14/02/2015 06:24 GMT | Updated 14/02/2015 06:59 GMT

Benedict Cumberbatch To Marry Sophie Hunter? Fans React To Valentine's Day Wedding Rumours On Twitter In Typically Understated Fashion

Benedict Cumberbatch's fans have had a predictably understated reaction to rumours that he's tying the knot this weekend.


Reports are currently circulating that the Oscar-nominated actor is about to tie the knot with his fiancée Sophie Hunter in a romantic Valentine's Day ceremony.

Reports which, of course, make us totally happy for both of them and not at all jealous or bitter that our only Valentine's card has come from our mother. Nope. Not even a tiny bit jealous.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter

Benedict's die-hard fans have had a mixed reaction on Twitter, with the majority of them happy with the news that their idol could be about to head down the aisle.

Yep, just like us. We're totally happy for them too. Totally. Not jealous. Not bitter. Happy.

Of course, Benedict's most diehard fans - the self-professed 'Cumberbitches' - aren't always known for being the most rational fandom on the Internet, and some of their reactions have been fittingly grand.

Benedict and Sophie first met on the set of the film 'Burlesque Fairytales' in 2009, and have officially been an item for just over a year.

In November last year, the happy couple announced that they were tying the knot, through the fairly traditional medium of an announcement in the "forthcoming marriages" section of The Times newspaper.

Months later, a representative confirmed that they were expecting their first child, due later this year.

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