overboard with the compliments. They certainly wouldn’t be doing so if she weren’t with him. It’s just weird.

      • CL says:

        Claire, I don’t feel like weeping in shock, but your comment matches up with how he’s looked for that two months. Like his hopes for how this would happen have been dashed. Yes, I realise I could be completely wrong, but the man does not look like he’s in the middle of the happiest time of his life right now.

    • Janey says:

      @kat “It’s reductive, unfair and really unpleasant.” But suggesting BC was trapped into marriage is somehow fine?

      • Kat says:

        Oh for goodness sake. For a start, *I* have never said he was TRAPPED into it. To anyone with an iota of sense, it’s fairly clear the whole thing was not planned, but what led to that and who/what was at fault, I obviously have no idea. People will always speculate under those circumstances, but to dismiss those people as just jealous bitches is vile.

        And people really need to stop collectively lumping people together. There aren’t two camps of: 1. I believe it’s true wuv. 2. Oh my god it’s all a masterplan by her to take his money!! It’s far more complex than that and there’s a real mix of opinion. A lot of people think something’s not right at all, but they really don’t know what it is.

      • Janey says:

        Maybe you could use some of your considerable free time, and obvious zeal, to call out those people pushing the “trapped man” BS, then? And, you know, maybe you should bear your words of wisdom in mind – the people questioning the insane over-reaction of some people are not actually nannies. They are, generally, people who are utterly baffled by the need to push this agenda that BC is so, so miserable.

  40. Ingrid says:

    The Paris shooting story is so tragic. Hope everyone here is safe!

    (Also, if Karon has any sense, she won’t confirm the news today. Just bad taste, IMO)

    • Angie says:

      I hope sherlock team s too busy to pay attention to the “outside” world, it could be quite embarrassing.

    • moodgirl says:

      When is this going to stop?

    • Mikasa says:

      There’s no way Karon would confirm it today…
      Cameron Diaz just got married and Blake & Reynolds just gave birth so nuh-uh.Both beat them to it so Cumberbaby would get washed out among the real stars!!

      • Old Enough says:

        apparently his representative did confirm, and Naomi at Cumberbatchweb has confirmed it with her.

  41. Abigail says:

    I’m not a fan, but even I can see that he has looked subdued lately, compared to the guy who was photobombing people at the Oscars last year. Could it be that he’s embarrassed at getting “caught” this way? If he doesn’t love her and is marrying this artistic never-was because she’s pregnant, he looks very foolish. Or perhaps his discomfort is a response to her own discomfort; it would be very hard for a woman who has been in the background to suddenly find herself the subject of all this scrutiny.

    • Kat says:

      She’s not uncomfortable. She’s looked the happiest throughout all of this. In fact, from what I can see, she’s often leading him around. And she certainly doesn’t HAVE to pose for photographers on the red carpet, but she’s choosing to do so every single time.

    • moodgirl says:

      A wallflower she is not. She is enjoying this ride with gusto.

  42. Dani says:

    What is going on with him? He needs a time out for like, six years. If she’s pregnant, awesome. If they really love each other, even better. Spring wedding? Beautiful. But give us a break. We don’t need a play by play, especially when the man who always yearned for babies looks like someone just shot his dog.

    Eddie better win that Oscar.

  43. Amy says:

    Apart from seeing them on a few red carpets, what has Sophie done to be labeled “pretentious and enjoying the publicity?” She stands there and smiles. How pretentious. I haven’t seen any candid paparazzi pictures of the two together apart from a few before the engagement announcement. Has she said anything or done anything pretentious? I think she is harmless. Cumberbatch is the annoying one campaigning for an Oscar. And I usually never see the movies that actors campaign so hard for because I have no interest in them.

    • Kat says:

      “Has she ever said or done anything pretentious”

      Um. Yep?

      Have you seen her ‘art’? Rolling around on the floor with an octopus? Rolling around In pregnancy fat suit and flailing her limbs around in the name of performance art?
      Dry humping in a field as a mime artist?

      Her interviews paint her as a self involved ‘avant garde’ wannabe. Apparently she’d rather ‘fail spectacularly than be boring’. Just as well .
      She threw a tantrum in front of the press on the red carpet in front of the press and was spectacularly rude to karon.
      She ignored emily at the hobbit premiere, leaving her behind and allowing her to carry her bag,

      For someone who once apparently found red carpets with a more famous partner ‘odious’, you now can’t keep her off them. And as for her clingy dress ‘look at me’ faux coy display on Saturday..

      • Miss Melissa says:

        Seriously, the pregnancy fat suit with her buddy, cigarettes and a wine glass. WTF was that?

    • RobN says:

      I’ve never heard her say a single word but people certainly do seem to enjoy ripping her to shreds. I guess it’s hard when your imaginary boyfriend insists on having an actual life.

      • moodgirl says:

        I think you missed ninety percent of the movie so it’s hard for you to understand the synopsis.

      • Kat says:

        RobN, do grow up.

        ‘Imaginary boyfriend’? Yep. Good one.

        Is it trolling or just a perverse nannying that leads people to demean other women who dare to have an opinion, as weeping because they can’t have a man? It’s quite a disgusting really.

      • RobN says:

        There are opinions with some sort of basis and then there are opinions that sound like you’re a spurned 13 year old. Mine is that the vast majority of those criticizing her here go wildly beyond the rational and into the obsessed and delusional. If you’re getting this upset over somebody having a different opinion than you, then you might want to think about on what side of the line you fall.

        Kat, you’ve posted more than a dozen times on this single thread, calling out anybody who dares to point out that she doesn’t seem so bad. I think that’s quite disgusting really.

      • Grace says:

        Honestly, I gotta say, that imaginary boyfriend bit was a low blow. I don’t get this. Why saying things other than I am so happy for them immediately outs me as a jealous loony? You have your opinion; I have mine. You think perv; I think we have moved from one ring to rule them all to one belly to rule them all. So please stop making unfounded assumptions.

      • Kim1 says:

        Explain to me how this reaction is any different to the fans saying RPatz is miserable with his new girlfriend.Or the new one about Kristin “turning” gay because of the pics of her holding hands with her girlfriend. Benedict is engaged because he wants to be.He wasn’t trapped.I am sure he know how babies are made.
        Congrats to the couple

      • Kat says:

        And which of my opinions on her make me sound like a ‘spurned 13 year old’ exactly? How about less of the dismissive and childish nonsense and you actually explain what you mean?
        How are the criticisms I’ve spoken about classified as ‘obsessed and delusional’? They’re pretty standard comments on quite pretentious/rude and attention hungry behaviour. I think you’re clearly something of a an over invested fan yourself that cannot cope with anyone not fawning over this woman. You’re the one who seems upset that I’ve called you out for trying to belittle people who aren’t foaming at the mouth with congrats.
        You don’t have to agree and I don’t care if you do, but don’t ignorantly insult people who happen to see more to things than you.

        I’ve posted several times on this thread the same as many others here. That’s kind of the idea really? And to the people who wanted to know ‘what people’s problem with her is’, I’ve responded to that. I think it’s disgusting that you try and shame someone for having valid criticisms as a loopy fan who wanted to marry him. That’s pretty unpleasant, whichever way you cut it. And the last vestigial response of the crazy fan who believes everyone should be unquestionably praising everything the object of their desire chooses to do.

      • ScottyisaRelic says:

        Nevertheless, you seem to have a lot of time on your hands. Or a horrible job.

      • Kat says:

        And now trying to shame people for posting on here? Wow, that well ran dry quickly. And you’re here for…….what reason? Research?

      • Janet says:

        Thank you. I haven’t seen so much apoplectic outrage since Robert Pattinson hooked up with Twigs, effectively ending the Twihards’ reconciliation fantasies. Some of these Cumberbitches act worse than the Twihards, without the excuse of still being in high school.

      • jammypants says:

        “Is it trolling or just a perverse nannying that leads people to demean other women who dare to have an opinion, as weeping because they can’t have a man? It’s quite a disgusting really.”

        Wait but aren’t people demeaning the soon to be Mrs. Cumberbatch the last…I lost count of the posts on them. But then to some it’s ok to criticise her because it’s a different context, somehow…but to me, just reading these threads, people have called her odious, now the silly “Sodious”, vile, disgusting, attention-seeking, smug (code for rubbing it in fans’ faces)…the list goes on and on. To me that’s women putting another woman down, and if we’re really honest with ourselves, over a man, which is worse. no one would be interested in her, even negatively, if it weren’t for theactor named Benedict. It’s even worse because it just based off of a few photographs and a few morsels of public info.

        And aren’t those who “nanny” these things also afforded an opinion? It has to go both ways, yes?

        “So please stop making unfounded assumptions.”

        But isn’t that what people do on this site? 😛

      • Kat says:


        No, no, that’s not that same thing at all.
        For a start, very few people on here are throwing insults at her or calling her childish names (Vile, disgusting etc..I don’t know where you’ve seen that, but it’s not on here).
        It’s not about ‘women should stick together’, that wasn’t my point at all.
        People have an issue with the fact that she was rude on a few red carpets, she seems to be enjoying the limelight (and yes, I know you haven’t got an issue with that), her interviews appear smug and her art is very pretentious. Also a couple of non fans have identified her as snobby. That’s more than ‘judging over a few photos’ and no it’s not all over a man. No we wouldn’t be aware of it/her if not for him, but…we are. That’s not an issue. My point about misogyny was because people raising the issues they don’t like about her, were immediately dismissed by some people as jealous bitches who just want to screw BC, therefore suggesting that women can’t have a negative opinion on another woman without being accused of it being motivated by the desire for a man. That’s wrong and pretty low.
        Others may not agree and that’s fine but don’t dismiss a woman’s opinion in that way. It’s reductive, unfair and really unpleasant.

      • jammypants says:

        @Kat, I’m not making it up though. I really did see those words used against her. I’d love to share the past posts but it’s a lot of work with the huge threads these days =S

        “People have an issue with the fact that she was rude on a few red carpets”

        Did she flick off people or cursed at them? I haven’t seen anything incriminating about her red carpet frou frou ¯_(ツ)_/¯

        But honestly, if being a snob and privileged is her worst crime, it’s really not that bad. It’s not Justin bieber level bad where he’s an actual harm to the public. I guess I just see her as such a non-issue, you know?

        “Others may not agree and that’s fine but don’t dismiss a woman’s opinion in that way. It’s reductive, unfair and really unpleasant.”

        Yea I don’t think it’s a good move either. The best way to tackle a different opinion is the opinion itself, not the person.

        Whatever the motivation, I don’t think she should even warrant this much discussion. It’s just my opinion and it won’t stop the opinions from rolling. No one batted an eye over Katy Perry & John Mayer getting back together, and seemingly, they are more famous and have more exposure in entertainment than Ben does.

      • Kat says:


        Well, I don’t memorise every post. If people are going to say that then that’s up to them.

        Re: her red carpet behaviour, you must’ve seen the was everywhere? Embarrassed karon and BC on the red carpet in front of reporters.
        With emily, for some baffling reason, let emily carry her clutch bag while she stuck her hands in her pockets and strolled across the red carpet whilst ignoring emily trailing behind her.

        And what’s her being privileged got to do with anything? That’s not a crime and I never mentioned that. Being privileged and being a snob are two very different things and no it’s not OK to be a snob to anyone you deem to be beneath you. No it’s not the worst thing in the world but what’s Bieber got to do with anything?
        If you only judge people’s actions relatively, then you would never be able to voice criticism of anything.

      • claire says:

        Haha! So true. A couple of these ladies seem to think if they tell everyone they’re wrong enough, everyone will fall into line with their obsessed opinions.

      • jammypants says:

        @Kat, no I haven’t seen those gifs. I only really know about Ben and Sophie through this site. Who is Emily?

        “And what’s her being privileged got to do with anything?”
        Maybe it wasn’t you (sorry these posts get way too long and repetitive) but I’ve definitely seen that used against her. As for her being snobby, that’s up for anyone’s interpretation. I get told I have an angry face when I’m just tired. It’s quite perplexing. It could also be possible that Emily offered to carry her bag for her. Sophie could also actually be a snob. I know a lot of snobs, but I can’t take a personal issue with them because what’s the point?

        Bieber was just an example of someone worth the negative attention. Sophie, at least to me, isn’t?

        I guess I just don’t care about her that much. I am, however, surprised that she can generate THIS much discussion. She’s got to be interesting if posts with her can generate 300-900 comments each. I don’t know what this octopus thing everyone keeps talking about. Or Emily. Or…her smugness. In the big picture, what is she to everyone who talks about her in a negative light? To me, she is just a famous actor’s fiancee who weirdly looks like him.

