Christian Bale Is a Total Family Man — Meet His Kids, Emmeline and Joseph

Christian Bale may be one of the most famous actors around, but his personal life still largely remains a mystery to fans.

The "Amsterdam" actor has been happily married to wife Sibi Blažić since January 2000. Although she's made several red carpet appearances with Christian over the years, the same can't be said for their children, Emmeline and Joseph. Since the actor and his wife aren't on social media, the only info we know about Emmeline and Joseph has been from his interviews. Even then, Christian has admitted that he's careful not to share too much about his family.

The star told Esquire in November 2010 it all comes down to setting boundaries between his personal and public persona. "I've got incredible pride for my family," he said. "I've absolutely fallen into that cliché of a dad who could just happily talk about my daughter endlessly. But it's not what I'm about in terms of being an actor. I don't want people to know about that."

So, what do we know about Emmeline and Joseph? Learn more ahead.

Christian Bale's Daughter, Emmeline
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Christian Bale's Daughter, Emmeline

Five years after tying the knot in Las Vegas in 2000, Christian and Blažić welcomed their first child, Emmeline, in 2005. According to People, the former model gave birth to their daughter at a hospital in Santa Monica, CA. The news came as a surprise to fans since the couple didn't announce they were expecting. Apparently, they wanted to keep their new family member a secret, but their baby's arrival reportedly made Christian "change his mind." In order to protect Emmeline's privacy, Christian and Blažić chose not to immediately share their daughter's name with the public.

Notably, just months after becoming a father, Christian made his debut as Batman/Bruce Wayne with the premiere of "Batman Begins" that June.

In a 2009 interview with Insider (via People), the actor said that his daughter, who was 4 at the time, would visit him on the set of "Terminator Salvation." Since she was so young when she was first exposed to the acting world, Christian tried explaining his job to Emmeline by comparing acting to playing dress-up. "She dresses up as Darth Vader, she dresses up as Yoda and I say, 'That's all I do. That's it. I do exactly the same that you do with your friends,'" he said.

In a July 2012 interview with The Mirror, Christian also said he would make time for Emmeline's favorite hobbies. "My daughter is crazy about art so we draw, paint and sculpt together," he said. "She's just nuts about it. And she has me dancing and singing to songs I never imagined I would be dancing and singing to. One of her favorites is LMFAO so I'm even doing that."

Emmeline has continued to be involved in her father's acting career. Christian told Screen Rant in a June 2022 interview that he and his family were big fans of Taika Waititi's films, including "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Jojo Rabbit," which is why he was interested in working with the director on "Thor: Love and Thunder." However, Christian initially thought he wouldn't be able to do the project due to "scheduling conflicts." But Bale said his family pushed him to do everything he could to make it happen. "They went, 'No, you make it work out. You're doing this, Dad,'" he said. "They gave me my marching orders, and I dutifully obeyed."

Christian Bale's Son, Joseph
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Christian Bale's Son, Joseph

Christian and Blažić welcomed their second child, a son named Joseph, in 2014. Once again, the couple never officially announced they were expecting. They also didn't disclose any info about their son following his birth. And similar to Emmeline, Christian and Blažić have kept Joseph mostly out of the public eye. The only exception would be that Joseph and his sister had cameos in "Thor: Love and Thunder."

"Taika had his children in there. Christian Bale had his. Natalie [Portman] had her kids [in the movie] as well," Chris Hemsworth told Collider in July 2022 interview. "It felt sort of like a one-off, fun family experience."

Although Emmeline and Joseph have taken interest in their dad's acting career and have even had minor roles in "Thor: Love and Thunder," Christian admitted in a December 2022 interview with People that his children don't watch all of his movies. "They get to enjoy some of them," he said, adding that they typically skip his more serious films. "I'm hoping in the years to come they will come to appreciate these films even if they don't right now, but I'm not sure that any dad's kids really ever enjoy watching their dad in a film because I'm their dad."