Actor Benedict Cumberbatch (R) and Sophie Hunter attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, Calif.
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June 13, 2015 12:56 PM EDT

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter welcomed their first child.

“Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son,” a representative for the actor, 38, said in a statement to People. “We would kindly ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy during these next few precious weeks.”

The couple revealed they were expecting in January, two months after announcing their engagement. They married on Valentine’s Day in Mottistone on England’s Isle of Wight.


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