      • Lou says:

        Thanks for saying it, RobN! So true. Some of the people on this thread are more terrifying than any Twihards. Their hate for a random woman they’ve never met is freaky. I’ve never seen threads more insane than the Celebitch Cumberbatch threads, and it’s disappointing, because usually the threads here are really rational. But for some reason the Cumberbatch threads always end up with 50 million comments hissing at Sophie and crying about what a terrible mistake Benedict is making.

        Newsflash: it’s his life. Maybe he’s marrying a woman he loves, maybe he’s not. Maybe he’s happy, maybe he’s not. But stop being insane. It’s creepy.

      • Lauli says:

        Thanks Robn, jammypants and others,

        finally some sense. I think the overinvested fans have gone too far with their hatred.

      • Kat says:


        The good thing about this site is that it’s largely populated by intelligent people who want to no fawning or sycophancy.
        I’m really sick of nannies, who are entirely and disturbingly over invested themselves invading and insulting people who, like every other normal adult, have their own opinions on people’s work and behaviour and aren’t foaming at the mouth with faux compliments for someone associated with someone they’re obsessed with.
        This is NOT hatred and everytime an obsessive fan tries to play that card, it just exposes them for what they are.

      • jammypants says:

        @Kat, but who are the nannies? I’m not even a big Benedict fan and don’t get the fuss over Sophie, who, to me, is a famous actor’s fiancee. I usually don’t post in the Ben threads anymore because they are the same, post after post. You can’t even tell them apart anymore. It’s the same discussions ad nauseum. This is probably the first Ben thread I actually fully participated in a long time. The questions I asked are legit curiosity over what’s the fuss. The comments I see of other people criticising some users of overinvestment aren’t even Ben fans. No one is telling you to stop having an opinion, but they can have theirs as well. If you want to know my opinion, at least for Sophie, I don’t know much about her and the things I do know based on this site, don’t amount to much. As for Ben, the guy needs to lay low. His PR game blows. Talented actor, but hard to like because he’s contradictory.

  44. anon says:

    Nor to be stupid-I’m in mid midnight crash-who confirmed?

  45. curlsunited says:

    Good for him, good for her, good for me.

    Hope she really is a few months along, as I happen to have tickets for “Hamlet” in mid-September and (sorry, very selfish) fear he might rush off to welcome Little Comet at 7.14 pm.

    • AG-UK says:

      she will have had it by then.. I would reckon Jun/July. He can do the show and get back just in time for the night feed.

      • curlsunited says:

        So female fans will throw bibs and diapers onto the stage instead of bras and knickers? What a relief.

  46. MissMary says:

    Uh, Page six. Seriously. Page Six. His PR hasn’t confirmed a jot, and this is the same publication that swore Beyonce and Jay Z were divorcing and was also found to be accepting payola to run stories. So… maybe she is (not my uterus not my problem) but I’m not going to knit booties based on Page Six. When Karon says “yep, he forgot to wrap that rascal” I’ll get to working on a scrapbook.

    • Linz says:

      @MissMary. All of that!

      I am shocked that some people are taking the Page Six story as absolute truth. Page Six is a Gossip/Tabloid Column, they are not reliable. On Page Six’s Twitter people are slamming them, for posting the story without any sort of confirmation, and for stirring up unverifiable rumors.

    • Ingrid says:

      I will sent them condoms. It’s a tradition in my country.

      (The government sends all pregnant women a free maternity package. Baby clothes, pacifiers, everything. And, yes, condoms. We also send the package as a gift to Will and Kate. Finland! The only country who sends condoms to Royals.)

      • MtnRunner says:

        You give good giggles, Ingrid!

        ETA: why aren’t replies posting in the right place????

      • Ag-UK says:

        Yes what’s up with that?? Posting in weird places ???

      • MtnRunner says:

        Ag-UK…Or not posting at all!!

        Is it unusual for the posh couples to reverse the order of things (baby, then marriage) there in the UK? Among the plebs it’s not uncommon (in the US at least), but curious if this kind of thing is frowned upon among that set and considered lacking class.

      • Kat says:


        People in the UK don’t really have any stigma to non marriage with kids. …But he clearly does

      • MtnRunner says:

        Kat and Ag-UK (posting names since they’re automatically going to the bottom!)

        In response to getting pregnant out of wedlock and whether that has any stigma for the posh in the UK… It would seem that just getting someone pregnant and not getting married at all would make it seem more like it was intentional and therefore more “respectable”. To knock her up and then state the intention to marry comes across as reactionary. For those with access to all kinds of birth control, who have been educated about their options and who supposedly know how to use it, it just comes across as them being sloppy. If both of them were using reliable birth control, the odds of an oops baby are pretty slim.

      • icerose says:

        @MteRunner it is more about how conservative with a big C or religious you are than whether you are posh. Some people might raise their eyebrows but in this day and age it makes little difference to someone’s career as an actress, I think Helen Mirren had a child out of wedlock and that was years ago. I would assume being actors his parents would be a little liberal not sure about hers, But at their age it should make no difference it is not like Comet Sophie’s parents are in line to the throne more the hired help.
        The only reason they may have kept a lid on it was to get past the first trimester and possibly to wait for tests re whether it was a downs syndrome baby but I think those tests happen quite early on.
        Tom me it still reeks of PR or a shotgun marriage-hence the tiny advert in the Times as opposed to a more formal announcement. But I the all the press attention re the campaign, marriage and bouncing baby are all becoming very tedious and he is more than over exposed at the moment and it is becoming a bit of a joke.

      • Kat says:


        I agree. The weirdness of it all and the opinion on the shotgun wedding and his behaviour aside, the way the media is making such a bizarre fuss over all the everyday things he’s doing, is really weird.
        Engagements and pregnancies happen everyday and he’s an actor. That’s all. Not a royal.
        The craziness of the press, who have been doing this with his public appearances too, (the front cover of him and her on the times simply because they ATTENDED the ESAs was just ridiculous), is a pretty high sign that’s some heavy handed PR leaning going on.
        It’s not doing him any favours and it certainly is such a disservice to the film and the story.

      • Angie says:

        @Kat #193

        This probably has been discussed before and I’ve also been thinking for sometime, I’m a business woman, and to me it’s like, when you r not working hard, do the reach for the things you’re going to sell, it will be a disaster. And you always need to keep up with the market.

        I think they made a wrong PR plan at the very beginning, they don’t really know BC, they didn’t pay any attention to his fandom, I feel they don’t even know how it works in social media nowadays, like they r still living in last century, have the illusion that people are still so easily convinced.

        They may not mean to go such far, all the ridiculous fuss and the coverage. They made a move, they thought it would work, then found people r questioning it, and questioning it, and questioning it, they have to do it, damage control, making it up. So I always say, I don’t believe for one second the fairy tale, the “true love”. You only try so hard to convince people because it’s not convincing.

      • Grace says:

        @Angie, can’t see which number your comment is up to now. I agree with your thoughts. Also, most people are gullible. They look at magazine covers and PR photos to past time. (Not saying that isn’t what we are doing.) They wouldn’t look deeper and think: hang on, something is reeking funky here.’ We are being called names for raising questions. It’s not just here or this particular incident; the same thing happens in RL. Pretty much one ring to rule them all; one belly to rule them all everywhere. If an unlikely pair is getting together/married/having a child, you can’t question it without being called a cynic. It’s mind-numbing imo, but that’s what happens when you think differently to the society ‘norms’. That’s why people are so gullible: it’s better/safer to say nice things than to be different. HW and PR people have time/resource on their side; they can afford to test trial and make mistakes. I wouldn’t think so highly of myself and say that my opinions matter to any significant scale, but it’s not far-fetching to say that we collectively as a group – the cynical and disagreeable voices – have been read and heard. They are pretty much tweaking as they go along. Look like zombies on red carpets, fixed; distances between their bodies in photos, fixing… it goes on and on. But from now on, they – the happy couple – will look the part, well, for the most parts, I shall imagine.

      • Angie says:

        @Grace #195
        Was giving my opinion on Kat and icerose ‘s about the media making such a fuss ; )

        And yes, tbh that’s one of the reason I lv sherlock, u c but u don’t observe, and why people can’t just think. But yeah, one of my older friends who I value very much told me, to most of the people, it’s just entertainment, gossip, and as you said, just passing time. They don’t care if it’s genuine or fake, they don’t care about “who” and what may actually happen to that people, it’s just stranger. And yes, that probably is true. I’m not giving my opinion here under the illusion that I can tell other people here, the PR or Ben what’s right or wrong, hell, I don’t even give advice to my friends in RL. We’re all grownups, maybe, some people don’t really know what they get themselves into, but it’s the lesson you have to learn yourself. I think I just can’t suffer fool, LOL. I don’t like the thought that people r so navie and so easily manipulated.

      • AG-UK says:

        I totally agree. I have a friend who was on the pill and got preg. TWICE on it but I thought you must not be reading the instructions take same time every day I think it said. I still didn’t buy it she met, moved in and had a baby in a year. Needless to say it was over several months after the child was born. I just have this feeling he isn’t all that worldly. He is articulate at times and well educated but I think he seems a bit immature on the female front.

      • Ag-UK says:


        No it is common here too and those who have kids together and never marry but friends in the person possibly in his clique they want to be married or feel they should be. I put this in another post but just saw her in an ad for Seat Leon car sure it was her.

      • Lu says:

        Yes, it was she in that SEAT commercial.

      • M.A.F. says:

        It gets like this when there are too many posts. Or your post won’t go through at all.

        **JUST IN CASE THIS GOES TO THE BOTTOM, I’m responding to MtnRunner.

      • Alice says:

        @ingrid. Please send him a couple of cases of super strength. I’m sure he doesn’t want more than one “accident”(sarcasm intended) with Sodious and he may get hard up and desperate occasionally.

      • moodgirl says:

        @Alice – I would be very surprised if he is still hitting that.

      • Alice says:

        @moodgirl. Yeah, doubt he has a ten foot pole. Well, I hope he’s learned to be super careful when he’s getting it on the side.

    • Mikasa says:

      LOL @Ingrid That’s hilarious! You should have sent him a paternity package while he was there in Finland earlier this year so he wouldn’t be in this mess right now.

      • Felice says:

        @Mikasa Wasn’t he being a whiney bitch in Finland though? (I say that like it’s a new thing)

      • Ingrid says:

        Felice, No. I never heard anything like that (although wouldn’t blame him, February in Finland sucks). I think that was Poland?

        Mikasa, I know. I should have done. And he was basically staying at my parent’s backyard (still haven’t really gotten over that fact). So what I’m saying is… this whole mess might my fault. Sorry about that.

      • tasha_nat says:

        OMG, maternity packages from the government! That sounds awesome. 🙂

        Oh he was so cute in those pictures from Finland (the BA magazine, High Life) with the car, and the dog petting. His hair was gorgeous. I’m slowly beginning to accept that he will never look that good or that happy again.

      • MissMary says:

        Nope. He is now SodiousBatch, super serious actor man. With a dwindling fan base and zero respect from a lot of his remaining fans because he’s sold his private life out.

      • Madly says:

        His priority has always been his career, principles and privacy go out the window. He doesn’t just want the nomination, he wants the win and will do whatever it takes to get it.

        I feel for the kid.

      • Kat says:

        I said on the last thread that the most recent interview he gave on having kids he said something about being a godparent and how it was great because

        “You get to have the fun side of parenting without the headache, win win”

        First time I’ve heard him talking about being a parent in any negative terms. I think reality is already creeping on him with this situation. Not to mention he’ll be rehearsing for a very tough play when it’s due.

      • **sighs** says:

        I can’t believe he took on Marvel knowing he had a baby on the way. Not that you can’t do both, but for someone who’s always gone on about wanting to be a father so badly…

      • Ingrid says:

        Sighs, me either. I think he said it shoots after Hamlet in WSJ interview. Didn’t mention LCoZ anymore. If he’s still on board and it shoots in April…uh-oh. I doubt it however.

        Well, he will be exactly as present as a father as he has been as a fiance to a pregnant lady.

      • **sighs** says:

        Ingrid– that’s what’s been so weird about the whole thing to me from the beginning. He so obviously if not dislikes her then is completely apathetic towards the mother of his child. The way he talks about her (the woman I proposed to, the one in my life at the moment)… It’s so icky and (sorry for the pun) strange. I understand that this was an oopsie and all, but, geez, could he at least act like he cares about her welfare at red carpets at the very least?

        The whole thing just reeks.

      • moodgirl says:

        @sighs – The way Benedict relates to Sophie reflects his honest feelings towards her, I don’t think he can be any different than this. And, for a man who in the past had behaved as a perfect gentleman, she must be hell on wheels.

