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Benedict Cumberbatch is having a Cumberbaby and his Cumberbitches cannot Cumbercope

They’re Cumberwhelmed, to say the least.

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BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH and his fiancée Sophie Hunter are expecting a baby, according to reports around the world today.

The media flurry was set off by a Page Six exclusive, which claims that Hunter is “a few months along” and describes Cumberbatch as “delighted and excited”.

Source: Page Six

Needless to say, the reaction online has been… excitable.

However, it can be roughly divided into these five stages:

1. Shock

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2. Denial

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3. Anger

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4. Grief

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5. Acceptance

Source: Empics Entertainment

Congratulations, Cumberbaby!

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