Benedict Cumberbatch & Sophie Hunter got married today (update)

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Happy Valentine’s Day, your Cumberlove is DEAD! Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are set to marry today, somewhere in Britain. I heard this rumor a week ago – that Benedict and Sophie were planning their quickie shotgun marriage for Valentine’s Day – but I didn’t believe it until People Magazine confirmed it last night. I guess we should have known it was happening sooner rather than later. After all, we heard that Benedict and Sophie were in such a rush to marry that they were sending out their wedding invites via email (tacky!).

How romantic! Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are set to wed on Valentine’s Day. The couple will tie the knot in front of family and close friends Saturday in Britain, a source confirms to PEOPLE, before taking off for Los Angeles. British papers first broke the happy news.

A newlywed Cumberbatch will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday. But back in January, Cumberbatch said his wedding planning was on hold until the end of awards season.

“One thing at a time!” the Oscar nominee joked at the Palm Springs Film Festival.

After the nuptials, the couple will take a few days to honeymoon in California, the source says, before the Oscars on Feb. 22. Cumberbatch is nominated for Best Actor for his work in The Imitation Game.

[From People]

Wow, a quickie shotgun wedding and a working honeymoon in LA, where Benedict will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday? Sophie’s a lucky girl! Ha. The Daily Mirror says the ceremony will happen – or is happening right now – at the Isle of Wight. The Daily Mail says Martin Freeman will be Bendy’s best man, although I think that sounds like fan fiction. The Mail also says Keira Knightley will be one of the celebrity guests, but I would imagine that’s one of the problems with having your wedding on a big, romantic holiday: your potential guests don’t want to break their existing V-Day plans just to celebrate your wedding.

I’ll update as soon as we get confirmation on the wedding. I’m betting Sophie wears Valentino.

Update: As predicted, Bendy and Sophie married at the Isle of Wight today. People Magazine had lots of details, many of which I’m assuming came straight from Bendy’s publicist. The church service took place at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church in Mottistone. Apparently, the whole area has a close association to Sophie, and I’m kind of thinking that the bride’s family paid for most of this stuff (as tradition would have it, but still – Bendy is a wealthy actor). People makes it sound like the whole thing was pretty quiet and low-key and they probably didn’t have a very big wedding party. Oh, and E! News says Martin Freeman was a guest, but not Bendy’s best man.

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  1. viki says:

    You’re still Not winning that Oscar!
    …just saying :-)

    • ichsi says:

      Bahaha. True.
      This is such a mess…

    • maria says:

      hahah so true. Redmayne was so much better in TTOE

    • Kiki04 says:

      Haha, agreed! Should have saved the wedding for the next time he was nominated……;)

    • Mimz says:

      619 comments for this WOW.

      When I saw the news last night I just wanted to LOL

      So, Bendy. This is officially the worst-most-obvious-oscar-campaign-game I’ve seen in the last few years. And if it works (!!!) I will lose all my faith in the Oscars. which is minimal at this stage.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      Congratulations to Benedict & Sophie, they seem like a lovely couple.

      He may be a Oscar winner one day, he’s quite respected, talented and has a long career in front of him. He makes smart film choices.

      Best wishes to the couple and their lovely wee Cumber on the way. Lovely.

      Still not sure why his fans are so bothered by Sophie, she seems ok. IMO
      I also don’t get the rabid-heartthrob hype with Cumber,he’s a great actor, but I just don’t see what his legions of fans see as far as his attractiveness. He’s ok, looks like a elegant man, wonderful actor, but I don’t get the rabid fan hype with him. He still looks like Chris Martin with hair to me.

  2. A.Key says:

    That was fast.

    And on Valentine’s day too. Hahahahahhahaa, epic eyerolling…

    • GingerCrunch says:

      Right there with you eyerolling!

    • Jegede says:

      I actually think a Valentine’s Day wedding is sweet. *look ashamed*

      • Tulip says:

        @Jegedge. It is sweet for many people, no need to be ashamed:)

        And it’s surprisingly practical: you nor your hubby will forget your anniversary date AND it’s two major love celebrations enjoyed for the price of one (which is great if money’s tight or you just hate having to “prove” your love officially over and over. For others, it might feel like being ripped off)

        Now having said that, if they divorce, the day is completely ruined for both, but, meh, take your chances.

      • Tulip says:

        @Jegede. Yeah, it is sweet if only because it shows they’re both trying for romance and laugh all you want , but at least they’re trying. If they divorce that day is beyond ruined , but, meh, live for the present, right? And he nor she would ever blank out on what their anniversary day is.

      • BengalCat2000 says:

        My cousin was married on Valentine’s Day, and divorced soon after, so I’m a bit cynical. But I also think marriage, for me, is bunk (which is a personal issue I have). Otherwise, I think it’s romantic. And like another poster said, they will never forget their anniversary, lol!

      • Name du Jour says:

        Never choose a holiday for your wedding – if you get divorced that holiday is tainted forever.

      • Bizzle says:

        I normally would frown upon this but for some reason I am finding it sweet as well.
        I mean, she’s already knocked up.
        I wouldn’t mind spending the day celebrating someone else’s love – rather than go on a cheesy expensive date because it’s what you are supposed to do.
        But yeah, hopefully they stay together lol.

      • FLORC says:

        It is sweet. Except when it’s in a Wal Mart for te discounted rings and cake.

        They’re having a baby and they’re getting married on a day they chose in a place they love with people who adore them.
        I know where i am, but still find it hard to understand the shade given here.
        It’s love :D
        And I will not mock anothers wedding choices.

      • vava says:

        I don’t have any shade to send their way. Cheers! Happy Valentine’s Day and have a very happy marriage.

      • Diana says:

        I think a Valentine’s Day wedding is cute and romantic. I saw one today when I brought my toddler to the beach (I live in Florida). I couldn’t hear anything, just saw it. Was a tearing up a bit when the couple kissed!

    • dholmas says:

      Today is my anniversary. Sappy. It was my husband’s choice. He gave me two weeks to plan. I was even able to make reservations last minute at my favorite restaurant. Ten years today. He better never forget the date. Congrats to Bendy and Sophia.

  3. maria says:

    On Valentine’s day? Who is this person? BenediKt Kumberbatch? I expect a Hello cover in the near future. Because he is so priiiiiivaaaaate!

    • Alexis says:

      Lmao!!! Good one!

    • Ally8 says:

      I think the Valentino invite and sitting next to Anna Wintour means they’ll get a couple of pages in US Vogue for sure. Again, because private.

      I think email invitations is the twothousandsies evidence of a shotgun wedding for sure. (Or that the groom is cheap and won’t shell out for courier service.)

    • khaveman says:

      Gad, this has all felt so contrived from the beginning. Epic maneuvering. They both look so wooden together. Eye roll. However, I like her elegance. The black dress is a a win.

      • Livealot says:

        Not too contrived if she’s knocked up. Congrats to them and their bundle of joy.

      • ORLY says:

        Gad! So much anger and disdain toward this couple. I just don’t get it. The man (and woman) can run his personal life however he wants. How is this even for his Oscar campaign? The awards are this weekend, biting is probably done by now, and Cumberbatches name hasn’t been mentioned as a real contender in a long time. He has little to no shot.
        Hard as it is to believe, some people (even celebrities) marry because they genuinely love each other.

  4. tasha_nat says:

    Leveraging your private life for career gain? Sigh…oh Bendy. How disappointing.

    • Ally8 says:

      Can we be sure that this whole engagement/pregnancy/wedding isn’t a multi-month Sophie Hunter performance piece and BC is just helping out a friend with her Art? (/snark) Because it wouldn’t be any less ridiculous than the pay-attention-to-meeeee nonsense she and her friends have put on in the past.

  5. InvaderTak says:

    Well good for them, I guess. Maybe he’ll stop being so weird now.

    And yeah, Valentine’s day sucks. Don’t abuse the retail workers because your significant other is demanding and you forgot. I don’t see how anyone forgets any holiday in the US anymore.

    • homegrrrl says:

      I had -one- great valentine’s my whole life. I dated a man whose 5yr old daughter made me a card♡ he turned out to be a jerk but am now best friends with that 5yr old’s mom!!!

    • FLORC says:

      Invader
      I forget every holiday every year. I’m always so shocked when they’re a week away. Having valentine’s day stuff out in stores before christmas has even past does not help. It’s confusing and i end up tuning it out.
      I end up buying cards for holidays just after they happen and keeping good ones in stock for last minute use.

      homegrrrl
      That’s awesome.

  6. lindy79 says:

    Baby, engagement and V Day wedding in less than a year. 😒
    Good luck to them! Comet Sophies for everyone!

    • **sighs** says:

      Less than 9 months.

    • scarf girl says:

      Cheer up ladies. Thank your stars that you are not involved in this mess. Cheers to the couple 🍸 May their karma be that which they have earned, for good or ill. So ends (or begins) the the saga of the Octopus and the Otter.

      • MtnRunner says:

        I look at my not rich, not famous, adoring husband who tells me after nearly 10 years he’s still stunned that I married him and think, Yeah Sophie, you can have your rich and famous movie star ’cause mine will be loving and tolerating me and putting our relationship above all else (even kids) until the day I die. I seriously doubt yours will with all his “I, me, my, mine” comments in reference to his relationship with you.

        I don’t want them to crash and burn, but I don’t see how on earth this is going to work out long-term with the way everything has been rushed and intermingled with his PR.

      • hermi says:

        “She’s very proud of me, she’s very proud of my work, she’s a tool, she’s an asset, she prevents me from obsessing about myself”. You are right: it’s all me me me.

      • Claire. says:

        That’s one interpretation hermi. Another is that there’s simply nothing he has to give her because he doesn’t love her. I’d like to think if he’s really in love with someone, he’d say what he has to offer his partner. And if she’s really trying to prevent him from obsessing over himself, it’s not working.

      • scarf girl says:

        Mtn I am right there with you. I do not want to be on “divorce watch” (I know this sounds superstitious but not healthy for your karma in my opinion). I don’t like reading about people getting divorced. But SH has a steep road to climb with BC as her partner. You have to give up the “me and I” to make a relationship work. He can’t do that in a short interview, so question how he can do that in a relationship. I also wonder if she can, but I concede that opinion is based on very superficial evidence.

        And on a personal note, congrats again on what sounds like an amazing 2015 for you.

      • MtnRunner says:

        Thanks scarf. I’m hopeful that it will be a very good year. Wishing you the same, my dear.

        I remember hearing a preacher say that if your marriage is strong, even if all the circumstances in your life around you are filled with trouble, you will be able to move out into the world in strength. However, if your marriage is weak, even if all the circumstances in your life around you are marked by success and strength, it won’t matter. You will move out into the world in weakness. He was making the point that marriage is such a powerful force, it will set the course of your life. I’ve found that to be true in my own experience and hence, why I feel so bad for these two. I don’t think that all the success in the world is going to overcome what seems to be an unhealthy relationship. Singleness is far better than being in a bad marriage. They will both be miserable and I don’t wish that on anyone.

  7. AG-UK says:

    Great now go away. Such a cliche so for eternity a combination of V day and anniversary. I knew he would never let her have the baby before they married.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Lol. “Let” her have the baby before they married?not to be snarky at all, but serious question – why do you think that’s what she wanted? If I was having a baby, and planned to marry, I’d want to go ahead and do it. Maybe she does, too. But you probably know more details than I do, as I usually avoid posts about them because of the insanity. And I completely support your “now go away” comment. And I think Valentines day is so fake/ cliche wedding day, too.

      • **sighs** says:

        Actually, knowing what I know now, if I was preg I’d want to do it before as well. Your body is all shot and everything is nuts for the next couple of years.

        I still think they’re famewhorey and everything was planned for ultimate PR.

      • kri says:

        GoodNamesAllTaken, your middle name should be GoodSense. You are always the voice of reason-so I heart you today. These posts can get really out of hand. BC is a great actor, and I admire that about him. Hopefully this works out for him and he takes a looong vacation after the Oscars-he needs it. Good luck to this couple. Btw, I just can’t get past how much they resemble each other.

      • Kiddo says:

        Her middle name is beige booty shorts, which is MUCH better.

      • mimif says:

        That’s Eau de Beige Booty Shorts™

      • kri says:

        GASP!! mimf and Kiddo, you should be getting ready for the Church Of Hunnam service. Which apparently has grown in membership from what I read last nite. Ahem. Not to thread jack, so CUMBERBATCH, CUMBERBATCH, CUMBERBATCH. Say it three times in a mirror, and it scares away Booty Shorts. And brings on Comet Sophie….

      • mimif says:

        @kri, I don’t think Kiddo is a member of the Church of Hunnam, it makes her crave Chinese. Or something.

      • Pepsi Presents...Coke says:

        GoodNames,

        I also avoid their threads, the Angelina, Brad and Jennifer ones, too because *implied expletive* and I don’t find any of them terribly interesting and I’ll end it there. But this is just too much, I kind of want to dance in some flames.

        I don’t really do much with Valentine’s Day but use it as an excuse to do what I’d do anyway: sugar up! I don’t feel animosity towards it, even though I’m a glorious spinster (I was going to say ‘glorified’, but this is better), everyone knows it’s a racket but if there’s one day of the year that isn’t all about me, I think I’ll manage.

    • MtnRunner says:

      “I knew he would never let her have the baby before they married.”

      and she’d never let walk the Oscar red carpet as anything but Mrs. Cumberbatch.

    • anonit says:

      Yes and she gets to be subjected to a “working honeymoon”.

  8. Lauli says:

    Congratulations to this lovely couple. Well done.

    • Elisa the I. says:

      +1

    • Sarah says:

      Thank you! I was horrified reading all the comments. Can we be happy for them? Perhaps they didn’t plan the pregnancy but are happy about it? Good grief. If she were one of those women who wanted to have the baby first so she could lose weight and look good on her wedding day you would all side-eye her too. People here sound like jealous hags. I hope they are very happy together.

      • Nayru says:

        Whatever happened to being in a committed relationship before pregnancy? The timing implies they are rushing it either for fame or for being “respectable”.

      • Andrea says:

        From my experience, everyone I know who married because the woman was pregnant is plum miserable and loads of cheating/unhappiness has ensued. And these are average people who have far less temptations than someone in hollywood. Why should we be thrilled about that?

      • Janet says:

        @Nayru: So what? The reason is nobody’s business but theirs. I wish them both a long and happy life together, however it gets started.

      • Nayru says:

        It’s gossip @Janet, discussing matters that aren’t ultimately your business is it’s basic premise. It matters to the children who are brought into unstable relationships and who may suffer for it.

      • Kat says:

        Sarah,

        You know what I find ‘horrific’? Vicious, venomous misogyny being thrown at women who have the gumption to know a disastrous affair when they see it. ‘Jealous hags’?.. No words.

        Of course everyone here is motivated by the desire to sleep with this silly man, aren’t they? I mean..why on earth else would they have an opinion?

        Facts are pretty clear. Casual dating. Pregnancy. Shotgun wedding. If he hadn’t spent the last three months shoving this down our throats and trying to sell it (very unconvincingly) as a love story, it may not have been quite so obvious how disastrous it was.

        And no, nobody would be ‘side-eying’ her if she had actually chosen to do something which didn’t conveniently end up in the papers and instead had the oh so private wedding they were talking to the press about.

        If you want to Pollyanna this nonsense, go ahead. But don’t spit insults at people who like to think differently.

      • Sarah says:

        Kat who care if it is a “disastrous affair?” Does it affect you? And right back at you on the insults.

    • Anny says:

      Finally! Thank you :) Here’s to happy couple! (and while I think wedding on Valentine’s day is a bit cliche, at least it is practical)

    • janetdr says:

      Yes indeed! Wishing them all the best

    • minx says:

      Yes, congrats. I must be the only one who doesn’t follow him at all.

    • Crumpet says:

      Hear hear.

    • Janet says:

      Amen and ^5. What’s with all the snarking? I’m happy for both of them. Congratulations!

      • Nayru says:

        Do you know what this website is called?

      • mimif says:

        @Nayru, do eat babies for breakfast?

      • Olenna says:

        @Janet, IMO, some of these comments go beyond the usual smart and/or funny CB snark. Some posters sound so bitter that you’d think BC dumped them for another woman. They’re not just snarking about him or Sophie; they’re going after other posters as well. It’s unfortunate this relationship has brought out the worst in some people who, in all other aspects, are probably decent, likeable human beings in real life.

      • mimif says:

        Amen to that, Olenna.

      • Nayru says:

        @Olenna that is fair criticism.
        @mimif I don’t post much but I rarely go into extreme territory asking me if I eat babies is way out of line and just plain mean. Somewhat hypocritical of you to agree with that comment then call me out. Olenna did it in a much more polite less personally insulting way.

      • mimif says:

        @Nayru +1 Excellent comment, that’s how I read it too.

      • Bridget says:

        So is that a “no” on the whole “eating babies for breakfast” issue?

      • Claire. says:

        Bridget how often do you beat your kids?

      • mimif says:

        I heard Bridget only beats her kids when the Seahawks lose the Super Bowl.

      • Kiddo says:

        ^How did I miss this?^ It’s like a giant Valentine box of chocolate.

      • anonit says:

        As far as I can see (and I am new here mind you), I don’t see snarking. I see some valid facts. Asking for privacy then people mag has details? Hypocritical. Go ahead, claw all you want. Now be off with you to a farty rainbow unicorn site!

      • delorb says:

        I don’t get it either. Its like a switch was turned on from ‘over the top love and adoration’ to ‘over the top hate and disgust’. They use words like, ‘this isn’t right’ or ‘anyone can see he doesn’t love her’ or, ‘that’s not how you do it’ or my favorite, ‘he said he wasn’t thinking about starting a family last week and now this happens. I just don’t know who this person is anymore.’ Here’s a hint: you never knew him at all!

        Over the course of his relationship with Sophie, they’ve gone from denying that its is, to denying that its real, to coming up with crazy reasons why it is. Can’t be love, gotta be PR. They’ve been bashing her for made up reasons, ever since the announcement was made. ‘she’s not smiling!’ ‘she’s just using him!’ ‘did you see the octopus video? that tells you she can’t be trusted!’

        Can’t be actual feelings for her, its gotta be some Oscar campaign orchestrated by Harvey. Apparently Oscar voters demand that their winners be married and on baby watch and not some sleaze like Polanski or Allen. Oops!

        Now that the marriage is real and the baby is real, they have to figure out a way to keep the hate going. Which leads us to the divorce watch. Sad really. Anyway, Congratulations to the happy couple. Or whatever couple your mind tells you they are. Meh.

      • Darya says:

        @claire, I understand if you beat the babies before you eat them, they are more tender and easy to chew. I personally prefer them as an afternoon snack rather than for breakfast, but to each their own.

    • PennyLane says:

      Yes, congratulations to them on the marriage and the child. I think it’s actually kind of a refreshing change that they are getting married before the baby is born.

      And as for the “it’s so rushed” thing, well….my parents met in April of 1964, got engaged in July, and were married in November of that same year. That’s seven months in between ‘Hello’ and ‘I do’. (They did not know anyone in common and met in a bar on a Monday evening while having some drinks after work with friends. My grandfather was so embarrassed about how my parents had met that he lied (!) and told people they had met at a church social.)

      Sometimes when it’s right, it’s right. Can’t say that it was a perfect marriage, but what marriage is? They were both ready to get married and make that commitment when they met each other.

      Recently they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary…

      • mollyrogers says:

        Misterrogers and I met six weeks before our wedding 25 years ago. (We rushed it because his father was terminally ill and anxious to see his 36-yr-old son settled.)

        Sometimes grownups can be grown up and make things work. That’s the sense I get from BC and SH.

      • mimif says:

        Yeah the wild speculation & judgement on this couple is mind boggling. I slept with my boyfriend the first night we met (the shame!) and 8 years later we are still going strong. To each their own, I say.

      • Kat says:

        Nobody is saying that rushed marriages never work. But anyone with eyes can see that this whole affair is very far from right.

        And @mollyrogers
        Sophie has proven herself to be anything but grown up on a couple of occasions publicly now.

      • Ally8 says:

        Well, here’s more wild speculation and judgement. This relationship makes me think of this “men are like cabs” speech from Sex and the City:

        “Men are like cabs, when their available their light goes on. They awake one day and decide their ready to settle down, have babies, whatever, and they turn their light on. Next woman they pickup, boom, that’ the one they’ll marry. It’s not fate, its dumb luck.” – Miranda / Jenny Bicks

      • PennyLane says:

        LOL – Ally8 that is so true – at the time of my parents’ marriage my Dad was a lonely, recently arrived immigrant to the US and he was totally driving around with his cab light on!

    • Kronster says:

      Well, if you get dumped on a holiday it’s ruined as well. Happened to me last year, when this year that day is coming, it’s gonna be really effed up! :(

      • Tulip says:

        @ Kronster. That’s awful. Holidays are stressful enough. Hope you’re able to make better memories of that holiday when it comes around again.

    • coral says:

      Yeah ditto. People are taking this too personally and reading way into every action as if it’s directed at or for them for cloak and dagger reasons.. I think he used the situation a bit but who hasn’t? I used my impending nuptials to get my professor to let me pass his class when once- so I’m not throwing any stones.

      • hermi says:

        Personally, I think it was her keeping it cloak and dagger until the engagement, because she knew stuff would come out as soon as it was known they were an item. And stuff did come out. And more stuff will come out, once the dust has settled. It seems bizarre no one knows what she was doing when supposedly “so busy it’s a miracle we met”. Apparently, NOT working in the theatre as she alleges, as there are zero records of it (and for years now).

  9. Kat says:

    I Hear they’re having a shotgun salute.

  10. Kiddo says:

    Congrats (used to be) curl, cupid and comet!

  11. **sighs** says:

    So much privacy. The Times running the venue and reception. Appears every tabloid in existence has details. A week before the Oscars.

    If it were me and I was actually trying to be private I would have waited until after I didn’t have awards ceremony duties and wouldn’t be interviewed for the next 6 months..but that’s just me.
    *rolls eyes into back of head*

    • What'sUp says:

      It’s a farce. Say one thing do another. I’m not a mind reader, but I can understand him saying he’s just playing the Hollywood game, and everyone in his profession does this. But not everyone says they want their privacy and then does the exact opposite. Either he’s so far up his own bum that he can’t see the light, or he doesn’t have a support system who can actually try to reign in this absurdity. I tend to feel he wants it to validate his position on the Hollywood ladder, but it’s those types of people that tend to start to lose the momentum, and end up defaulting on their mortgages 10 years down the line when the work becomes a bit slower.

      • Mosby says:

        ^ Yeah a lot of the last six months of his career have really made me wonder about the people he has around him. =/ Not that he’s not responsible for most of it, particularly what comes out of his mouth, but I really wonder about what’s being reflected back at him, the quality of the advice he’s receiving, and how he’s responding to it.

    • Kiki04 says:

      Call me cynical, which I often am, but if they wanted it to be private then it would have been much more private than this. I feel like it’s often pointed out on a lot of gossip sites how celebs can be MIA for weeks and months when they want to be without anyone knowing whats going. Given how much we know about his special day I can’t help feeling that a lot of the dirt either came from the top or was told it’s ok to leak.

