Benedict Cumberbatch & Sophie confirmed their third pregnancy during the Emmys

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I’m a little bit surprised that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter came out to LA for Emmy Weekend, but they did. I shouldn’t be surprised – Patrick Melrose was Benedict’s baby, he produced the miniseries and it was nominated for several Emmys. The problem? It lost all the Emmys, because I think Emmy voters just want to see him as Sherlock Holmes and nothing else. Thankfully, Bendy has another “baby” on the way:

The couple is expecting their third child together, E! News has learned. During Monday evening’s 2018 Emmys in Los Angeles, the 40-year-old theatre and opera director debuted a small but growing baby bump as she arrived to television’s biggest event alongside her husband of three years.

[From E! News]

Yes, it’s only been three years and Sophie is expecting her third child! I thought they would just do an heir and a spare, which is what many posh, British couples do. But maybe after two boys – Kit (Christopher Carlton) and Hal Auden – they possibly wanted to try for a girl. Or maybe they just wanted another baby in general. Who knows? What I do know is that Sophie seems to enjoy havin’ babies. As for Sophie’s yellow gown… I don’t have the ID on this, but it was very much “on trend” at the Emmys. There was a lot of yellow and a lot of bright lemon-yellow.

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I’m also including some photos of Bendy and Sophie at the Showtime pre-Emmy event over the weekend. At that event, Sophie was Simone Rocha.

Showtime Emmy Eve Nominees Celebration

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  1. Other Renee says:

    They are a beautiful couple. Her yellow dress was lovely. The black dress with the silly white shoes not so much.

    • Wilder says:

      Her skin is incredible. I think Gwyneth should go to Sophie for skin care advice. 😀

      Three babies in under four years, though! Wowza.

      • ttu says:

        Hilaria Baldwin just snorted.

      • Lumbina says:


      • Veronica S. says:

        My friends had three kids under four years, and my own mother didn’t go far behind that with three in five. A lot of couples do it on purpose so the kids are all developmentally similar – i.e. you aren’t changing diapers for one while helping your sixth grader do homework.

      • violet says:

        @Wilder – Alas, kidding aside, I don’t think skin care has anything to do with it. You’re either born with skin like that or you aren’t, and if you aren’t no skin care product will give it to you. Mine is decent enough – takes makeup well – but it never did and never will have that flowery powdery look I envy so much!

        The black dress is heinous with the white shoes. She looks like Little Bo Peep and it wouldn’t matter so much if she was all flat in the front. Too bad, as I liked the yellow very much.

    • Babs says:

      Agree. Love the yellow dress, but the other is a textile monstrosity.
      Congrats to the family!

      • Veronica S. says:

        I don’t think the dress itself is terrible, but the shoe is bad. White shoes need to be sleek because of how the color elongates/widens the visual field. A simple pump or more geometric cut is a better look than a T-strap.

  2. Kan says:

    It’s a real shame Patrick Melrose lost in all categories, especially the one BC was nominated in. I mean yeah it’s cool that the kid from Glee won and all but his performance was merely okay compared to BC’s as Melrose. Episode 1 was pretty much a one-man show and the whole series only got better and more devastating with each episode. I see a lot of people praising Bojack Horseman for how it deals with addiction, self-loathing, abuse and trauma (and it really is brilliant at it) but Patrick Melrose deserves just as much praise. It’s a wonderfully made show with gorgeous cinematography, genuinely poignant moments and BC is astounding in it.
    Anyway, Congratulations to BC and SH. It’s nice to see them happy. Hope he gets his curls back soon though.

    • Derrière says:

      I loved Patrick Melrose too. I thought he did an extraordinary job in the role and I’m not even a super fan.

    • maxine ducamp says:

      I wasn’t surprised that it didn’t win, if only because it didn’t seem to have very much promotion in the US and the Melrose books aren’t nearly as well known here as they are in the UK. That said, I agree that BC gave an excellent performance.

    • Happy21 says:

      That first episode was MINDBLOWING. BC is probably one of THE best actors working today. I am pretty sure I watched the whole first episode with my mouth hanging open because I was in such awe of him.
      I didn’t see the Versace movie so didn’t see Darren Criss in it but I’ve liked him since his Glee days so maybe will have to watch one day.

