Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch announced his engagement to actress and director Sophie Hunter on 5th November. The news came as a shock to the British actor's female fans who took to Twitter to express their 'anger' and 'disappointment'!
Cumberbatch's rep reconfirmed the news, saying, "I am delighted to confirm this morning's announcement that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are engaged."
The union was announced in the births, deaths and marriages column of UK newspaper The Times on November 5:
With the most sincerest of hearts, we offer our unreserved congratulations to both Benedict and Sophie! pic.twitter.com/kdoJ3Q8cqN
— Benedict Cumberbatch (@Cumberbitches) November 5, 2014
Here are some fan reactions on Cumberbatch's big news:
— dallas leeper (@texas_jumper) November 6, 2014
I felt a great disturbance in the Force - as if millions of fangirls cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. #Cumberengagement
— Brent Sloane (@sloanethoughts) November 6, 2014
— Julia (@J_Murka) November 5, 2014
I now hate Benedict Cumberbatch for being engaged. Ugh. =/
— fat yvonne (@von161) November 5, 2014