Here's Who Benedict Will Really End Up With In Bridgerton, According To The Books

Season 2 of "Bridgerton" is almost upon us and — aside from wondering how Daphne Bridgerton is going to figure into proceedings, if at all — fans are eager to watch another love story blossom in front of their eyes. 

As for the Bridgerton family's second eldest brother, Benedict Bridgerton, he's busy enough heading into the hit show's sophomore season, from pushing forward with his burgeoning art career to cultivating a romance with paramour Genevieve Delacroix.

As Cinema Blend notes, Benedict — played by actor Luke Thompson — spent much of the debut season sowing his wild oats. Following encouragement from his wise younger sibling, Eloise, Benedict realized he had more freedom to experiment than his sisters and took the opportunity to do exactly that. 

It remains to be seen what kind of role he'll play in Season 2, but it's safe to assume we can expect more sweet brother-sister bonding moments between Benedict and Eloise.

Elsewhere, judging by the super popular "Bridgerton" books, we know exactly whom Benedict is going to end up with, but it might be a while before we get to enjoy the romance. 

Benedict has a major romantic storyline in the third Bridgerton book

Cosmopolitan reports that Benedict is actually the protagonist of "An Offer from a Gentleman," the third book in the "Bridgerton" series, on which the titular TV show is based. 

The second eldest Bridgerton brother meets love interest Sophie Beckett, an earl's daughter who's been forced into servitude by her evil stepmother, at the annual masquerade ball, which she had to sneak into. Sophie and Benedict lock eyes across the dance floor and start their love affair. 

This means that we'll likely have to wait until Season 3 to see anything significant happen in Benedict's love life, but, by the sounds of it, it'll be worth it. 

Moreover, Refinery 29 hints that there's a love triangle at the heart of the story, too, as Benedict finds himself torn between two women. Today also points out that "An Offer from a Gentleman" expands Benedict's character more generally, including how he wishes to forge his own identity outside of just being a Bridgerton, predominantly through art. He eventually marries Sophie, too, per Express.

Those eager for Benedict to take center stage can take solace in the fact that "Bridgerton" has been renewed through Season 4, as Vogue previously confirmed. It's widely believed that the third season will follow Benedict and Sophie.