      • Green Girl says:

        Nope, I am thinking the same thing, too. People magazine is so celeb-friendly that I doubt they’d run the story without some sort of confirmation from a trusted source.

        I am curious to see how he’ll act in the upcoming talk show appearance and at the Oscars, because people are TOTALLY going to ask him how married life is going.

      • Kat says:

        It was 100% leaked from his people. Like the pregnancy and the engagement both were too. The mail and showbiz spy had those stories a month before they were released.

      • j says:

        apparently not re people, green girl. a People writer is asking a fan twitter for detail confirmation after the fact, it is hilarious.

        but im pretty sure a lot of these papers have been relying on fans for a while tbh. theres no explanation for some of the ‘facts’ they’ve included otherwise

      • hermi says:

        @j They have relied on the tweets from BC and SH’s friends and acolytes. And I assume it was done on purpose, as I don’t think BC’s stylist would do it against his client’s advice, thus risking a very lucrative position?

      • j says:

        @hermi: they relied on gossip blogs. nothing in the stylist’s tweet gave away exact dates or, more specifically, location. if anything, it makes it look like the wedding’s in london. it was pretty vague and the same sort of thing rhodes does to get followers

        however, stuff that got reported by tabloids in some of the wedding pieces, like “they were seen on the isle of wright months ago”–that was from the ferry guy’s tweet and was never reported anywhere before but gossip blogs.

        tbh you can’t tell me this entire thing relied on a stylist’s tweet gaining attention by fans and therefore getting attention of tabloids when his PR could have just had an anon source drop it to a paper. Faster, more reliable and eliminates any trace of an immediate connection

        this looks more like tryhard stylist makes vague tweet, gossip blogs freak out, entertainment papers tracking his twitter tag–common practice of tabloids like the mirror and the sun–pick up on it and send people out to check the fan-given location, the isle. it’s entirely possible they were handed the location and date by gossip blogs

      • Maggie says:

        @ j

        Your post makes total sense. All those details have been gleaned from twitter, instagram and facebook by the “truther” detectives and discussed and parsed ad nauseum on their blogs.

        I agree that the tabloids get much of their information from the gossip blogs themselves, the very gossip blogs that are accusing PR of leaking the info.

    • Ally8 says:

      @sighs, you’re so right. This ensures a hundred private-life questions on the Oscars red carpet, every A-list actor, director and producer coming up to congratulate them (a wedding as an ice breaker for professional networking), and inclusion in international coverage of the awards show… cause you’re not a B+ actor who knocked up a girlfriend anymore, you’re an Oscar-nominated newlywed!

      As @maria said up top, BenediKt Kumberbatch. Embarrassing. And all a distraction from his best assets — his now-defunct low-key charm and hopefully still-extant acting talent. At least the voice lives on!

      • moodgirl says:

        Just when the engagement news was about to fade from the media and he apparently is not going to win an Oscar, he and his PR find a way to keep him in the news.

      • gg says:

        Newlywed Cumberbatch > Oscars loser Cumberbatch

    • Claire. says:

      Not before having the mirror the sun and the daily mail announce the wedding first!!!!!

      • anonit says:

        Yes and where are those jealous hags? Cue the jealous hags please! We can’t be too obvious, they might suspect something isn’t right.

      • Claire. says:

        let’s do an avant garde mime of being jealous hags. Comet would be proud!

  12. What'sUp says:

    Beyond tacky, massive eye-rolling. For such “we’re not posh, oh but wait we’re extremely posh, it’s just what people do” people to take on such a tacky date. It has more of an air of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding than and upperclass todo. I think it’s funny though – there seems to be a bit of a Bieberization of his character or at least the one he is trying to portray. Perfect gentleman to camera – douchecanoe off camera. I can’t blame Sophie on this one, everything we see about her points to her being snobbish and pretty horrible. So at least she’s true to her own character vs him. Point, match, Hunter.

  13. Alice says:

    He looks stiff as a board standing next to her. Good thing something’s stiff.

    • viki says:

      Because of that, I’m very excited to see the exclusive wedding photos! #jawseyes
      I wonder how tim and wanda are gonna look?!

      • Nayru says:

        If they manage to produce wedding pictures that aren’t stiff and unnatural I’ll be ready to concede that they have a possible real future together.. I won’t be holding my breath for that though. No bs excuse about it being the media or the stress of the osars/baby that made them stiff. No one said they had to do it now so that’s on them and still a poor sign of future relationship success.

  14. BengalCat2000 says:

    I hope they have beautiful, furry little Otter babies! I think they are a lovely couple. She looks a bit like Catherine Keener to me.

  15. Lilacflowers says:

    Personally, I boycott Valentine’s Day because it exists solely to sell things, for which bf is most grateful. But mazes tic, best wishes, and comet Sophies all around from the land of the ice and snow

    • Sixer says:

      Mr Sixer and I also ignore it. We do our best to ignore all Hallmark occasions.

      • Kiddo says:

        But Sixer…. COMET CUMBERBATCH CUPID. 💫 💫🌠
        💛 💙 🌠 💜 💚 ❤ 💔 💗 🌠 💓 💕 💖 💞 💘💌 💋 💘 💛 💙 💜 💚 ❤ 💔 💗 💓 🌠 💕 💖 💞 💘💌 💋 💘

      • mimif says:

        Kiddo is feeling the Balentine’s Day L😍VE.

      • Kiddo says:

        I was sharin’ the love, mimif❤sa. This is ALMOST as beautiful as the smell of snow in Boston.

      • Sixer says:

        I’m so tempted to write a Comet Wedding limerick…

      • Kiddo says:

        Do It!

      • mimif says:

        DO IT! And make it extra-special limmericky!

      • **sighs** says:

        A sixer limerick? Yay!

      • Sixer says:

        Sorry! I did try but inspiration failed me and now my father is here, threatening to buy me a curry. If there’s a post-wedding post tomorrow, I’ll give it a go. Gotsta go. Spicy lamb shanks beckon!

      • Lucrezia says:

        On Comet? On Cupid?
        This rhyme will be stupid.
        Not the topic of course!
        It’s just the sheer force
        Of metric and meter,
        Which combine to beleaguer,
        Any poor poet,
        Who tries to rhyme Comet with anything … what the hell were you thinking Sixer? (seriously!)

        *cough*
        Well …
        Ah-em.
        Let’s start again.

        On this wedding day,
        There was quite the affray,
        At the Celebitchy joint
        Yet they all missed the point …
        Amidst all the well-wishin’,
        The most pertinent question …
        Did Hiddleston catch the bouquet?

      • MtnRunner says:

        *stands and claps*

        Well done, Lucrezia!

      • Sixer says:

        I concede complete and utter defeat, plus a dollop of abject humiliation!

      • icerose says:

        @Lucrezia Wonderful -made my day that little ditty did.

    • Kiddo says:

      💛 💙 💜 💚 ❤ 💔 💗 💓 💕 💖 💞 💘💌 💋 💘

    • PunkyMomma says:

      @Lilacflowers – I’m in it for the chocolate, plain and simple. 🍫

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Wow, autocorrect did a number on “mazel tov”.

      @Kiddo, nothing tops the smell of snow in Boston, especially as we are getting a fresh ton of it tonight. You know, in honor of the wedding of the celestial being to an otter and all.

      @Sixer, oh please do! The Handel & Haydn concert I was attending tomorrow has been cancelled due to Blizzard #Infinity. We’ve been ordered to “shelter in place” tomorrow and they have shut the transit system down again and our frequently missing governor showed up again and ordered us all to stay off his roads. I’m getting tired of my DVD collection. A comet wedding limerick would make me happy. Also, not sure, but Boris may be buried in a snowbank along the Kennedy Greenway somewhere.

      @Punkymomma and Mimif, don’t forget the bacon! Worship at sabbath/church begins whenever we want, wherever we want.

  16. Nayru says:

    Marrying on Valentine’s day gives the impression he cares more about appearance and maybe fame than anything. If that is the case it will be the nail in the coffin for that marriage.

    • Crumpet says:

      Or. He could just be an incurable romantic. My husband is like that. :)

      • Nayru says:

        Maybe, but to me romantic is private, not shouting to the skies “look at our love”. It’s tacky to me maybe his guests wanted to focus on their own significant others not make him and his the center of their day.

      • Alice says:

        ^^^^ nayru

      • Kat says:

        There’s nothing romantic about Valentine’s Day. It’s a commercial day devised to make money.

      • louisesawyer says:

        I just really don’t get why people are calling this tacky or why anybody of the attending guests would care about the date they chose. Valentine’s day is an oportunity for retatailers to promote and cash on chocolate, roses and perfume.
        Honestly, I call the people tacky who call that tacky … All the people I know stopped to care about Valentine’s day once they passed the age of 16 and had outgrown the assumption of romance being some Katherine-Heigl-look-alike.
        I think it’s really not THAT big thing of a thing here in Europe (lest, you’re incredibly tacky).

    • MtnRunner says:

      Getting engaged to someone you knocked up just a couple of months after dating (after she’s passed first trimester) and getting married just before the Oscars to someone you look uncomfortable with at best and miserable with at worse, gives me the impression he cares more about appearances, perception and award recognition than anything else.

    • icerose says:

      Marrying on Valentines insures maximum PR coverage with catchy headline. Not impressed,

      • MtnRunner says:

        But icerose, you were impressed yesterday? What changed??

        *snort*

      • Catherine says:

        Like taking a date to Wimbledon eh Icerose?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Catherine, what does Wimbledon have to do with getting married on Valentine’s Day?

      • MtnRunner says:

        Catherine, huh?

      • icerose says:

        Wimbledon is a day out not a full blown commitment to a wife and a baby -so no comparison.
        @MteRunner did I actually say I was impressed -it must have bee one of the moments when I was just getting over my secret rendezvous with Tom just prior to his departure for the wedding .He does love a good wedding and being so tall with long arms gives him a great advantage when the bouquet is throne.
        The dear boy was just so excited I had trouble getting him into those pants and had to make a few hasty alterations.

      • MtnRunner says:

        icerose, we thank you for not entirely calming down Tom’s excitement, prior to the wedding.

      • ck says:

        Valentine’s Day is the day his mother finally agreed to marry his father. It was a cute story I remember seeing years ago, his mother had a bad first marriage and didn’t agree to marry his father at first because she was naturally reluctant. I love his mom!

    • coral says:

      Meh some like the holiday and if they do then marrying on that day makes sense.

  17. Anny says:

    I like that it is practical. My bf refuses to celebrate V day because it is “American nonsense” so that way I would get to have at least a little celebration.

    Well lets hope their marriage is happy and long one. Congratulations!

  18. Luca76 says:

    I hope they stay married for a million years and he gets nominated for an Oscar ever odd year just to see everyone foam at the mouth. 😄

    • Nayru says:

      I doubt most people even big fans of his are one way or another if it ends up lasting. I’ve got about as much stakes in it as I do the upcoming March madness bracket contest. This is a celebrity gossip site to snark and try to predict what’s going on with celebs. At the end of the day no one will care one way or another. I certainly won’t.

      Nonetheless I’ve gotten all sorts of bad vibes about the longevity of this relationship as a true union. It seems to be done more for appearance than anything. Maybe it will last in name only and maybe it will turn out to be true love. If I’m wrong I’ll just move on to the next celebrity to snark about.

    • Anny says:

      Actually watching people lose it over his relationship is only enjoyable thing about the Oscars. So thank you Benny and Sophie and may your marriage last to annoy Tumblr further. Schadenfreude is truly my middle name…

      • Kat says:

        Anny,

        Don’t be silly. Who’s ‘losing it’ exactly?
        I’m forever utterly baffled at anyone who thinks these two are acting and behaving in any approximation of normal. Genuinely.

      • hermi says:

        @Anny
        I’m sure these are Ben’s sentiments exactly. He must think “I didn’t win a BAFTA, a SAG or a GG and I definitely won’t win an Oscar, but I’m enjoying people losing their minds over my relationship.” Yes, I bet he’s totally ecstatic. Must be why he constantly looks like he just ingested vinegar in lieu of wine,

    • viki says:

      I have a feeling that for every Oscar nomination he gets, there will be a new engagement, new baby, new wedding and new wife!
      So depending on how talented he really is to get another nom, that’s the number of marriage he’ll have. LOL

    • moodgirl says:

      The only person foaming at the mouth will be Ben.

    • Ceree says:

      YES!! I would love that 😄

  19. Crocuta says:

    I used to like him and make excuses for him but with every next piece of news he seems a bigger twat. Even if this isn’t motivated by the Oscars, he makes it appear so. I wonder, did he propose to her on his knees and begged her the way he is on his knees begging the press and the voters to give him the damn Oscar?

    I presume after Oscars, he will be gone again, doing his job, not whining for attention. Or is he making another Oscar-baity film this year and we’ll be seeing him with the kid in all newspapers next winter?

    I like her, tho. I even like that one song of hers.

  20. anon says:

    This won’t survive. How ling do you ladies thing they are going to stay married?

    • viki says:

      They’ll stay married a long time, at least until Cumby finds ‘The One’. But these two hardly see or live in the same house since he works so much and SH loves her space, so it’s tricky to say how long they’ll actually physically stay together. One things certain they’ll be living separate lives quicker than their entire dating history.

    • moodgirl says:

      Less than a year. I agree with viki, they are married in name only for appearances but live separate lives. There is no way that two people who behave so poorly and look so uncomfortable when they are together share space on a daily basis.

    • gg says:

      I give them two years

    • browniecakes says:

      I think the hardest year of marriage is the first year with the first baby. You find out real fast if you two in a relationship that works.

    • Felice says:

      2 years but will probably separate sooner.

    • anonit says:

      Uh…working honeymoon….

  21. Ingrid says:

    He’ll get married today, fly to LA tomorrow and tape Kimmel on Monday. Sooo romantic!

    I wonder what BC’s wedding speech will be like… “I like to thank the acad… I mean this cool woman who I’m married to”

  22. anon121 says:

    It’s a sad day when someone you respected as an artist (and had a crush on) makes Kimye look klassy!

    • Anny says:

      Really? I mean okay, some people have problem with engagement announcement and yes, his interviews are boring and quite stupid (but they always were…if it wasn’t for Sherlock, I wouldn’t get his appeal at all…) but to compare him to that twats??? Kanye who rants, doesn’t know how to behave and insults the world of fashion by his mere existence and Kim…well..who is a Kardashian? Nope.

      • anon121 says:

        That’s my point.

      • hermi says:

        He’s actually worse than a Kardashian, because there at least you know what to expect. He, on the other hand, has always pretended to be nice and classy, and turns out he’s as tacky and self-obsessed as they are. As I always say, we are the company we keep. So I assume someone as unpleasant as SH is exactly what he deserves.

      • Felice says:

        Kimye didn’t have live tweeting

      • Anny says:

        I see but after yesterday Kim K and her ranting husband are my new least favourite people in the world. I mean I am mostly indifferent but after seeing that poor baby screaming I just hate them with renewed passion so the comparison to BC seemed a bit extreme. I mean what does he do that is so horrible? He announced his engagement. Every celebrity does that one way or another. Then he dared to walk the red carpet with his fiancee. Then he marries her and has a baby. At what point did he make a sex tape and got peed on?

  23. lindy79 says:

    I just want to see Wanda and Tim

  24. Domino says:

    If this is true, Martin Freeman won’t even be there since he’s in New Mexico filming right now. LOL! That would be priceless if he didn’t even show.

    • Ingrid says:

      He won’t be there, neither will Keira, who is already in LA. I can’t imagine Keira and Sophie getting along that well…

    • Alice says:

      Those headlines – MF will be Best Man – load of fanfic. AA tweeted that they’ll be at home Saturday enjoying each others’ company.

      • Kat says:

        Amanda was having an enormous dig today on Twitter. The anti Valentine tweet and the ‘laughter’ at the sun’s reliable bs. Not one word of congrats.

      • Alice says:

        Kat. So far, I haven’t seen one tweet from any of his friends/colleagues – not James, Adam, Loo, Mark, Kinvara – nobody. Did anyone from his side even attend? Was it only her pretentious, posh and/or artistey friends? I wonder if Emily even attended. She’s probably still cringing at the thought of another fake hug. Well, if this marriage goes as expected, she’ll have her hands full with drunk Uncle Cumby.

        PS. Unless she and Karon bail on him. Can’t imagine they want to spend much time around Lady Snoot in the Air.

        PPS. Just noticed the Amal bashing has started and she is actually an accomplished woman. You’re next, Sophie, and not just on CB and tumblr, but in your beloved tabloids.

      • gg says:

        Loo’s Twitter said she was going to a march in London

      • Felice says:

        Only Andrew Scott and Tom Hiddleston. I have no clue why Hiddles was there. I never thought they were that close.

      • Alice says:

        GG. In that picture of LB, SH and BC walking at Hay, Loo looks like she’s doing her best to ignore SH. At BAFTA, SH glared at Keira. Does she have bad relations with all of BC’s female friends? Hope he likes her friends because none of his seem welcome to her.

      • Domino says:

        Each other’s company? Martin is in New Mexico and Amanda’s three favorite guys are their dogs. Have you seen the interview of Martin talking about his professional life as being amazing, and his personal life as “not bad”? LOL

  25. anon121 says:

    I give it 973 days.

  26. Chantal says:

    Very smart BC! One gift for valentine and wedding anniversary for the rest of your life. I wish them happiness!

  27. Nonnie says:

    How fake and cliche. Why are they contradicting themselves? They are supposed to be a quiet, discreet, CLASSY couple, and what do they do? Marry on the cheesiest, loudest and most demonstrative date in existence! What’s here to prove? To whom, to the others, or to themselves? And even then, would still buy it if they at least gave off that madly-in-love feeling, like you know, let them do, they’re silly, they’re in love. That’s the only thing that could redeem the tackiness of chossing the Valentine’s day for your wedding. And now, with her Marble Highness and the King of Wax…Just fake.

  28. The Original Mia says:

    Congratulations!

    • Nonnie says:

      Don’t be ridiculous. There’s nothing to congratulate here.

    • Alice says:

      Yes, congratulations to the future First Mrs. Benedict Cumberbatch. And Ben, you’re getting what you deserve.

    • hermi says:

      I’m sort of suspecting the baby is not his. Hence, the miserable air, calling his baby “somebody who will come into the world AS our child”, the allegations that SH was sleeping around while dating him last summer.
      The man always moaned that he wanted children and now looks about as excited as a prisoner on the scaffold.
      Two words: paternity test.

      • moodgirl says:

        I’m sure he wouldn’t have gone through this whole exercise if he wasn’t sure that he is the father. His attitude is probably a combination of regret from being so careless, having a child with a woman he clearly doesn’t like, having to pretend that he loves a woman he clearly doesn’t like and the thought of giving up half his income for a child he didn’t plan for and a woman he clearly doesn’t like. So many regrets. Stupid. All he had to do was agree to co-parent but he was more concerned with appearances.

      • hermi says:

        Maybe he thought the baby was his (so happy face up until November), then news came out of the GAG, so people started digging into SH’s recent past. He may have found out that she was also sleeping with someone else while dating him (as it’s been suggested). Which would explain his misery post Guy Fawkes day.
        I can’t quite believe a man who’s always wanted kids would behave like he’s done in the past few months (the bin incident for me is crucial. I know he hates paps, but still!). Mark my words: maybe the kid is his, but I bet the paternity is/has been an issue.

      • kitkat says:

        Longtime lurker here. Hermi, can you elaborate on the rumors about her sleeping around while she was dating him? Are you referring to the person who yesterday commented on the Daily Fail article that she had some inside info about this, or is this something else? I tend to agree with you: he certainly is not acting like a guy who is thrilled to become a father for the first time.

      • hermi says:

        @kitkat Yes, but also about someone who said (I think it was on Datelounge) that in NY (where she lived until last year) it was well known she had a musician lover.
        Now, the two stories seem to tally, therefore I just thought it might account for all his mood changes,
        This is how it may have gone: they started dating and it became serious and perhaps he was really very much in love (he looked so very happy back in the summer). She told him to keep it all cloak and dagger, because she knew the truth would out as soon as they became official. She gets pregnant, they get engaged. Stuff does come out. Hence BC looking like someone just shot his pet rabbit.
        Now, as I said, maybe the child is his, but I suspect he had/has doubts.
        And after the Oscars, I expect the papers will do some serious digging and the truth will out.
        Also, somebody must have been tending to her CV, as she seems to have been so busy, but we still don’t know doing what.

      • birdy says:

        I know people had talked about how easy it is to get a paternity test from a certain month onwards when pregnant. But if there is a shadow of a doubt, do you really think she would consent to the test? It’s her body therefore she gets final say. No doctor would force her to have the test whilst pregnant. She could refuse to take the test and keep riding the gravy / PR train with the hope that she will be become famous and that maybe he is the actual father.

        I did read somewhere that if he is not the father, it is easy grounds for an annulment (pregnant at the time of the marriage) in UK so maybe he is simply hedging his bets. She may have threatened to not have the kid in the UK and deny him access if he did not marry her / make her his official. If he isn’t certain that he isn’t the father, do you really think he would roll the dice and just tell her to get lost if there is a chance that it is his kid and it could negatively impact on him, his career and his possible custody arrangement in the future?

      • Claire. says:

        I’m still hoping the kid isn’t his, but either way, I hope his pre-nup is more solid than Stonehenge

  29. Kaye says:

    I know nothing about her, but I think she’s lovely and classy looking.

    • Alice says:

      If you want to keep that opinion try not to learn anything about her.

    • sad DSA says:

      Isn’t she juuust? She’s so classy, so pwetty. I wish I were posh too… I don’t know what mean people mean when they say she looks like Bendy’s sister! That’s just gross and incestious. She doesn’t have his cheekbones… Her features are so delicate, so feminine, like a proper English Wose… Her achievements as a multilingual opera director, theatre director, playwright, horseback rider, piano player, breezily running four theatre companies? How is that even humanely possible?! I’m at awe. At. Awe. I really hope they hire her to play The Third Brother on “Sherlock”. It must have taken her a lot of courage to be an actress, I heard she’s very shy. She does look demure.

      You wouldn’t believe the nonsense those jealous old hags say about her Tumblr. They’re so far-fetched, I can’t believe they even bother saying those things about her. Nobody would believe it! I’m not even going to repeat what I’ve read about her. They’re not worth your time. She doesn’t deserve that. She is the woman who is my role model, the woman I aspire to be.

  30. Andrea says:

    My friend got married on Valentine’s day…they are now divorced..

    • Kim1 says:

      My friend got married on July 12th .She is also divorced.It makes no difference what date you get married.Congrats on their marriage and baby.

    • lisa2 says:

      aww come on. People get married on every day of the year and get divorced.

      I’m not a fan but I think he is a good actor. I guess I have seen these kinds of comments before. Directed at other celeb couples. I think for he and his wife to be and their family; the best thing for them to do is ignore all the outside chatter and build a happy life together. But even when that is the reality people that want things to fail will find something to say about that to.

      congrats to them.

      • Luca76 says:

        Agreed. Sometimes people get so caught up in gossip that they think because they are fans they actually know what’s going on in the inner life of their faves. There is a line between snark & gossip and intrusiveness and I say this as someone who hasn’t watched Sherlock since its first season and could give two figs about Cumby.

