Christian Bale Is Now Proud Papa to a Second Child

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."

Congratulations to the second-time dad!

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Image: Christian Bale and Sibi Blazic at The Dark Knight Rises premiere via Shutterstock

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