    • Moonlight Shadow says:

      She is smiling. He is not.

  3. Lightpurple says:

    Christopher, HAL, and Siri!

    • Sally says:

      Haha, or maybe Alexa!

    • RBC says:

      Their nickname for Christopher “Kit” , wasn’t that the name of the car in that tv series “Knightrider”? They must like computers

      • bananapanda says:

        Kit is a pretty common nickname going back to Kit Carson (in the States at least).

      • Lightpurple says:

        Christopher was the name of the computer in The Imitation Game. HAL the computer in 2001

      • Cey says:

        The Brits abbreviate ‘Christopher’ to ‘Kit’ and have done for centuries. Christopher Marlowe for instance, is also known as Kit Marlowe. I think that’s where Ben got his inspiration from.

  4. Lindy79 says:

    Was pretty obvious in the black dress that she was pregnant again.
    The yellow dress is really pretty, suits her colouring.
    I hate the idea that they’re trying for a girl, or a boy or whatever. maybe she just found pregnancy a breeze and they want a big family but don’t give a fiddlers if it’s a boy or a girl? Also 3 kids under 3 I imagine when you’re wealthy isn’t like the rest of us trying to juggle a 40 hour working week.

    I haven’t watched Patrick Melrose yet, but it’s on the list ready to go when I get the time as it sounds so intense I think I need to be in the right headspace. The Emmys love Ryan Murphy so I’m not shocked he didn’t win.
    I went on the #emmys tag in instagram this morning to check out the pictures and his fans were not happy, to put it mildly.

  5. Belluga says:

    I know it’s for a part, but the super short hair is not a good look for him…

    • neocleo says:

      He looks like he is losing his hair. Perhaps that’s why he went shorter?

      • Heather says:

        It’s for a role. He had to shave only the front part of his hair because he was playing a real person who is quite severely receding/balding. The hairline in the pics above is not his own hairline, it’s shaved in.

  6. Yeahright says:

    I think she looks stunning!
    No comment on Benadryl

    • Chaine says:

      Lol is this a spellcheck error or a new nickname for him? I kinda like it because he usually bores me to sleep.

      • Cee says:

        It’s a recurrent joke on his name. There was a Benedict Cumberbatch name generator a couple of years ago and Benadryl was one of those names lol

  7. Sally says:

    After the second kid I knew theyd have a third. I feel validated. Lol.

    I’m voting it’ll be a girl.

    • BorderMollie says:

      Same! I knew it. Apparently couples with two boys are the most likely to have a third baby, presumably to try for a girl, so they’re just following the trend here.

  8. Cee says:

    That yellow dress looks like Valentino. She always seems to wear Valentino to most red carpets, from what I can remember, and the cut and lines are very similar to last season’s collection (she wore a bright pink dress from that collection).

    And yes, 3 years of marriage and already 3 kids is like a sprint. She must have very easy pregnancies, so good for them.

  9. Veronica S. says:

    Honestly…when you’re in full baby fever, it’s easy to keep having them. My friends thought about stopping at two, but then they had an accidental pregnancy that led to a miscarriage, so they talked themselves into a third. When they’re small and round and cute and cuddly, it’s not difficult to let the endorphins carry you away. Given their age, they may have also wanted to push those kids out one after another intentionally so they’re all close developmentally and to get it out of the way before she much older. She is forty, after all. It’s just going to get harder on her body to keep having children.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      And given that there is a large age gap with him and his older sister I can imagine he wants his children to be close in age – my SIL was like that. Her older brothers were teenagers when she was born and she always said she would never have a large age gap between children, they have 2 and the age difference is a couple of years.

      • Veronica S. says:

        To be fair, I think most large age gaps between children are not intentional, if you get my drift. I certainly wouldn’t want to be forty and caring for a baby if I’d just gotten finished getting the other one through high school.

  10. French girl says:

    And CDAN continue to write some theories about their fake marriage

    • violet says:

      Oh, CDAN is just a conduit for the loonies on Tumblr who are still obsessed with him and his fake marriage, fake children, fake wife (all I can hear is Elaine on Seinfeld confessing to having faked orgasms in the coffee shop, “Fake, fake, fake, fake!”) LOL.