    • Kat says:

      Lisa

      I really resent the notion that people are just being snarky at the oh so happy celebs. Anyone who’s been paying any attention since this nonsense started can see that there’s something off and happy is the last things he’s looked for quite some time.

      • lisa2 says:

        I don’t resent the conversation. And as you noted it may be different for his fans. I’m not a fan. So I’m on the outside reading the comments as someone that doesn’t follow him nor has for a long time. I just noted that I have seen these comments about celebs I do follow.
        They don’t love each other
        she trapped him with a child
        he was happier with so and so
        She is evil
        She changed him
        He is not acting like a man in love
        They are going to break up
        The baby is not his
        She is crazy
        they are doing this for the award season
        It won’t last
        *****
        just a few.. so I’m just giving them the benefit of the doubt. And if they are in fact in love and happy then I hope they prove the people that are speculating a break up/divorce wrong. So I guess I feel a bit for them, that some people either want them to be over or are almost wishing for them to end. I can’t imagine having that kind of sentiment directed at my life. I doubt anyone here would like it directed at their lives and the romantic choices they make.

      • Kat says:

        But Lisa, if you’re not a fan and haven’t been paying any attention to the detail, how can you walk into this and claim that people are out of order for their speculation?
        I wouldn’t go into a thread on…ryan gosling for example and start telling people they were being out of order becaus I know nothing about him or the way he behaves.
        I also don’t see anyone ‘wishing’ for it to end. But they’ve got bloody good reason to think it will.
        You’re just looking at it on the surface. Believe me, there’s basis to people thinking a lot of the things they do and his/her very deliberately publicly odd behaviour has invited it.

      • mimif says:

        @lisa2 I really resent the notion that you’re being completely reasonable on a Cumby thread. 😜

      • lisa2 says:

        Kat I have never yelled at anyone here. And I didn’t say people are being necessarily unreasonable. As I said his fans may see it differently.. and I concede to that. But I don’t understand how anyone thinks this man is going to have a child and get married all for an award. Being a parent/spouse is far to serious. And If this is infact the man some of you are saying he is.. then why be fans.

        I just stated that I have seen these exact same comments about my favorite celeb couple when they got together. Actually far far worse. So I’m coming form experiencing that kind of anger and hate for a long time. I just don’t think that people in his position need to do this for PR. He has a successful TV and is building an impressive film career. It actually would have been smarter for him to not get married and settle down and continue getting his fans excited. I just think the fact that now at the very beginning of hype around him he meets Sophie and they are having a child then marriage shows that he is more focused on his REAL life and not the PR.
        but as you have said I could be wrong.. and those of you that are die hard fans may know best. I’m just an outsider looking in.

      • hermi says:

        He’s so focussed on real life that he got engaged and married during awards season, just so he could bolster his public image. He could easily have done everything quietly and no one would have talked about it. They could have married after the Oscars, without even mentioning they were engaged. Easily done, if he really wanted to. Which he evidently didn’t.

      • Bridget says:

        Lisa2 clearly hasn’t studied the Batch and doesn’t understand him the way his real fans do.

  31. PunkyMomma says:

    I wish them well, both on their marriage and their child. 💕

    • What'sUp says:

      They’re going to need it – at least from the death glare stare from the BAFTAs, they do not seem like one happy couple.

      • PunkyMomma says:

        You may be right – I’m not buying the fast grand “I’ve-found-the-love-of-my-life” either. I think the plan was to marry before he had to walk the red carpet at the Academy Awards with Sophie. The LA paps/rags are not above slinging nasty snark regarding the paternity of that unborn child. So my well wishes are more directed to that innocent child. I hope Sophie has a safe delivery and a healthy baby.

      • Brittney B says:

        I watched the BAFTAs and didn’t notice anything… and I still can’t find any information about this “death glare” aside from CB comments. What am I missing?

  32. jammypants says:

    Never thought I’d say this, but this sounds like a disaster.

    • Linz says:

      @jammypants.

      All of that!

    • MtnRunner says:

      One bad decision gets compounded by a myriad of others. There’s no way this is going to end well. Too bad, I would have liked to have been happy for them, but there’s just too much that’s off in this relationship.

    • viki says:

      Actually if you think about it, everything about this relationship has been perfectly planned.
      BCs hints at fulfilling personal goals back in Feb 2014.
      The secret girlfriend rumors in late April.
      Working with him at Hay Festival in May.
      The couple’s first public date at the French Open last June.
      Their secret baby-making tryst in Italy in August.
      Introducing her to His friends at JRhodes wedding in September.
      Walking their first red carpet at LFF in October.
      The engagement announcement in the Times in November.
      The PR baby rumors and BC baiting becoming a dad in December.
      The surprise baby reveal at Palm Spring Festival in January.
      And of course the Public Wedding on Valentines Day just before Oscar voting close in a couple of days.
      This relationship has been perfectly timed with PR Plants and lots of news bait from BC himself.
      The disaster and media onslaught…remains to be seen.
      ……….Watch This Space!! :-)

      • Alice says:

        If so, why couldn’t they act out their parts better? They’ve been absolutely abysmal at pretending to be in love. I know SH is rotten at everything she turns her hand to(except getting knocked up), but Ben is a terrific actor and couldn’t pull it off. They cast the gf part wrong.

      • Linz says:

        Yeah, I don’t think it was perfectly planned at all. It’s been one gigantic clusterf**k. The SGF rumors were just clickbait. He was seen with different women up until late August/early September. There is no proof/confirmation that Sophie was with him in Italy. (Again, he was seen with different women during that time)

      • viki says:

        I believe BC or Karon chose SH, because they used to work together. Going by what we know from receipts BC had heart eyes pretty much for every woman he saw during the first half of 2014. And I think she played hard to get while he really tried to make a connection with her…it only turned out to be ‘physical’. Soon after he moved on after getting what he ‘needs’, remember the mystery blonds. But after finding out she was pg was when the clusterf**k began. They didn’t really try to turn it into a real relationship til September and that’s a short time to get to know someone. Somebody once said there’s powerplay at work between these two, each trying to get the upper hand over the other and it wore both of them down hence the stiff pictures. It also doesn’t help that they’re both water signs and very emotional people and it shows. I think HW played his hand by trying to expose this relationship to the public which didn’t help coz they both seem unstable. I know SH has connections but she could have used those to Big up her profile before getting with BC, so I believe Harvey is to blame in making these two look like famewhory reality stars.

      • InvaderTak says:

        Nice summary. That seems like a plausible plan from his people. Just poorly executed. The pregnancy part of this is probably the wild card. Doubt that was supposed to happen like that.

      • Alice says:

        Viki. SH may have been a “try-out” like many of the others, but whoever did a background check on her should be fired. Having ancient, posh relatives doesn’t make one classy and it certainly shows in her case. Either by accident or by deliberation she snared him with a pregnancy. I just don’t understand carrying the farce this far. They’re the most miserable looking couple I’ve ever seen that claims they’re in love. Of course, he was going to have to pay child support, but why is he so idiotic as to want to eventually pay alimony also.
        I’m going to have to re-read some golden, oldie interviews to figure out why I thought he was so smart in the first place.

      • Kiki04 says:

        Well he’s clearly not going to be getting an Oscar this year, either for TIG or for his poorly performed relationship/baby/marriage ;)

    • icerose says:

      Tom was at the wedding looking very dapper/Pictures on tumblr.
      http://torrilla.tumblr.com/
      He has saved the day.

  33. AppleOne says:

    Congratulations to the happy couple. There’s no reason theirs won’t be as happy as any other union in the artistic field.

  34. Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

    There’ll be fireworks at the wedding??? Really??? Oh my… Oh my…

  35. maria says:

    If they sell the photos he can take all his “oh the fans should respect my privacy” and shove it up his arse once and for all. (and I can’t think or write “respect my” without getting Cartman’s voice inside my head. Respect my authoritahhhhhh!)

  36. boredblond says:

    Even though I think they’re an odd couple (sorry..look alike to me) I predicted they would wed quickly, without pap circus or garish excess..so kudos to them for pulling off private, small event. People have different reasons for getting married, but it seems clear this wasn’t for publicity or shaping perception.

    • hermi says:

      Which is why his stylist and her friends tweeted hints about it for days, Girl about Town on the DM has known for months. And it’s done (what a coincidence!!) just a week before the Oscars.
      Cringe.

      • Linz says:

        @boredblond

        Private? (His stylist dropped hints/baited people. Her friends dropped hints. Yesterday/ today Tabloids leaked info.) I am sorry, but that is not “private.”

        Tom Hardy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt pulled off private weddings. Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes had a child without any Tabloid leaks.

      • lindy79 says:

        It strikes me as they wanted/were happy for most of the details to get out but not too many so they can still claim its a private wedding. I cant believe the lack of discretion the wedding vendors are using on twitter. The Times confirmed the exact venues yesterday which is beyond strange though and it seems PR confirmed the details to the media.

      • Ingrid says:

        Interesting that People “confirmed” the news already couple hours ago, yet Daily Fail has nothing.

        Does this mean there’s a bidding war going on over the oh-so-secret-wedding pictures?

      • **sighs** says:

        Lindy- they definitely wanted people to know. Hell, the date was leaked a month ago. And why would there be absolutely no paps there if they ALL had 24 hour notice? It ain’t that far a drive. I wonder who will get the exclusive?

      • j says:

        i don’t think any of the papers have official confirmation yet

        A people mag journalist is actually asking people on twitter about tweeted wedding details from locals for fact checking. no need for fact check if you’ve got a credible direct feed. that’s the info they used in their “confirmation”

        lindy79, i am not surprised by the vendors. bigger vendors are more discrete, although ive seen even some of them tweet pics of food or whatever from celeb weddings.

        smaller local businesses are going to go for that free promo, it’s not like theyre swimming in higher profile clients. cant say i blame them tbh

      • boredblond says:

        Geez..I know him only as pretty good actor from a few films and nothing else about him, honest. Most Oscar votes are in by this point, so even if he rescued a toddler clutching a puppy, he wouldn’t be considered a favorite. My point was just they didn’t make it into a media event..I made same comment about Cameron Diaz wed too.

    • Kat says:

      Um. Not for publicity? Week before the Oscars? And who do you think gave all the details to the papers? And oh..what’s that? ..oh yeah…another announcement in the times.

      • moodgirl says:

        I read on SoGo, and it makes sense, that they may have gotten married on Turks and Caicos and this was just a show for family, friends and the academy voters because they didn’t register? If they received an exemption because of privacy only to have their friends, tailor and vendors tweet their business and then leaked all the details to the media some government official should feel pretty stupid by now.

        If they got married in T & C it may explain Christie Brinkley and others referring to SH as his wife in her tweets and then correcting to fiancee. Whatever, this is the biggest mess I have ever seen and believe me, I have seen plenty of messes.

      • lindy79 says:

        I know not everyone wears wedding rings but if they did manage to get married privately (and more power to them if they did) and then removed their wedding rings to keep things secret for over 6 weeks until this show then surely that shows this is all more than a little odd and there has been some PR thought around the relationship?

      • Kat says:

        I think whatever the situation, PR is running right through it all.

  37. Nayru says:

    If you are getting upset about people writing gossip or snark about a celebs personal life, then maybe a celebrity gossip website called celebitchy isn’t the right place for you. I’m not saying you can’t disagree but actually getting upset is silly, that’s kind of how gossip works generally people snark.

    • Sigh// says:

      You’re not snarking, you’re being bitter and sad. The saddest part of it all for me was finding out that not only did Benedict’s engagement spawn truthers like 9/11 and Sandy Hook, but that most of them are older than him.

      • Nayru says:

        Maybe some people. I think most people are just having fun and gossiping and don’t really care one way or another.

      • Kat says:

        Truthers like 9/11 and sandy hook.
        ———————

        What the frig are you talking about? This isn’t about conspiracy theories; this about a very effed up relationship.

        Also, we already have a very lovely, sane and funny poster called sighs. Please change your name, because I’d hate for people to think she was you.

      • hehehehe says:

        Hey Sigh//….why are you even on here or the other truther sights if it is so sad??

        You must be busy researching them out if you know they are older than him? hehehehe…

        If you are comparing 9/11 and Sandy Hook truthers to the truthers of BC’s self-imposed nonsense, then you are sooooo in over your head.

        Keep up the research!! :)

      • moodgirl says:

        No one is sad just astounded about the number of lies being told. Also, there is already a “sighs” who regularly posts on this site.

      • **sighs** says:

        That one is not to be confused with me!

      • Claire. says:

        piss off, there’s only one sighs

      • **sighs** says:

        Aww thanks, guys…

      • MtnRunner says:

        **sighs**, you’re the only sigh(s) for us. You speak good sense!

      • **sighs** says:

        Thanks. Though sometimes my brain gets fried from all this nuttiness! I need to get boxes of popcorn for the Oscars. Maybe they’ll actually let her speak this time!
        Can’t. Wait.

  38. Alice says:

    Now that we have the “happy ending” I wonder how long it’ll be before the tabs start digging up the Meadow and Octopus videos. Or before headlines like “Trouble in Paradise? Wanda and Sophie Can’t Stand Each Other”. You know it’s coming.

  39. pru says:

    May their Cumberlove live on for eternity!
    I just realized the Oscars are a week away, which I guess means the era of the daily Cumberpost is almost at an end. Now, that’s something to celebrate!!

    • maria says:

      yeah, IF he goes away.

      • moodgirl says:

        He won’t. Unfortunately he will find some way to be seen.

      • pru says:

        Once he becomes an Oscar LOSER with no work to promote, surely the media’s interest will die down. Real news outlets won’t care when he tries to use his private life for PR, just the gossip mags. So he won’t be everywhere, all the time, right??
        Or maybe all the love in the air is making me foolishly positive and hopeful.

    • Kiki04 says:

      But not before honeymooning at the Oscars :)

  40. Andrea says:

    Where are the psychics? I’d like their take now…

    • hehehehe says:

      I know…me too!! :)

      I come back here periodically to check on that…and when I’m sipping my morning tea!

      Some of the most interesting comments to emerge of this whole shebang!!

    • viki says:

      Oh my we must be psychic, just posted a similar request below!! Lol

  41. Susie 1 of 3 says:

    A co-worker once mentioned her anniversary and her birthday were on the same day. Someone asked why she got married on her birthday, when it should be two separate days for celebrating, presents, etc. She said since she was pregnant and it was the first weekend their families could all be present, they went with her birthday. The next date was months later and she didn’t want to be huge in the wedding pictures.
    Busy people, maybe it was the most convenient day for everyone involved.
    Poor Sophie may have said ” oh no, not Valentine’s Day, how gauche!” But when faced with waiting for the next available date decided to suffer through.

  42. Ash says:

    Pamela Andreson and Tommy Lee got married at Valentines, you are at a good company Ben!

    • birdy says:

      Other celebs who married on Valentine’s – not great company to be in.

      Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault – still married although he was the one who knocked up another woman during their relationship (sorry – on a break after it came out about the paternity) then didn’t want to pay child support to the same value has the child he had with Hayek
      VS model Adriana Lima and Marko Jaric – splitsville
      Keri Russell and Shane Deary – splitsville
      Sharon Stone and Phil Bronstein – splitsville
      Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan – splitsville
      Elton John and Renate Blauel – splitsville / playing for a different team
      Lil Wayne and Toya Wright – splitsville
      Prince and Mayte Garcia – splitsville
      Roseanne Barr and Ben Thomas – splitsville
      Pauley Perrette and Michael Bosman –splitsville
      Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton – splitsville

  43. Kat says:

    I’m shocked but also not shocked. In the back of my mind, I knew he’d do this before the Oscars but sad to see him really going flat out down the famewhoring road.
    I mean…

    -Engagement announcement two days before his campaign press tour starts.

    -Pregnancy very tackily announced on a red carpet and then confirmed in a tabloid

    -Wedding a week before the Oscars…

    Seriously, you couldn’t make this up. And the weird, miserable, awkward and stilted behaviour between them, his shocking attempts to say anything normal about her, their baity games with the press and the fans..
    Her frankly nasty and childish behaviour too… The list just goes on.

    But what blows my mind is the hardcore Cumberbitches unwilling to see the games he’s played.
    It’s actually very easy to have a private wedding if you really want it.
    Depp, Pitt, hardy all got married and nobody knew. This pre Oscars extravaganza was always the plan.

    Oh and just seen a tweet from the place where mummy ‘watch this space’ hunter got her dress and they’re apparently ‘honoured’ she chose it, like she’s Carole Middleton or something. I mean…. W.T.A.F :0

    • Granger says:

      I’m not a hardcore fan by any stretch, but I *am* hopelessly naive, and I still can’t bring myself to believe that *all* of this was for PR. I agree the engagement and pregnancy announcements were willingly worked into his Oscar campaign, but I hold onto the hope that he chose this wedding date because it was the only one that worked, what with his upcoming schedule, and not because he wanted to get married before the Oscars in order to win more votes. I know, I know, I’m probably in denial. :-) It just makes me feel remarkably sad for both him and Sophie if this is all part of some selfish and ultimately-meaningless plan.

      • Kat says:

        Sorry, granger but there’s literally no reason for him to cram this wedding in today.
        Valentine’s Day is the height of tacky. It’s a commercial day that exists to dupe silly people into spending money and buying meaningless cards.
        If he was truly a private person, he would’ve had the wedding QUIETLY in a week or two weeks, when the Oscars fever and Spotlight had died down and when he could relax.
        He’s not due to film anything until May now, I think and we all know that sophie isn’t working so…
        Like I say, this has been long planned out. I’d love for it not to be this way, but …

      • **sighs** says:

        Yeah, sorry, but if he really wanted it private he could have waited 2 weeks. She doesn’t work and he doesn’t have much on his schedule til..April for a convention? He might have a little pre-production for dr strange. After the oscars he won’t have to do interviews for months. Whereas now, the entire oscar run-up is going to be about his wedding.

      • moodgirl says:

        Just think he had the nerve to get on Nightline and talk about his demand for privacy. If he really wanted privacy we wouldn’t be having these conversations. They would have gotten married and we wouldn’t know who Sophie Hunter was until after the fact. The whole episode was about capitalizing on their mistake to gain as much publicity as possible.

    • Alice says:

      Well, I read recently that Erdem is a favorite of Kate, so obviously, that’s why S wears it. She thinks she’s hot sh*t royalty. Like mother, like daughter.

    • Tara says:

      Holy sh!t you cumber-truthers have time on your hands. Do you do anything at all besides post on gossip sites? And yeah you’re kind of venomous and insist you know things you really have no way of knowing. You insist people who don’t agree with you don’t know what they’re talking about and take offense when people call u on your bs. Cumberthreads are Trojan horses for trolls at this point, imo, and amazingly repetitive. I’m fascinated with how invested you guys are in this. I drop in once in a while to troll watch… But you make it about as interesting as watching paint dry.

  44. Tara says:

    Hey all, quick check in after being away for 3 months (needed to get away from all this for a while, lol)

    I’m dying to know, what is a Comet Sophie?

    And I can’t believe People, Us Weekly, and all the newspapers knew about his wedding. Didnt he say in Palm Springs Fest that he was going to have a *private* wedding? I actually believed him. And getting married right before the Oscars? Ben, I feel like I hardly know you anymore. Lol. Whatever small crush I had on him before all this has well and truly gone away, so that’s good for me. Who to move on to next… :)

    Hopefully after the Oscars he can disappear for a while and enjoy being a newlywed and not have to be ‘on’ all the time.

  45. Tippy says:

    Are these two cousins?

    They look so much alike in some of these photos that they could pass for twins.

  46. viki says:

    Can we please get some feedback from our PSYCHIC anons here?
    I’m curious what your senses are telling about this whole wedding.

    • Kat says:

      Oh god. No. Please don’t encourage the ‘psychics’.

    • moodgirl says:

      Ben has made a HUGE mistake and this marriage will not last. I’m not psychic.

    • viki says:

      Oh you guys aren’t even curious?!
      To be honest I’d like to know who this professional psychologist BC (mentioned at OZ Comicon) talked about his mental health, because BC is in need of a new session and get his head together. Unless it was the therapist who messed with his head in the beginning which prompted him to act upon his life goals and fulfill them within 12 months….*sighs*

    • Just here says:

      I’m curious about the psychics too.

      Speaking of which, whatever happened to MissMary?

      • moodgirl says:

        I thought about MissMary this morning – she was great! She is probably just fed up and disgusted.

  47. Kat says:

    Anyone curious to see SH’s death glare at BC at the baftas..here it is in HD glory about 9mins in.
    Much loves for future hubby..

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gesNoMNR8hg

    And bonus speech from the wonderful Mike Leigh.

    • moodgirl says:

      As an observer of human behavior, I. find it FASCINATING that he would marry her, not just based on this incident because obviously it was too late, but her overall personality and behavior just seems like shit. She revealed herself to be immature, rude, self-centered, inappropriate, a liar, opportunist and disrespectful not only to him but his associates. I wonder what he was thinking when he chose to have sex with her but if she made herself available maybe he didn’t care.

      • maria says:

        uhm yeah, and Ben has showed similar personality traits lately. Maybe they are more alike (not just looks) than we realized?

      • Hexentanz says:

        Maybe he was not aware at that time ( when they did the deed) what incredible “qualifications ” and character traits she has. Or he has the same and was really good at hiding them for a while.

      • viki says:

        He was obviously thinking with his other head ;-)
        But ITA with everything you said. Playing hard to get to lure a man into an 18 year trap is not cool. And she gets to keep his cool unique name too you know. Even mama Hunter kept hers after divorce.
        Least it’s not one of us! Phew…

      • Claire. says:

        her keeping his name, even after a divorce, would just highlight the fact she’s no one without him

    • Tara says:

      Thanks for that! I’d heard about this so-called death glare. Was she even looking at him? Seems odd to give him a look like that when he wasn’t even saying/doing anything. Maybe that’s just how her face is? But, I could see how it could come across as an annoyed look, lol.

      Keira sure is beautiful. And it’s always great to see Mark Strong :)

      • Kat says:

        Tara,

        Um – Yep, she purposely shot a look straight at him. It was definitely a very angry face and look boring deep into his skull.
        I’ve found a slightly better quality version of it, actually..

        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cGMiCL_LYQU

      • moodgirl says:

        Yes she was looking at him. If you look closely you can see Mark Strong give Sophie a stern look and the strange look on Kiera face. I get the feeling Sophie’s behavior does not impress many people.

      • tara says:

        Woooboy, that is a pretty frosty glare. maybe he moved his foot and stepped on her toes or something. Haha.

        Saw Mark look at her, but his facial expression didn’t change. He was just reacting to her head moving. And Keira was in front of them, so she didn’t even see it.

        But you can bet SH (or SC now :p) will be more careful at the Oscars. That’s not a nice look to give your husband.

      • Catherine says:

        How dare she look at him how dare she! Jeez I wish I was drinking what you guys are drinking….

      • Kat says:

        Catherine,

        Don’t be silly.

