Christian Bale & wife Sibi Blazic welcomed a baby boy… at some point, recently


During the awards season earlier this year, Christian Bale kept one of the lowest profiles I’ve ever seen from a major awards contender. Part of it, I’m sure, was that Bale really didn’t want another Oscar (he already has one for The Fighter). But part of it was probably that his wife Sibi Blazic was a few months pregnant and neither of them wanted to make a huge baby parade about it. Sibi didn’t hide her bump, but there was no “OMG, you’re having a baby!” press that usually comes with a celebrity pregnancy. Anyway, after the awards season was done, Christian and Sibi went back to being pretty undercover (save for a couple of candid pap shots). Which might explain why I sort of forgot that Sibi was pregnant. And now Christian and Sibi have welcomed their second child – a little boy!

Baby Bale is here! American Hustle star Christian Bale is a dad for the second time after he and wife Sibi recently welcomed their second child, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The couple are proud parents to a son, a source tells PEOPLE. No further details are available.

The notoriously private couple are already parents to a 9-year-old daughter.

Although the pair never addressed the pregnancy, they didn’t need to after the actor’s wife debuted her baby belly while walking the red carpet at the Academy Awards in March.

Bale, 40, and Sibi, a former model and makeup artist, were later spotted out for a stroll in May, with the mom-to-be showing off her burgeoning bump.

[From People]

They’re not even saying when Sibi gave birth! It was probably several days ago. Or a week or two ago. And considering how many outlets are confirming this, I’d say that Bale ordered his rep to merely confirm that the birth happened and that’s it. I would love to know this baby’s name, but Christian and Sibi seem to have decent-ish taste in names – their daughter is named Emmeline, and I could swear that he’s referred to her with some kind of nickname like Em or Emme. We’ll see. Actually, it will probably be a year or more before we find out the kid’s name.


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  1. Christin says:

    Congratulations to them! It’s refreshing to see a celebrity who walks the talk regarding keeping his private life private.

  2. Lady Macbeth says:

    Congratulations to them!

  3. Jaderu says:

    Daww a boy! Congrats! I doubt we’ll ever get a real name but I hope the fake one they give the press is Bruce, Patrick, or Hay.

  4. don't kill me i'm french says:

    Congrats! We can say he never famewh** es his family or his private life
    And Emmeline even isn’t the real name of their daughter

  5. M says:

    Congratulations to them.
    BTW Emmaline is not her real name.

  6. eliza says:

    See, there is a way for major celebrities to live low key lives. I consider Bale to be A list and I think people ARE interested in him, yet he lives his life quietly. How I wish others would follow.

  7. alex_r says:

    Best news ever.
    BTW Emmeline is not his daughter’s real name – he has never disclosed it.

  8. Vic says:

    Ahhh. Baby Boy Bale. Congratulations!

    This is how you do it Celebs who wage war with paparazzi.

  9. Claudia says:

    I never knew that wasn’t his daugter’s real name – wow. Impressive how they managed to keep it a secret.

    Love him, love them as a couple – congratulations!

  10. Innie Outie says:

    Lots of congratulations to them! One of my fav actors ever, and his family seems very nice and normal, so it makes me even happier for them all ^_^

  11. lucy2 says:

    Congrats to them!
    It’s pretty amazing, he’s one of the most talented actors and had has some HUGE movies and roles, but manages to keep everything very private regarding his family. I wish more celebrities would do the same, for their kids’ sake.

    • Algernon says:

      He’s my alpha example whenever celebs start talking about how hard it is to live privately, protect their kids, etc. Christian Bale has never taken extraordinary measures, in fact his house is a lot easier to get to than the vast majority of westside celeb estates, but his profile is so low. It is possible to be a famous actor and still have a (relatively) normal life.

      Beta example: Matt Damon.

  12. Sam says:

    He’s not the only one. Maya Rudolph managed to keep her new baby under wraps for almost a year (but she gave birth at home, so they simply waited until the mandatory year filing deadline was almost up). Evan Rachel Wood keeps her son very under wraps. The point is that celebs who truly want privacy CAN get it if they so wish. Kristen Bell should take notes from these people.

    • JoJo says:

      So should the Afflecks! Then again, not sure if the Bales live in the UK or in the LA area. Probably makes a difference in their ability to be more private.

  13. mommak918 says:

    love Christian Bale. Congrats to his beautiful family. Wish more celebs were like this!

