Do you hear that? That’s the sound of a million hearts breaking after news broke that Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged to girlfriend, Sophie Hunter.
According to BBC News, the parents of the low profile couple announced the engagement through a small notice in The Times newspaper, under the “forthcoming marriages” section as seen here:
Cumberbatch’s representative has confirmed the news, telling The Telegraph via a statement, “I am delighted to confirm this morning’s announcement that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are engaged.”
So, how did he pop the question and when is the wedding? Well, no news yet, but the Daily Mail UK has reported that the 38-year-old Sherlock star flew to Edinburgh, Scotland to ask her mother’s permission to marry Hunter, who is a 36-year-old theatre director.
Aww… That’s so sweet.
The couple met on set of the 2009 thriller, Burlesque Fairytales. And in June, they were photographed together at the French Open.