  48. Hexentanz says:

    Ben wanted to be known in Hollywood and now he is. He will forever be known as the arrogant oh so classy douche that got his PR girlfriend pregnant and married her in a rushed shotgun wedding., while losing every single award. Congrats Benny Kim Kumberbatch, you have succeeded, you are the new laughing stock of LA and beyond.

  49. Betti says:

    Congratulations! I hope that they have a long, prosperous union.

    I love Bendy as an actor but like other posters I am sad that he is going down the Hollywood fame whore route – I thought he was better than that.

    I wish him well for the future but I have lost respect for him as a person – neither of them have conducted themselves very well over the past few months but you have to hand it to them, they are taking responsibility for their actions regardless of their personal feelings. They have committed to try to make it work for the sake of a child – neither didn’t have to.

    • Kat says:

      Sorry, Betti, but I don’t see anything to be admired in Victorian values and marrying ‘for the sake of a child’; quite the contrary actually.
      It’s so harmful for a child to be brought into that.
      It blows my mind that anyone in that situation can still be so antiquated and still want to ‘do the right thing’, but I guess that’s who he is.

  50. Reece says:

    I’ve remained firmly in neutral on this. I haven’t been moved either way. Good for them I say. However, this is the first and only thing that’s made me say ugh. A wedding on Valentine’s Day? Ugh! And people call Hiddleston twee. Yet still whatever…
    Congrats to them for a happy healthy life and baby(ies)!

    ETA: This thing is totally gonna be in Hello and People isn’t it?

    • moodgirl says:

      Yep.

    • anonit says:

      I was waiting to have my comments be reported as abuse but I don’t have to wait anymore! The truth! the nasty truth!!! I commented on the truth. He said he wanted privacy! That’s why we all know where the wedding was & there’s pics of Tom (YUM!) and all from a personal source!

  51. scarlett27 says:

    What’s so special about Benedict? Why can’t marry who he wishes to? Did anyone here think that he was going to marry one you? Was everyone here upset when George or Brad finally got married.

    • lisa2 says:

      Well there were a lot of filthy comments when Brad and George got married..

      I doubt any of the BC fans cared if Brad and George got married.. but there were a some people on their threads at the time that were pissed by it.

      • Janet says:

        Not like this, Lisa. The comments on here go way beyond any of the nasty comments I read when Pitt and Clooney got married. People seem to be taking this marriage personally, for some unfathomable reason.

      • Darya says:

        Brad and George got married? I hope they are very happy together!! Mazel tov boys 😘 Oh wait – you meant to other people right? Sorry, I got really excited there for a minute.

        Now that the Batch has done the deed, what will we do for gossip and public spectacle? And no, the Kardashians don’t count in my book.

      • Kat says:

        Janet,

        Stop trolling. There aren’t ‘nasty’ comments on here. If you want creepy hardcore cumberbitch devotion, imdb is that way….

  52. Iheartgossip says:

    Congrats Love Birds. I’m so happy for them both; and the little one on the way. Sweet family.

  53. Captain Obvious says:

    WOOOOW It’s amazing to me how hard he has worked to complete obliterate any perceived character he had before this whole Sophie thing began. He’s let this romance of his define who he has become and it’s going to be difficult as a fan of his to separate his personal from his actual talent on screen. He’s become his own worst enemy.

    • Alice says:

      Same sad feeling here. I had planned to go see TIG again tody, but now I’m skipping that. I would substitute showmance for romance, though.

      • Claire. says:

        I saw it and can’t see it again. I think I would have liked it a lot more without the engagement and knocked up rumors going around

      • MtnRunner says:

        Alice, just about every Oscar buzzed movie is better than TIG. Go see any of those and your money is better spent. Turing’s story is better portrayed on the Codebreaker docudrama on Netflix anyway.

      • Alice says:

        I have seen most of them, but a couple haven’t come to my southern town yet. Still Alice starts next Friday and I’ll got to that. Whiplash and Foxcatcher haven’t opened yet.

      • MtnRunner says:

        Still Alice just arrived to our art house theater and I hope to catch it this weekend. Whiplash is really, really good. Expect to be depressed after Foxcatcher. Carell and Ruffalo are really good it in it though.

    • moodgirl says:

      Totally agree.

    • Claire. says:

      Great way of putting it. A really stupid move, and the only reason I can see him agreeing to it is to save his reputation with the tabloids. I wish there were some kind of proof so I can feel sorry for the guy and not wonder if he’s this giant famewhore.

      P.S. this “romance”

  54. anna says:

    Y’all are crazy. I’m sure the Oscar voters have probably made up their mind who their voting for. You think they are gonna hear(if they even do) this and say “Wait I’ changing my vote now!”. Please come back to planet Earth

    • Alice says:

      Nobody here thinks the Oscar voters give a damn that he’s knocked up an untalented nobody. The issue is that HE may believe they do. Personally, I think he’s moved into delusional territory. Now, if he had knocked up Jessica Chastain or Keira or somebody they’d heard of, who knows.(just joking there)

    • hermi says:

      The total disinterest of Hollywood people for actors’ private lives is so great that gay actors still have to pretend they are straight. You come back to planet Earth. We are already here, ta very much!

    • moodgirl says:

      Too bad you couldn’t explain this to Ben before today, maybe he would have changed his mind.

    • MtnRunner says:

      I doubt he thinks getting married is going to increase his chances at an Oscar. I think this a) keeps him in the news b) gives him something to talk about that distracts from his losing streak and c) makes both of them look more “respectable”. That’s all.

      • scarf girl says:

        I can’t help but wonder if the wedding on Valentine’s Day was planned when he still thought he had a shot at Oscar. I have become that cynical. Regardless, could not have picked better timing to keep himself in the headlines, and on red carpet at Oscars, no one will ask him about an award he won’t win or who he thinks will win. It will all be about the wedding and his personal life. Just like the engagement announce,net in Times shifted focus away from movie and onto his personal life right before Oscar campaign. A year ago I would thought he was above it. Now….he is just another fame hungry actor who happens to have more talent than the other thirsty ones.

      • Tara says:

        I thought that, too. They probably started planning the wedding in early Jan, before the GG and SAG awards, and obviously the Baftas. Back then he did have a decent shot, before Eddie ran away with it.

        Either way it did give the press something to talk about, so good for him, I guess.

        Maybe they married before the Oscars b/c after the ceremony, when he’s free of obligations, they will take a 3 week honeymoon in CA or something? I’ll be curious to see if they go straight back to London.

      • scarf girl says:

        I bet they take a California honeymoon too. Wouldn’t it e funny if the stayed in that atrocious house all the tabloids say he is buying? Maybe wine country. That is my bet.

  55. Oops! says:

    Seriously? If the true fans would just stop treading on the sacred and precious earth that is Bendy’s personal life by leaking details to the press, life would be so much better – Gawd!… (thinking)…. Oh, wait…

  56. Just me says:

    I know a guy who married his very pregnant girlfriend (6-7 months along). They had only been dating for a few months when they found out she was pregnant. His family paid for both the wedding and reception ’cause her family didn’t have the funds. Within the year, she’d dumped the guy and their new born baby and ran off with some random guy she’d met on the internet.

    Hope for the best but expect the worst. I hope he got a really good pre-nup.

    Just saying.

    • Janet says:

      One of my college friends married her boyfriend after they found she was pregnant. They were happily married for 27 years afterwards, until he passed away. That was over a decade ago, and she tells me she misses him every single day.

    • viki says:

      I’m actually curious as to what is stipulated in their pre-nup.
      Rumor has it that BCs and his last gf Anna broke up because he wouldn’t agree to terms of a prenup. But assume these two finally came to a conclusion seeing as how happy BC looked at the Bafta and SH sour face, I’m guessing he got the better part of the deal. For a woman who’s going to be staying home to raise his child while he’s mostly away for work I hope she at least got her fair share.

  57. Darya says:

    The local paper has an article they seem to be updating whenever they get a new bit of info…
    http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/benedict-cumberbatch-to-marry-sophie-hunter-on-the-isle-of-wight-76515.aspx

    The island, church, house and gardens look lovely, and very traditionally English, but absolutely miserable in the middle of winter. And were they not allowed to use the house itself, but had to set up tents in the garden? Brrr… even if you do heat them. Sorry for the editorial on wedding planning – I probably won’t ever have one myself, but I do enjoy seeing how others decided to do the deed.

    • Janet says:

      I love ancient churches. Mottistone goes back almost 900 years.

    • viki says:

      Ugh and they had the reception late at night too! There are so many beautiful villas in London with classic interiors, don’t get why they’d settle to have it outdoors in the dead of winter with a pregnant bride!! That mansion has a nice garden but if you’re stuck in a tent, then what’s the point?? And also did you see the pic of the church…it looks like a Shack!! Again much more beautiful churches in London.

      • maria says:

        Yes but if they had gotten married in London the press would have found out about it!

      • moodgirl says:

        And there would be a lot of pictures if the wedding were closer to an urban place. They picked Isle of Wight for its remoteness, he didn’t want photos of his pregnant girlfriend in a wedding dress splashed all over the media.

    • InvaderTak says:

      Ok, I’m American, so please don’t get offended Brits, but the “Royal Yacht Squadron” is just plain hilarious to me. A yacht SQUADRON???? *Jimmy Carr laugh* I think that’s the poshest thing I’ve ever heard!

      • A.Key says:

        I laughed so hard at that too.

      • Darya says:

        My understanding is that the yacht owners have pledged to lend their vessels to repel an enemy armada should anyone ever invade by sea. They will gallantly sail out to meet their foe and strategically pelt them with stale cucumber sandwiches. In the resulting chaos, the gin and tonic cannons will be deployed. Being momentarily blinded by having top-shelf booze sprayed in their eyes, the captains of the enemy ships will run them aground. And thus ends the invasion.

        Our intrepid sailors will then adjourn to the private club (no peasants allowed) for a grand celebration.

      • moodgirl says:

        Darya you win the internet for the day!!!!!! Hysterical 😄😄😄

      • Darya says:

        Thank you kindly @moodgirl. I wasn’t really expecting to win anything, so I haven’t prepared any remarks in advance. Do you suppose Ben would let me borrow his? I doubt he’ll be needing it. That’s assuming his bitter tears of disappointment at not winning all the things hasn’t smeared the ink to the point that it’s illegible.

    • Claire. says:

      Hilarious they couldn’t use the house when it used to belong to her family.

    • anonit says:

      But rumours a celebrity was heading to the Isle of Wight gathered speed this week, when marquees were seen being erected at Mottistone and details of a road closure outside the church and manor appeared in the Isle of Wight County Press.
      News of the wedding and its location has been widely reported across the national media today.

  58. MeloMelo says:

    Its so funny because they both look so cold and not romantic yet they chose this day to wed.

    Honestly everytime I read about this mess I get anxiety for him, this is a disaster.

  59. Jaana says:

    YES! Congrats to the happy couple!!! Yes yes Yes! (Sorry ladies).
    LOL.

    • moodgirl says:

      You mean sorry Ben. We won’t have to pay alimony. Sorry.

      • Janet says:

        Why are you so invested in wanting this marriage to fail? Just curious.

      • moodgirl says:

        I have been a fan of Ben for years and I see the obvious. I feel for him.

      • Alice says:

        ^^^moodgirl. Yes.

      • Janet says:

        If you have been a fan of his for years, then you should be wishing him happiness on his marriage. He obviously wants this. Nobody held a gun to his head. Do you think you know what’s best for him better than he does? Maybe it will work out and maybe it won’t. A baby is not the best way to start a marriage off, but many so-called “shotgun weddings” turn out to be eminently successful. He’s a grown man and he knows his own mind. I’m happy for both of them.

      • Kat says:

        Janet,

        You’ve said the words “I’m very happy for both of them” about five times now.

      • Anny says:

        Well a lot of people here said that they hope his marriage fails. So maybe we are trying to balance the karma a little :) )

      • Kat says:

        Anny,

        No, that’s nothing balanced about Janet. And no, nobody has said they hope the marriage fails.

      • jammypants says:

        @Kat, but this comment was posted in here:

        “i just hope they end it instead of being one of those couples that stay together for appearances and just sleep with everyone that walks on the side.”

        and some said they think the marriage will last 2 years.

        I haven’t been in these threads for a bit and seeing those comments made me go, “Wow.”

  60. Ingrid says:

    I think they won’t release photos (unless paps got them). English gentleman marrying 7-months pregnant woman = not a good look PR-wise.

    Also, this gem from US Weekly:

    “Cumberbatch, 38, and actress Hunter met in 2009 while filming Burlesque Fairytales. They kept mum about their relationship for years, but announced their engagement in a very public way in The Times of London in November 2014.”

    Arrrgghh!!!!!!

    • moodgirl says:

      The Daily Mail has let loose. Below are some of the captions for photos:

      1. The hastily-arranged ceremony, organised to take place before pregnant Hunter gives birth, took place in this church in front of friends and family today.

      2. The happy couple have known each other for five years but were only dating for just five months before the engagement was announced.

      3. Invatations (sic) were sent to guests via email because the ceremony was organised at short notice, believed to be because the couple wanted it to take place before Miss Hunter gave birth.

      OUCH!!!!! I don’t think this road will be easy for Ben.

  61. Janet says:

    Wishing Ben and Sophie a long, successful and supremely happy life together, if for no other reason than to piss the haters off.

    • moodgirl says:

      Ben will be pissed off long before the haters will.

      • Janet says:

        Keep hope alive, if that’s what gets you through this. I’m very happy for both of them. A marriage is an occasion to celebrate.

    • Kat says:

      Janet, from your comment about your college friend, I’m assuming you’re not a teenager, so that makes your comments worryingly childish.

      • Janet says:

        If “worryingly childish” means I refuse to engage in spiteful snarking because two people I don’t know, will never meet, and have nothing to do with me are getting married, then I consider that once of the nicest compliments I’ve had all week.

      • Kat says:

        Um, nooo, “Worryingly childish” as in you seem very obsessed and invested in these two people you don’t know, will never meet and have nothing to do with.
        Oh and using the word ‘haters’

      • Anny says:

        Kat, I see you every day on BC threads following those who refuse to believe those wild theories about this couple. There are actually some people who like SH and BC together or don’t care that much and actually wish them happy and lengthy marriage. Deal with it.

      • Catherine says:

        “as in you seem very obsessed and invested in these two people you don’t know” that sounds like you Kat. A word of advice; get over BC and crush on someone else.

      • ManchurianGlobal says:

        Kat.

        You care too much.

      • jammypants says:

        wow…*slow claps*

      • Kat says:

        Anny,

        No you don’t see that. People are perfectly entitled to think what they like and I quite obviously don’t respond to everyone who ‘likes them as a couple’. I respond to the people who think they can dictate what should be discussed. And the people so obsessed with him that they take issue with people gossiping about the ‘private life’ that he’s made so public.

        And what ‘wild theories’ are you talking about exactly?
        He married hurriedly because she’s knocked up? That’s pretty much fact.
        He looks miserable? She acts bratty and unpleasant? He’s using this for publicity? What about any of that suggests ‘wild theory’?

      • Kat says:

        Catherine,

        Nope. I’m interested in how he’s managed to turn his life into a public sideshow.
        And ‘I’m crushing on him’ apparently? dear god, do grow up.

        But I can’t really expect much else from someone who pretty creepily invented awards show sightings. Now that’s what I call over invested.

    • TheOnlyDee says:

      Be My Valentine, Janet <3 You cannot even try on these threads, because it's futile. The crazy is strong with that one.

      • Janet says:

        I will never, to the end of my days, understand why people are making such a horrendous stink because some guy none of them know or will ever meet is getting married to a woman none of them know or will ever meet. Jesus Christ, what is the BFD? And counting down to the divorce as soon as the engagement is announced? How tacky can you get? I haven’t seen anything this bad since Brad and Angie got married. Some people on here are in desperate need of a life.

      • jammypants says:

        Janet, it’s hard reasoning with crazy.

      • Kat says:

        Wow. The irony here…

        All I can say is, I can see why he wants to shake off his fans. The militant Cumberbitches are utterly terrifying.

        @jammypants
        People are generally saying the same thing as you “this looks like a disaster”. So, where’s the crazy you’re speaking of?

      • jammypants says:

        @Kat, I think his PR is a complete mess, but the daily threads with HUNDREDS of the same thing said over and over is crazy. That’s a lot of energy saying the same thing a thousand times over no? Like, yea, everyone gets it. It’s like beating a dead horse. I hop in and read his posts now and again to see if there’s anything interesting, but it’s STILL the same thing. Like, no one is even talking about the fact that he’s Doctor frikin Strange at all. I for one think it’s an interesting role for him and am curious what accent he’ll use. These posts are getting boring? I’ll summarize if you like:

        1) He’s making a mistake.
        2) He’s not himself anymore.
        3) He’s thirsty for that Oscar.
        4) Sophie looks like him (and looks like a man and has a really long neck)
        5) He’s not as smart as he seemed.
        6) Sophie is stuck up.
        7) They look unpleasant around each other.
        8) They play yoyo with the press and fans (bait and switch)
        9) Doubt their relationship will last and if it does, they won’t be happy.
        10) They’re famewhores.

        Did I leave anything out? I’m sure I did, but I haven’t read every single post ever.

      • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

        @Jammypants, but that’s is his own fault, instead of talking solely about his work and upcoming projects, he speaks too much about his provate life, thus providing gossipers with great stuff to gossip about. Remember that Q&A nobody asked him about Sophie, still, out of the blue, he said he dreamt of his wedding plans in his sleep… ??

  62. ellesbelles says:

    LOL! Congrats you tacky bastards!

    Ben, still love your work but second hand embarrassed for your shenanigans.

    Sophs, your lizard smile is top notch.

    Viva la Otterpus babies!

    • Allegra says:

      @ellesbelles :

      Long time no see you!
      Tom was invited to BC wedding. Torrilla got the pics and he looks great.
      torrilla.tumblr.com/post/111010803980/tom-hiddleston-seen-on-the-isle-of-wight-to-attend

      • DahliaDee says:

        I wonder if Hiddles was the Best Man. I’m not trolling, I’m genuinely wondering. I’m thinking the lady pictured with him might be the Maid of Honour, or whatever it’s called.

      • j says:

        idk he definitely is dressed like a groomsmen though

        i’d peg ackland as best man maybe

      • Allegra says:

        @ DahliaDee:

        I know that you’re not trolling. I’m not BC fan, but I know he has others friend who are more close to him than Tom, but who knows…
        About that lady, I don’ t know saw her with another woman on Daily Mail.

      • ellesbelles says:

        saw them on tumblr darling! I dont spent too much time in these parts anymore. There was some drama. Plus tumblr has soooo many gifs! I’m in tom overload daily! xx

      • LAK says:

        J: Tom’s outfit is standard traditional male dress for men attending weddings in England. It’s not a groomsman outfit. We don’t do ‘groomsmen’ outfits. Only ‘fashionable/trendy’ men dress differently for weddings.

      • **sighs** says:

        That’s funny. I was just looking at pictures of Zara Phillips wedding, and all of Mike Tindall’s “groomsmen” are wearing the exact same thing. I guess they were doing it wrong?

      • LAK says:

        **sighs***: every single male wedding guest in Zara’s wedding is wearing morning suit. The fact that the ushers are also dressed the same doesn’t negate the fact that all the male guests are wearing the same outfit. Exception Jackie Stewart who is in a Kilt which is a nod to his scottish heritage.

        Go look at the entire wedding again. Or look at some other English weddings to catch my drift….

        Or watch 4 WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, a film about English weddings and note the male guest attire.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        LAK–the point is, that the guests weren’t all wearing MATCHING Morning Dress. Different colours in pants, waistcoat, and tie. You may think Yanks are idjits (even expats) but we aren’t saying Tom was a member of the wedding party JUST because he has (oh havers!) a morning coat on, but because his attire is in synch with at least one other guest who we have strong reason to believe is in the wedding party (go look at James Rhodes in the pics.)
        You don’t need to do the patronising “educate the plebes” thing–I don’t think it’s that big a deal that what SOME people call groomsmen in the States generally are referred to as ushers in the UK. They still appear to have coordinated (if not exactly matching) attire. THAT is what we are referring to, when we say “wearing the same thing.” It isn’t a case of ‘all Morning Dress looks alike to us.’
        Sigh.

    • Mosby says:

      ^^^ EllesBelles, this might be my favorite comment. LOL

  63. Abby_J says:

    Congratulations to them both! I hope that they have a long and happy marriage and a beautiful and healthy baby!

      • Maggie says:

        Congratulations from me as well and I hope they have a long and happy marriage and a beautiful healthy baby.

    • Grace says:

      Agreed. Even though she comes off a little cold in pictures (although with an fabulous sense of style – that girl knows how to dress!), I have read that she is really smart, creative and down-to-earth. But whatever, they seem happy and hope they have a long ass marriage with some nice kiddies:)

  64. Madly says:

    Now for divorce watch.

    This I hilaious. So private, but People mag was invited. Man, when even Blake lively can be lower key than you…..

  65. lindy79 says:

    Hiddles looks ace!

  66. LAK says:

    I love her BAFTA dress.

  67. tara says:

    Can someone tell me what Comet Sophie is? It sounds like a funny story :)

  68. Emily says:

    Oh my dear, come back.

    This is real life Parade’s End. He will love that child immensely. So there’s that.

    • Alice says:

      And one day he’ll find his Valentine. Just sooner than Christopher did, I hope.

    • hermi says:

      Well, he did say at the time that he aspired to be like Tietjens. Be careful what you wish for :)
      Pregnant bride, check, Valentine, check.
      At this point, the thing I find most horrid is how tacky it all is. Fireworks? The mother of the bride dressed in white with sparkly details? SH’s friends baiting twitter for days? Them not posing for photos because they’ve probably sold the exclusive to Vogue? Cringe.

    • Claire. says:

      B*****y high maintenance wife. Check.

  69. icerose says:

    Andrew Scott was there and Tom looked like he could have been part of the wedding party. Lots of pictures of people walking through wooded grounds

    • 'P'enny says:

      Hiddles was a groomsman 👍 nice tailoring ❤️

      • icerose says:

        I thought he looked like he was part of the wedding party. He does look fantastic. And happy!!!!

      • Allegra says:

        @’P'enny:

        How do you know?
        Where are BC’ s best friend?

      • 'P'enny says:

        i didn’t say bestman, LOL, i said groomsman as in the male equivalent of bridesmaids. Tend pick your best mates, brother of the bride, father of the bride and 2-3 others and dress them in same wedding suits. All have the function of making sure he turns up, sober and looks after the various guests and bridesmaids and makes sure the champagne flows. They may occasionally, interfere with the DJ and ensure good music is played at all times.

      • Allegra says:

        @’P'enny:

        I got it! Thanks for the explanation.

      • LAK says:

        Penny: just because Tom is wearing a morning coat doesn’t automatically make him a groomsman. Morning coat, such as he is wearing, is standard traditional wedding dress for men at weddings in Britain. If you paid any attention to any and all English Weddings, many male guests adhere to the traditional wedding dress code.

        IF Tom happened to be a groomsman, that’s one thing, but you can’t make that assumption based upon his clothing since every Englishman has a morning coat in their wardrobe. If this confuses you, go have a look at the royal threads whenever a wedding takes place, all the men are wearing this outfit. Exception when they wear a kilt as a nod to Scottish heritage.

