Baby on the Way for Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch surprised the public — and broke hearts around the world — in November by discreetly announcing his engagement with a small notification hidden away in the classified section of London newspaper The Times.

Now, the “Sherlock” star has let slip some even bigger news: He and fiancée Sophie Hunter are expecting a baby later this year. The couple turned out Saturday for the Palm Springs International Film Festival, with Hunter, a London-based theatre director, showing off her growing baby bump in a flowing silk Just Cavalli maxi dress.

We suspected baby news might be imminent when Cumberbatch responded to a question in a recent interview about plans to start a family with, “I’ve got to be very coy on that one. Very silent.”

A spokesperson described the couple, reportedly set to wed this spring, as being “over the moon” about expecting their first child.

Cumberbatch certainly has plenty to celebrate this year, including a Golden Globe nomination for best actor for his performance as World War II code-breaker Alan Turing in “The Imitation Game.”

In honor of the little Cumber-bundle on the way, we rounded up some stylish baby shoe looks.

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