Benedict Cumberbatch’s engagement announcement may have been applauded by plenty of well-wishers, but there were always going to be a few ‘Sherlock’ fans who were left feeling somewhat upset.
Until now, Benedict hadn’t even confirmed his relationship with theatre director Sophie Hunter, and many of his most devoted fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the couple's pending nuptials.
While a number of Twitter users are excited for the actor to tie the knot, a number are less-than-happy.
First of all, there are the fans we’re calling, “mainly happy but slightly bitter”:
— Reni Fajriani (rere) (@reerenii) November 5, 2014
😥😥😰😰😰it is true then... BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH is getting married!!! My world has just fallen apart. I might say congrats but not today 😖— meryspondi (@meryspondi) November 5, 2014
Next up are those still struggling to process the information.
Yes I am aware that Benedict Cumberbatch is getting married. No I am not coping with it well.— Harriet Thomas-Bush (@harrietrtb) November 5, 2014
OMG, Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged! And not to me. Right, going home. Not feeling well. On sick leave note: "Reason: broken heart". LOL— Chie Elliott (@OrangeBlossomer) November 5, 2014
I've just found out about Benedict Cumberbatch's engagement so if you'll all excuse me, I'm going to run to my room and cry into my pillow.— Michelle (@BooktotheFuture) November 5, 2014
RT if you genuinely thought you had a chance with Benedict Cumberbatch before today.— David Bedwell (@DavidBedwell) November 5, 2014
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH IS ENGADED WHAT— ✨ (@benscumberbooty) November 5, 2014
If you know any of these people, or anybody suffering similar symptoms, please tell them to take a seat and read the engagement announcement a few more times. It. Is. Real.
Then, there are a number of tweeters who can only be described as distraught:
So Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged... I've lost all purpose— Sasha Cooke (@SashaLCooke) November 5, 2014
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH IS GETTING MARRIED. #goodbyecruelworld— Anysa Hamid (@anysahood) November 5, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged, one second whilst I mourn.— Holly Rimmer (@DavyyJ0ness) November 5, 2014
Waking up to news that Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged........my heart is breaking into a million pieces wat do u want from me universe :-(— Tin del Prado (@gelatiiinnn) November 5, 2014
Luckily, as some have pointed out, Benedict’s engagement doesn’t mean he’s deserting us completely:
Ladies, Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged, not struck dumb. That gorgeous voice is still gonna be available for us to drool over.— IdeaSmith (@ideasmithy) November 5, 2014
And we all survived seeing this eligible bachelor putting a ring on it, so of course it will be fine.
First George Clooney gets married. Now Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged to be married. What a horrible year it's been.— Jess (@heyjessjess) November 5, 2014
Well, sort of survived.