      • 'P'enny says:

        The men at Benedict’s wedding, who appear to be part of his groomsmen/ushers appeared to be wearing the same suit, see James Rhodes and Tom Hiddleston. Same long dark blue tails and light blue tie. Sophie’s Dad wore a flash waistcoat though.
        The buttonhole are for anyone attending the wedding to take part.

        hard to tell from such limited photos leaked

        Plus, going from Ackland’s twitter they all went for a final fitting last week

        oh and not all british weddings are the height royal fashion and men can afford morning suits

      • neverland says:

        @LAK: if you think every Englishman has a morning coat in their wardrobe then you can’t know that many Englishman.

      • Sixer says:

        I doubt there were any groomsmen. Far too American.

        He might have been an usher – pointing guests to the right bit of the church and all that jazz – but I doubt that too.

        Posh weddings in Britain = many morning coats.

        Non-posh weddings = morning coats for the men attending who are very close to the groom (immediate family, best mates, etc).

        BTW – men usually wear buttonholes (I didn’t have a church wedding and even I got buttonholes for all the boys). Most often carnations but clearly here Old Harrovian cornflowers.

        @neverland – ever heard of Moss Bros?!

      • LAK says:

        Neverland: well, considering I am English, live in England, attend many weddings all the time……..

        Thank you Sixer. A groomsman!!! Who ever heard of such a thing!!!! (in my best Duchess voice)

      • **sighs** says:

        In the US, groomsman is pretty much interchangeable with usher. So we have mostly the same tradition there, we just have different terminology.
        After all this business I went to some lovely uk wedding guide sites, some of them of the more high end nature, and funnily enough, many of them used the term “groomsmen”.

      • Sixer says:

        **sighs**

        Yes- I’m afraid most of the bridezilla websites use American terminology. Here, you’d have to be British, I guess, to distinguish between morning dress as worn by posh people to weddings and morning dress as worn by bridezilla guests whose absolute NOT-poshness leads them to a) wear it and b) call themselves groomsmen. To a Brit, there’s a WORLD of difference between those two things. Don’t laugh! We love our snobberies.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Sixer, I’m laughing because I love your snobberies too. “Groomsmen” is a term I only started hearing used recently. My family always used the term “usher.” When I hear “groomsmen”, for some reason, I always think somebody has to go brush a horse or something and since the person using it is always doing so in the midst of a bridezilla moment, I usually just smile, nod, and keep my horse images to myself.

        Morning coats, white tie, dressing for dinner are all snobberies and niceties that seem to have fallen out of fashion in U.S society or never filtered down to the masses so when they are attempted, it is usually done improperly.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        @Sixer–
        How about–Morning Dress that coordinates as worn by males at a Brit wedding who are part of the wedding party as opposed to Morning Dress (or Morning Suits, if a step less formal) in many other colours and materials as worn by many of the other posh guests.
        I rather feel like you and LAK are looking down your collective noses at us and assuming we are lumping all lovely morning coats together, when that is not in fact what we are observing.
        So I did a little research. And hey, look at that–UK ushers fulfill the same functions (other than escorting the bridesmaids, but that isn’t true in ALL State-side weddings anyway) as ‘groomsmen’ in the States. And oddly, when I married in California, my husband had his Best Man and the Ushers (oooo, sounds like a doo-wop band!) Not a “Groomsman” in sight. But that’s another tailcoat ( :) )
        Anyway, putting the links in another post, as the odds are they won’t make it.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Well, trying this with the links removed–if anyone wants references, they can go out and google them for themselves!
        “British bridesmaids, however, follow the bride without escort, while the groomsmen, known in England as ushers, stand in the front.
        Saying “I Do” in England versus America .

        Groomsmen – one or more male attendants who support the groom. The ushers and/or groomsmen escort the grandparents of the bride and groom to their seats.
        British Culture, British Customs and British Traditions

        As with evening dress, there are two categories of formal day dress. The most formal version is by far the most popular and features a type of tailcoat known as a cutaway (morning coat in UK). In Britain it is worn by grooms, groomsmen and guests at formal church weddings. Blacktieguide

        “It is up to the groom to sort out his groomswear along with the clothing for his best man, ushers and father.” Hitched.UK

        At Zara Phillips’ wedding to the rugby guy :) In photographs of the wedding, it is obvious that the outfits described here are totally coordinated/matched:
        Supporting Mr Tindall at the altar were his best man Iain Balshaw, …and his groomsman, James Simpson-Daniel, 28, an England team-mate.
        The groom, best-man and ushers…wore black morning suits with spongebag trousers, by the bespoke London tailors, Cad & the Dandy, made with black “barathea” cloth sourced from Huddersfield, in a nod to the Tindalls’ Yorkshire roots. They also sported white carnation buttonholes.

    • Darya says:

      After looking at the DM photos (and a close-up of Tom, not even sorry), what is that blue flower pin most of the gents seem to be wearing? Is it a British wedding tradition this uncultured American is unaware of?

      • InvaderTak says:

        Link to the DM? I can’t find a new article from them about this. But then again, I have been lost in migraine land for 3 days so I’m not doing so great here. (Note: Migraine unrelated to BC)

        Edit: found it. Moriarty looks like he’s wearing a suit from Sherlock.

        Edit 2: or I didn’t. I can’t find a DM article with TH in it?

      • Allegra says:

        A fan said that is a bachelor button:
        twitter.com/Debsloth1/status/566713660785954816

      • Darya says:

        @InvaderTak – sorry, the Tom photos were elsewhere – see further up in the comments for the link. Those photos were HQ and I could see the details better. Then I noticed it on some of the other guests.

        p.s. sorry about the migraine. hope you feel better.

      • haberdasher says:

        Bachelor’s button or cornflower, popular with Old Harrovians.

      • InvaderTak says:

        @Haberdasher: (great screen name BTW) Translation for the unsophisticated Americans?

      • Toodles45 says:

        Bachelor button or old harrovians?
        Old harrovians= Boys who went to Harrow (ben’s school) = boarding school crowd

      • haberdasher says:

        No sophistication needed, just familiarity with some prep school jargon. Old Harrovians = alumni of Harrow (as distinct from Old Etonians like Tom, who had to suck it up and wear the cornflower today!). I also know from my day job that cornflowers are the symbol of the ALS (North America) or MND (Europe) Associations, and it’s a lovely nod to them as well. Here goes some catty speculation: BC played Hawking first and has been a stalwart supporter (viz. his heroically not-quite-stoically OTT response to the Ice Bucket Challenge), so had “right” to wear it in that capacity as well? But Harrow association offers plausible deniability if any brows are lifted. Of course, that shade of blue would be gorgeous on him as well, I’d imagine!

      • haberdasher says:

        Re. my comment above: by “got there first” I meant in comparison to ER, of course, and that his wearing it could thus be a very subtle reminder of that fact. Or not. Like I said, he has other reasons to have chosen to have worn that flower, so it could be explained away. The choice of flower can cause grave insult, don’t you know. (OK, I’m joking. Victorian hat off.)

      • 'P'enny says:

        its just a simple buttonhole. its a bit small for my liking, but it beats the common carnation most wear.

      • Darya says:

        Ok, now I’ve seen one on a female guest. Who said it was a way for security to know who was an invited guest and who might be a party crasher? Not a bad guess really. You know who else uses pins like that? The Secret Service guarding the President while he’s traveling – that way they don’t accidentally shoot a junior aide who has been sent for coffee and doughnuts.

        Here’s a thought, if you hadn’t leaked the details like a sinking rowboat, maybe you could have lightened up on the security and saved a few bucks. Or maybe Hello! Magazine paid for the rent-a-cops to make sure they kept their exclusive?

  70. Miran says:

    Congratulations to them. Regardless of how they’ve handled it in the press I still don’t think it warranted all the commentary from people who have nothing to do with it. Do people still seriously use the term ‘shotgun wedding’? Good grief.

    • Kat says:

      When a celebrity makes their private life very public, then yes that warrants public commentary from people who have nothing to do with it.
      And yes, when someone gets married because they’re pregnant, people do use the term ‘shotgun wedding’.

      • Janet says:

        ROFLMAO I haven’t heard the term “shotgun wedding” since the late 1960s.

      • Kat says:

        Yes you have, Janet..stop lying.

      • Kaley says:

        lol Kat I’m starting to think you’re one of BC’s jilted ex-girlfriends or something. It doesn’t matter if he marries her for the right reasons or not, why take it so personally?

      • Kat says:

        Um, sorry but that doesn’t make a lot of sense. In what way am I taking it personally? Like nearly everyone else, I find the behaviour odious, but a personal slight on me? Err..no.

        Strange comment.

      • Kaley says:

        lmao not really. You’re the only one responding to every comment. You just seem really invested in a way that nobody else is, I was honestly just wondering if you had history or something.

        Anyway, Happy Valentines Day! :)

      • Kat says:

        What’s with the ‘LOLs’ and lmaos? Are you really laughing your arse off?

        And nope, I’m not responding to every comment. But I appreciate your stab at humour nonetheless. Great stuff.

      • Kaley says:

        What can I say, I’m a happy Southern Belle.

        Bless your heart dear!

      • Catherine says:

        Kat – because you make multiple comments on multiple threads about a complete stranger, which gives the impression of you being an over invested fan.

      • Kat says:

        Catherine,

        Yeah, I think you’ll find making multiple comments on multiple threads is kind of what most people are doing here.
        Difference is, I’m not tearing the throat out of anyone daring to criticise him.

        Also, just as well I’m on the threads a lot, because I do remember you weirdly making up a sighting not so long ago. Struck me as pretty odd.

      • Janet says:

        Kat, as people have pointed out, you do seem unduly invested in this whole thing. And no, I am not lying. I don’t know where you’re from, but where I grew up, the term “shotgun wedding” was over and done with by 1968. For you to still be using it sounds as if you’re stuck in a time warp.

      • mimif says:

        Bless your hear dear is everything.😂

      • Kat says:

        Janet,

        I’m invested in trying to stop the scary Cumberbitches invading gossip threads and telling people they shouldn’t discuss the shadiness and shilling out of their adored leader.
        It’s a tough task…

        As for shotguns. I’m not going to argue over semantics with you. What phrase do you want to give people who get married cos they’re knocked up?

      • Olenna says:

        @Kaley and mimif, I love that phrase, too! And, in the infamous words of another Southern Belle, Nene Leakes…”Bitches is mad”.

      • Janet says:

        Kat: This is what I call people who get married because they’re pregnant: married. Just what I call people who get married when they’re not pregnant. In other words, why BC chose to marry this woman, and I emphasize the word chose, is no business of anybody’s, yourself included.

      • Anne tommy says:

        Vituperative. I thought I’d expand my vocabulary. I am pretty neutral on the subject of Bendy, but read – or in many cases skim- through the posts, largely in the hope of finding hiddles-related stuff ( which is on here for example). Kat has theories, and she has been a frequent contributor, as she is perfectly entitled to be. But some of the replies to Kat – not pointing the finger at anyone in particular – have been quite unpleasant and yes, vituperative. I don’t think there’s any need for it.

      • Olenna says:

        “theories”? Oh, FFS. Where’s Nurse Ratched with the keys when you need her?

      • Anne tommy says:

        Yep olenna, theories. As I say, I haven’t been an avid reader of these massive threads because I’m pretty neutral, but I get the gist of those theories. Not saying I share them. I don’t, I don’t have any theory, and am more interested in Hiddles wedding trousers to be honest. But let’s leave out the mental health-related remarks and allegations of being crazy.

      • Olenna says:

        @Anne tommy, the thread crusader’s comments are frequently bitter and abusive to other posters, but “let’s” all be selective readers and ignore the many times she hijacks a benign thread, insults and berates the initial or follow-on commenter (don’t be silly, don’t be ridiculous, you don’t know what you’re talking about, blah, blah, blah) for having an opinion (not theory), then repeats her “theories” ad nauseam with OTT self-righteousness, trumped up authority and disdain for any and all who oppose her. Have your last word, because there is no point in arguing for or with “crazy”.

    • moodgirl says:

      @Miran – But yet you are here leaving a comment and Janet, no one seems more invested than you.

  71. Kaley says:

    Congrats to the newlyweds! I hope they find happiness in one another! Benedict is a great actor, I think he has a long career ahead of him.

  72. Koodles says:

    Damn, Tom h. is looking edible. I just hope for the kid’s sake, things are heart-eyes for the newly cumberbatches.

  73. TotallyBiased says:

    PR scam or True Love Story–I don’t care anymore.
    I raise my goblet in a sincere toast to the newly wedded couple whose happy occasion has now blessed us with Wedding!Tom. And what a blessing it is!!

    • Darya says:

      I’ll second that! Good golly @TeeBee, I think Wedding Tom has supplanted Tuxedo Tom in my affections. Damn, but that boy can wear a suit, and a traditional English morning suit has always made me go all gooey inside. And you know by the way it fits he had that thing custom made. I might be wrong but I don’t think it’s off the rack and tailored after. Bespoke all the way baby.

      Sorry, I digress. Cheers to the couple!

    • M.A.F. says:

      Wedding Tom – I second that.

    • MtnRunner says:

      Morning Suit Tom deserves a post tomorrow, dontchathink? I mean, I’m not totally satiated from the drought of 2014.

  74. Bamboozled says:

    Hiddles’s trousers would be perfect if they weren’t that baggy on the thighs.

    • Darya says:

      I really think that’s the traditional style. But yeah, it’s not terribly flattering when shown in motion. Standing still and it looks about right. See royal wedding link below for examples. BTW, Prince Harry might outdo Tom in the wearing of the traditional garb, but not by much…

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2020540/Zara-Phillips-wedding-Mike-Tindall-Canongate-Kirk-Royal-princess-marries-rugby-ace.html

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Darya, I nearly choked laughing before I got to the Harry picture. Was Camilla auditioning for the role of Groot or an Ent? But yes, Harry and Tom could have a contest. I think they train them on how to wear those suits at Eton.

      • Darya says:

        It’s a good one isn’t @lilacflowers? I swear I keep it in my Favorites for the comic relief as much as the examples of upper-crust English wedding attire. And can I just say, for all the talk of Tom smuggling various items in his trousers, that he can’t hold a candle to the Prince of Wales, or to Harry for that matter. Crikey.

      • **sighs** says:

        I will never understand how people with so much money and resources have such terrible taste in attire.
        And what the heck is Charles smuggling? Whatever it is, it’s halfway to his ankles!
        Yuck, I’m starting to gross myself out.

    • 'P'enny says:

      it is tailored, they are probably high waisted. And he has packed his pockets with stuff by the looks of it, making it bulge in the wrong places, yet unintentionally showing a tightness around the right places. :-)

      • MtnRunner says:

        “…he has packed his pockets with stuff by the looks of it, making it bulge in the wrong places, yet unintentionally showing a tightness around the right places.”

        Thank you Tommy, for bringing joy to our hearts today.

  75. Bamboozled says:

    Change in BC’s personality/attitude can be seen by just comparing the way he comes across in his three appearances on the Graham Norton Show across three years – 2012, 2013 & 2014. He is a changed man.

    • tsmiv2 says:

      Yep. A month or so ago, I watched the one from 2013 followed by the 2014 one, and the difference is startling.

    • Claire. says:

      Yes. Question is: what changed him? Was it her jumping a pregnancy on him or something else that led to his lapse in judgment that put him in this mess to begin with?

    • Cate says:

      So true. Besides Sophie or baby or shot gun wedding. The man DID change. And not just normal, civilian change, no, that’s what fame CAN do. And it mostly does, the good news however is that people sometimes also change ‘back’, having gone trough the adjustment period of fame. But it’ll depend. I don’t know with him. All I know is that he was still v. down to earth a few years back, and now…*shrugs*.

  76. Bamboozled says:

    Change in BC’s personality/attitude can be seen by just comparing the way he comes across in his three appearances on the Graham Norton Show across three years – 2012, 2013 & 2014. He is a changed man.

  77. *sigh* says:

    Wow the crazy is strong in this thread. I think they seem well suited and wish them well. Some of the ladies commenting are taking this whole thing way too personally. I can understand being a fan of a celebrity I guess, but what I don’t understand is someone spending hours watching different versions of awards footage to detect a perceived “death stare” or accusing SH flaunting her belly in a dress that was the complete opposite of belly baring (it looked like a potato sack!). I think too many are butt hurt that their fantasy boyfriend dared to marry a real life woman lol.

    • Kaley says:

      Right?! I’m married but I’ll admit that I love me some Benny. Still, he seems really happy with her and I know he wants kids. He’s not going to get the Oscar this year and he knows it so I really don’t understand why people think this is a PR stunt.

      Some people just know when it’s right.

      • Kat says:

        Kaley

        You do realise that people aren’t saying that the pregnancy and marriage itself is all for pr? The engagement itself obviously happened because she got pregnant.
        What people are saying is he is using all of these three things for publicity. I find it kind of mind blowing that anyone would deny that when he decided to marry one week before the Oscars. I mean…really.
        Also, you’ll have to put out when he’s seemed really happy with her, because that’s eluded most other people.

    • Kat says:

      Woah, it looks like poor sighs is having her name hijacked by the trolls tonight. Or I’m guessing that you’re the same sighs from earlier?
      Y’know, when people said ‘change your name’, they didn’t mean for you to just add an aster…. Actually nevermind.

      Re: your other points…
      Erm, Nope…nobody spent hours watching different versions of awards footage. I watch the BAFTAs every year, and her big angry face filled the screen.
      2nd – Nope, her dress wasn’t a baggy potato sack. It had a band under the stomach, so it clearly highlighted the bump.

      There’s much for interpretation, but those things are pretty factual. I’d have to worry about someone’s cognitive skills if they thought otherwise.
      But of course what it really comes down to is everyone is butthurt because they wanted to be his girlfriend.

      But otherwise, this has been a great chat..

      • *sigh* says:

        I only really wrote on this thread to see how quickly you would reply. ;) Seriously they look like a regular couple and seem happy together. Kat you’ll need to find a new celebrity boyfriend, I hear Tom Hiddleston is still free!

      • Kat says:

        Riiight. Well, whatever you gotta do to get your kicks.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @*sigh*, sorry, but no, my husband Tom is not free.

      • Green Eyes says:

        And don’t even think of going near James Norton! Who, might I add, is taking care of me here in Boston while we endure yet another snow storm.

      • moodgirl says:

        Green Eyes, James Norton is mine. Don’t make me cut you.

    • Felice says:

      Yeah I wouldn’t want to date him period. He is clearly high maintenance and hypervigilant if he needs sniffer dogs against paps and security guards. Too much baggage and drama for me.

    • Abby_J says:

      You are my hero!

    • **sighs** says:

      Could you please change your name? Mine already had asterisks. Maybe to something completely different…..thanks.

      • MtnRunner says:

        **sighs**, perhaps you should take it as a compliment that she clearly wants us to confuse you with her. She’s already updated her username from the one with slashes to look more like yours. She idolizes you.

      • **sighs** says:

        I have enough adoring fans, don’t need any more….
        ;)

    • moodgirl says:

      There is a “sighs” who is a frequent and well-liked poster on this site – you must know this. Please select another name or have someone from IMDB assign you one.

  78. Linz says:

    Lmao! Wow!

    “After 40 minutes it was all over, with a hip hooray from inside the church and the newly weds left.”
    “The couple decided not to pose for pictures after the service, but went straight to the reception”
    “A security guard told waiting reporters and fans that the couple were not going to appear because it was raining.”

    • 'P'enny says:

      because HELLO have the exclusive more like :-p

      • Felice says:

        It’s The Sun and The Mirror who will get the pics.

      • Claire. says:

        Is that confirmed Felice?

      • Felice says:

        On twitter Anythingbatch said they would have them (I know but considering she was live tweeting from a tree it seems)

      • Alice says:

        So, Felice, cumberbuddy wasn’t there playing the drums and tweeting? Bummer. What romantic song did BC serenade his TWILTWIPT with? Inquiring minds want to know.

      • Felice says:

        @Alice

        Funny you say that because there were whispers that she was there but I doubt it unless there’s proof.

      • Claire. says:

        Hmm of all the people they’ve leaked to (showbizspy, pagesix, daily fail), they’ve never done the sun before. I keep thinking of what that DM commenter said. here i’ll paste it from the last thread because the DM removed it :P

        dontcallmejane, London, United Kingdom, 9 minutes ago
        Reading these comments I see you are one excited lot. Keep it cool, kids. Well I have a confession/warning and may as well say it where I know it’ll be seen without intermediaries. I anonymously tipped off The Sun weeks ago on Sophie. We have mutual close mates. They told me something awful about why she’s with Cumberbatch, and who she was screwing while with him and when she became up the duff. The Sun didn’t run the story, but they received a “legal letter” from Cumberbatch’s people about the wedding. I have reason to believe they used my tipoff as leverage to get exclusive information in exchange for The Sun’s silence. Lesson learned for trying to “blow the whistle”, even if it’s for something inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. I’m becoming disillusioned with everyone and everything celeb and media…horrible people all around. Anything for a nice paycheck.

      • Felice says:

        I was thinking that too, Claire.

    • InvaderTak says:

      Uhg. They need to chill out. Wonder if that will include a pic of his parents.

    • maria says:

      Penny exactly. Lies lies and more lies. *dramatic* Can’t they just tell the truth? “we are so private that the only ones allowed to take photos are Hello magazine.” I wonder if they will sell the baby photos as well?

  79. Chantal says:

    Regardless their reason for marrying each other, we have to wish them well, even if you do not like SH for BC. I think they are a good match. Will their marriage survive? I hope so. BC seems to be a good guy. I am sure they will work at it. We all trying to do the best we can in our life, famous or not. I must say one thing though, SH’s avant garde credit is in question. Valentine,s day does not seem a day she would choose . it was probably BC’ s idea. He is a romantic dreamer, if what he said in the past is to be believed.

  80. Angel says:

    I hope they didn’t choose Valentine’s day. Could be just a Saturday that was between all the other stuff he’s had to do. I do enjoy that they chose to get married sooner than later. So tacky to wait until the bride is skinny again, like, all they care about is the perfect dress and flowers a la Jessica Simpson. I’ll give them props for that.

  81. Oops! says:

    I don’t believe in wishing people bad fortune. So, best wishes to them.

    But the time line is beyond whirlwind. All the people with the different vignettes about their friend or cousin who met somebody and got married within a few months and now they’re still happy after 25 years? Or they got married just because they were pregnant and they just had their golden anniversary? I hear stories like that and I get it. But a lot of those stories involved people who got married really quickly because they were crazy in love and they knew because they were in the position where they got to spend an absurd amount of time together in their short courtship. Or they weren’t just casual “friends” for years. They were actual, close friends who were in constant contact. Or the wedding was shotgun, but they had been together a long time before they got pregnant. Bottom line is this –

    Before the first anniversary of their first “date” or whatever, this couple will have:

    1) begun an exclusive relationship
    2) gotten serious
    3) gotten pregnant
    4) gotten engaged
    5) gotten married
    6) had a baby

    Well, maybe Somebody will be born a little after the first anniversary of the French Open date. But basically: Who else have you known to do ALL of those things in less than a year, let alone be successful?