      • Renee says:

        His career is his main priority. Plus he’ll need the money for the inevitable alimony and child support.

      • tasha_nat says:

        maybe that’s why he took it? the marvel paycheck? to ensure a future for the baby? IDK. who knows what goes on in that convoluted brain of his.

      • Peridot says:

        Tasha_nat #133 – I had that exact thought. The timing seems right, so it could be.

      • Mikasa final post on BC thread says:

        Could that have been the reason for stompgate?? I think its wise tho..coz I doubt he’ll ever get another offer like that.

      • Alice says:

        I doubt she’d mind his absence or busyness as long as the checkbook is close to hand. Maybe the Marvel negotiations took so long because he was working out how to defer payments till after the divorce.

      • moodgirl says:

        I hope his naive nature does not extend to his money because he is going to get cleaned out. I also hope his parents have his old room available in case Sophie gets the house. Wouldn’t that be some sh**.

      • MissMary says:

        If he knew. It may be a surprise to him, too. And even if he did know, I’m willing to bet SH had him agree to nannies 24/7–she doesn’t strike me as one iota maternal. Can’t hit the social scene if you’re changing nappies.

        ETA: This showed up in the wrong place… it was in response to Kat, I think…

      • M.A.F. says:

        Maybe he will drop out?

        *this was in response to *sighs.

      • **sighs** says:

        MAF-not likely. His dream is to be a big Hollywood player. And he didn’t sign til December, right? The cumberbun, I think is probably 4-5 months along already.

      • Maggie says:

        Oh for goodness sake loads of very busy actors have families, multiple children and are good dads/mothers.

        He will be based in the UK for the foreseeable future so it is all good.

      • lindy79 says:

        To be fair RDJ and Hemsworth, Renner (snort) have all become fathers since joining Marvel and they film mainly in London so its close to home and these people hire lots of help . I’m not judging him for that.

        Hes lost my respect for so blatantly using such a deeply personal time for column inches and awards.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        lindy79 says: “To be fair RDJ and Hemsworth, Renner (snort) have all become fathers since joining Marvel and they film mainly in London so its close to home and these people hire lots of help . I’m not judging him for that.”

        And Scarlett Johansson and Zoe Saldana have become mothers. And Idris had another child. Paul Rudd has kids and that didn’t stop him from taking “Ant Man.”

      • MtnRunner says:

        Lilac, did you see the new trailer for Ant Man? It’s not selling itself to me… yet. I will trust that you comic book lovers will inform me on the virtues and glories of this particular formicidae.

        ETA: Didn’t post in the right place. *screams at Lilac to look down*

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @MtnRunner, yes, I saw the trailer. I haven’t read the comics and the trailer held no clues for me but the virtue of Paul Rudd will get me in the theater. I did enjoy the Lego Loki Ant Man posters.

      • Alice says:

        He just doesn’t want to co-parent with her and the negativity is creeping out.

      • V.L.719 says:

        Spot on Alice!

      • Abby_J says:

        Also wrong spot! Ignore

      • lola says:

        wrong spot:-)

      • lola says:

        Kat says:
        I said on the last thread that the most recent interview he gave on having kids he said something about being a godparent and how it was great because

        “You get to have the fun side of parenting without the headache, win win”

        First time I’ve heard him talking about being a parent in any negative terms. I think reality is already creeping on him with this situation. Not to mention he’ll be rehearsing for a very tough play when it’s due.

        He also said he’d like to have children OF HIS OWN in combination with SOMEDAY.

        ETA: due to another wrong spot.

      • tasha_nat says:

        Re: dwindling fan base. That sucks, now he’s left with the cake baking, bootie knitting, gift basket giving part of the fan base, who WILL worm their way into his private life. Gag. I am already seeing posts on possible baby names. UGH.

      • Esti says:


        I think this is my very favourite post on any BC thread ever. Yes, I’m sure he’s devastated if the only fans he has left are ones that wish him well instead of freaking out that he got engaged and is going to have a baby, calling his fiancée names, accusing him of CONCIEVING A CHILD as a publicity stunt, and the like.

        And I ESPECIALLY love the “those other fans will worm their way into his private life.” You know, unlike the ones that are attributing nasty motives to him/his fiancée based on facial expressions, trying to lip-read snippets of conversation on the red carpet, following every paparazzi or fan photo of him in his private life and dreaming up narratives of how they prove he hates his fiancée, etc. THOSE are the true fans who would NEVER try to worm their way into his private life. *eyeroll*

      • Kat says:


        Don’t be ridiculous.
        Is it really that hard to comprehend what people are saying? Nobody is freaking out because he’s engaged. In fact, nobody is ‘freaking out’. He’s acted like a nob …the way he’s behaved, the fact he looks utterly miserable (and he does), the fact he’s using this to get coverage in the media and up the chances of an Oscar… Nobody is saying she’s pregnant for publicity, ffs. They’re saying he’s USING it for publicity, and he is. 100%
        ‘Attributing nasty motives’ ???…wth does that even mean?
        He does not look like a man in love who is about to become the father he’s always dreamed of. He just doesn’t. Don’t acknowledge it or talk about it. I don’t care.
        But the blind worship of the weird fans who make him cupcakes, scrapbooks and send presents to his employees are not normal. He also doesn’t need well wishes from a bunch of strangers. He doesn’t care.

      • Esti says:


        *I’m* being ridiculous? You’ve made several dozen comments just on this one post, calling one or the other of them pretentious, rude, smug, constipated, a “fame-hungry twat”, and a douche. Oh, and repeatedly insisting that she got pregnant to trap him and he got engaged to win awards. THAT’S what I mean by nastiness.

        People have absolutely suggested that the pregnancy was an intentional part of his campaign on past posts here, and I’d say on this one too (pregnancy is the crown jewel of his campaign and they’re going to name the baby Oscar? Yeah, that definitely wasn’t implying he knocked her up to further his career). But even short of that particular insinuation, this is full-on crazytown.

        And yes, the blind worship is also ridiculous and I’m sure he doesn’t much want that either. But given the choice between that and the nastiness, I’m sure he’d opt for the former.

      • Kat says:


        Good LORD, what on earth is the matter with you? Calm down and please stop lying.
        Not at all creepy that you’ve scoured my posts. .Yes, I’ve said her work is pretentious and she’s rude and their expressions on the red carpet appear constipated. And? That’s not ridiculous. That’s my perfectly valid opinion. And I have NEVER said on here that she got pregnant to trap to him. Why are you making that up? I said he’s using the pregnancy and the engagement for publicity. So, please enough.

        And people in general are agreeing quite rightly that he has shilled out his personal life for this campaign, hence the calling the baby Oscar JOKE.

        Sweet Jesus.

      • scarf girl says:

        Kat, there will always be people who are blindly loyal. Their personalities are just different. Let them have their marmalade trees and strawberry skies. In other words, they are Hobbits. Let the Rangers of the North be aware of the power PR moves actors use to get ahead. And the things women do for security (although I am not convinced SH trapped anyone; I think they were both stupid, he panicked due to Oscar campaign and at some point decided to pimp out his private life for press and exposure).

        Anyhow, I am so grateful it is his life and not mine. Hope it is better on the inside than it seems to be on the outside, or the stress of Hamlet in addition to being a new husband and father will suck.

        Leaving it at this: truly hope the baby always feels loved and wanted throughout its life. And is healthy.

      • FirstTimeCaller says:

        Anyway, gossip time. I met someone a while ago who has a very posh friend back in the UK who has ran in some of the same circles as a lot of actors. Doesn’t really know them well, at least not anymore since she lives in Colorado, but has met some of them and heard a lot of gossip from her friends back in London. (I know I’m just a stranger on the internet, who heard it from someone else, but hey, this is a gossip site, why not gossip?) I was at a company party that my parents dragged me too. Youngest person there by about a decade. I was sitting in the living room watching TV because I couldn’t drink and being sober with a bunch of old obnoxious drunk people is hell. This drunk girl (Posh Friend, though she’s not a ‘friend’ at all) comes in, starts watching TV with me which was weird as hell. An ad for TIG came on and she starts laughing and At that point, I’m pretty fucking annoyed. Then she tells me it’s weird seeing people she knows on TV. YEP, SHE KNEW BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH! I’m not a Cumberbitch, but I freaked out and had her tell me everything she knew about him. She didn’t know much about BC, but then she started telling me about Tom Hiddleston and that was super juicy. I’ve never commented on here before, but I have to tell someone and no one I tell in real life really seems to care :((((
        Anyway, this is what she told me about Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston.
        BC: apparently awkward. Very, very awkward. As in so damn awkward some people wonder if he might be an the autism spectrum, though the posh friend doesn’t personally believe that because he’s an actor. She thinks he means well, but can sometimes be a bit rude and a bit classist. Has a tendency of offending people and not understanding why people are offended. He’s educated, but not really an intellectual. Most of his smarts come from a good education. I got the sense she doesn’t think much of him.
        Tom Hiddleston: This is A LOT more juicy because the Posh Friend knows him a lot better. Or, I guess, she knew him a lot better when they were younger, not so much now. They both went to Cambridge and hooked up. Unfortunately not much more than kissing. But apparently he was a good kisser. Had a lot of female friends he would flirt with a lotBig time partier back in the day. I asked if she knew if he ever used, and she said a lot of posh kids do use when they’re younger. Lots of money, little supervision. But she said he wasn’t a heavy user and it was just party drugs. That still managed to scandalize me though. I asked him if she thought he was smart or if he just had a good education like Benedict. She made this face and went ugh. Apparently he was very smart. And not just smart in somethings but in everything and it used to annoy his friend group. He’d never study, partied all the time, but he still got ‘good marks and always said brilliant things in his papers’ And all his friends would study hard and didn’t get grades like he would. Ummm… Not too much more. She said he was a giant dork but flirted hard with girls so he kind of got away with it. Now she doesn’t hear from him as much, but it seems like he’s still a bit of a ladies’ man. Dates a lot, but she says they’re usually not very serious relationships. He’ll date one girl for a bit, spoil her for awhile, and then moves on to the next one. NEVER cheats though. The Posh Friend wouldn’t go into detail, but it was insinuated his strong stance on cheating has something to do with his parents… That was one of the juicer bits, can’t believe I almost forgot that. She said her friends have told her that his flings usually aren’t young twenty-some models which shocked her. They tend to be close to his age and have their own careers that they’re ‘established in’. A lot of people in the circles he runs in like to joke that he has jungle fever. Posh Friend says she thinks that it’s a bit gross to say that, but from what she knows of him, it does have a bit of truth to it. He likes short, curvy women and did date a lot of brunette women and WOC when she knew him in Cambridge (Posh friend herself is a bit short and looked biracial. And if I’m talking about what she looked like, I’ll add she was very pretty, but kind of baby faced. I think she was a lot older than she looked). But he’s dated ALL sorts of women.

        Well, that’s it! Take this with as many grains of salt as you want, but I just thought I’d share since I know these two are popular here

      • FirstTimeCaller says:

        Couldn’t save my edit. Forgot a few things:
        ETA1: FORGOT THE MOST IMPORTANT PART: I asked her about him getting engaged and she said she wasn’t too surprised because he’s getting in the age where he’s either going to settle down or not. She did said her UK friends were surprised at how quickly they got engaged. When she heard, she assumed she was pregnant, so if she’s wrong about everything else, she at least got that one right. I told her people thought the engagement was fake. She didn’t say it was impossible, but she did say that her money was on a pregnancy because if Benedict was really dumb enough to get into a fake relationship, it would have been with someone more interesting than her. She called Sophie dumb and a bore.
        ETA2: not very interesting, but I was editing already so I may as well mention this. I asked about the ‘this is what a feminist looks like’ Elle thing. She hadn’t heard about it. She has no clue if Benedict really is one, but she said Tom was plausible. She could see his mom being a bit of one and she said his little sister as a ‘riot girl’. (Not sure what that means.) I also asked if Tom and Benedict were really friends, and she shrugged and said they could be, they both liked to party. So I’m presuming they aren’t really ‘good friend’

      • madison says:

        Thanks for sharing this)))

      • Lu says:

        @FirstTime Caller@167, did you ever post on Datalounge? This all sounds familiar. I don’t mean that you picked it up from DL, I mean that this rings true with what I’ve read from another poster who knows both people slightly (was in the same circles). So I believe you.

      • FirstTimeCaller says:

        @Lu Never been on Datalounge. But that is interesting. Could you link me the post? Maybe Posh Friend posted on there?

