Sherlock Holmes has reportedly solved the mystery of how to find true love. According to PBS head Rebecca Eaton, ‘Sherlock’ star Benedict Cumberbatch has a girlfriend now.
Eaton dropped the bomb earlier this week, The New York Post reported. “She wouldn’t say whom the ‘Sherlock’ actor has met, but she said it’s time for all those ‘Cumberb—hes’ — the name used by his huge base of female followers — to move on,” it read.
Cumberbatch, 37, has been single since 2012, when he broke up with British fashion designer Anna James. He did, however, reveal what he finds sexy in the September 2013 of ELLE Japan.
“A woman who knows that she doesn’t have to get all decked out to look good is sexy. A woman who can make you feel smart with her conversation skills is also sexy. I believe the sense of humour is important,” he said. “I also think someone who is good at working with others is sexy. It’s like playing a tennis doubles match. You need to be able to work well together if you are to stay as partners for a long time.”
So, who is Cumberbatch’s secret love? We have a few theories:
Dakota Johnson: The likeliest candidate is this ‘50 Shades of Grey’ star, who was spotted having lunch with Cumberbatch in New York in May. Both actors had attended the 2014 Met Ball the day before, and Cumberbatch seemed to be having a whale of a time, covering his face with napkins to make Johnson and her friend laugh.
Yasmine Akram: The actress played Janine, Sherlock’s girlfriend, on the most recent season of his show, and their on-screen kiss earlier this year clearly left a lasting impression on Yasmine Akram. “It was lovely and very soft,” she told RadioTimes.com. “It was absolutely lovely.” She also said another kiss with the actor would be tops on her list of things to do on an afternoon.
Katia Elizarova: Rumours swirled last summer that Cumberbatch was dating this Russan model after he was spotted kissing her at a wedding in Ibiza. But, according to him, they are just “old friends”. Still, things change!
Olivia Poulet: Cumberbatch may have broken up with the British actress in 2010 but he admitted last year that, after 12 years together, she will always have a place in his heart. “It happened very gradually, very mutually. We’re still very good friends. There was no acrimony,” he told Vogue last year of their split. “I love her, adore her, always will.”
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