    • Janet says:

      Well, you never know. My parents did all of the above within the first 13 months of their relationship and were very happily married for 35 years until my dad passed away. Sometimes you know right away when you’ve found the right one.

      • Linz says:

        Wow! Janet you have an excuse for everything.

      • Claire. says:

        Maybe she can get me off work next week?

      • Oops! says:

        That’s really wonderful that your parents had so many happy years together, Janet. Just curious. I understand if it’s too personal: Did they get pregnant & then married? Or married and then pregnant? With a longer time line, I don’t believe the order matters. For instance, having a shotgun wedding after not dating long is not exactly the same as “starting a serious, exclusive relationship and then getting pregnant.”

      • Janet says:

        No. I came along 10.5 months after the wedding. But my college friend whom I referred to earlier was 3 months pregnant when she married and she and her husband were extremely happy together for 25+ years. Ten years after his death, she still misses him.

        Now, do I think Cumby rushed into this marriage solely because he knocked her up? No. He’s a grown man and he knows how to avoid a pregnancy if he wants to. BTW somebody on the Pajiba website referred to him as Bandicoot Cummerbund. I’m still cracking up.

      • Oops! says:

        I’m glad about your friends too, Janet. How long were they dating before they got pregnant/married?

      • Janet says:

        Not long. They did have a lot in common which ultimately made for a very successful marriage.

      • Kat says:

        So what if he’s a ‘grown man’? ‘Accidental’ pregnancies happen all the time and yeah, that’s 100% why he rushed a marriage.

    • Claire. says:

      Bing, hit it on the head, Oops!

    • Andrea says:

      I know many more people who married due to pregnancy and are divorced and or unhappy rather than happily together for 20-50+ years. The happily for that long of a period of time seem to be an anomaly, meaning it is rare and does not happen often. This is why most of us are skeptical. Honestly? If I were to get pregnant in less than a year and decided to keep the child, I would ask the father-to-be to wait at least 2-3 years for us to truly get to know one another more and see if it is truly right for us rather than ruin mine and the child’s life by going through with a pricey wedding and an even pricier divorce. Anyone can be a sperm donor, not everyone is a right fit to be a husband/wife.

      • Oops! says:

        Exactly. Everyone’s different. Especially when you get older, it’s a mix of knowing yourself & what you want better, but also being more willing to compromise about what you want in a relationship. But everything all at once? No, ma’am. A person who’s more likely to make it is a person who realizes that those are two very big steps to be making at one time if you haven’t been with each other to sufficiently grow a relationship foundation. They realize that “when it’s right, it’s right” and it will still be right later – when we get our relationship and our new family stable. Even people married for a while after a long term relationship go through some serious sh!t after having a baby. Babies really change the dynamic and put a lot stress into the situation. In the end, you hope a new balance is found and contentedness returns. But that feels more like “growing” to a long term stable couple. It just feels like flat out change if you don’t have a foundation to begin with.

      • moodgirl says:

        I could not survive in a relationship if a man married me because he felt he HAD to; I would never be comfortable every day of every year. I would also feel guilty thinking that he may be happier with someone else. Not a way to live life.

    • Oops! says:

      Gee, Janet. That’s really something that you know someone who had the exact same situation! So, odds being 1 in a million, maybe they have a shot….

  82. tsmiv2 says:

    Grossest. Thing. I. Have. Ever. Seen. Seriously, what kind of weirdo gets married on Saturday, hops a plane to LA on Sunday or Monday morning to face boat load of media and schmooze it up at pre-Oscar parties? Did they not want to spend a few days alone together? I really think he’s got screws loose and so does she!

    • Chantal says:

      They already done the did. Her abdomen is proof. Maybe Turk and caicos was their honeymoon. Or they are going later. They are almost forty. I don’t think it is that kind of wedding. How romantic can a wedding be when you are already pregnant? Not that much in my opinion. I was 35 and preggo when I married my husband on a Friday and went to work on monday. We Went on our honeymoon 3 months later. So far , it has been a wonderful 3 years with a lively toddler.

  83. tara says:

    I’ve been offline for a few months, so I missed it, but were there paps at Eddie’s wedding in December? Did People, the Daily Mail, and other sources have details about it?

    Bens wedding details seem strangely public for someone who wanted a private wedding. Just wondering if that happened to Eddie as well.

    • 'P'enny says:

      yes, daily mail papped Eddie and his friends outside the manor house where he was getting wed too.

    • Felice says:

      and they’re selling the exclusive cover pics to The Sun and The Mirror (yes)

      • tara says:

        Is that for real Felice? Or are you joking?

      • Felice says:

        Yes it’s on twitter. The Times -> Daily Mail -> The Sun. The mighty have fallen.

      • tara says:

        Wow. I’m really having a hard time comprehending that. I never thought he’d sell his wedding photos to the papers. Even if he’s donating the money to charity, I truly thought he’d want to keep his wedding private.

        He better not complain about privacy again when he’s inviting this intrusion into his life.

      • j says:

        mirror and times covers are already viewable, they are not on either one

        the mail labeled some pap pics as “exclusive” but in news that just means they were the only one who got this pics. it could be mean someone let them but usually it just means the paper paid the pap more money for sole printing rights

    • Ingrid says:

      Yeah, there was two photos of Eddie (just him), nothing more. And actual wedding details have been very few and far between. Eddie shared a sweet story with Ellen, PR confirmed the wedding with a lovely statement and it was winter wonderland themed, which Eddie had said before. That was it.

      So if we compare People articles, there was one of Eddie’s actual wedding while there has been already four of Ben’s and it’s still the damn wedding day (yesterday’s “they will marry” and today’s “they married”, “all the details” and “get to know Sophie”.)

      Publicists use People to plant these stories and the mag uses “sources and insiders” so make it sound like it wasn’t supposed to be public knowledge but in reality that’s what they want. Blake and Ryan’s “secret” wedding is the most blatant example of this tactic. Private my a$$.

      So very heavy PR involvement going on here. The Sophie article proves it (who cares about her?) I suspect there will be a Times notice tomorrow, so PR is not officially confirming it yet.

      • tara says:

        That’s all I’d heard about eddie’s wedding, too, that it was winter wonderland theme.

        Ben’s news has been all over the place today and I find that so strange for a guy who only a month ago said he wanted a ‘private’ wedding. If he truly wanted a private wedding, it would have remained private. I believe that. Like Joseph Gordan Levitt. I think he had been married for a few weeks before the public knew. I assumed that’s how it would be for Ben.

        He/his camp definitely wanted people to know this was happening. He’s talking out of both sides of his mouth about wanting privacy and then selling personal wedding photos.

        That disappoints me.

      • maria says:

        and there is still no confirmation if Hardy and Charlotte did get married (I think). And no one knew about brad and angelina before they told the public. You can have a wedding under the radar IF YOU WANT TO! I’m so sick of his hypocrisy. “I’m so happy – looks misarable, respect my privacy – sells every detail to the papers”

        he seems addicted to to the spotlight. How will he cope when he looses the oscar and have nothing to promote?

      • scarf girl says:

        And Joseph G-L and his CEO bride managed to get married without anyone knowing. So private can be done. The amount of media coverage speaks more about the hunger of the couple for public status than it does about the invasive nature of media.

      • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

        @tara, it’s strange for someone who thursday (it was thursday, not friday, right?) was saying is fans should give him and respect his privacy.. and then, friday, all the newspapers know time and place of the wedding… He’s so full of s***

      • Kaylie says:

        You’re can get away with a private wedding only if you’re willing to sacrifice things. Brad and Angelina went out of country and made an exclusive picture deal with People. JGL had his wedding in his house. Depp and Heard got married on his private island and there’s still pap shots. It’s possible but really not that easy.

        Neither, Solanaceae. That interview was from mid-January. Call me suspicious, I don’t really know what happened. There’s evidence to support both leaking and the tabloids getting the location from gossip blogging tip offs. The Mirror definitely included things lifted from gossip blogs.

  84. tara says:

    And I also just read that he bought a massive 15 million dollar mansion in LA. Is this true? I know he was asked about moving to LA at the Baftas, and he said he wasn’t, but did he truly buy that horrible house?

    I would not peg him for someone to splurge on a house that big. Maybe it’s for business purposes or ‘friends’

    Maybe I’m naive, but why would the newspapers attach him to that house if he had nothing to do with it? Did they just pick a random house and say he bought it? Lol

    • Linz says:

      @tara

      No. The Daily Fail posted new pics of the house/property. And tried to say that was “proof” that he purchased the home.

      • tara says:

        But what was the proof that the house had anything to do with him?

        A house for sale in LA gets new photos taken of it, and that must mean Ben bought it? Haha, doesn’t make much sense to me :)

      • Linz says:

        Because back in December there were rumors that he was looking at that house.

      • gg says:

        After today I really would not be surprised if he bought that tacky mansion

      • tara says:

        Ah, thanks Linz. That sort of makes sense.

        Personally, I think that house is waaaay too big. And has ugly decor.

  85. lindy79 says:

    Is anyone else laughing at Hiddles having a bottle of water in his hand in some of the shots? How far did he think he had to walk?

  86. Hannah says:

    Not a Cumbyloonie but thought I would point out that Feb 14th fell on a Saturday this year so it may not have been picked for the holiday connotations but rather for it being the Saturday that worked for all involved.

    • tara says:

      I can believe that. I also can believe he wanted to walk the Oscar red carpet with his wife, not fiancée. Nothing wrong with that, though :)

      Whatever the reason, hopefully after the awards he can disappear for a bit and chill out and not have to do interviews for a while.

      • dancer says:

        Valentine’s Day would have been one of the toughest days to get a wedding venue, especially on short notice. What I find repellent is real or not, this has been pimped out for the Oscars campaign, and it’s gone from a “classy” ad in the Times to exclusives with the Sun and the Mirror of their tacky shotgun wedding. Eddie might be campaigning rather hard (he didn’t get that “Eddie Redcarpet” moniker for nothing), but he’s not pimped out his private life this hard, and they seem genuinely fond of each other. This mess? I give it two years, tops. He’ll wind up in someone else’s bed on Oscars night, though.

    • hermi says:

      Anything wrong with, I don’t know, the 28th? Still a Saturday, but after the Oscars. Not quite as good PR-wise apparently.
      Anyway, I have just imagined how the discussion re. the wedding venue must have gone:
      B: We should find a place in galaxy far, far away from those crazy fans of mine. You know, the ones who are neither intelligent nor sane….
      S: All of them then. I can’t wait to be Mrs Otter, so that I can impale them all with my death glare!
      B: Centre, left and right of my life, you are rambling…
      S: You must be rubbing off me….Do not come near me! I was talking metaphorically…
      B: You know I’m too thick to get intellectual jokes.. Anyway, where could we go to escape those insane fanfiction-writing spinsters?
      S: Well, actually, I happen to own a manor on The Isle of Wight which could just be the thing. We might have to catapult our guests to the church, but aside from that, and the miserable weather, it’s perfect.
      B: Right, I’m calling the photographer…
      S: Darling, sweet pay check of mine, you know I cannot hold your hand and smile at the same time! Let our secret, private, secluded wedding live only in our memories and my friends’ tweets. Much more romantic, don’t you reckon?

  87. NonTruther says:

    It’s always interesting to note that relationships moving “too fast” gets people up in arms. And long engagements also get crap from the peanut gallery.

    IMO, people can get engaged, married, divorced – or not – at whatever pace they choose for themselves. Live and let live. Be happy, be miserable. It’s not like I have to sit in on any of their dinner parties.

    I don’t even like Benedict Cumberbatch (or his new bride). I’m a bit repulsed by his looks and his casting in Star Trek 2 made me actively avoid the movie. But I hope he has a successful marriage and however many babies as he wants to have.

  88. Hel says:

    Martin Freeman wasn’t at the wedding at all and Amanda Abbington was throwing some delicious shade on twitter today. Seems like not all of his friends are happy about this wedding.

    • Claire. says:

      Yeah I read about that. she didn’t even offer congrats. How about anyone else from Sherlock other than Andrew Scott?

      • Alice says:

        Were his parents there? Tracey? Emily?

      • Kat says:

        I’m sure his parents were there. Whatever they may or may not think about this, I’m certain they wouldn’t miss his wedding.

      • Claire. says:

        Yes. I just want to know the look on their faces. I know they’re actors but I just want to see if by chance they let their true feelings show on this one.

      • Hel says:

        I don’t think so. I’m quite surprised that Louise Brealey and Mark Gatiss, both also supposedly close friends of Ben (worked with him on projects even outside of Sherlock) didn’t offer any congratulations either. Louise congratulated him on Oscar nomination but not on the wedding? Weird, isn’t it? I’m not saying they have to be head over heels, but showing some basic support would be nice. Their silence is speaking volumes.

      • jammypants says:

        I don’t think they need to publicly congratulate him. It might have been done privately. Congratulating him on an Oscar (public) is a bit different from something private.

    • tara says:

      Lol, at first it was reported Martin was going to be the best man (didn’t buy that) and now he didn’t even attend? What did Amanda say?

      Alice- we’ll probably see the whole smiling family in the Sunday paper tomorrow :) . Followed by a spread in People and Entertainment Weekly (they’re obsessed with BC)

      • H says:

        Amanda said they all stayed in, like “every Saturday.” If that’s true, there’s no love loss between the Sherlock co-stars anymore, because if he invited Andrew Scott and not MF, wow, that speaks volumes to the rumors that MF and BC aren’t getting along. Personally, I find Amanda delightful, in a twisted sort of way.

      • tsmiv2 says:

        I’m not crazy about the way Amanda baits people on twitter, but I remember back in December a fan asked her about the pregnancy story from Digital Spy. She said “not heard those rumors, but aren’t people nice.” Yesterday, I didn’t think her Valentine’s Day tweets had anything to do with this, but today I do. Not that I think BC has to invite the Sherlock cast, but there were a lot of big stars there. This whole thing is so tabloid baity. Just icky. What’s BC gonna do when he’s asked about it a million times on Monday? Squirm some more and say “it’s private.” What a joke.

      • **sighs** says:

        I thought it was odd Tom (appears to have been) in the wedding party. I always got the impression they were more work friends. Did he have to have extra groomsmen because she picked a lot of bridesmaids? Or did some of his friends choose not to be in the wedding?

      • j says:

        freeman is not in the UK rn I don’t think? he starting filming that movie with fey in new mexico just this past wednesday

      • Kat says:

        Martin freeman is in the UK. Amanda said that they’d all be home together this weekend.

      • 'P'enny says:

        no she said she was spending weekend with her three fav dudes, that could be dogs for all we know. however,i do agree she should keep quiet.

      • Kat says:

        No, she said she’s spending it with family. She loves her dogs, but I don’t think they alone constitute family. ;)

      • CK says:

        Actually, she may be with her kids and him in New Mexico. She did an interview in December and said she and the kids were going with him when he filmed that movie because the shoot is long.

    • Darya says:

      At the risk of throwing a metaphorical hand grenade into the room, can I ask how everyone knows Ben and Martin really ARE friends? Yes, yes, they are certainly friendly at the various functions they attend as part of Sherlock/Hobbit, but they’ve never struck me as anything more than professional colleagues. Granted, I’m not a huge Sherlock fan and the press here in the US doesn’t really cover them all that much, so what did I miss? The only time I’ve seen BC and MF portrayed as BFF’s it has seemed like the hopeful imaginings of some in the Sherlock fandom.

      • Alice says:

        I don’t think anybody here thinks they’re very close friends. They have a working relationship and MF has said in interviews that they don’t hang out together outside work.
        When the subject would be brought up Ben always spoke fondly of Martin, but Martin seemed to get a bit testy. He probably got sick of HIS interviews(Fargo/Hobbitt)being hijacked by Ben questions.

  89. kymmie says:

    Congrats to the couple but I just don’t get his appeal…he’s a good actor, but I don’t find him the least attractive

    • Janet says:

      Neither do I. I think he looks like a cross between a cucumber and a lizard. I don’t get his appeal at all. But if she’s happy, good for her.

  90. H says:

    Speaking as a lesbian, because the peen does nothing for me, so no crazy Bendy girl here; but I find getting married on V-Day a tad tacky and rather plebian for these two allegedly posh public school folks.

    I have no idea if Sophie and Ben are tru luv and will make it to their 50th anniversary, but for me the watching how this drama has unfolded here has been so much fun. I thank Mr. and Mrs. Cumberbatch for the lols. *sits back and eats popcorn*

  91. tsmiv2 says:

    Nothing against Hiddleston because I really don’t know that much about him, but he was just there to troll the fangirls on tumblr, right? I mean I really never thought BC and TH were that close. Seems like a lot of her friends in the PR and marketing business were there, though.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Sure, he just showed up uninvited, in the same outfit as the groomsmen, for the purpose of trolling fangirls on Tumblr.

      • lunchcoma says:

        Tom Hiddleston’s secret hobby is wedding crashing – or maybe he’s just lobbying for a part in a Wedding Crashers sequel.

      • Josa says:

        “Sure, he just showed up uninvited, in the same outfit as the groomsmen, for the purpose of trolling fangirls on Tumblr.” lol, and he walked the same direction with Ben’s guests toward the church to give an impression that he’s attending the wedding, one that he isn’t invited. :p . If not this, it’s because Ben ran out of people he knows to be groomsmen so he has to ask Tom to be an Extra for a day and pretend to be his groomsmen. Poor Tom, doesn’t he has better thing to do on Valentine’s day than being an Extra?

        I found it funny that Ben’s fans always want to suggest they aren’t friend, as if Tom isn’t worthy of being friend of Ben. If they ever got linked together somehow, it’s Tom’s fault because he only wants to ride his famous friend’s coattail.

      • Allegra says:

        No, Tom is too posh for that role.

      • Allegra says:

        @Josa:

        Well said.

      • tsmiv2 says:

        I didn’t mean he wasn’t invited. I meant he was invited to troll the fangirls.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Josa, and according to those same people, Tom keeps copying Ben by doing things like: winning an Olivier, The Hollow Crown, Muppets, title role in a Shakespeare play, Marvel character, bucket challenge first.

        @tsmiv2, well, in that case, it would be Cumberbatch using him, wouldn’t it? Tom has been extremely quiet PR-wise for the past 16 months with only occasional, sightings, which have usually been work-related or for charity.

      • jammypants says:

        “I found it funny that Ben’s fans always want to suggest they aren’t friend, as if Tom isn’t worthy of being friend of Ben. If they ever got linked together somehow, it’s Tom’s fault because he only wants to ride his famous friend’s coattail.”

        @Josa, tis indeed strange! I mean…their friendship seems real to me. I hang out with my best friend all the time but actually had someone ask me if we’re friends anymore because my facebook had a lack of tagging her on it. It’s so silly. I thnk it’s better not to announce everytime they hang.If they do, that’s PR *cough* Rhodes! *cough*

        @tsmiv2, I really don’t think Ben is that immature to troll the fangirls (even though I do think he is immature) or would intentionally be that disrespectful to a friend even if they are not that close.

      • Josa says:

        @tsmiv2 says: “I didn’t mean he wasn’t invited. I meant he was invited to troll the fangirls.” You mean you think Ben uses his friend for his own benefit? It’s all too complicated for me, why does Ben want to troll the fangirls? on his wedding day no less, when there are many important things to occupy his mind.

        @lilacflower, “and according to those same people, Tom keeps copying Ben by doing things like: winning an Olivier, The Hollow Crown, Muppets, title role in a Shakespeare play, Marvel character, bucket challenge first.” Tom is a psychic, isn’t he, he just knows exactly what Ben will be doing months down the road, so he did all those things before Ben did. Amazing, Is there anything Tom can’t do?

    • MtnRunner says:

      As someone who is familiar with Hiddles and his behavior with the media over the past year, I’d say he was not “trolling the fangirls” but was asked by Ben to be a part of the wedding party. He was supporting his friend — simple as that.

      FWIW, I didn’t know that TH was that close to BC either.

      • **sighs** says:

        I just commented on this. they never seemed like best friends to me. Did his other friends back out? Did she have 10 bridesmaids? Did she have to approve his choices? I can see why the Freemans weren’t invited. They don’t seem to tolerate BS well.

      • hermi says:

        If you lived in London, you’d know they are extremely close friends. He’s probably one of his best friends, or at least that’s how he (BC) has described him a few times.
        He took him out to dinner for his birthday last year (spawning many a rumour that it was more than a bromance wink wink).

      • **sighs** says:

        I don’t live in London, so…. Thanks for clearing that up.

    • InvaderTak says:

      Looks to me like Andrew Scott and Hiddles were the only of his (famous) friends there (that I spotted). Kinda surprised at both of them being there, but we don’t really know how any of these relationships really break down IRL. If Hiddles wanted to be publicity stunty about this he’d have been on twitter about it I think. Hopefully its a case of friends acting like friends even through who knows what they really think about the whole thing. It really was rushed in the planning, maybe TH was one of the few available? As down as I am on BC right now, he really is in a stressful place.

      Edit: And I stand by what I said about Amanda A yesterday. I’m really disappointed she’s doing this. Yes, sure whatever she can say whatever she wants to on her twitter, its still low and classless to me. If there’s beef handle it like adults. Stop making this harder on everyone. Don’t care that she wish she hadn’t”. No way she doesn’t know everyone would jump on that. Please.

      • haberdasher says:

        Agreed.

      • Allegra says:

        Maybe they are not close friends, who knows.
        But if someone invites you to his/ her wedding, what are you going to do? Refuse?
        And Tom spent most of last year away working really hard. I bet he has no idea what’s going on BC’s life. I think he just glad that his friend got engaged and his fiancee is pregnant with their first child.
        He does not need to use a friend’s wedding to promote himself. It would be in bad taste.
        By the way , I don´t think James Corden is that close to Tom, but he did invited Tom to his weddding years ago.
        Here is the interview that JC and Tom on Alan Carr show:
        youtube.com/watch?v=CArNgNYkUM8

      • k says:

        @Allegra – James didn’t invite Tom to his wedding. He was just teasing Alan by pretending he invited Tom and Tinie Tempah.

      • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

        Allegra, yes,you can refuse going,,, make up a story.. I can’t on that day…I’ve been invited to weddings (family) and I usually don’t go… People have their own personal lives and are not always available…. Or even in the mood…

      • anonit says:

        Saw the previous tumblr link posted of the wedding pics. Rhodes was there also.

      • Josa says:

        Of course anyone can turn down a wedding invitation, it depends on so many things, including how close you are to the bride & groom. Seems like Tom is close enough a friend to show up for Ben’s.

        I’m not sure what people are insinuating here. Are they throwing shade at Tom for showing up? because they thought Tom isn’t Ben’s friend? and he shows up for the publicity? As if Tom can’t gets any publicity on his own? Are they throwing shade at Ben, trying to suggest Ben’s close friends don’t approve of his marriage so they all no show and only casual friend such as Tom showed up? As if Ben has invited the whole London actors network for his wedding in a tiny church and only Tom and Andrew shows up. This is all so silly.

