Benedict Cumberbatch's Wife Sophie Hunter Pregnant With Baby No. 2

E! News exclusively learns the couple are expecting their second child together

By Marc Malkin, Bruna Nessif Oct 21, 2016 4:13 AMTags

Benedict Cumberbatch is going to add another little one to his family!

E! News has exclusively learned that the actor's wife Sophie Hunter is pregnant with their second child. "Everyone is absolutely thrilled," his rep says.

The celeb couple hit the red carpet Thursday night in Los Angeles to promote his upcoming film Doctor Strange. Looking dapper as always in a velvet blazer, Cumberbatch flashed his famous grin alongside his expecting wife, who donned an all-black, strapless gown.

You may recall the pair recently welcomed their first child, a son named Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch, just over a year ago.

On June 13, 2015, the two announced the arrival of their firstborn with the following statement: "Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son. We would kindly ask everyone to respect the family's privacy during these next few precious weeks."

Benedict Cumberbatch on Portraying "Doctor Strange"
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Cumberbatch and Hunter's relationship has been quite the whirlwind since they got together.

The actor's rep had announced Hunter's pregnancy back in January 2015, approximately two months after the pair got engaged.

The actor and his theater director wife then got married in a private wedding ceremony on Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, on the Isle of Wright in England in front of family and friends, including Cumberbatch's Sherlock and The Hobbit co-star Martin Freeman.

Ever since the initial news of Cumberbatch becoming a dad was announced, friends of the star were quick to share what a great father he'd be.

"If he puts the same amount of dedication and love into raising his child as he does into his work, he is going to be the greatest dad of all time," Cumberbatch's The Imitation Game co-star Allen Leech told E! News last year.

Leech also said at the time that the duo celebrated with some margaritas. "I saw him and we had a little celebration," he said. "I think we celebrated with a margarita...I don't know why we had margaritas. I suppose we sampled everything else on the menu."

Well, guess it's only fair to break out the salt and margaritas one more time.

Congratulations to the couple!