      • Lu says:

        @FirstTimeCaller, gosh, sorry, I can’t. It was in one of their super-long threads about him. The thing about Cumberbatch and DL is that last year, they had multiple invasions of IMDB-type fannies, which they hate, on any thread that mentioned Cumbers. (It’s a gay message board and many of the men don’t appreciate hetero women invading and colonizing with that particular point of view.) So, once that happened, one of the posters would keep posting a transcript of the Monty Python “Spam” sketch over and over until the thread reached 600 posts and automatically closed. Thus, most of the threads on BC are 600+ posts long and it would be almost impossible to sift through. However, I notice that your post was just quoted on the “Benedict’s Third Testicle” Tumblr, and the host of that Tumblr was reminded of the DataLounge poster, too. 🙂

      • sad DSA says:

        @FirstTimeCaller: Carry on. I approve of this masterpiece of a smear campaign, have the voters thinking he’s just playing a version of himself as Turing (although he is totally not on the spectrum).

        Kudos to the nonny that brought this autism post to our attention on Tumblr.

      • Abby_J says:


        For some reason this doesn’t appear to want to go under your actual post, but this response is to your post, numbered 156.

        I love you. That is all.

      • gg says:

        The only ones REALLY happy about this are:
        1. Sophie Hunter
        2. Harvey Weinstein
        3. The Barbican, because they have a no-returns policy for Hamlet

        Oy vey…..

      • Mikasa says:

        You forget Mama-Huntress!
        Wish I could say the same for Wanda…but she’s almost 80 and I think she’ll take anything as long as its BCs.

      • moodgirl says:

        I think his parents are so disappointed for him because they know he is not happy.

      • Claire says:

        This has occurred to me but at this point I think it’s wishful thinking rather than reality. He’d be the first celeb to have a fake official pg announcement if she wasn’t really.

        I’m respectedfew on twitter if I stop coming around

      • Claire says:

        This has occurred to me but at this point I think it’s wishful thinking rather than reality. He’d be the first celeb to have a fake official pg announcement if she wasn’t really. But he should really get a paternity test. In another post here I gave my twitter if I stop coming around and anyone wants to drop a line

      • Iheartgossip says:

        What have they said? I’ve not read how his parents are feeling. He seems happy to me.

      • Alice says:

        @Iheartgossip. How long have you followed Ben? The BC of the last 3-4 months is not a happy man compared to the BC we have watched for 8-10 years or longer. As for his family(and friends) there has been dead silence. Not a peep. Her family meanwhile, especially Mum, chirp away to the press like canaries.

        Immediately after the announcement in the Times, Amanda Abington and Simon Pegg tweeted back and forth some snarky comments directed at BC until one suddenly said, “Let’s go to text.” And shut down. They saw something was odd about the situation immediately as did most of us.

        This is not a love match. He may(or may not) want this baby, but he definitely doesn’t want the woman, IMO.

      • moodgirl says:

        Oh no. The pregnancy was just announced on E!.

      • @moodgirl
        Comment #152
        Lol. This is gonna get GOOD.

        I’m firmly in the camp that this was an oopsie baby, and he’s trying to do the ‘right’ thing……and doing the ‘right’ thing nicely coincided with his Oscar rollout. Which, sure. Fine; no shame in the game, and it’d be ridiculous if he was keeping her hidden away, when they’re engaged and she’s pregnant. But I DEFINITELY think that he’s miserable. Engaged people do not act like that. Like I am a shy person, but I also grin like an idiot when I’m excited/really happy about something.

        And I don’t think Benedict is like Tommy Lee Jones (grumpy grumpster)–from what little I’ve seen of his private life, I’ve never thought he was super serious all the time–I liked that he had the looks of a snooty aristocrat (esp. in a suit), but wore ridiculous clothes in his downtime (fisherman’s hats, shorts, sandals), and acted goofy while having fun (like his dancing at a friend’s wedding; he can’t dance, but he was having FUN)… yeah. That’s why I think he’s miserable; she’s disconnected. Neither of them even look like they like each other. And they’re both comfortable with cameras,etc.

      • Cate says:

        @Virgilia Coriolanus, I think that’s indeed what’s happening here. And I think he’s trying. And will keep on trying. And he’ll be v. happy about/with the baby, but I just don’t see the ‘great love’. It’s just a matter how long he’ll keep on trying and what the baby will do with their relationship. Time will tell!

      • A says:

        @VC (155)


        I hate to be a bash-BC killjoy but this was his best option image-wise and for the kid, who will Google someday, if we’re talking unplanned.

        Can’t say the baby is unplanned, can’t hide them and look like you’re ashamed, either. Might as well make it look like non-accidental.

      • moodgirl says:

        @Alice – Let us hope that Ben chooses the only honorable, common sense solution: Agreement to co-parent and child support. Now that he has been burned he should know what the future holds if he marries her. If you are in a hole quit digging.

      • lola says:

        @moodgirl (to#154)
        He’s done all the stupid things he really shouldn’t have, so I would guess it’s going to be a marriage with no prenup. What an idiot.

      • Peridot says:

        @Moodgirl – Oh, I like that! “If you are in a hole, quit digging.” I’m going to use that, thanks.

      • MissMary says:

        LMFAO! *ahem* Totally forgot about the Barbican. I wonder how many nannies will be there to throw booties on the stage?

      • moodgirl says:


    • Kat says:

      What’s payola?

  47. minx says:

    I’m pegging her at least 4 months, maybe even 5.

    • Mikasa says:

      the timeline makes no sense tho. Wouldn’t he have gotten over his mistake and at least be happy about the pregnancy now? He still looks miserable on red carpet and he is shading his baby mama like hell. Seriously tool and assets? Why didn’t he just call her his broodmare?! If he knocked her up he has no good reason to be pissed about it….she on the hand looks happier compared to their first two red carpet appearance. Also she’s been drinking alcohol….!!

  48. H says:

    I’m a Sherlock fan, but not a BC fan, if that makes sense. If BC really loves this woman, good for them. Congrats and all that. I think photographic evidence makes that assumption if-y though. Ben looks like he’d rather be anywhere else but beside his soon-to-be bride. I’m holding on for wedding pics until I come to a final conclusion.

    I think the hold up on a wedding will be a pre-nup. Whether BC loves her or not, if he’s smart he’ll get an iron clad one. Jeremy Renner married his baby mama and she’s going for broke in their divorce, which anyone could see before Renner secretly married her was a bad mistake. I hope the same doesn’t happen to BC, not because I like the guy, but b/c I don’t want my Sherlock airing schedule messed up if he’s knees deep in a very messy and public divorce and child custody battle.

  49. Andrea says:

    Once we get confirmation, I’d like to hear what the psychics on the board say…

    In addition, i think he clearly is a trapped man if she is indeed pregnant(he is showing all the signs of it with his mannerisms) and he is simply doing the honorable thing. Don’t worry rabid fans, it never ends well in that scenario and he will be “free” at some point. You’d think at 36, you’d be able to take some birth control responsibly.

    • Mikasa says:

      Which makes me wonder if it was deliberate….
      But he’s not without fault, so goodluck to both of them.

      • moodgirl says:

        Deliberate? Come on Mikasa. This is a perfect example as to why birth control is so damn important.

      • Andrea says:

        I agree, this and any other oopsies that have a man reacting like this are why birth control should be heavily practiced and why no partner (male or female) should “talk into” the other partner into having a baby.

    • ES says:

      The psychic says Ben and Sophie are a good match, very attracted to each other and she is not a player but he is. Whatever it is worth.
      Also, all of them – Ben, Sophie, Olivia are water signs. These are not your”warm” people. Ben and Olivia are both actors, they play for the public. Sophie is a Fish, so even less of “warm” person so she probably doesn’t even have a clue how to play it. if she wanted to .
      This is why you are all getting this ” they look miserable”. Ben is probably over his head, nothing to do with Sophie.

    • kai says:

      There is absolutely nothing honorable about marrying someone you don’t love to protect your own reputation, if that’s what it is. Taking responsibility for a child he helped create also isn’t honorable, it’s the only acceptable thing to do. It’s normal. I hatehatehate this “trapped man”-bs.

  50. solanacaea (Nighty) says:

    Well, if true (lol) congrats to them…if not, congrats to them…
    I’ve grown tired of the two of them and her attitude and his also… They’re so good for eachother…

    Side note: RIP to the journalists from Pariense newspaper Charlie Hebdo… God bless them…

  51. Angie says:

    By the way, I saw it in weibo today, someone puts the four RC pics together, you could see how stiff she was and how smug she is.

    • Mikasa says:

      can you send it to sogo please. also what are they saying on weibo about this whole pg thing?? I’m curious if chinese fans will be affected by this. they are probably his biggest fans in terms of quantity.

      • Angie says:

        Just sent to SoGo ; )

        As to fans here, unfortunately as far as I’ve seen, all fannies and nannies, and all of the BNFs r die-hard nannies, though a small part of them (BNFs) probably don’t really like her IMO.

        And tbh, I was hoping he would never come here as he would probably be very pissed, but hes dr.strange now, hope his campaign skill has improved greatly by then.

    • gg says:

      I think SoGo would love it, I think she may have also found her final “screw you”send off song to the nannies 🙂

      • Ingrid says:

        SoGo has really been a trooper through all of this. I should go and send her my heartfelt thanks but I have a suspicion she might be reading this *wink wink*

  52. Granger says:

    From what I understand, BC’s mother and father started dating when she was still married to her first husband. So BC was hardly raised by puritanical zealots who told him that if he gets a girl pregnant, he absolutely MUST marry her regardless of how he feels about her. Yes, I think they’re rushing into marriage and parenthood (if that part is true) and I think the whole thing has taken him by surprise, but to me, he just seems more “deer caught in the headlights” than disgusted, or angry, or revolted by her. Call me naive, tell me again that he clearly can’t stand Sophie, but I just don’t see why, in the year 2015, a man BC’s age would attach himself to a woman for whom he felt nothing but disdain. He must see *some* kind of future with her, otherwise why bother getting engaged? Can someone really be THAT old-fashioned???

    Now, whether their marriage lasts is, of course, another story.

    • AG-UK says:

      Maybe the shock of it all and he is still processing it, as talking about kids and family and having it actually happen are 2 different things. Kids are great but they are NO walk in the park especially for someone who has that sort of job. Would be awful if both were as busy as each other. I too don’t think he would do all of this and not expect to be with that person for good or in his mind for good. Then on the other hand, but I guess these are celebrities. most don’t seem to grasp the idea of contraception. If it were me and I don’t care how hot I thought he was or who he was unless my main goal was to have a child then I’d be very careful. Could have just thought what the hell lets give it a go and see what happens. WHO THE HELL KNOWS only they do.

  53. Ingrid says:

    BTW, today’s Setlock pics: No Sodious apparently, Ben looking like a thunder (with his Dunlop product placement) and Martin’s middle finger umbrella.

    Seems everyone is in a very good place at the moment. *snort*

    • Kat says:

      Oh GOD, I’ve only just made the dunlop connection. Lol

    • Angie says:

      read some setlock in weibo today, said Martin s cute, Ben s cold *shrug

      • Grace says:

        In other news, water is wet *yawn* If I didn’t know any better, I’d think Ben was expecting: he’s got the bump and the mood swings to prove it. 😉

      • Felice says:

        and I guess the Mail was there harassing him about the pregnancy RUMORS?

      • Angie says:

        @Grace considering he has quitted smoking and hasn’t been drinking for some time? LOL

      • Ingrid says:

        Felice, well that’s what you get when you start playing these PR guessing games. I bet the cast and crew are thrilled that he dragged this little side project of his to their workplace.

      • Kat says:

        if one person even hints at ‘poor ben’ over reporters turning up there, I will go nuclear. This is his plan. It’s been 100% orchestrated and that’s why she posed for the photographers on Saturday night.

      • Ingrid says:

        Kat, happened already.

        Wait, I get my hazmat suit on first…. Ok, nuclear, go!

      • Kat says:

        Oh for fu…………

        What is wrong with these people? This blows my mind???!
        I tell you what .. This mess has really woken me up to how easy it is to play the public. They really just don’t see what’s staring them in the face. How can anyone NOT think that this has been planned and her ‘look at me don’t look at me’ wasn’t choreographed? And purely done for whipping up the media.

      • Linz says:


        He hasn’t given up smoking or drinking.. 🙂

      • solanacaea (Nighty) says:

        Maybe the Dunlop comes from drinking and smoking even more to forget?? 😛

      • KT says:

        Reporters coming to the set started last year. It was a circus either way.

        Cumberbatch is usually not social on the Sherlock set except toward the end of filming blocks, although I did see a few photos of him smiling at fans and looking like death.

