Leave it to Benedict to stay classy and old fashion, he announced his engagement through a column in The New York Times, The announcement read; “Benedict Cumberbatch Engaged To Sophie Hunter: Mr B.T. Cumberbatch and Miss S.I. Hunter: The engagement is announced between Benedict, son of Wanda and Timothy Cumberbatch of London, and Sophie, daughter of Katharine Hunter of Edinburgh and Charles Hunter of London,” Benedict also made a trip to Edinburgh a month before the proposal to get permission and blessings from Sophie’s mother.
Benedict and Sophie are a relatively private couple; their relationship was first confirmed in June when they were photographed together at the French Open. It’s unclear how long they’ve really been dating, but they likely met for the first time in 2009, when they both appeared in the film Burlesque Fairytales. Sophie is a multitalented woman — in 2007, she won the Samuel Beckett award for writing and directing her play The Terrific Electric. Since then, she has directed and starred in a number of prestigious stage productions. Benedict is, of course, best known for his role as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC’s Sherlock and for his roles in huge films like Star Trek: Into Darkness and in the Hobbit franchise. Benedict proposed with a 3 carat-cushion cut diamond set in a pave diamond halo.