Christian Bale has become a father for the second time.

The 'American Hustle' actor's wife Sibi Blazic gave birth to their first son together on Monday night (18.08.14), and the couple - who already have nine-year-old daughter Emmeline together - have become parents again.

The happy news comes after speculation began in March when the pair were spotted together at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, and the brunette beauty was seen with a growing baby bump.

Although Christian was coy about the possibility of becoming a dad for the second time, he was seen pointing at his wife's stomach while talking to a friend.

The 'Out of the Furnace' star will be delighted at being a father for the second time, haven spoken in the past about how it is ''the best thing ever''.

He previously admitted: ''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.''

Meanwhile, the hunky star, who married Sibi in 2000, never planned to tie the knot because he had seen his loved ones go through a bitter divorce when he was younger, leaving him with an unhealthy view.

He has explained: ''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.''