The Batman actor had vowed never to marry after witnessing a string of failed relationships growing up.
But he credits former model Sibi Blazic with changing his mind and convincing him to settle down in 2000 - and now the star insists his partner and their daughter Emmeline have made his life complete.
He tells Easy Living magazine, "I never planned to marry. Everyone was divorced in my family so I didn't have very healthy ideas about marriage.
"Then I met Sibi and suddenly it seemed a fantastic idea. And nothing can prepare you for fatherhood. It's the best thing ever. I don't want to leave my daughter's side for one second."
According to a report by editors at America's Star magazine, the Oscar-nominated actor has been hitting the Hollywood party scene throughout the movie industry's current awards season.
The magazine claims the star was berated by film mogul Harvey Weinstein for his "boorish behaviour" at the SAG Awards afterparty last month (Jan11), causing tension with his wife.
But a publicist has shot down the reports, telling Gossip.com that The Fighter star didn't even attend the bash.
The spokesperson says, "There's no truth to the story in the Star."
Before he suits up as the Caped Crusader for the last time, Christian Bale will don a clerical collar.
The actor just signed on to play an American priest in the new film from director Zhang Yimou's, who's best known for 2004's martial arts epic Hero and the extravagant 2008 Beijing Olympics. Nanjing Heroes will focus on the 1937 Nanjing Massacre and according to The Hollywood Reporter, only 40 percent of the film's language will be English, with the rest in Mandarin Chinese.
For those who need a quick refresher in world history, the Nanjing Massacre -- AKA the Rape of Nanking -- took place during a six-week period in 1937. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Japanese captured the city of Nanjing, the former capital of the Republic of China and proceeded to murder hundreds of thousands of civilians and soldiers while raping between 20 to 80 thousand women. So yeah, a movie based on these events should make everyone feel cheery-o.
The film -- written by Yan and Liu Heng -- will place Bale's character as a heroic figure who helps a great number of Chinese citizens escape death. Yimou seemed very excited to work with Bale, saying he was "impressed with his serious book research for the role" when he spoke with him. Nanjing Heroes begins shooting in January.
Anyway, now that Batman is a priest, I might make the switch to Catholicism.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The American Psycho star has lived stateside for nearly 20 years and is married to an American, former model Sibi Blazic.
The actor left his native Wales in 1976, lived in Europe and settled in the U.S. And according to U.S. magazine Star, he has decided to officially make the country his home.
Bale and Blazic currently reside in Los Angeles with the couple's daughter, Emmeline.
A spokesperson for the actor had not responded to requests for comment as WENN went to press.
Britney Spears was born Dec. 2, 1981. And now that it's the new millennium and stuff, the singer/dancer/icon has decided to reflect upon her nearly two minutes, er, two decades on this Earth in a book. Britney Spears According to today's New York Daily News, the memoir, titled "Britney," will be published in time for the release of Spears' follow-up album, due in record stores May 9. (Coincidences are the neatest things!)
We wanted to ask Britney's publisher stuff about how long the book is and what Britney talks about and all that, but nobody returned our call. Probably too busy digesting the import of their new scribe's tome, no doubt.
What we know is this: Britney's writing "Britney" with her mom. (Old people are such good spellers!) According to the News, the Britster, who became the leading teen-queen singer with her mega-selling 1999 debut collection "... Baby One More Time," will spill the goods on "the secrets of her success" and "the importance of family communication."
If all that sounds terribly, well, uninteresting, Miss Spears is at a disadvantage when pitted against celeb authors. Unlike her more experienced autobiographers, Spears doesn't have the usual made-money-lost-money-went-to-Betty-Ford-found-the-Lord tale.
She does, however, have some really cool outfits to show off in the exclusive pictures section!
CHAPTER TWO -- SHAMPOOS I USED: In other Britney Spears news, the ex-Mouseketeer has inked a deal to do the endorsement thing for Herbal Essences haircare products. Who said her life story had no pathos?
SPLITSVILLE! Actor Keifer Sutherland ("Young Guns") had filed for the Big D from his wife of three years. Sutherland, 33, and the former Kelly Winn wed Sept. 1, 1996. According to divorce papers filed recently in Los Angeles Superior Court, the couple had been separated since June 30.
COUPLEDOM! Now it can be told: "American Psycho" star Christian Bale, 26, wed civilian Sibi Blazic on Jan. 29 in Las Vegas, gossip maven Liz Smith and other sources report.
ROCKED, NOT ROLLED: Not a good week to be a rocker. Nigel Pulsford, guitarist for alt-rock band Bush ("Everything Zen"), is nursing a broken ankle suffered in a fall from a stage. Meanwhile, Amy Ray, one-half of folkie duo the Indigo Girls, is on the mend following two-fer surgery over the weekend for (1) an appendectomy and (2) an ovarian cyst.
"BEAUTY" PAGEANT: Some more fodder for your Oscar pool: "American Beauty" was named best picture, Kevin Spacey ("American Beauty") best actor and Hilary Swank ("Boys Don't Cry") best actress by the Chicago Film Critics, as announced Monday.