The news that Benedict Cumberbatch has a girlfriend is being received with different degrees of enthusiasm — or lack thereof — and nowhere is that more apparent than on Twitter.
The British thespian is one of the most eligible bachelors not only in his native England, but all around the world, and with his new-found international fame, it’s only fitting the announcement left his many female admirers very disappointed.
Cumberbatch was reportedly introduced to his new girlfriend by PBS Masterpiece’s theater producer Rebecca Eaton. In an interview with Page Six, Eaton confesses that she has been playing matchmaker to the reclusive 37-year-old actor.
The publication is mysterious about Benedict’s new flame:
“She wouldn’t say whom the Sherlock actor has met, but she said it’s time for all those “Cumberbitches” — the name used by his huge base of female followers — to move on.
Benedict Cumberbatch is one of those actors over whom women swoon and fantasize to no end. He has a tremendous number of fans all over the globe who follow his every move, so the news of a girlfriend is devastating to them.
Here are some of the funniest tweets we found regarding the news that Benedict has a new girlfriend:
— BenedictCumberHolmes (@Allons_y_Holmes) June 18, 2014
‘Benedict Cumberbatch’s new girlfriend…’ http://t.co/GAooZ78R7t
— lia & lizzy (@idiosyncratic01) June 19, 2014
— BENELOCK (@nicole5castle) June 19, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch Allegedly Has a Girlfriend Now (Not You): http://t.co/p5II78imvf http://t.co/2oVOR1P2Kk
— Samantha (@SamanthaNWho) June 18, 2014
“Benedict Cumberbatch may have a secret girlfriend” pic.twitter.com/3n0EsItsrR
— valar morghulis (@Lydsmo) April 16, 2014
I’m heartbroken, but it’s ok, Benedict will come to his senses and fall madly in love with me soon enough http://t.co/V5yaQdkkYl
— Sara Lang (@SaraLang) June 18, 2014
That gives you an idea of what it means for fans to learn that their idol, Benedict Cumberbatch, has a girlfriend. While there is no real information about his supposed lady love, there is some speculation that a woman he was seen with in Monaco, where he recently attended the Formula 1 Grand Prix, is the one.
#BenedictCumberbatch in Monaco 레이디랑 같이 다니실거에여 베니아자찌…? ㅇ<-<별건 아니고… pic.twitter.com/VN0hmMHeSV
— 랑랑 (exams) (@URMyBen) May 25, 2014
However, take this with a grain of salt. Even though the mystery blonde was seen with Cumberbatch, it doesn’t mean she’s his girlfriend. The Brit is knowing for being a fierce protector of his private life and it is doubtful he would bring a new flame to a public event so soon.
In the meantime, let us know what you think of the news that Benedict Cumberbatch has a new girlfriend. Are you one of the many disappointed admirers of Benedict Cumberbatch?
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