Holy Batman! Christian Bale has welcomed a son into the family, reports People. Best known for his portrayal as the Dark Knight in director Chris Nolan’s trilogy, Bale also has a 9-year-old daughter with his wife, Sibi Blazic.
The notoriously private actor never announced his wife’s pregnancy; instead, she was spotted with a baby bump earlier this year at the Academy Awards. Bale was nominated in the Best Actor category for American Hustle, a film directed by David O. Russell, who also directed The Fighter, for which Bale won the Best Supporting Actor Award in 2010.
Bale is so private that he has also never announced or confirmed his daughter’s name — though she’s often referred to as Emmeline — so it won’t be a surprise if he never announces a name for his son. However, the actor is a devoted family man — in a 2010 interview with Esquire, Bale revealed, “Look, 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.”
She captioned the photos with the message, “The end of June through the end of July is my favorite time of the year, because Jay isn’t working and we use those 4 weeks to relax and spend as much time together as possible before he takes off for training camp and the football season begins. This year we took Camden to the zoo for the first time, I cooked up a storm, we had family in and out, and most importantly we adjusted to now being a family of 4 with baby Jax. Speaking of Jax, here is my precious little peanut…”
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In an interview this week with the Today Show, the famous aunt couldn’t help but gush over Prince George. When asked about the future king, Pippa burst into a smile so big, even interviewer Matt Lauer took note. She said being an aunt was “wonderful” and called the 11-month-old ”a very dear boy” who’s “brought a lot of pleasure and fun for all of us, the whole family.” And like most babies, George has brought the already tight-knit Middletons even closer. “We love spending weekends with him,” Pippa says. “He’s very funny.”
Also refreshingly normal was Pippa’s description of her relationship with her royal sister. Apparently, despite the adorable baby, snazzy title, and fancy new home, Kate and her sister are still very close and spend plenty of time together. “We still do a lot together as a family,” she explains. “And I think that’s sort of the heart for all of us, having a really close family. We can sort of be normal with each other, treat each other normally, and that’s sort of kept us all fixed to the ground.”
Check out the highlights of Pippa’s interview below, courtesy of the Washington Post:
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Nothing’s sweeter (and cuter!) than a newborn baby — and Kelly Clarkson proved that when she shared an Instagram photo of her daughter, River Rose, sleeping in an old-fashioned cherry-red carriage, surrounded by lacy white blankets.
The American Idol winner just gave birth to River Rose last week, her first daughter with husband Brandon Blackstock. As a caption to her photo, which already has over 27,000 likes, Clarkson wrote, “Here is our beautiful baby girl River Rose; 6 lbs 6 oz, 18 inches, and the greatest thing on the planet.”
It’s a girl for rapper Lil Kim, 39, who became a first-time mom at 9:58 this morning in New Jersey.
And Lil Kim gave her daughter a name that seems a bit more fitting for a child of Prince—Royal Reign. (You can get the full scoop on her name selection at our baby name blog, In Name Only.)
While some celebrities lately have talked about scaling back their careers in the wake of parenthood (including movie stars Kristen Bell and Channing Tatum) Lil Kim told Us Magazine recently that she had no plans to scale back on her music career after her baby arrives. “I’m still going to work. I’m still going to be hardcore,” she said. “The baby has made me even more of a beast!”