What actually took place remains a mystery, although it has been reported that his sister had asked to borrow £100,000 to support her family. Released on police bail without charge, his only comment was: ‘It’s a deeply personal matter.
I would ask you to respect my privacy in the matter.’No doubt the 34-year-old would rather let his extraordinary acting do the talking.
Lonely, brooding and emotionally tormented, the latest incarnation of Batman shocked the celebrity audience at last week’s London premiere of the film.
The noble saviour of Gotham, familiar to generations of comic-book readers and TV viewers, had been replaced by an altogether darker superhero, prone to violence and consumed by hatred for his enemies.
But there are some for whom the incident came as no surprise.
One in particular is Harrison Cheung, who helped out Bale as a publicist, adviser and general factotum for nearly a decade and paints a portrait of the actor which is rather closer to his screen persona than many might expect.
It seems Bale truly is a tortured soul, haunted by his parents’ divorce, prone to temper tantrums and plagued by insecurity.
After the show, as the audience came out of the cinema into the heat of a July evening, the first-night fans could hardly have known that the drama was to continue off screen in a similarly troubled fashion – so much so that it has overshadowed the film’s blockbuster release.
Boasting a successful film career that spans almost three decades, Christian Bale has won a string of awards, and within those years, he also won the heart of his wife, Sibi Blazic.The actor first met Sibi, a former model, when she worked as Winona Ryder's personal assistant, and the pair tied the knot in January 2000 before welcoming a daughter in 2005.I owe everything to her." The actor nabbed his first Oscar in 2011 for The Fighter, and this year, he joins a group of talented 2014 nominees in the best actor category for his starring role in American Hustle.Sibi will likely be at his side for Sunday's Academy Awards, so ahead of the big night, take a look back at the couple's relationship through the years.After winning best supporting actor for his role in The Fighter, Christian gushed over his other half at the 2011 Critics' Choice Awards, saying, "She's had to be married to so many different characters over our marriage, and some women might say, 'Hey, that's great!
Variety is the spice of life.' I know that it would be impossible to do it without her, and she's such a good, strong woman.