      • Allegra says:

        @Solanaceae (Nighty):

        So, Tom can refuse to go to BC’s wedding, but why he would do that?
        They are friend, BC invited, Tom was free or didn’t have other commitment that requires his presence. Why would he make a excuse and lie? Just to pleased people that think he went there to get some promotion? Please, we are not talking about some royal wedding, it is just his friend’s wedding. He is free man and he can do wherever he wants to do.

      • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

        Hey, I’m just answering your question… If he wanted to go, he could… Just because you’re asked to attend, doesn’t mean you have to go… You go,IF you want to…
        Your comment started with: “Maybe they are not close friends, who knows.
        But if someone invites you to his/ her wedding, what are you going to do? Refuse?” I gave you an answer, he went because he wanted to go… I’ve always thought they’re actual friends… Don’t bash on people for answering your question…

    • TotallyBiased says:

      I’ve come to the conclusion that, aside from stating publicly ‘he is a dear friend of mine’ about the other, they’ve kind of played down their friendship. We know they’ve at least occasionally gone to concerts together because *other* people have tweeted about it . Then there’s the odd dinner out. But have no idea how often they’ve met up at a third party’s house to hang out as pals without the whole of Tumblr descending on their heads. The Sherloki fanfic is bad enough already!
      So they may well be better friends than was obvious to us, and it really doesn’t seem that odd to think Tom was a member of the wedding party.

      • Josa says:

        There once was a sighting of that 2 at an Elton John concert back in 2013, apparently Ben & Tom were at the balcony dancing their asses off.

    • Toodles45 says:

      I remember an interview where either BC or Tom said that the other is “one of his best friends”. They were papped coming out of a restaurant a few years back where BC famously got a ticket and looked sort of indignant while talking to the officer lol)

    • Ava says:

      IMAO…You guys do realize how crazy this sounds right….for goodness sakes they are friends. It’s ok….let it die now.

    • icerose says:

      they have been seen at several concerts together and coming out of a restaurant after meal, Tom being Tom would only wish the best For Ben-it is not in his nature to voice any reservations he might have -just look at the lovely smile on his face -he is happy to be there doing his part and looking pretty good at the same time.

      • Alice says:

        I should find out more about TH. I’m really looking forward to ISTL.

      • MtnRunner says:

        Oh ladies, it’s another Dragonfly in the making! Let’s put Alice on the proper path, shall we?

        - Prince Hal and Henry V in Hollow Crown
        - Oakley in Unrelated
        - Coriolanus (google “NTL Coriolanus” in two parts)
        - His Muse of Fire interview
        - Adam in Only Lovers Left Alive
        - Edward in Archipelago
        - Magnus in Wallandar
        - William in Return to Cranford

        Also War Horse, Midnight in Paris, Deep Blue Sea, Suburban Shootout. Oh yeah and Loki, of course.

        Also check out YouTube’s 2013 Nerd HQ and Comic Con appearances, Times Talk Madrid and Cookie Monster videos for starters.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Alice–MtnRunner has really covered it there, but you might also want to look into some of his older interviews such as where he discusses compassion, also interviews done at the 2011 (I think) TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival.)
        For written material, I highly recommend his essay on why superhero films are necessary, published in 2012. In the Guardian or Telegraph or something like that, should be able to find by googling.
        But take it slow, don’t get overdosed and burnt out before IStL is even released!

  92. dancer says:

    I wonder how long before he starts cheating. Considering he can barely stand to look at her, I give it until Oscars night.

    • Claire. says:

      lol. probably in the months after the kid is born, when he’s getting no attention. i’m sure she’s already lost interest in him. i just hope they end it instead of being one of those couples that stay together for appearances and just sleep with everyone that walks on the side.

  93. Claire. says:

    I just wanna break things down, picking up from what Bamboozled said, and said so well.
    What the hell changed? I don’t quite buy it was fame alone. He’s been famous since 2010 and he was doing pretty well up until last fall or late summer. Overnight he went from being a funny guy with a moderate arrogant/elitist streak to being a short-tempered, sulking, and at times self-hating prick who only went back to his former self momentarily to give lip service as damage control.

    I suppose later this year and next year, after the sheen of marriage and a new kid will be the real tell, whether he’ll go back to his former self or whether he’ll still be like this. Then we’ll know it just wasn’t Oscar campaigning and/or wh*orig his private life as damage control to get ahead of the surely nasty headlines the red tops would have given him. Perhaps we’ll have a better idea then it’s really her and an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy.

    Also, P.S.: PATERNITY TEST, BEN!

  94. Toodles45 says:

    The Sunday Mirror cover is on twitter and there’s no mention of BC.

    • dancer says:

      Good. I hope they starve those famewhores of covers until he recognizes that he gets paid to act, not look miserable on red carpets with a woman who looks like his sister and drinks like a fish.

  95. pitch car says:

    It’s hardly a shotgun wedding if they’ve known each other since ’09. A romance can often spring from a long friendship and if you know you want to be with that person why wait? Especially when both are in their late 30s. 😁 Anyway even if they end up divorced, at least they’ve given it a red hot go. Divorce is not that big a deal these days. For mine, I think they’ll last, their personalities seem well matched. And the timing is good, before her bump gets too big to wear a nice dress.

    • Claire. says:

      you do know the definition of shotgun wedding right? Also, do your research: they had a couple scenes in a film together in 2009. they didn’t become friends then. she’s been living in another country from 2010 to a few months ago. nobody ever saw them together before.
      ” I think they’ll last, their personalities seem well matched.” Are people really that simplistic about what makes a marriage work?

      • pitch car says:

        I’d say they were planning the marriage and baby anyway and it happened the wrong way around, what does it matter. It’s really not something I want to “research” I’ve read that they’ve known each other for a while and happy to take that at face value. But of course his internet fans know for a fact that they had minimal contact since thir initial meeting *eyeroll*.

      • Kat says:

        @pitch car

        Why get pissy with people who are just correcting what you’re taking at ‘face value’? As far as anyone knows, they barely saw each other since 2009. He works with people who he shares mutual friends with all the time.
        And who would plan marriage and a baby with someone after three months of dating and precious little of that actually spent together?

    • Phoebe says:

      They only worked together briefly in 2009. He was still with his longtime gf Olivia then and has dated multiple women since. I’m so tired of the media making it sound like they’ve been secretly together for 5 years. She lived in NYC until May 2014 and then conveniently moved to London, is seen with him a week later at Hay Festival, then French Open then never again until BAM, engaged. It’s the most blatant PR I’ve ever seen.

  96. Alice says:

    Pics of Ben and Sophie.

    http://benedict-1976.tumblr.com/post/111020890282

    He looks as thrilled as he does on the RC.

    • Claire. says:

      Amazing. He looks just like he does on the red carpet at his wedding? Is she happy? I can’t bring myself to see the photos myself. I would cry for him. Poor man.

    • tsmiv2 says:

      Funny that his hair is still dyed Sherlock’s color. You’d think they would want it to look more natural. Oh wait, none of this is natural or real.

      • curlsunited says:

        I fully expect the wedding to be part of the Sherlock Christmas Special. :-) It would be consistent with the usual nepotism (see Olivia, Tim and Wanda, Amanda Abbington etc).

        Poor Sophie was wearing a sleeveless wedding dress. In church. In February. Shudder!

    • Claire. says:

      tsmiv what style is his hair? yes i’m that silly, and don’t want to see the photos. just can’t do it.

      • tsmiv2 says:

        The pics are from far away, you can’t see much, but his hair looks the same as at the BAFTAs. You can’t see her face in them at all and you really can’t tell much about his expression either.

    • hermi says:

      What’s with his hair? Gosh, he looked so much better back in October. Please Batch, go back to the short auburn curls right NOW!

      • Alice says:

        My preference too. Or long curls. Definitely not slicked back, black hair. The only time I liked it was as Khan.

    • Granger says:

      You are kidding, right? You can tell by two photos of him walking into a building that he isn’t thrilled?

    • A. Key says:

      OMG the husband from Outlander!!!!!
      I love him!!!!
      Damn the guest list is more interesting than the actual wedding!

    • Crocuta says:

      I don’t envy her naked-shoulders-dress. Wasn’t it cold? I know it’s just from the car to the church, but still. These opened dresses are where I sympathise with stars and reporters on red carpets and brides in general in cold months or bad weather. Guys and female guests can at least wear coats.

  97. jammypants says:

    I couldn’t see much from the few picks, but I kind of liked Sophie’s veil. Very pretty.

    • InvaderTak says:

      Where did you see pics?

      • j says:

        there’s a few really bad ones floating around tumblr

        not bad as in oh they look terrible, bad as in you can barely see anything because they were shot with a telescope lens through plants by someone hiding in the church’s graveyard

      • Kat says:

        Many celebs FAR more famous than him marry without this nonsense and press attention all the time.
        The press were quite clearly told where to find him by someone within his team. He was well aware of all this.
        Info has been fed to the media about all of this for months.

      • Claire. says:

        Yup, also something just occurred to me: Jaguars. he has a sponsorship with them. Product placement much? I want to barf. I’d rather see him in a pepsi commercial like beyonce than have him pimping out his so called “private life” to his corporate sponsors. Just gross, Ben. What happened to the old Ben? I want him back now.

      • hermi says:

        I think it;’s his Jaguar (surely a gift, sponsorship deal). ThriftyBatch, some things never change :)

    • dancer says:

      I like her veil too. It’s a shame Ben looks like someone just peed in his cornflakes.

      • Claire. says:

        I can’t believe it. I thought he’d put on a smile at least for his friends and family on this day of all days. But he didn’t. This is too sad. I want to hug the guy.

      • tasha_nat says:

        Maybe it’s the complete opposite, he couldn’t lie and fake it for his friends and family…

      • Toodles45 says:

        @claire, the pics are taken with a longe range lens, so they’re not too clear, but he doesn’t look miserable. He looks alright, not jumping for joy, but alright. His parents were papped too, wanda looked happy and mid convo with Tim.

        I’m reserving (some) judgement until other pics come out.

    • Kat says:

      Is she aware of the symbolism behind a veil? Seems odd to choose to wear one, really.

      • k says:

        Who cares? A lot of non-virgin brides still wear white gowns too.

      • moodgirl says:

        Non-virgin, o.k. Seven months pregnant, really shouldn’t.

      • DahliaDee says:

        @moodgirl:
        Why, because you or some antiquated customs say so?
        I don’t even like white, and it wouldn’t be my first choice for a wedding dress; but if someone kept insisting that I “shouldn’t”, “just cuz”, I’d make everyone wear white, even my 80 yo grandmother.

        Repeat after me, people:

        Their wedding, their lives, their choices.

  98. tsmiv2 says:

    Question for UK-ers, everybody is asking how they got out of postings or banns, is there any chance the rules are different if the bride is knocked up?

    • Claire. says:

      No, the rules are no different for shotguns. Banns are gotten out of by special or common licence, which they don’t seem to qualify for (it’s for citizens abroad or other very exceptional circumstances) and from what others say it appears hate mail or stalkers are what gets you out of posting. There have been no publicly known cases of either against him so don’t see how they could have gotten around that either. Will we ever know? I guess the marriage cert will be public and that would confirm it as legit. Would like to know the other two parishes where their banns were read.

      • Green Girl says:

        That’s interesting, thank you for the information! Is it possible his celebrity could be considered an exceptional case, though?

      • moodgirl says:

        Perhaps they got married in Turks and Caicos so they wouldn’t have to register to marry in the U.K.? This would explain Christie Brinkley and her daughter both referring to Sophie as Ben’s wife and then correcting to fiancee.

  99. Swaneeee says:

    He always looks like he’s caught off guard or in mid sentence. He knows he’ll be subjected to being photographed when he gets out of the chapel. Why can’t you just look calm and just smile, Ben, so we can now throw in the towel? You’re giving us more reasons to grab popcorn and brew tea. Jeez.
    I’m a new Cumberbatch fan through Sherlock and yes, I’ve binged on his interviews so people who said he’s changed after the Gag is right. The man can ramble but it was always lovely, witty and introspective. Now, it’s like he’s always on the defensive and uses oddly structured wording like TWIPT and the someone is coming out as our child thing. Must be the avant garde influence.
    No one buys the privacy thing now that all tabloids PLUS his own wedding suppliers tweeting left and right deets about the wedding. If it was so private, I’d request some kind of confidentiality clause or non disclosure agreement from them. Of course they’d want to promote but They can at least tweet after the wedding, right? Whole thing’s just baity. It’s like they’re sending us invites to troll and pap them.
    So skeptics of the (nonny) skeptics, better look at this at a closer angle before berating us for our opinions. I genuinely believe that none of this side-eyeing would have happened if he looked remotely happy and this didn’t happen during Oscar season. We all would have been happy nannies waiting for the next Sherlock.

    • Alice says:

      Try to convince the imdbers. There are actually some on there trying to explain away the weird reference to the baby on Nightline as his being Buddhist!!! Thinking maybe Buddhists talk that way. Sheesh!

      • lindy79 says:

        Fair enough hes said his beliefs lean more towards the Buddhist belief but a Buddhist who just got married in a church? Does that not make him look hypocritical, that he’d stand at an altar of a system he doesn’t believe in?

      • tsmiv2 says:

        I never believed the Buddhist stuff anyway. That’s just something he says to look cool. Frankly, I’d like it more if he’d just be honest about such things and stop trying to look like the cool kids all the time. I think that’s part of his problem, he’s torn between wanting the tradtional world he grew up in, and at the same time he wants to be a part of the ‘too cool for school crowd’ that SH and her friends seem to be a part of.

      • Lucrezia says:

        I can understand why you’d think it hypocritical, but in England it doesn’t really read that way. England’s marriage laws are based on being married in a registered building. That means a church, registry office, or going through a bunch of paperwork to get a house/hotel registered. The side-effect is that getting married in a church became the easy/default option (even for atheists), rather than a faith-based act like it might be in another country.

      • MtnRunner says:

        Their marriage wasn’t any more faith-based than the reason for the shotgun engagement. Their appearance at church over Christmas was just for show — a thing that people of their society do. My husband grew up in such a church. It was the place where upper crusty people gathered on Sundays to socialize and look like good people. It’s about tradition, not faith.

      • CK says:

        Hitting church for weddings, funerals and holidays only is definitely not limited to people of high society. I’m solid lower middle class and my local church is always filled to the brim suddenly on holidays. It’s more about tradition, like MtnRunner mentioned, but in “I used to do this with my family when I was a kid” way.

        But Lucrezia is correct. You can get married in a Church of England church even if you don’t attend mass and aren’t christened.

      • Lindy79 says:

        Ah right, I get you. It’s slightly different in Ireland for a Catholic ceremony, it’s purely religious and without the legal paperwork signed and registered the marriage isn’t legally binding. Plenty of folks do it without having to attend mass regularly, but a lot of parish priests make you jump a few hoops such as pre-marriage courses with other couples (Mr Lindy and I were both hungover and pretty much laughed our way through it which actually made us appreciate it more) and getting letters of release from your previous parish (I kid you not). we also had to have 4 meetings with the priest, who wanted to get to know us a bit better (we come from a large parish so they don’t know everyone on a first name basis and Mr Lindy is from a different county).

        I always read him that he actually didn’t believe in organised religion as such, bordering on against it as an institution.

      • moodgirl says:

        Catholics in my area of the U.S. must attend six months of pre-marital classes. My best friend went through and she said that many couples didn’t make it. The first excersize was to describe what about your intended made you love him/her. Eleven out of fifteen couples could not answer.

        The book used for the course was thicker than my college biology book. The couple has to create a budget and decide how they want to divide their money – one, two or three checkbooks? How many kids? It’s amazing how people can’t answer these questions, like marriage is a joke.

  100. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    I don’t understand what the problem is: they dated, then got married, yes? If they agreed to wed, I figure they both had their reasons for it and that’s pretty much it; everything else ultimately falls away once you’ve decided to take the plunge. I’m not an Oracle, so I’m just going go with the my longtime practice of hoping for a happy marriage, it seems easy enough. I don’t know why they inspire so much passion and fervent debate but I looked at the veil and liked it, what else can you do?

  101. Sofia says:

    Wow some people are really going mad about this wedding!! I sure love Benedict in The imitation game but I think that it is more than obvious that Oscar will go to Michael Keaton or Eddie Redmayne. I think that even Benedict and everyone around him are aware of that by now, so why people think that this is just for Oscars?! So what if she is pregnant?
    I also got married when we found out that we are expecting our first child, we were living together for 8 years before the wedding and yet only after we saw first scan of our baby at doctors office, things like wedding made sense and we realised that we want that for us and our baby. So this term “shotgun wedding” is really stupid, some people just think differently … in my country I never heard that people are saying shotgun wedding to someone, I only found out about that online, don’t understand why is such a big thing if she is pregnant, they are both old enough to know what they want in life, they are not kids.

    I whish them all the best!!!

  102. Kat says:

    So, a guy on Twitter mentioned seeing him in the Isle of Wight late nov and said ‘just seen cumberbatch. Looking for wedding venues?’
    Well, that’s an lucky conclusion for someone who didn’t even speak to him. Odd.

    And they’re looking at wedding venues 2 weeks after he proposed? Wow.
    Not rushed though. Nope.

    • Claire. says:

      Right, just like the Edinburgh twitter tipoff, leading to the non-existent papshot mentioned in Vogue. Who was that IOW guy on twitter?
      It’s like the man has a network of professional Twitter leakers to tip off fans about what’s going to happen ahead of time to maximise chatter among us on social media, which then ups his google searches and his profile in the press. (Am I the only one whose yahoo front page is a new article on him everyday for the past year or so?)

      I don’t know what to make of any of this anymore. Did the man lose his mind? Or was he always this desperate? Because I’m pretty damn sure the likes of Hugh Jackman and Tom Hanks and DDL didn’t have to pull this crap to make it to the top.

      • Kat says:

        I don’t think the tweets are manufactured, but some of it is very odd. Like this. It’s just a very very strange guess to make and get right.

        And no, I don’t think many other respected actors are visibly this thirsty.

      • Claire. says:

        Kat, if you think it’s very strange but not manufactured, what do you think explains it?

      • Kat says:

        Claire,

        I honestly have absolutely no idea. It’s just all really odd.

      • Felice says:

        Well he did go to Scotland in December and told everyone he saw that he was there to see SH’s family.

      • j says:

        it’s not that strange at all now that i realize what’s been going on. tabloids trawl twitter tags using software. they’ve been using gossip blogs for information, as it’s a goldmine that does the work for them. I’m sure they leaked some stuff themselves, but probably at least 50% of this comes from those blogs and there’s evidence of it.

    • hermi says:

      I bet it was all planned back then. I don’t believe it for a second that they decided to marry last minute. It was all orchestrated with a view to maximise exposure for awards season. It just didn’t go as BC expected. I think he truly truly believed he would win the GG and BAFTA, at least.

      • Claire. says:

        No way this was planned last minute. You’re right it was timed for the Oscars. There’s just no other explanation. No one who knows anything about this industry would think the timing is all coincidental anyways. Judging by the look on his face I think he thought he would win too, but I do remember the press gushing over him last fall. He may have believed his hype and some of the betting odds, and I believed it too!

      • Claire. says:

        No way this was planned last minute. You’re right it was timed for the Oscars. There’s just no other explanation. No one who knows anything about this industry would think the timing is all coincidental anyways. Judging by the look on his face I think he thought he would win too, but I do remember the press gushing over him last fall. He may have believed his hype and some of the betting odds, and I believed it too!

      • Hel says:

        that’s my opinion too. he planned every decision in this relationship according the campaign and he failed. this was supposed to be last step planned long ago – giving the academy voters the last push, but he had no idea when the time of the wedding arrives, he chances are going to be zero. poor guy. i hope it was worth it.

      • maria says:

        Claire, I believed he would win the oscar too, judging from the chatter about him and the movie and how outstanding it was. Then I saw it and it just isn’t. It’s a good movie but not oscar worthy

  103. Leah says:

    I’d like to join the well wishers, me being a positive and kind person, but I tend to believe this wedding was planned along time ago, when he still had some hopes… Then it got out of hand and he found himself cornered in a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation. Go on with it, your people will call you a fool, bail out, her people will call you a jerk. Maybe his night out with Wanda was about “mom, what do I do now?” And didn’t JR recently tweet “I’m a tiny potato, you can do the thing”? Well, he’s done the thing, whatever the thing is. The Oscar season will be over, the light spot will shift and he will have to live with what he’s got. Maybe it’s not a coincidence that his friends talk about him no doubt will be a great father, but nothing on the ” great love”. And didn’t Martin say”if Benedict is in love, I’m happy for him”? That! The last months were power play between the happy couple, expect the power play to go to the next level with the birth of the baby. If you love BC, stock up your wine cabinets.

  104. Tulip says:

    Congratulations to the newly wedded couple!

  105. Mispronounced Name Dropper says:

    The level of interest in this guy is truly baffling to me.

  106. nonnie says:

    I enjoy the humour I get from the Hiddles bashing from the cumberbitches. It just reminds everyone of how threatened they are, due to Tom being younger, smarter and far more successful than what Benedict was at his age. Not to mention his good looks.

    I would like to wish Mr Cumberbatch all the love and happiness in the world, and I hope this marriage to be happy and fulfilling. Afterall it is not he who I feel negativity towards it is his fans I can’t stand.

  107. tasha_nat says:

    The Sun says that the wedding song is “My Funny Valentine”. I. HAVE. NO. WORDS.

    • Koodles says:

      I saw that….the lyrics to that song, not exactly the most flattering in the world. “Your looks are laughable,” “unphotographical.”
      wow, how sweet.

      • tasha_nat says:

        The lyrics make me feel better about their sense of humor. The couple who can laugh together and all that…

        Behold the way our fine feathered friend,
        His virtue doth parade
        Thou knowest not, my dim-witted friend
        The picture thou hast made
        Thy vacant brow, and thy tousled hair
        Conceal thy good intent
        Thou noble upright truthful sincere,
        And slightly dopey gent

        You’re my funny valentine,
        Sweet comic valentine,
        You make me smile with my heart.
        Your looks are laughable, un-photographable,
        Yet, you’re my favorite work of art.

        Is your figure less than Greek?
        Is your mouth a little weak?
        When you open it to speak, are you smart?
        But, don’t change a hair for me.
        Not if you care for me.
        Stay little valentine, stay!
        Each day is Valentine’s Day

  108. OSTONE says:

    I am just waiting for this thread to reach over 1,000 comments. Carry on, ladies. We are at 703 now!

  109. unmadebed says:

    I hope all the crazy-sounding commenters on this story are still in puberty.

    • oneshot says:

      sadly, I don’t think that’s the case.

      I really think we’re heading for the apocalypse when the freaking DAILY MAIL of all places has commenters being generally more reasonable about Cumby and his wedding than many very vocal cb commenters have been.

    • Kat says:

      Sorry, but apart from some (self confessed older) batsh*t Cumberbitches taking fatwa out against people calling him a douche, where’s the crazy comments?

      • mimif says:

        Pssst…for starters, there’s a crazy post right there.👆

      • Anchor says:

        Kat, are you selectively illiterate?

      • Kat says:

        Mimf
        And what’s crazy about that post?

        Anchor
        No, I’m not. Anything else you want to ask?

