He’s got a little batboy on his hands! Christian Bale and his wife, Sibi Bale, have welcomed their second child, his rep confirms to Us Weekly. A source adds to Us that the couple’s second bundle of joy is a boy.
Us confirmed in March that the couple were expecting again. At the time, Sibi showed off a noticeable baby bump as she supported the English actor at the 86th Academy Awards in L.A.
“They are truly a supportive couple, he and Sibi are thrilled,” an insider previously told Us. “She’s been traveling with him while he’s been touring around for American Hustle.”
The Dark Knight Rises star, 40, briefly opened up about fatherhood during an interview with Esquire in 2010. “The last few years of my life have been spent just watching animation — for my daughter — and getting a kick out of that,” he said. “I love anything that she likes. If she’s getting a kick out of it, I love it. I find myself tearing up at the most ridiculous things now, sitting next to my daughter while she’s watching a movie.”
His family, however, is a part of his life he would like to keep private. “I’ve got incredible pride for my family. I’ve absolutely fallen into that cliché of a dad who could just happily talk about my daughter endlessly,” he told the mag. “But it’s not what I’m about in terms of being an actor. I don’t want people to know about that.”
Bale and Sibi tied the knot in January 2000. They are already parents to a 9-year-old daughter, whom they welcomed in March 2005. Weeks before their newborn’s arrival, the couple were photographed together spending quality time with their little girl in California’s Brentwood neighborhood.