    • Heather says:

      To be fair CDAN isn’t writing them, just printing them. It’s that strange woman on Tumblr writing them, and she and her thousand sock puppets got ripped apart im the comments section of CDAN lately.

      Having said that CDAN’s last BI about Ben was one claiming he’d had to take out 24/7 security because of a mad stalker threatening to kill his wife and kids, so maybe CDAN has got sick of her.

      • violet says:

        @Heather – I can’t even read those BIs any longer, they were so from the same person and her sock puppets, he shouldn’t print them, it’s disgraceful, even if the btl comments do jeer at them. It’s like looking in at someone else’s psychosis and it’s just so uncomfortable. You want to tell them to get lives, but of course you can’t.

      • Meganbot2000 says:

        She is terrifying. I looked at her blog and she’d written a “letter to your younger self” all about leaving an abusive marriage and not to be scared because true love is waiting for you. I thought it was sweet but a bit disturbing and really sad, knowing the “true love” she referred to wasn’t anyone she actually knew, but a crush on a movie star. It made me feel sympathy for her, because I didn’t know she’d been in an abusive marriage or had been married at all.

        Then I realised the letter wasn’t about her, it was written to be a letter to Ben from his older self, telling him to not be afraid to leave Sophie (the abusive marriage) because true love (ie the blogger) was waiting for him. But written as though it had already happened.

        I think in her head she and Ben genuinely are married.

  11. HelloSunshine says:

    I’m on pregnancy number two and have a not quite two year old and I’m so exhausted! I can’t imagine three in three years lol but I’m sure they have plenty of help. I like them as a couple personally, they’ve never really bothered me together or anything. Although, I can see where people think they kind of look alike.

    • virginfangirl says:

      I don’t think they have the same exhaustive schedule as you. I would have a cook for sure, who also cleaned up, & why not have them grocery shop as well. That alone frees up tons of time as kids need to eat frequently, & shopping, cooking healthy, plus cleaning up is very time consuming. And of course a house cleaner. Night time feedings and diaper changes, I might have the nanny do that (although I did love that quiet time with my baby). Yeah, I have a feeling they won’t be as exhausted as one might imagine.

  12. Andrea says:

    I am 37 with no children. I cannot imagine 3 under 3 at 40 with no sleep. But then again, I can’t afford a nanny.

  13. violet says:

    They’re still so twinny looking it is a bit scary. Do hope it’s a girl this time as I think Bendy would just adore a daughter.

    I think she looks very nice and she does have beautiful coloring and complexion. Not many can wear that color, it looks awful on me, so hat is off to her.

    Can only imagine what is going on on Tumblr with this announcement. (gulp).

  14. Charfromdarock says:

    The yellow looks lovely on her.

    Congratulations to them.

  15. JanetDR says:

    Delighted for them! Love the yellow dress especially.

  16. virginfangirl says:

    Everyone loves the yellow dress. so I am surely in the minority. She always wears such large fitting dresses. She seems to have a great figure. I’d show it off a bit, not hide under a long, bell shaped dress. I’m also not loving her white shoes, or his sneaks as well. Both just aren’t my style, but they seem drama free & classy.

  17. Patty says:

    Awww. I think it’s sweet. And pregnancy agrees with her. She looks great. The extra weight makes her look less harsh; and she does have amazing skin.

  18. North of Boston says:

    They look good, though I don’t think either one of them will ever master their shoe game. All the shoes shown here are pretty ugly.

    While I’m not surprised Patrick Melrose / Benedict didn’t win (TAOGV / Ryan Murphy seemed to have a lot of momentum) the series is definitely worth checking out. He is absolutely amazing in it, and there are fantastic performances, direction, music throughout.

  19. clairej says:

    He was brilliant in Patrick Melrose. Episode 2 was an uneasy watch. The man can seriously act.

  20. LaBlah says:

    This is a very shallow comment but hey it’s a celeb gossip site so the perfect place, I honestly don’t get Cumberbatch at all, he looks like an alien crossed with a foot. An OK but just that actor and the weirdest looking head. I just don’t get the appeal at ALL.