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Benedict Cumberbatch, Wife Sophie Hunter Welcome Baby Boy



    Benedict Cumberbatch is a dad!

    The 38-year-old Sherlock and "The Imitation Game" star and wife Sophie Hunter, a 37-year-old actress and director, have welcomed their first child, a baby boy, Cumberbatch's rep told NBC's Owned Stations on Saturday.

    "Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son," Karon Maskill said in a statement. "We would kindly ask everyone to respect the family's privacy during these next few precious weeks."

    The name of the British couple's son was not revealed.

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    Cumberbatch's rep had announced her pregnancy in January, two months after the pair got engaged. The two got married in a private wedding ceremony on Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, on the Isle of Wright in England in front of family and friends, including Cumberbatch's "Sherlock" and "The Hobbit" co-star Martin Freeman.

    A week later, Hunter showcased her baby bump in red Lanvin gown at the 2015 Oscars, where Cumberbatch was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in "The Imitation Game."

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