When it was rumored that Benedict Cumberbatch had a new ‘secret’ girlfriend, his fans’ heads just about exploded. They started Googling and speculating away, and probably crashed Tumblr [the holy temple of Cumberbatch fans] in the process. However, nobody was able to come up with anything concrete – until now. Benedict was spotted having lunch with Dakota Johnson in New York City, right after the MET Gala. Yes, that’s right, the same Dakota Johnson who plays Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey.
Some Cumberbitches [as Benedict's female fans call themselves (he doesn't have many male fans)] started freaking out, and I can guarantee that they weren’t the only ones. Benedict Cumberbatch and Dakota Johnson?! Whaaaat? How do they know each other? Are they dating? Were they on a date when photographers captured them together? Or did they just decide to go to lunch together after hanging out at the MET Gala?
I mean, isn’t Dakota supposed to have a boyfriend? Have they already broken up? There are SO MANY QUESTIONS! If Dakota truly is Benedict’s new secret girlfriend, he’s done an excellent job of hiding that fact. Then again, maybe he’s just into some kinky S&M, and he wants to hook up with her due to her Fifty Shades of Grey connections. Maybe Benedict really wanted to play Christian Grey, and this is his vicarious way of living through that – by dating the real-life Anastasia Steele.
I know, I’m grasping at straws here. Obviously, this is all speculation and we really don’t know what Benedict was doing with Dakota. But pictures from the lunch show them acting pretty chummy, even if they were accompanied by another lady. I wouldn’t technically call this a ‘date’, but they seem pretty close. So even if they aren’t ‘dating’ per say, I wouldn’t bet against a hookup.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Dakota Johnson spotted out and about in New York City, New York on May 6, 2014.
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