      • j says:

        its funny, the umbrellas. it’s not just dunlop, some of the cast have android logo ones?

        free umbrellas

  54. Yeses says:

    Ah, the jewel on the oscar campaign crown…well played …I hope it’s a boy and they name him Oscar….if the shoe fits…..

  55. Winnie says:

    Is there anyone like me here who had an issue with this guy from the beginning. What people are saying now and the backlash so to speak, I saw from the beginning. I’ve never bought his image. I think he is quite cunning and a game player in every aspect. I don’t get a sense of warmth from him. I don’t believe the image he portrays is who he really is. I think he is bitchy, egotistical and obnoxious. I think he knows exactly what he’s doing with everything he says, playing on the things that are making women fall for him. I.e the sex talk, intellectual speak.

    People talk about the charisma, I’ve never seen any. It’s funny because my sister was talking about him the other day and she asked me why people like him, and I listed things people like about him and she scoffed at the charisma thing. She thinks he has none. People find his voice sexy…..has anyone heard alan rickman?? He plays the aw shucks me card but he’s the one who’s contrived it. He knows women find him sexy (I don’t) and does all this on purpose. He’s the kind that want to steal a woman from her husband just because he is who he is. (Unusual looks, shakespeare etc) I wouldn’t be surprised if he has a lot of women.

    In terms of acting granted I haven’t seen much, but I don’t think there is anything outstanding about him. As much I hate sean penn, the man is one of the best and his performances stay with me. Benedict is always trying way to much.

    At the roundtable, honestly I forgot he was there, if he wasn’t it wouldn’t have made much of a difference. Michael Keaton, Tim Spall and Eddie, that was charisma, sincerity and humbleness. They were natural whereas I really felt Benedict was observing, manipulating and had an agenda, he wasn’t truthful.

    I really can’t stand him, he’s at the top of the populist chain, there is no mystery or anything interesting about him. I like underdogs. To me it says a lot about a person if they go crazy for him. Elitist, vain, popular kids. I like those who don’t see the big deal in him as that means they aren’t falling for the plan. People/women who are a lot more deep, sensitive and who can see other people hearts instead of status and education and looks.

  56. maudfricker says:

    The pregnancy has been confirmed by a rep

    • Ingrid says:

      Congratulations! Should have put a condom on it!

    • Miss Melissa says:

      I knew it. Oops baby.

      I have to give him props for trying to do the decent thing. Too bad it’s going to blow up in his face.

      Good luck Ben! You are tied to this chick for the rest of your life!

      • **sighs** says:

        I’m sorry, but what a complete dumb@$$. He managed to not get anyone pregnant for 38 years, and then knocks up someone he probably went on a few dates with?
        Good luck with that, Ben. You guys look so happy together. I wish you….whatever the heck it is you were thinking you wanted.

      • Renee says:

        Underneath all the veneer of intelligence is a grade-A dumbass. Way to go, BC

  57. Linz says:


    She is pregnant. His Reps confirmed it to ET Canada. CumberbatchWeb Retweeted it.

    Engagement announcement in The TImes.
    Pregnancy Confirmation -ET Canada

    So private and classy…. lol

    • MissMary says:

      I wish the *child* all the best in life. Them? Not so much because I have zero respect for the famewhoring. Zero. I honestly hope that, if they marry, they don’t split like I think they will (I’ve been wrong so far lol) but if they do… well, not my alimony payment. I hope the best for the kiddo.

      • Renee says:

        MissMary. Zero respect for the famewhoring they engaged in. Hope for the best for the child. They are disgusting, IMO. This guy is the definition of douche. What atrocious behavior on his part from the beginning of all this. I was totally wrong about him. My bad.

      • Cee says:

        I wish I had been wrong all along, seems I wasn’t.
        Good luck kid, your parents will surely love you even if they are willing to sell themselves for a little bit of fame.

      • **sighs** says:

        I’m already wretching thinking of the baby pictures in the massive Hello! spread you know they’re going to do.

      • Miss Melissa says:

        Sophie’s mom did say “watch this space!” in October, didn’t she?

        Three guesses as to who was the first to know she’d been knocked up?

        Silence from Tim and Wanda. They must be thrilled… (ahem, not).

      • Felice says:

        No one personal is commenting period.

    • Kat says:

      Course she is. I absolutely knew this would happen. He’s waited and played this as his trump card in the Oscar campaign. If that isn’t disgusting, I really don’t know what is.
      What a total douche. Remind me why again I ever thought he wasn’t a fame hungry twat?

      And if anyone thinks this anything but a forced shotgun wedding, then they are kidding themselves. Since September he’s looked almost ill and dead eyed. And he doesn’t seem to want to be anywhere near the mother of his child. They look like business partners at best.
      Good luck with the future, pal. You’re going to need it.

      • Angie says:

        this, and I’m off to bed now ladies *yawn

      • MissMary says:

        But he’s so private and old fashioned! *gasp* You mean he’s just a fame hungry tw*t? (sorry, couldn’t resist) Yeah nothing will ever convince me they didn’t sell their entire relationship for PR–they can be married and dancing in clover till Doomsday and I will side eye the f*ck out of them over how they’ve done things this past year. Anyone want to start placing bets on the date of the split and custody agreement? (I kid, I Kid… mostly.) If he ever bitches about his privacy again, I will roll my eyes till they pop out of their sockets.

      • moodgirl says:

        And this is precisely why, as his fans, we should support him. I know I can be hard on him but the guy is stuck between a rock and a hard place. He carried out his campaign with two goals in mind – to win awards for his work and not look like a horny jerk with a knocked up girlfriend. He would have made it if not for his baby momma who had him by the balls.

      • Felice says:

        Please let them go on Jeremy Kyle.

    • tasha_nat says:

      Ugh. Sigh. So much for being private. He’s pimped out his private life.

      I will roll my eyes so hard the next time he complains about his privacy.

      • Kat says:

        He can no longer complain about privacy. He’s completely given up that right.
        I decided that after his carefully timed engagement announcement but now? …..STFU.

      • KT says:

        Well, I hate to be that person, but that’s not entirely true.

        Sure, he should expect and tolerate more innocuous intrusion, but he still has the right to decide what to give out to the public, as in, we’re still not entitled to his medical records or anything.

      • Kat says:

        No, of course we’re not entitled to medical records etc.. But we mean that, if complains about intrusion into his personal life, he’s not going to have a leg to stand on. He’s used it for his own gain.

      • KT says:

        Kat, he’d still have a leg to stand on in some cases, is my point. It depends on what the intrusion is.

    • Cate says:

      Just ugh. All the best for the baby, but how he handled this…yuck. One day before the voting for Oscar nominations closes. Wonderful. Now can Eddie win? Or anyone else for that matter. Shame he felt he had to work it this way. And getting engaged because of your GF being pregnant? Well…
      Good luck with your ambition…

  58. Maggie says:

    Congratulations to Benedict and Sophie. The pregnancy has been confirmed.

    • alice says:

      He looks over the moon. Sarcasm.

    • Mikasa says:

      whoop! Whoop! I remember back at Eggsy after the engagement ad somebody said he was getting everything he wanted so I assumed then that they were expecting. It was soo not planned because the previous source said they didn’t get serious til late summer so late August or early September and that’s when the sighting ramped up. Probably After he found out she was preggers! I wanna feel happy for him but I don’t. In fact I feel sorry for both because judging by their red carpet appearance it’s obviously been a rocky relationship. Hope they manage it somehow and find stability once the baby is born.

      • Ingrid says:

        ITA, Mikasa.

        The only slight hope I can think of is that maybe they have already figured out co-parenting stuff etc and engagement is just to make this look good for a while. But I’m more willing to believe that they are currently trying (and failing). And I no longer care…

        Ladies, it has been a pleasure. Hope to meet you all in some other threads but I need a Cumberbatch break now.

  59. Hotpockets says:

    This engagement/ coupling shows that Cumberbitches are on a whole nother level of obsessiveness than Twihards. *runs and hides*

    • ScottyisaRelic says:

      But these are older women than the Twis. Imagine that your mom is writing these comments.

    • Iheartgossip says:

      Even HE has shared, in interviews; that he is afraid of the ‘fans’. So, he’s spot on there. They both better hire bodyguards cause weird stuff happens everyday.

      • Kat says:

        Iheartgossip, why have you only watched his interviews? And why from his interviews do you care or know enough to leave an overly gushy message about him here?

        I think it’s the uh…overfriendlies, shall we call them, that he’s always had an issue with. Buying him clothes, baking him cakes, making him scrapbooks..
        I think being called a dick on here wouldn’t worry him.

  60. Claire says:

    That’s it. I’m done with him. The guy who sold out his soul and calculated the details of his love life to a campaign. “The love in my life at the moment” about the woman he knocked up. What a prick.
    If I don’t stick around, it’s been nice knowing all of you.

    • Ingrid says:

      I will miss you all *hugs and kisses*. I’m taking a break as well.

      You might find me on Hiddles and Hunnam threads someday…

      • Mikasa final post on BC thread says:

        he certainly topped both natalie portman and anne hathaway!
        hopefully his career won’t follow them…
        but if it does I’ll salute him coz that means he’ll have more time for his family.

    • Angie says:

      Me too, =3= <- hv no idea if u use this kind of sign, it's kiss to us ; )

      I'm feeling a bit relived tbh, the shoe dropped finally and I'm done.

      I posted on Eggsy once that I wasn't sure if I would see hamlet and I know some people may think me being ridiculous, but it isn't really that easy for CN people to travel overseas, so… and I don't want to c anything related already. Well, I guess I'll just let it be.

      It really is a pleasure to meet you all =3=

    • moodgirl says:

      Aren’t we fans? Can’t we support him when it is obvious that support is what he needs? He has been miserable for months, don’t kick him while he is down.

      • Janet says:

        FFS do you live inside his head? You’ve posted several dozen comments insisting that he is miserable when you know absolutely nothing about how he feels about anything.

        If YOU are miserable that he’s engaged and his fianceé is pregnant, that’s your problem, not his.

  61. lindy79 says:

    Nothing will convince me the proposal wasn’t because she was pregnant. Nothing. Hes a complete fool.
    She’s clearly 4-5 months. She will have been pregnant for about 70-80% of their relationship when baby comes along. That bodes well.

    The dress and coat holding and marching through the airport was nothing but PR so he’s used this. Well done mate, you’ve sold your soul for Hollywood. Now own it and stop banging on about press intrusion you hypocrite and stop acting like a prissy twat when anyone asks about it.

    watch…the PR will start to spin this as planned. They reconnected, it was so right they decided to start a family immediately. As you do.

    • **sighs** says:

      Right? He simply has no right to talk about press intrusion at any point from now on. I sure hope he’s happy.

      Oh the tangled webs we weave….

      • lindy79 says:

        If people can show me one picture of them where they’re looking at each other and genuinely beaming with love and pride….as any couple expecting and engaged should look.

        I never thought he hates her, i never thought he even dislikes her. Just that he seems….apathetic towards her and certainly not that she is the love of his life. He looks shell shocked and that the weight of becoming a father is hitting home. Its well to wax lyrical about your fantasies but reality is very very different as any parent will tell you. Didnt he say recently he enjoyed godfather because you can hand them back?

        They’re like fond aquaintences. He’s respectful but there is no tenderness there, none. Both their eyes are dead.
        Maybe now its out things will be different but i doubt it.

        Maybe his folks are happy about the baby but not the engagement and media clown car so we may hear from them now the baby news is out there.

    • Mikasa final post on BC thread says:

      I think that’s what disappoints me about this the most. they used everything they could to milk his very private and personal life for an Oscar…yet he still isn’t happy…and I thought Depp had it bad!!

    • KT says:

      It seems likely. I do think Page 6 was Harvey–that’s one of his go-to places–and the delay and pulling from the Telegraph and another paper was Karon. Bit of a tug ‘o war, Karon lost.

      There was no hiding it, however, short of her being completely hidden, but that would be weird.

      • lindy79 says:

        Sophie announced it with that dress and the coat holding /ring flashing. PR just confirmed it.
        Shes not SO far along that it couldn’t have been hidden by clever styling. This was planned to coincide with Oscar ballots closing and the Golden Globes.

      • Kat says:

        Again, lindy. Spot on. That was completely planned – her standing there in a slinky clingy dress on the red carpet. She needn’t have been there or could’ve worn an empire line, similar to the puffy Erdem frights.
        And the airport pics were so staged along with her very obvious pulling out of the coat.

