Skip Nav

She married Christian Bale's dad.

Talk about a random celebrity connection. Gloria, who famously said, "We are becoming the men we wanted to marry," did in fact tie the knot at 65 in 2000. She married animal-rights activist David Bale, who happens to be actor Christian Bale's father. They were married until his death from brain cancer in 2003. As for her change of heart about marriage, which she once called "the model of slavery," she had this to say:

"I didn't change. Marriage changed. We spent 30 years in the United States changing the marriage laws. If I had married when I was supposed to get married, I would have lost my name, my legal residence, my credit rating, many of my civil rights. That's not true anymore. It's possible to make an equal marriage."

Read More NewsGloria Steinem

Download our new Selfie app!

Go to App Store
+