      • anonit says:

        mimif & anchor must be the unhired PR pair that think they need to provide constant damage control on his behalf. Take note of the name of this site & go find a farty rainbow unicorn site to gush. Everyone here gets to state their opinion, even me. I’m still here after being reported for commenting “lol” on a post. (Talk about lame!!!) My opinion differs & so do the opinions of other intelligent ladies here so deal with it.

      • Maggie says:

        “Everyone here gets to state their opinion,”

        Exactly anonit!
        EVERYONE has the right to express their opinion, whether you agree with it or not.

      • Sixer says:

        The people who have been on this site for a long time and spend their hours here cheerfully p!sstaking and generally mucking about (hi, mimif!) on a variety of threads find these Benny threads crazy, whether the posters are anti-IMDB, pro-IMDB, anti-tumblr, pro-tumblr, nannies, truthers, thread policers (my personal bugbear, these people) or whoever. In fact, those of us who remain don’t even know what those terms even indicate, and most those of us who made being here enjoyable have already decamped… because crazy.

        Jus’ sayin’.

        COMET SOPHIES ALL ROUND. That’s what I say.

      • Anchor says:

        Don’t embarrass yourself further, anonit. Here’s an opinion for you: there’s possibly some unused intelligence coming from these posters, but there’s personality problems legion.

      • Kat says:

        Anchor,

        You talk of unused intelligence and personality problems and that really does hold some irony.
        I’m gathering you imagine you’re likely being clever, snarky? Well…. It’s not really being pulled off, I’ve got to tell you.
        Snide patronising and rather hollow comments serve very little purpose other than making you look like something of an arse. Unless, of course, that was your objective all along: In which case…*thumbs up*

  110. Angie says:

    *wave from CN

    Hows everyone? Considering it’s still Sunday noon over there, guess we won’t move to a new thread very soon ? LOL

  111. original kay says:

    Good luck to them.

    I greatly respect how low key and private their relationship and wedding have been. It gives great faith that people can say what they mean, and then do it. Well done, Cumby!

    (aside: I adore Andrew Scott)

  112. OhDear says:

    Is this the most commented post on Celebitchy?

    Anyway, congratulations to them and good luck!

  113. Alice says:

    CBS Sunday Morning mentioned the wedding in passing. Then followed it with a very sweet story about a couple who have been married for 81(!!!)years. They met in high school, married right after, and have rarely been seperated ever since. Congratulations, Dale and Alice, and many more years together.

  114. Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

    The title from ABC news: Benedict Cumberbatch marries Sophie Tucker… LOL, they didn’t get her name right,oh God…

  115. **sighs** says:

    Have you guys seen the cdan blind?

    • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

      What does it say?

      • Koodles says:

        Long story shortish. The blind item claims that sh has s boyfriend who knocked her up, he is low on cash. Benedict calls her up(she is an “escort”) she sees opportunity and does the deed with him. Month later, tells bc she is preggers and it’s his. He steps up proposes and gives her money, she gives money to her boyfriend. And they marry because benedict is a stand up guy who won’t leave his gf single. Sounds too much like a soap opera for it to be real to me.

      • tara says:

        Nah, I don’t buy that for a second. She’s an escort? Why? Isn’t she rich from family money already?

        She was living in NYC up until May 2014, right? Maybe BC kind of reconnected with her when he was there a lot in Jan/Feb of that year. They probably had some of the same friends there. Then she moved to London in May, and lo and behold, they hooked up for the summer or whatever, and then she got pregnant.

      • tsmiv2 says:

        The blind sounds an awful lot like the comment that got deleted from the DM article on Friday. And then the morning after pics show up in The Sun. Hmm..interesting.

    • scarf girl says:

      Just read it. There have been SO many people have tried to lay on them it feels like a cry wolf situation. But it is going to be interesting to see when baby comes. Good grief. Even if none of the blinds are true, how sad it is so easy to automatically think of them each time one comes up.

    • Nya says:

      You are aware that 99% of CDAN is fake, right? They even have a disclaimer about everything being fiction.

      Only the dumbest of the dumb believe it.

      • scarf girl says:

        Of course most of them are fake. But it is still sad you can read so many fake BIs and attribute his name to them. I don’t blame the relationship or marriage-his behavior has grown so egotistical over past 12 moths that I can see him ending up in gossip pages down the line.

    • InvaderTak says:

      They seem to be trolling Tumblr et al with that. Even some of their readership was making fun of it. Tumblr will publish anything as fact and their readership will believe anything apparently. Same with the BI culture. They come up with elaborate crap to make BI work even in the fact of fact.

  116. **sighs** says:

    Have y’all seen the day after Photos? She’s wearing some huge tan poncho, and he’s not wearing a ring.
    She is massive. I’m starting to think she’s much further along than we think, and that’s the reason for the fast wedding. And really puts the kibosh on that love story narrative.

    • Kat says:

      seriously, those pictures. Why is there an employee standing at the bottom of the stairs and why is she cursorily grasping his fingers?
      Can she not make it down four steps on her own?
      Also..he’s carrying her shit. What is the aversion she has to carrying her own belongings?

      • **sighs** says:

        If she’s as far along as I think she might be, then 4 stairs may be a lot!

      • tara says:

        Kat- I think b/c she’s pregnant and he’s just being a gentleman. Nothing wrong with him carrying her things. He might even have done it if she weren’t pregnant.

        Can you post a link to the massive picture? She didn’t look *that* big at the Baftas.

      • anon121 says:

        She looks huge in that poncho. March? Twins? Looks like she stuck her hand out to grab Ben’s when they saw the paps. And I see he gets to carry her hat with the tail. Are you sure about the ring? I really couldn’t make out his left ring finger. Too busy noticing how miserable they look.

      • Kat says:

        Sighs

        She’s not that big, I don’t think. It’s a puffy jacket with that thing over the top. She didn’t seem to show much at all at fashion week. And it’s just the hand holding itself..it’s not very steadying. It just looks very superficial.

        Tara,
        She’s got a history of not carrying her stuff. His niece was carrying her bag at a premiere for reasons unknown.
        And even though she’s pregnant, she can still hold stuff..or carry a bag..I dunno.

      • tara says:

        I guess she’s just the type of person who likes people to carry her stuff, then. I know a few of those. Can’t say I can relate to them much, I feel weird having people do things like that for me.

      • Linz says:

        She is wearing his old Persol Sunglasses.. Ugh! He is carrying her ugly beanie. She can’t carry a beanie? Or wear it?

        Andy Crick from The Sun Tweeted: “Just spotted…Benedict Cumberbatch and his new wife having a pub lunch on the Isle of Wight, read about it TheSunNewsPaper tomorrow” So The Sun just happened to be at the same place?

        From The Sun: “Meet the new Mr and Mrs Cumberbatch: No smile, Sherlock? Couple in public for the first time since secretive wedding.”
        “To add to the mystery, the hunk did not seem to be wearing a wedding ring.”

      • tara says:

        The Sun probably had a couple of reporters hanging around town before and after the wedding. That makes sense. Especially if it was a popular pub or one he’d be likely to go to.

        No wedding ring is interesting. But I can’t recall if i’ve seen Eddie R wear one either.

      • Linz says:

        @tara

        Eddie wears his wedding ring.

      • Alice says:

        Tara. He doesn’t seem to make a habit of carrying her things. At LAX after the GG, she was carrying her large bag and he was striding along empty handed. And descending the stairs at ESA(I think)he was walking in front of her and she was carrying a drink while wearing what looked like six inch heels.

      • Oops! says:

        About the wedding ring. Can some Brits enlighten? I know some cultures aren’t big into wedding rings. Do British men don them? Left or right hand? I was under the impression that a lot of “posh” dudes just wear a gold signet ring on the finger. And if the society thing is important to him, he might do that. He also might not be wearing the ring as an F you to paps. First pics of BC wearing a wedding ring could bring in lots of money. Either way, I don’t think the pictures show his hands well enough to see.

        Also, new thought. Sophie could be “loving all the attention.” But she could also be trying to tell him to get on with it. If it’s going to be like this, no need in letting the paps control your happiness and anxiety/stress levels. Let it flow, nurture you qi.

      • Claire. says:

        Some aristocratic (and some non aristocratic) men wear signet rings and in the past they wore none at all. I believe his father wore a signet ring, not sure why he wouldn’t carry on tradition though I hope he doesn’t :)

        And if they had time to plan the wedding he had time to get a ring fitted. And he’s been followed by paps for years. Would a ring shot be a lot of money? No idea. Ladies? I’d be willing to bet these are staged pap shots anyways.

      • InvaderTak says:

        There’s not a clear shot of that finger on the DM that I could make out. Where are you all seeing the no ring thing? You can’t see hers either. In fact, looking again, he’s got that part of his left hand pressed into the arm of his coat so that you can’t see it.

      • **sighs** says:

        Kat, sorry hun, but even a puffy jacket with a poncho doesn’t go that far out in the middle. She looks huge. I think she’s 7-8 months. All those people joking about an 8 lb premie? Maybe not so much of a joke.

      • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

        **Sighs** she looks huge around the waist because, if you pay close attention, her arms are around her wais. The coat/ poncho has no sleeves,on the sides there are two holes that resemble pockets but are actually cut, so you can put your hands out…

      • **sighs** says:

        Nighty- I saw the one to the side, where she looks the largest, and she has at least one arm out of the “sleeve”. We shall see at the Oscars.

      • tara says:

        Thanks for the links. Cant really tell if he’s wearing a ring. He really looks sick of getting his photo taken. Only one more week, Benedict. Stay strong!

        And I don’t think she looks huge, except for that side shot. But that could just be a weird angle, or she had her arm inside. Guess we’ll know about the ring and her size on Sunday :)

        The caption says holding hands, but I see her holding his jacket cuff. Haha

        And this is petty, but I really want to snip those bangs out of her eyes. But id want to do that to anyone with that length of fringe :p

    • tsmiv2 says:

      Just saw it. She looks huge. Did she get knocked up at the French Open? That would make her due in March!

    • maria says:

      nope. Link?

    • maria says:

      oh for f*cks sake. SMILE! I would rather look like this the day after my wedding. Granted, she looks a little crazy. But a happy crazy :)

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2081132/David-Tennant-wedding-Newlyweds-pictured-day-wedding.html

  117. lindy79 says:

    I know its a brief snapshot but…they dont look like a couple who just got hitched and are deleriously happy. Hiddles looked happier walking to the service. I just wish they’d look genuinely don’t give a fuck happy for once.

    I lolled at that coat thing with her hand peeking out. She looks like a deerstalker hat.

    • tara says:

      Lindy- I’m not trying to be negative, but I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a picture of them where they look truly happy. Even the red carpet photos where they’re smiling at each other they don’t look happy and comfortable.

      I know every couple is different, but I was looking at some photos of John Krasanski and Emily Blunt on various red carpets, and you can just see the affection and joy they get from one another. He practically beams. It was wonderful to see. That’s kind of what I thought BC would be like when he found ‘the one’

      Edit- found a link: http://www.popsugar.com/celebrity/John-Krasinski-Emily-Blunt-Cutest-Photos-34126162#photo-34126162

    • Green Girl says:

      I LOL’ed when I saw her hand sticking out, too!

    • Claire. says:

      It’s the new trend, “trying to cover up how far along I am to not disrupt the PR narrative chic”.

  118. Kim1 says:

    I have never seen so many negative comments about a celebrity posted by their own fans or former fans.
    Mind Boggling

  119. Alice says:

    He’s supposed to be on Kimmel Monday night. Is that still on? If they were in an IOW pub mid-Sunday, will he make the mid-afternnon taping of JK show? Is there something else also on Monday? A Q&A?

  120. Linz says:

    (In the Pap photos) She is wearing his Persol *BINGATE* Sunglasses.. lol

    • tara says:

      Someone upthread mentioned a bin, too. What’s that all about?

      • InvaderTak says:

        They were walking through a crowd of paps at LAX. She was holding his hand and walking beside/behindhim at one point and he was in such a hurry that he walked her into a trash can.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH78ZE2ThEs
        about 22 seconds in. Watch her right side. I didn’t think that was that bad, I thought the part where he is walking away from the car towards the door and has to stop and make her catch up to him was bad.

      • tara says:

        Thanks, Invadertak. Just watched the video and wow, was not impressed the way he got out of that car and started walking without her. And then when she finally got there, stuck his hand out, like “come to me”. If that handler guy hadn’t have stopped him, it looked like BC would have went right in without her. Lol. I know the paps are annoying but jeez, man. And was that poor Karon stuck getting the luggage from the trunk? Ha.

        The bin thing wasn’t that bad. He just didn’t see it.

        I got a real, “I’m hot Sh*t” vibe from him in this video. Eww. Their looks in the elevator made me laugh, like walking through that was the hardest thing ever! ‘There’s a pregnant lady, guys.’

      • Linz says:

        She got out on the traffic side and he didn’t even help her. As soon as they got into the elevator they dropped hands.. lol

  121. Just here says:

    I just want to throw in my two cents (plus I, too, want to see if we can get this thread up to a 1,000+ comments!).

    I wish these two the best. Though I happily declare myself as a Lady of the Side-Eye, regardless of how these two got together, or stay together, I hope they are happy and mature as they are going to be parents. Even if they end up splitting, I hope they remain civil and happy for the sake of their child.

    I work with young children as a career. It’s a profession I’m passionate about. I’ve seen some really messed up children from parents (who remain together) who clearly loathe one another; I’ve had well-adjusted children from parents who are no longer together or never were. And everything in between. What matters most is the quality of care and love from each parent and parents who put their children’s needs first.

    If Ben and Sophie believe getting hitched is the best way to achieve that, then that’s fine. I don’t care any longer how they got together. I just don’t want another messed-up child in the world teachers will be expected to ‘fix’. I get a lot of those.

    I also want to go on another tangent in closing: I really, really hope they don’t sell wedding photos to any tabloids. Or to anyone. It would be well and truly the nail in the coffin for me in regards to my admiration for Ben and his work. The man is, and was, always welcome to marry any one he liked; however, this appalling PR push and selling out of his personal life has exposed him in a very poor light. I’m not mad he got married. I’m annoyed (at myself) for believing this man could have been different from the majority of fame hungry ‘artists’ out there.

    My mental image of him was one of a man whose talent would shine through; he would marry quietly, *then* have children (quietly), and all we (as fans) would see is a beaming Cumberbatch on the red carpet, laughing adoringly at his wife, modestly thanking the press, at ease with himself. Hah! Shame on me! What a fantasy.

    I wish them the best. I really do. They look like they’ll need it.

    • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

      ” I just don’t want another messed-up child in the world teachers will be expected to ‘fix’. I get a lot of those.”… Also a teacher here…Have to agree with you,parents mess it up and teachers are expected to fix the kids… If they love eachother, great, if not… just don’t be together for the children’s sake.. This goes to any couple who pretends to be happy, but behind doors lives a miserable life..

    • Nayru says:

      Great post ,
      One of the main criticisms people say is it isn’t our business. I generally don’t care how people carry on with their relationships. I will get seriously judgmental when it comes to bringing kids into something that is a mess.

      • anonit says:

        Tiz too our business. If it’s in the news; it’s public. If you don’t want it public, then you know how to avoid the paps. If you don’t know how to avoid them, just smile for your 60 whole seconds & be done with it.

    • Claire. says:

      Wonderful post, thank you for it.

  122. Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

    Just 174 comments away from 1,000.. Let’s go girls!!

    • MtnRunner says:

      His engagement post was the most commented ever — almost hitting 1,000. You’d think his marriage one would surpass that.

      • InvaderTak says:

        Here, I’ll continue to do my part; not like this migraine is letting me do anything anyway.

        The engagement news was a surprise though. I think that was the big thing. This is now more about which tabloid gets the exclusive.

      • Nayru says:

        Getting engaged when it wasn’t even known that there was a girlfriend is weird and definitely a shocker for people. The wedding was right in line with the rest of the suddenness.

        Some time ago I was shocked to find a girl in my grad program was pregnant/had a baby. I was completely shocked as I didn’t even know she had a boyfriend. I still find it weird that she had a baby. I actually graduated before her and started the program a year later while she hasn’t finished yet, so I don’t know. Most of the grad students I know have waited til after finishing or close before getting engaged or other types of serious commitments.

        Point of the story when people jump into serious things out of nowhere people get shoked and talk about it. Seems normal to me.

      • MtnRunner says:

        InvaderTak, get thee to a chiropractor! My huz is one and he’s been curing people of migranes — as in making them go away– for years.

        I think after four months of talking about all this, people have just about said everything there is to say. Besides, Bendy will probably have another post tomorrow so that will keep the comments here below 900. Of course, not all the comments were about him since Tom’s presence and package caused quite a bit of threadjacking on this one.

      • tara says:

        That thread was bonkers! All the posts got out of order and people’s responses to the comment before made no sense. Lol

        This wedding wasn’t a surprise to me: I’ve considered him married since I learned she was pregnant :)

      • InvaderTak says:

        @MtnRunner: My mother recommended that too. I kinda dismissed it as another one of my mom’s out-there alternative medicine trends, but I’ve been hearing more people recommend them. Maybe tomorrow I will give one a call. Thanks!

      • MtnRunner says:

        InvaderTak, I hope you do. Since chiropractic deals with the central nervous system as it relates to the alignment of the spine, it directly impacts the blood flow to the brain, which is thought to be at the heart of migraines. Three months of care under a chiro with a successful track record and you shouldn’t have them anymore.

      • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

        Really, a chiropractic… Gotta try one also… I’ve got migraines though mine tend to be on a particular time of the month… My hormones like to drive me insane,…

    • Alice says:

      We’re working on it.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Nighty is on a mission!

    • MtnRunner says:

      Nighty, certainly give it a try. Chiro heals a lot more than back and neck pain. For instance, my huz had a lot of success with childhood ear infections, as it has something to do with blood flow to the brain as well. So much better than taking meds or having surgery.

  123. allheavens says:

    I see the crazy is still strong. *SMH*

    • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

      May the crazy be with you, or not… it’s a matter of taste.. I find it all so funny and like reading all different opinions.. if that’s crazy, then so be it… :P

  124. lisa2 says:

    I just noticed this.. I recently saw a picture of his mother.. I think Sophie H looks a bit like his mother.. not the hair color.. but the shape of their face set of the eye..

  125. Sasha says:

    I think his IG costar Allen was there since his gf tweeted how they spent this weekend at Isle of Wright. I am a little surprised Keira didn’t go since they’re supposed to be good friends. Just saying..

  126. wigwam says:

    I can’t help but recall his statement from a previous interview, in which he said, “I can’t just get anyone pregnant, it has got to be the right person.” It struck me as an odd, slightly arrogant comment, one that could quite easily cause a person to put his foot in his mouth, but perhaps it accurately foreshadowed events to come. Eh well, who am I to say – maybe Sophie is the gal for him. Wish them the best!

  127. Margret says:

    Will Bendy be attending Madonna’s Oscar after party and staying up all night and having L.A. fun? He really looked like he had a great time for the last 2 years. I see him (them) doing more posing for mags, i.e. vanity fair ,vogue. Maybe HW’s party and not the hot, fun, nutty scene he enjoyed when he was single (yesterday morning). Hopefully his parents will be there to share the Oscar magic, and this IS an accomplishment for their boy. Were I him,with parents of that age, I would focus on them having the maximum Hollywood experience and let SH tag along for their ride.

    • anonit says:

      He was nominated & he should be happy about that. It’s not everyday you see someone nominated that people just started to notice even after working for years in the business. Damage control? You have been relieved of your duties.

    • tara says:

      I was wondering about the Madonna party as well! Lol. Last year it seemed like he had such a blast having a ’6am night’ with Lupita’s brother. As the new husband of a pregnant woman (whom I cant imagine would want to stay out and party all night), I don’t think he’ll be doing the same this year.

  128. Betti says:

    Watch out this week for some ‘leaked’ photographs of the wedding – gotta keep that profile on the up since he (and TIG) has won nothing all award season. I have now lost what respect i had for him – its become undeniable that he’s used his personal circumstances to campaign for an Oscar, the wedding was clearly planned when the still thought he was in with a shot.

    On a more positive note, congrats. Love her veil and hair piece – very vintage looking.

  129. Lindy79 says:

    (for what it’s worth from what I saw of the veil and dress, I think it’s really pretty)

    I really don’t see the need for them to be escorted out of the pub by security and walked 5 feet to their waiting car with a driver, does that not seem really overkill and pretentious to even the most supportive of fans? Just go about your business like normal private people as he so claims he craves, or better yet, beam at the paps knowing that they didn’t get more than a blurry shot of your heads. You got your relatively private wedding by celeb standards (most get some paps hanging about outside if the location is known), so you won.
    It really seems they went overkill on the security, police etc.

    • Claire. says:

      Or they did it deliberately for staged pap photos to make him look more important than he really is. Exhibit! : seen the chopper photos? LOL this man is really up his a***. It’s the case of the missing tv actor’s soul.

      • whatsup says:

        That’s the biggest issue. The failed pap shots in Edinburgh and Paris as classic examples. Trying to make him seem bigger than he is. Knock a girl up, have a shot gun wedding, but to try and spin it in this manner is just gross. I guess it’s an indication of who he really is or at least who he thinks he is.

    • Lindy79 says:

      Well if you compare it with Redmayne who also got married in the middle of award season so he’s probably the best example, there were pap shots outside the church but no one seemed bothered to be honest (they were too busy, you know being happy and living their lives, enjoying their wedding day) but as far as I’m aware, there was no security, no sniffer dogs, no whole local areas closed off and police blocking roads and the next time we saw them was at the airport when they flew to the US. There was also no wedding vendors posting on twitter (seriously if you want things kept private you get them to agree to non disclosure until after the wedding), they still get their publicity but you look private.
      I’m sorry to say it but Redmayne’s handling of his personal life has outclassed him every step of the way this awards season.

      • tara says:

        Yes, I am impressed with Eddie. I heard and saw very little about his wedding. He actually seemed to be focusing on his wedding, and seemed thrilled about it, rather than worrying about paps and security and all that.

        BC is paranoid. He brought sniffer dogs to the wedding? Jeez, get over yourself guy. Yes you’re a huge star, but you’re not royalty. Blocking roads was probably unnecessary. Just focus on your special day, not everything else.

  130. scout says:

    GRRRREATT!! Two in one shot, Wedding and V day every year on Feb 14th. Bendy, you are a such a clever bitch, never have to buy gifts for 2 celebrations now, be done with one! Haha…

    Congratulations, I am happy for them. And a HUGE Thank you for both of them for not making a mockery out of a wedding day.

    • ExFan says:

      A question. How do you live with someone for 12 years and not have a pregnancy scare? Don’t you pretty much have birth control figured out? And then, you’re with someone for a month or two (when you’re much older and presumably smarter) and wham—baby on the way! I don’t believe the accidental pregnancy line… Very disappointed in the whole rushed, concocted story complete with its stale faces and barely concealed boredom.

  131. ExFan says:

    And, I think, as mentioned before, it shouts of desperation–not wanting to be the Lone Wolf at events or pay your publicist to accompany you so you aren’t alone. (Or is she doing something important when she stands behind him holding his water bottle?)