      • KT says:

        @Lindy79–Oh, I agree she was showing it off there, just not sure about the Page 6 leak. Page 6 is definitely HW (also used for Keira and past campaigns), and it’s odd that it was pulled from two major UK papers. That suggests bullhorn locking.

      • j says:

        oh she flashed it, but something was up between the two pr camps re announcing it

        it got pulled from two big uk papers at first, and if hw used page 6 for keira, its possible karon/bc didnt want it confirmed until after the oscars. karon would have been why it was pulled from uk one at first

      • A says:

        The Oscar nomination deadline is tomorrow, but the final voting closes 2/17.

    • Kat says:

      Exactly. Couldn’t put it better lindy. They would’ve been dating for what ..three months?
      And for majority of that he was in LA or Boston.
      Everything’s been timed to the last. I even think she was deliberately pictured holding the wine glass to keep the timing bang on and not arouse suspicion. It’s all so…..ick.

      And nope, not one pic where there’s the hint of warmth and care. People keep bringing up PDAs but it’s nothing to do with that. Even after the walk off after one of their painful photo sessions, he looks angry and dies t even glance at her. Vice versa. And that ‘you’re late’ gif at BIFA, his eyes don’t soften…he just looks annoyed.
      Did you see the video from them meeting on the latest red carpet? They seemed like business associates waiting to go out and lead a seminar.

    • Cate says:

      Hear hear @Lindy79, it bodes well, quite well…

    • Mikasa final post on BC thread says:

      so where was Harvey’s hand in all of this?? Was it BC and Karon holding the reins since late April when the SGF news broke out??

    • moodgirl says:

      You mean SHE used the coat in the airport to bring attention to herself. Just like Stompgate I don’t think he has control over her at all. I think she did it all to cement her position and force his hand.

      • Peridot says:

        ^^^ Exactly

      • gg says:

        Remember that photo of Sophie and Benedict from the red carpet in NYC? Her chin is up in the air and she’s leading him off like a naughty schoolboy to the principal’s office.

        That’s their relationship.

  62. B says:

    Well, I’m honestly disappointed. Not surprised, just kind of sad. I’ve followed Ben’s career since 2008-ish and if you had asked me 7 years ago if this is where we’d be today, I would have laughed at you. But, I should have known something like this would happen when he started the whole “Anti-Cumberbith” thing. In early interviews he liked and reveled in the name. That was just the first step in a long line of career changes that has led him here. I hope he finds it worth it.

    All my best to the child, since that kid is going to need it with two parents who knowingly and willingly sold the early existence of this child’s life for an Oscar.

  63. Mikasa final post on BC thread says:

    I doubt he’ll be hot commodity after this and there won’t be as much posters or threads so now would be a good time to share his life path for this year… coz I am so brain-dead and out of theories!!
    Actually it’s just no fun to guess anymore once all the cards has been laid out… 🙂

    • moodgirl says:

      Mikasa, don’t leave!

    • ES says:

      Astrology says he is an excellent match with Sophie and a bad match with Olivia – both water signs but Olivia is exactly the same sign which is not good. This is in nutshell. If you want to know more, just google it.

      She seems cold because she is a Fish (Pieces) , but they are kind of arrogant dreamers but very loyal especially towards family. Not very practical though.

      In terms of Sophie’s psychic profile – she seems very clean and pure at the core, so whatever bad things you gals think she did, they aren’t intentional.

      Now I am running away so that I don’t get killed on here. Bye.

      • V.L.719 says:

        @ES. Wrong. Wrong. All wrong. Just because (on paper) one SEEMS like a good match doesn’t mean it will play out well in real life. Plenty of people may have compatibility in the short term, but in the long run… if it is not there, it is not there. With the astrology forecasts for both of them, I’m waiting for what happens over the summer this year. Should be interesting.

      • Oh Hey says:

        She’s a Pisces? You take that back! I am too, and I am not cold and not an octopus. She would definitely be giving us a bad name.

      • ES says:

        > She’s a Pisces? You take that back! I am too, and I am not cold and not an octopus. She would definitely be giving us a bad name.

        You wouldn’t know would you, though. You are who you are, you don’t know how to be something else.
        OK. Having said that – people born at the end of February vs. March appear to be less cold.
        This is all very generic, of course, there are a lot of other factors at play.

  64. NoisyBird says:

    This is confusing. Hes getting what hes always wanted, yet hes miserable. They are not a happy couple- that much is clear. Is the general consensus that they are just trying to make the best of their situation? No congratulations from friends yet?
    Best wishes for their baby.

    (dont know why this posted here)

  65. B. says:

    BEST DAY EVER! Congratulations to the gorgeous couple!

  66. Lauren says:

    Why do I feel this will be an Eva Mendes-Ryan Gosling type situation? If he is happy, I am happy. But at the moment, I am really disappointed. The way he spoke about getting married and having a family doesn’t fit his current situation.

  67. Oh Hey says:

    I will now lavish y’all with my ‘I told you so’s’ since I said she was preggers from day one, that’s the only reason he’d propose so fast. No I won’t….but you know I’m thinking it…still wearing the tinfoil hat on the relationship side, because I still don’t think they have one.

  68. **sighs** says:

    Whoever wrote the right time timeline on sogo I think hit the nail on the head. I also think she was kept undercover (all that cloak and dagger crap) so that if for some reason something happened and it wasn’t viable she could be easily let go and no one would be any the wiser.

  69. tasha_nat says:

    Hopefully now that they’ve announced she’s pregnant she can just stay home? Ugh, she’s going to be at the Oscars, dang. So much for a repeat of the happy dorky photobomber we had last year.


  70. Kat says:

    Lol. Annabel Brog has already ballsed up the publicity machine timeline according to SOGO. Maybe BS, will have to wait and see. Apparently she knew about the pregnancy … In August? Sooo…

    Edit: wtf…quick go and look at her tweets, she’s saying he was asking about pregnancy, birth, PND.,, Why would he do that to a journo?! I think this is the infamous PR again. I knew her comment in the interview was sus. And why did she make no allusion to a gf in the interview, but left the cryptic comment at the end?

    • Linz says:

      She knew he was going to be a Dad….in August? He was seen with different women around that time. (Blonde at The National Theatre)

      Why would he ask her about that type of stuff? He has a Mom and a Sister. He has friends who are parents.. That is so weird.

      • Kat says:


        I’m really confused. And I’m surprised nobody else seems really confused. Seriously, there’s something so so weird going on. Her actually being pg doesn’t change how bizarre this all is.

      • Felice says:

        He better not whine about this. His publicists signed off on spreading this everywhere. To quote Queen Raven Symone: “That’s your fault, boo boo.”

        And Ellen, I love you. You’re an inspiration to women everywhere, but I will not be tuning into that show.

      • MaximeduCamp says:

        Regarding why he’d ask her: Not positive but I think that she (Annabel Brog) had recently had a baby? I seem to remember it coming up when someone suggested that they had seen BC with AB and suggested that she was one of the “other woman” he’d been spotted with pre-reveal of SH someone else replied “no, she’s a married journo, who was either pregnant or just had a baby.” I could be misremembering things though.

        Even if true (that AB just had a baby) it’s still odd, but I can also see how the pregnancy/baby questions might have come about.

    • Mikasa final post on BC thread says:

      OMG that Elle editor is soo baity!! But I can see BC doing that, asking questions about it. So if the interview was done mid-aug they definitely had their tryst while in Italy. So she’s gonna be due March-April 2015. Hey didn’t somebody wrote that on Sophie’s wikipedia page??? We had real insiders all along!! Awesome! Now if those insiders could explain the mystery blonde at NT??? What’s up with that? Was he looking for an escapegoat??

    • Ingrid says:

      Karon asked for those. Clearly.

      • Kat says:

        Asked for what, ingrid? The tweets?

        When I read that interview at the time I was very sus that they’d choose to tag that at the end. Very forced.

    • moodgirl says:

      Who is Annabel Brog? Nevermind, of course she is going to say she was in the know. Everyone is going to take advantage of this, ESPECIALLY Sophie. Unfortunately not Ben.

      • MaximeduCamp says:

        Features Editor at ElleUK. She was the one who interviewed BC for the December Elle cover story about him.

  71. Janet says:

    Jesus, what’s all the hate about? I think the guy’s a tool and a phony, but I can still congratulate him and his fianceé for having a baby.

  72. Claire says:

    I’m back for one more proclamation: ask for a paternity test, you sucker.

  73. ellesbelles says:

    I’m going back and forth between feeling very icky, moderately pissed, and very sad.

    Like so many others have said, if he at minimum acted like he LIKED her, I’d be like well, he has his taste in women, congrats and all that crap. The whole thing feels weird, and i don’t like feeling weird.

    I’ll be looking at Hiddles gifs on the Tumblr if anyone needs me, because I need some F***ing Tom Hiddleston therapy

    • Miss Melissa says:

      See you there. Learn from your buddy, Thomas. Wrap it up!

      • Kate says:

        @Miss Melissa (#73)

        Hiddleston doesn’t strike me as the type to want a kid at all. I’m sure he is extra careful as he is equally as ambitious, if not more so, than Cumberbatch.

    • Oh Hey says:

      Me too, elles… too…..third time posting to agree with you. ZZZZZAP!

      • Anne tommy says:

        That’s a bit harsh on Hiddles Kate. One can be very ambitious career wise and still want kids. And it’s easier for men to combine the two. I’m not sure TH has ever discussed the matter – unlike Benny’s a bit daft “broody” stuff – and he has plenty of time to try and sort it all out!

  74. Kori says:

    Don’t know if this has been said because there are a lot of comments but his spokesperson has confirmed the pregnancy.

  75. Felice says:

    BC lost his right to be a whiney bitch about invasion of privacy after this.

  76. Artemis says:

    A slow clap for 2015, it’s already delivering. The meltdown is delicious.

    • moodgirl says:

      I wouldn’t call this a meltdown. More like fans who are temporarily disappointed in someone they admired.

    • Felice says:

      Yeah but it’s getting cold over here. Then again, global warming can cause that.

  77. Grace says:

    So the other shoe finally dropped. Well played, sir, well played.

  78. Lary says:

    Who said that it is his child? Or maybe it’s IVF. We will see Renner v.2

  79. anon says:

    Sorry-in between naps (working tonight). Does anyone else think that Sophie forced this reveal? I mean the 2 real bump pics in Palm Springs show very interesting face and body language on Ben’s part. That and the wedding quote (not planning now) to me forced her hand.
    sorry-not the look of a man in love, no matter how many times I look. Sad-this should be the happiest time of his life.

    • Andrea says:

      I agree it IS sad especially for someone who wanted this for so long. Let’s be frank here (please people don’t go on and on how you met after 2 weeks and fell in love it IS possible but an overall anomaly) after a few months you get your gf knocked up. Many a man would have the face he has (and I have seen men with that exact same face before), especially if you don’t REALLY know the person. And knowing someone socially isn’t really knowing the person. Just because they made a baby doesn’t mean they know one another either. I have seen a few men become trapped in a relationship they were unsure about due to a baby and wanting to do the honorable thing. This is a recipe for disaster. the honorable thing doesn’t make for a happy home. Now normally the man doesn’t want the “surprise baby” but in this case, I think he may not want her. if they remain together for more than a few years, than I was bloody wrong, but I will be shocked if they do.

      • Alice says:

        He said Christopher in Parade’s End was his favorire character. Doesn’t he recall that Christopher did the “honorable thing” and was MISERABLE?

    • moodgirl says:

      @anon – I am in total agreement with your every word and I can’t see why everyone hasn’t caught on. Sophie’s manipulation of the entire situation is obvious.

      • Felice says:

        It’s crazy show smug she looks recently

      • Ingrid says:

        Did a bit of calculations (you can do them yourself) and conception would have been mid/late August. Where was Missy then? Oh… in Scotland sitting in the laps of other men.

        So, dear Benedict, you have been such an idiot, but don’t be now: paternity test!!!!!!

        (consistent with PissyBatch, 12 week threshold and now 5 months pregnant. Due in April-May)

      • Felice says:

        ……wouldn’t that make her unfit to fly?…..

      • Ingrid says:

        Felice, you can fly until 36 weeks (8 months)

      • Claire says:


        And that is my foray into cumberspeak

  80. Channing Potatum says:

    Let’s hope she pops just in time for Oscar week. I want her bump and her diamond rock leading the way as she floats down the red carpet in a ivory pearl silk empire waist gown. I want to see that prenatal vitamin enriched hair glowing in the bright lights and her gorgeous ring resting on her spherical glory.