  14. Nene says:

    Christian Bale is my favourite actor ever, second only to an older generation Sean Connery – and this is one of the reasons why.
    An A-list celeb can lead a private life same as they can have their life flaunted in every mag and media outlet. It’s always a choice.

    Congrates to Bale and family on their newest addition!

  15. jc126 says:

    Congratulations to them!

  16. Mia4S says:

    That’s really lovely! He is a true example that you can have your privacy. However he is also very smart in that he doesn’t freak out if his daughter is photographed. As a result, she always seems fairly calm and unruffled when it happens. Smart.

  17. Ginger says:

    They are so cool! Congrats to them. It was a long while before I ever saw a photo or learned the name of their daughter (even if it’s not her real name-how smart!) so I’m sure it will be the same with their son. I respect their privacy but I wish we had just one photo of the new baby. Another couple I adore like this are Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer. It was months before we saw the twins or learned their names.

  18. Patricia says:

    My favorite actor by far. Such a talent! I will have his next baby is he needs me to… jk one of my favorite things about him is that he’s a family man. And of course that he’s sexy as hell.

  19. Observer says:

    Wait, so how does that work!? How are you able to keep a name hidden in America? What about the birth certificate? How can you keep that away from the press when you’re a public figure? And is it the same in the UK? Now I am curious!! And why give the press a fake name anyway?

    • Renee28 says:

      In the US birth certificates are technically public records but they’re not available to just anyone since they’re a form of ID. The laws very from state to state but they’re usually only available to the individual, their parents, etc.

      • mar says:

        In CA birth certificates are public record, one of only a few states allowing this. Anyone can get an unofficial copy upon request. However parents don’t have to file a bc until a year after birth like Maya Rudolph just did. I bet the Bales have kept it out of the record for now, don’t blame them.

  20. kri says:

    Congrats! He’s brilliant and they look happy and REAL. Very rarely get papped, when they do I love how they look so normal.

  21. mia girl says:

    Congrats to The Bale family! So sweet.

    Sibi seems like a good partner for Christian… That said, if given the chance I’d still knock her out of the way in a heartbeat to get me some Bale lovin’.

  22. Kim1 says:

    Why even confirm she gave birth? Why confirm she had a boy?If they wanted to keep things private then remain silent .

  23. Mike says:

    I am conflicted with Christian Bale. he is a really terrific actor (I hope everybody saw his debut in Empire of the Sun. He was epic with a great singing voice) but he is a bit of a prick as a person. I do not require celebrities to be especially friendly but given their relative high status versus their actual contribution to the world it would not hurt them to be polite and grateful.

    • alex_r says:

      Okay, I gotta defend my favorite actor here. Yes, he has had that one incident where he behave as a complete jackass but he apologized from his heart and seemed to have learned from that incident. On the other hand, he also visited the victims of Colorado shooting without alerting the media, flew out a kid suffering from cancer to Disneyland on his own dime and again without alerting the media. So like most people he probably has his good side and his bad side but I won’t call him rude or ungrateful.

      • Lydia says:

        He only apologized after the whole thing became public. I think he was sorry that his rep was damaged, not that he ranted at a crew member. I doubt it was the first rant, either. I suspect he had been freaking out on the crew enough that the insurance company asked them to start recording them. He’s been on damage control ever since.

      • indos says:

        He apologised immediately after the incident to the entire crew. And i mean the very next day. Yes, he made a public apology when the recording was made public and six or seven months after the incident but was to deflect the blame to himself from the other members of the film. Please here his public apology carefully and i ams ure you will be convinced of the same.

        As far as his fellow actors have said on some occations he might be a bit ‘methody’ ,\by never a nuisance or a troublemaker on set. go to google and search for Zoe Margolis christian bale and you will see an inside picture. there are a couple of others but i don’t remember now.

  24. TheRealMaya says:

    Congratulation 🙂

    I think the world only found out she was pregnant when Angelina Jolie went to Sibi and gave her a hug and congratulated her during Oscars 2014. The whole thing was caught on video by some media and they found out.

    • Lucy2 says:

      Actually I think there was a photo from another award show, Baftas maybe, where you could see a potential baby bump and some began speculating, but as soon as they were on the red carpet for the Oscars it was obvious.

  25. sweetpea says:

    Love this! I have never understood why some people assume it’s their right to know every intimate detail of celebrity pregnancy. Good for the Bales for keeping this personal. Wish other celebrities would take a page from their book….