Who welcomed tiny and cute new arrivals, celebrity couple-wise over the weekend? Benedict and Sophie, Liam and Cheryl AND Amanda and Thomas, that’s who!
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Congrats to #sophiehunter & #BenedictCumberbatch for the new Son Hal Auden Cumberbatch The actor’s wife, Sophie Hunter, 39, gave birth to their second son at the £1,200-a-night Portland Hospital in London on March 3. And in true thespian style, Cumberbatch named his boy after a Shakespearean hero. Hal was the nickname Henry V had before he became the hero of Agincourt. But in choosing the name, Cumberbatch could also be acknowledging his affection for fellow screen star Tom Hiddleston. The pair starred together in 2012 in The Hollow Crown, an amalgamation of Shakespeare’s history plays in which Cumberbatch played Richard III and Hiddleston took the role of Hal They have been close pals ever since meeting on the set of Steven Spielberg’s film War Horse in 2010.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter
Actor Benedict and his wife Sophie have reportedly welcomed baby number two, reportedly naming their little boy Hal Auden. The pair have one son already, Christopher Carlton – known as Kit- born in 2015.
Cumberbatch says becoming a parent has transformed his life in ways he’d never anticipated.
“Having a baby – it’s massive. And on a very unexpected level. Suddenly I understood my parents much more proudly than I ever had before,” Hello reports.
The couple, who married on Valentine’s Day in 2015, have not officially confirmed the news, as yet.
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My close friends and family know there are very few times when I'm left speechless… wow! I'm incredibly happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world, it's a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favourite memory I have so far. I'm completely in awe of his incredible mother and how she has been the whole way through this, she's really made my dreams come true. We haven't named him yet but he's already capturing hearts including mine. I feel very blessed. Happy Mother's Day everyone!
Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole
It’s a baby boy for One Direction’s Liam and Cheryl, too. Liam took to Instagram to share a first photo and his thoughts on this life changing moment.
“My close friends and family know there are very few times when I’m left speechless… wow! I’m incredibly happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world, it’s a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favourite memory I have so far. I’m completely in awe of his incredible mother and how she has been the whole way through this, she’s really made my dreams come true. We haven’t named him yet but he’s already capturing hearts including mine. I feel very blessed. Happy Mother’s Day everyone!”
Their baby’s name has not yet been released, but back in 2012 Cheryl told GQ Magazine she’d picked out a fave. (We’re not sure if Liam concurred, though!)
“Of course I’ve thought about baby names a million times. I like Alfie for a little boy.
Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski
A rep for this famous pair has revealed that actor Amanda and her new husband Thomas have welcomed a baby girl. They are already parents to Amanda’s dog, Finn.
This couple are cramming milestone moments into March, secretly marrying earlier in the month.
“We eloped,” Sadoski told the The Late Late Show, revealing the sneaky ceremony took place on March 12.
“We just took off into the country with an officiant and just the two of us, and we did our thing. We had a great day. It was perfect.”
No further baby-focused details have been released as yet, but it’s probably fair to say that this couple are deep in the baby/pup bubble.
Congratulations to these mums and dads on their new arrivals!