  81. Ag-UK says:

    Just throwing this out there OT I am watching TV and just saw an advert Seat Leon car and SH I think is the woman in the ad. Maybe I am wrong but she looked v familiar

    • Peridot says:

      Yes, that’s her. She looks more in love with the guy in the commercial than she does with BC.

  82. Charlie says:

    I think Benedict is in for a nice surprise. He will love this kid more than anything in this world.

    • Alice says:

      Certainly more than the mother. Hope his lawyers work out a good custody agreement and visitation rights

  83. Melancholia says:

    Congrats to them. She is pretty.

  84. Reece says:

    This is not just popcorn worthy…*breaks out the Red Vines chips with nacho cheese product and an oversized diet coke*

  85. Renee says:

    He didn’t even walk the red carpet with his pregnant gf at LFF because “they weren’t really together.” what a freaking weird douche.

    • Felice says:

      @Renee #85. Don’t lose sight of those quotes. They’ll come in handy. Contradictions ahoy!!

    • Kat says:


      OMG yeah! ‘They weren’t engaged so no need to ‘show off’? Lol. WHAT?!
      But that begs the question……why?! If the whole thing was completely fake, then I’d understand but there was clearly manipulation going on there by making her arrive so publicly just before him.

    • moodgirl says:

      His embarrassment of the situation started very early. Her manipulation started earlier. I can see it – “If you won’t walk the red carpet with me then I will walk on my own.” Off she stomps. I think she is hell to deal with.

      His people, including his parents, probably knew then that she was pregnant which is why they all ignored her. That is not a good sign. And she didn’t go to the after party because they didn’t want to be bothered.

  86. blended says:

    ok so i will concede that i was completely wrong the whole time. those of you who called it correctly have my admiration. i don’t really know what to say. i think i will now bow out of the fandom. i’ll just look on with morbid curiosity at how this all plays out in the next few years, but i can’t be invested in this man who i thought was the genuine deal. he turned out to be just like the rest them. i still admire his work-his talent is incredible. he’ll have the career longevity he hoped for, as well as this perfectly crafted image, with perfect wife and child in tow. but boy is he going to be unhappy. that’s the price you pay when you want to be one of the hollywood big boys. i just never thought that humble charming guy from just a few years ago would go this route. it’s been great being a part of the fandom, but i just can’t go further.

    • moodgirl says:

      @blended – Don’t leave. We were all guessing but no one really knew what the hell was going on. I don’t think we wanted to believe this ending.

    • Renee says:

      BC is a perfect example of the phrase “Be careful what you wish for.” I had a feeling she was pregnant for a long time but his behavior was so bizarre that I questioned it and figured this might have been a showmance. I hope they both get their act together for the sake of their child. They both have behaved like idiots. Guess that’s what happens when you pimp out your personal life.

      • lola says:

        What i’d say. And I am out of here and I am truly sorry I spent any time on him. That was a waste of time.

        ETA: Oh, and lovely to “meet” you ladies.

  87. Kate says:

    This whole situation squicks me out. I hope that baby will be loved.
    Lost a lot of respect for him.

  88. Anon says:

    I don’t care what anyone says. Something about this whole situation seems off to me.

    I’m shocked that he got her pregnant. He acts like he can’t even stand her, and looks miserable every time he’s near her.

    His whole relationship with her has been nothing but one giant train wreck ever since they got together, and I think it’s only going to get worse from here on out.

    • moodgirl says:

      Maybe, like all of us, he met someone that he really liked but after a while he saw the true personality and it was not what he wanted. It’s not unusual. The lesson is, either delay sex until you confirm your feelings or stop having sex and leave. He had sex too soon and it’s going to cost him big.

      • Brittney B says:

        Or… use protection? Sex doesn’t have to result in a pregnancy.

      • Andrea says:

        I’ve been having sex for many years and am nearly 34 and never a once been pregnant. It is simple: birth control in many different forms.

  89. Camy C. says:

    Congratulation !!! It’s nice that he chose a woman in her mid-30’s like him, to marry and have children. She looks good enough. They seems like relatives (cousins or brothers) but she is definitely more pretty. So let’s hope the baby looks more like her. 😉

  90. hmmm says:

    I’m a Cumberbatch fan when it comes to his acting. Otherwise, I know little about him and less about this brouhaha. I do know he has been broody for quite a while. Even a reserved man would have been beaming endlessly if a child was coming and at the prospect of marriage. I just don’t get it.. He seems embarrassed.

  91. Alice says:

    “I had to go peak on CB and one theory, the Palm Springs pictures were photoshopped. Yes, those pictures you watched on TV didn’t happen. Proof? They had a picture of Eddie and Ben and Ben’s heads was at the same angle as Ben and Sophie. What more do you need? ”

    I had to bring the above over here. Some imdber’s actually believe the photshopping.

    • Claire says:

      Are there any graphic designers or other such pros who can settle the photoshopping issue once and for all? I suppose it’s possible she IS pg and the pics were photoshopped for PR at the same time.
      I wish this was a hoax but I doubt it ladies

      Anyone else on twitter? I’m respectedfew if you want to keep in touch

  92. Erm says:

    It’ll be interesting to see how they interact now that there’s (presumably) nothing left to hide. I’m guessing we will see more affection. I also think her much-talked-about red carpet “storm off” was probably her going off to puke.

    • Kat says:

      I don’t think this nonsense can be any excuse for him looking so detached from her.
      And no, that tantrum at the ESAs was not her going off to puke.

  93. FLORC says:

    He’s appearing overall very happy, expecting his 1st child with his fiance. And yet that’s not enough for some here. He’s still unhappy and trapped by this woman! Hissss, Scowl!!!! He can’t be happy with someone unless his fans can accept he can be happy with someone.
    I think these threads have some off the deep end thoughts on the inner workings of a Cumberbrain.

    • Kat says:


      Prefixing ‘cumber’ to words has become really irritating and childish..but ‘cumberbrain’? Really? That’s what your answer is for people who say he looks like hell?
      Overall he’s happy, maybe. But when he’s with her or talking in a very OTT and stilted, weird way about her he looks anything BUT happy.

      • Janet says:

        Kat, what I don’t get is why are you so hellbent on believing that he is unhappy?

      • Kat says:


        Take a moment and chill out. I’m not hellbent on anything. It’s been discussed over and over again, so why are you asking? If you can’t see it for yourself, he’s looked dead eyed and grumpy for months. Anything he says about her ranges from the odd to the contrived to the downright bizarre. Nobody knows for sure what’s going on, it’s speculation but if you think he looks like a man who’s blissfully found everything he wants in life, you’re kidding yourself.

      • Janet says:

        Kat, I don’t care if he’s blissfully found everything he wants in life. What I don’t understand is why are you so invested in his happiness or the lack of it. You’ve posted umpteen comments on this one thread about how miserable he looks. What’s it to you how he looks? You really need to get a life and stop obsessing about his.

    • The Original Mia says:

      Brilliant as usual FLORC.

    • Lou says:


      “He’s not smiling in this picture! He must be miserable! I’ve never met him, but I know!”

      Kat: he’s always bizarre. He always says weird things. Funny that you jumped right in, though, you proved FLORC’s point beautifully.

      • Peridot says:

        FLORC & Lou – Take a look at every picture of him with SH. What do you see? That is not a happy man.

      • Janet says:

        Peridot — Why do you care if he’s happy with SH or not? He made his choice. Whether or not he’s happy is nobody else’s business.

        Holy moly, I thought the Twihards were crazy but they look downright sane next to the Cumberb*tches or whatever they call themselves.

      • Kat says:


        Please take this scary nannying elsewhere. It’s not a case of ‘not smiling in this picture, so must be miserable’ Anyone can see he’s dead behind the eyes lately. Well…anyone except the craziest of fans, anyway.

        And no he doesn’t always say weird things…certainly nothing like that. I find it hard to believe you or anyone else can’t see that.
        The only point that’s being proved beautifully here, is that nannies will rabidly jump in to claw at the faces of anyone not fawning over him.

        People need to find a new script. The ‘twihards’ comparison is an embarrassment. And please stop pretending you’re not an over invested fan.
        Nobody cares if you don’t agree, but stop being so hideously aggressive to everyone who doesn’t agree with you. Calm down, for thors sake.

  94. lindy79 says:

    Unfortunately in all this, the movie and Turing have been pushed aside for now so lets hope it dies down. Kiera has managed to keep a very low profile during all this and she’s gotten a number of nominations too, wish he’d done the same. He’s gone from a reasonably private person to bumpwatch and pap walks and using his relationship for press and PR.
    Even sites that don’t normally cover him much are calling him thirsty.

    • Ingrid says:

      Yes. My respect for Keira has quadrupled (always respect her anyway). Shows there is a way to manage these things privately and with dignity.

      BTW, saw TIG today. Slightly disappointed (happens always when you go in with too high expectations), it was more like BBC drama than Oscar movie. But important subject and Alan deserves all the recognition in the world. Benedict, while perfect, doesn’t hold a candle to Eddie. Sorry, Otterboy.

      Going to see Birdman tomorrow…

  95. Milly T says:

    Sometimes in life, you will see a child grow up and follow in the same footsteps as the parents . In BC ‘S case he became an actor. More than that, he may be following the same path as the mother who was married, had a daughter, than many years later meet the love of her life, BC’s father. She married him before the birth . I was looking back today at pictures of Ben over the years and I tell you the change in the last few months are amazing . He does not look like a man who is happy. I do hope that I am wrong and maybe he is just under a lot of pressure . But something is just not right with this situation. My wish for them is that they have a healthy and happy baby .

  96. Giffy Lube says:

    time for his flock of fans to let the elastic out of their pants as we they eat their sorrows away

  97. Ruyana says:

    Must be really crowded up there over the moon. So many people go there.

    • Lu says:

      @Ruyana, Sheesh, I am so sick of that expression. Wasn’t he “over the moon” at the engagement, too? When did he come back, or has he been circling around it all this time? Is he like the cow who jumped over the moon? Did the dish run away with the spoon?

  98. Nayru says:

    Getting a woman pregnant that you have only been dating a few months seems pathetic to me. Never was much of a fan but now I just pity his foolishness.

    • Andrea says:

      If it was one of my friends, I would bluntly call them stupid particularly someone in their 30’s who should know better. I’d also encourage co-parenting and getting to know one another but no marriage.

  99. Felice says:

    She’s so lucky, she’s a star
    But she cry, cry, cries in her lonely heart, thinking
    If there’s nothing missing in my life
    Then why do these tears come at night

    Just sayin…….

  100. Josefa says:

    “Low key couple”

    Thank you. I needed a laugh like that today.

  101. Iheartgossip says:

    So happy for them! Babies are always a beautiful thing. I’ve never seen anything he’s acted in, but I’ve seen him on many interviews. He seems like his head is screwed on the right way, that’s always a good thing for celebs.
    Hip. Hip. Hooray!! They seem like a very loving couple and will be excellent parents. Ahhhh true love; it’s a must!

  102. solanacaea (Nighty) says:

    SoGo is shutting down? Oh… It’s also so entertaining… 🙁

    So, I guess congrats are in order???
    *waiting for the next events.. in a few months or so…. *

  103. Sunflower says:

    It’s funny, because I was also thinking of a CDAN rumour from awhile back that said he paid 25,000$ for some company…maybe that’s how they met up again?

    ITA Anon, something is still weird about all this

    • Grace says:

      He pays $25000 for company? Rich people tight Ben? LOL. Would make a funny story but I doubt that’s how they met up again.

    • **sighs** says:

      I would laugh my @$$ off if he “hired” her and she got pregnant. Would explain the shame.
      (Don’t jump on me, nannies. I’m having fun with this)

      • Sunflower says:

        Leave for a few days and now this site is overrun with nannies. What happened? Seems like some people who used to be on the conspiracy train have turned as well.

      • solanacaea (Nighty) says:

        @Sighs Ben wants a wife , maybe a trophy wife, if he wanted just the kid, he could have one without a mother (just thinking about Cristiano Ronaldo, the football player.. he has a son and no one in the world knows who the mother is, and how the kid was conceived, he wanted a kid, got the kid and the rest of the world… f*ck off…)

      • **sighs** says:

        Nighty- you misunderstand. I didn’t mean hire her to have a baby. I meant hire her for sex. And she got pregnant. Oops, I got my escort pregnant. Guess I should’ve wrapped it up. 🙀

  104. Toby says:

    Almost 600 comments! Celebitchy should be renamed cumberland.

  105. solanacaea (Nighty) says:

    Love Ellen DeGeneres baby name suggestions… lol..especially the first 3… LOL

  106. Nikki says:

    He said Sophie was a “helpful tool” and an “asset”. Have not heard such emoting since Prince Charles, asked if he was in love with Diana, replied “whatever THAT means.” Oh dear…not feeling the love here.

  107. ukbound says:

    Wow. Maybe I am missing something. Why all the hate?

    He knocked her up. What was he going to do? He would do the decent thing and at least get engaged. Do you have any other suggestions for him? Is it his fault we are prying and nosy about his love life? He owes us nothing!

    I don’t see what else he could do. Yes, he has been pissy and miserable the last few months, but now we know why. I suspect that she is a bit snarky and that is rubbing off on him, an addition to making this mistake in public.

    I hope he can get a little break and enjoy the fact that he is having a baby soon. Whether planned or not, that is always a nice thing.

    • Kat says:


      But….that’s why people are hacked off with him, because he’s shilling out his personal life.
      People don’t need to pry and be nosey because he’s putting it out there for his Oscar campaign and using the media when it suits him.

      • An says:

        Welp, might as well do what PR wants if he’s just trying to deal with a baby situation in a way that won’t wreck his public life and leave ‘you were an accident’ behind for his kid to find later.

        Actors giving out parts of their private lives is par for the Oscar course, might as well do damage control while you’re at it 🙂

  108. lily says:

    What kind of psychological conundrum explains wanting to marry someone who looks exactly like themselves.

  109. Lola says:

    I feel cheated! All the time lost reading about the “secret GF” when the headline should have been the Preggers GF!!! I am confused, did she direct him in anything theater related?

    • lola says:

      @Hey lola #109
      Hm, I am pretty sure (well almost) there was no other lola when I picked this nick name. It wold be great if you changed yours – at least a bit:-) With all respect:-)

  110. Claire says:

    To recap the pg explains his anger and odd behaviour.

    It doesn’t explain her drinking for the past few months when she didn’t think she’d be photographed. (someone call child protection?)

    It doesn’t explain his sudden shilling of his private life. Unless he cares so little about her and the bub they’re expendable to him and like says, an “asset”?

  111. Dommy Dearest says:

    Oh man, the laughs I’m having over this one.

  112. Abby_J says:

    This is great news for them. She’s quite pretty and he is well…..him. I hope the baby gets Mom’s looks.

    I am so amused by people who say that she somehow saddled him with a child or trapped him. He isn’t some stupid young man who is too inexperienced to think straight. The man is 38 years old and obviously not stupid. In this day and age, there is no excuse for a ‘trick’ pregnancy. Either he is the biggest moron in the world, or the baby was planned or a ‘surprise” (so much nicer than a whoops!).

    Also, I can’t see the ‘miserable’ thing either. Every interview that I’ve ever seen with him, he seems uptight, smug and generally holier than thou. Sometimes funny? Sure, but I’ve never gotten the warm and fun to be around vibe from him, and I actually LIKE the guy as an actor.

    For people who say she is five months along, while I can imagine that she WAS pregnant when they got engaged, I just don’t see her being super far along in the pregnancy. Everyone carries babies different, but I am a thin person and I looked like I was giving birth to a TANK by five months (even though both of my kids were small). Who knows. Maybe she is just lucky and won’t be waddling at 7 1/2 months like me. I hope that for you, Sophie!

  113. InvaderTak says:

    Has THAT blog admin paid us a visit? weird.

    Edit@ This was supposed to be lower in the comments. They are haywire again, as to be expected.

  114. B says:

    Just saw over at Wiki Anon’s blog that she and her PR friend are claiming SH is a high class prostitue hired to do this job coz she’s trusted with her discretion and that pregnancy is fake and there will be fake miscarriage / still born baby after Oscars so everything can return to normal. I mean I think Ben looks miserable too but whaaat?

    • Kat says:

      That stupid site is ridiculous and that person who runs it is just a fool. Anyone can see that, so that nonsense really doesn’t need to be spread around.

  115. tsmiv says:

    I am super late to the party night, but I want to weigh in. I think she must be about 4 months along. I don’t think he knew she was preg at LFF based on their ridiculous ‘not together’ stunt. She must have told him right before the announcement in the paper. I also think they would have kept it a secret a while longer if not for that stupid dress at Palm Springs. We know she did not arrive at Red Carpet with him, so they must have gotten gussied up seperately. He probably had no idea what she was going to wear. I’d be willing to bet she set up the pap shots at both airports too. Did the coat thing, got everybody talking, and forced his/Karon’s hand. I just cannot think he could be happy to have his child announced by tabloids especially the Daily Mail. I truly feel sorry for him. He is screwed.
    I also think he is scared sh*tless about Hamlet. Since the Times announcement everytime he is asked about Hamlet, he freaks out and ends the discussion abruptly. He knows a newborn and Hamlet at the same time is going to be unbelieveably stressful.
    I’m pretty sure that comment about being a godfather and having children someday was at TIFF. It fits with my timeline and shows that he was not planning a baby.

    • alice says:

      LFF was the last time he seemed truly happy. And most of those interviews and photos showing a “sexy” Ben were done in August before everything came crashing down on him.

    • Anonymous says:

      your timeline makes sense but then what would be his basis for the proposal if he didn’t know she was pregger??

  116. Me says:

    @FirstTimeCaller: As you said, this like 5th hand goss twice removed. So, lots of salt 🙂 But terribly interesting nonetheless. Thanks 🙂 I can’t believe the Dragonflies didn’t descend. Guess this Cumbermess is really chasing people away.

    Whatever the narrative, Poor Ben. I think he was strong armed into using all of this as PR. Totally stressful and sucky, if baby is an oopsie. Very sad and frustrating if he finally did meet the love of his life.

  117. Tulip says:

    So it’s officially confirmed! Well then I offer my congratulations and all the best for a healthy baby.

  118. Granger says:

    First, I agree that BC has looked “off” on red carpets over the last few weeks. But I just wanted to post a photo where I don’t think he looks “dead behind the eyes,” as people here keep noting:

    He looks relaxed and happy, he and Sophie have their heads together, and his hand is resting on her shoulder.

    I’ve said it before, I think her pregnancy took him by surprise and I don’t know if their marriage will last, but I would never go so far as to say that he’s universally “utterly miserable,” or that he unequivocally hates her. It’s 2015. I just don’t buy that he’d marry her if he didn’t see some kind of future with her.

    • Lindy79 says:

      That’s where I lean. I said before I don’t think he hates her, just that there is a noticeable difference between the way he is with her and the way he is with friends, colleagues that is hard not to see.
      I agree, I think he’s shell shocked, its all happened very quickly, I truly don’t think they were dating longer than 3 months when she got pregnant (and a lot of that he was out of the country so it might have been casual) and he either thought, better do the right thing, or he loves her and thinks they can make a go of it but wanted to be old fashioned and make it official by getting engaged. It seems strange to me, it’s not 1952 but I’m not him so…

      I do think he and his team have used this though and considering his line on his personal life has always been “fuck off, none of your business” it’s a hypocritical 180.

      • **sighs** says:

        I really don’t think he is even friends with her. Did you see that red carpet video where (I believe it’s the first one) they’re posing, they get done, he walks her over to the side and just leaves her. No words of encouragement, no glances, no smiles. He doesn’t even look at her. Then he sees his co-stars and immediately smiles this huge smile.
        I would think if he’s at least friends with her that he would be a little more understanding on her first huge red carpet after he’s thrown her to the wolves by using their relationship as PR. That to me reads as seriously cold.

      • Lindy79 says:

        Its odd and awkward, not saying it isn’t. I’ve just given up trying to explain the hot mess that it is. Cumberbubs will be here in 4 months (I’m guessing) and they will probably marry, I’m just hoping it’s done quietly come end of Feb.

    • Kat says:

      It’s not just photos, it’s his demeanour around her and the way he reacts when talking about anything related to the engagement.

      I never said that he hates her, but I don’t think there’s any deep connection there. The whole thing just seems too quick and far too rushed. I doubt they’ve even lived together (or certainly not for long) before he proposed. I remember an interview with him mum where she said, after her first marriage, she’d always encourage people to live together first.
      That photo doesn’t sway me at all. I’ve seen fan photos and many other pics with friends and colleagues that look like that. Also a schmoozing industry get together for networking doesn’t strike me as the most natural environment. There also would’ve been alcohol, which also helps.

      Like I say, I’m not saying he’s going to look like thunder in every single photo, but something is generally not right around her.

      • Granger says:

        Okay, all due respect, but aren’t you contradicting yourself when you say this photo doesn’t sway you because it was taken at a “schmoozing industry get-together”? Isn’t a red carpet event also a schmoozing industry get-together?

        I haven’t watched the videos that people have mentioned, so I can’t comment on any of that. But I do know that a lot of analysis of photographs goes on here, so I just wanted to point out that pictures of him looking relaxed and happy DO exist. 🙂

      • Kat says:

        No, I just mean that a celebrity/promo dinner is designed to network and making connections, smiles and schmoozing are the order of the day.
        A red carpet is an event too, of course, but the pressure isn’t there to be more than yourself when photographed. The NYE dinner was very much be seen and be chummy.

        I don’t think that he always looks down in every photo, but there’s been a definite shift in his demeanour and mood and in many/majority photos, he has lost that spark he used to have. He was always vivacious and he just seems….sad somehow.

    • Lu says:

      @Granger, I agree he looks relaxed in that picture, but as another poster said somewhere here the other day when the pictures came out, that’s the same expression and pose he has in most fan selfies. They even joked that he probably had to be talked out of doing “Pointybatch” with her.

  119. Hickup the second says:

    They don’t say how far along she is precisely. Just noting. I like it that they keep it secret – helps against rabid fans and even more rapid gossip.

    • Kat says:

      Well, there’s my first laugh of the day. What exactly about this is ‘secret’ exactly? If they wanted to keep it a secret, it wouldn’t be all over the media now. She announced it in on Saturday by wearing that dress and it was confirmed via a tabloid press leak.
      And why would there be any information about how far along she is in that? Wouldn’t happen. The ‘rapid gossip’ has been willingly fed by his own PR.

      • Claire says:

        Rright, it’s stopping rapid gossip, Kat!!! Bc you know we couldn’t figure out this was an accidental kid by counting nine months back from its birth

        I don’t mind haters. I mind haters with no brain.

        I feel like the man’s been playing us for years and this is really him. How sad.

      • Kat says:

        And let’s not forget that someone on his team also leaked this info initially to ‘showbiz spy’….a couple of months ago? One of the most grotty and low rent gossip sites online.


        I also notice ‘the independent’ threw a bit of shade his way with a comment about how after ‘an old fashioned and traditional announcement in the times, he decided to go completely opposite direction with confirming pregnancy to a tabloid’

      • alice says:

        When she drops the kid about ten months after their first date, it’ll be “premature”. Right

  120. alice says:

    Two interview quotes that must haunt Ben(I’m paraphrasing) “I can’t get just anyone pregnant. It’s got to be the right one. We have to know each other.” and “I can spot them from a mile away(meaning the famewhores who only want him for his fame and money and wouldn’t give him the time of day in oh say, 2009).” It’s just very sad and a bit tacky.

    I said it yesterday, but somehow it disappeared from this thread that he does not need to play Christopher in real life. Doesn’t he remember that Christopher did the honorable thing and was MISERABLE! Child support and a nice cash settlement might suffice.

  121. Anonymous says:

    After this stunt…I now believe that Benedict will definitely win a Golden Globe OR an Oscar…only one of those two…PLUS a Sag Awards seems like a sure win.
    I hope it was worth.

    • Lindy79 says:

      Best chance is a GG because Comedy/Musical and Drama are split so he’s not up against Keaton and Harvey has more sway with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
      He hasn’t won anything so far, it’s been split between Keaton and a few others so I can’t see him getting the SAG or the Oscar.

    • alice says:

      All of THIS has tarnished the serious British actor vibe they were trying to project. They should have left his image alone.

  122. Angie says:

    @Grace #195

    Was giving my opinion on Kat and icerose ‘s about the media making such a fuss ; )

    And yes, tbh that’s one of the reason I lv sherlock, u c but u don’t observe, and why people can’t just think. But yeah, one of my older friends who I value very much told me, to most of the people, it’s just entertainment, gossip, and as you said, just passing time. They don’t care if it’s true or fake, they don’t care about “who” and what may actually happen to that people, it’s just stranger. And yes, that probably is true. I’m not giving my opinion here under the illusion that I can tell other people here, the PR or Ben what’s right or wrong, hell, I don’t even give advice to my friends in RL. We’re all grownups, maybe, some people don’t really know what they get themselves into, but it’s the lesson you have to learn yourself. I think I just can’t suffer fool, LOL. I don’t like the thought that people r so stupid and so easily manipulated.