Batman star Christian Bale confronted his mother after she allegedly insulted his wife. Sources close to the actor said he snappped at London’s Dorchester hotel after his mom Jenny Bale said some outrageous things about his wife, Sandra Sibi Blazic. Bale was arrested and bailed over an assault claim, which he has denied.

A source close to the 34-year-old actor says Bale is confident he’s done nothing wrong, and blames his mother. He is also said to have become depressed over the death of close friend and co-star Heath Ledger. The source told the Daily Mail that:

Christian was stressed, but he didn’t lay a finger on anyone. Instead, he flew off the handle and cussed his mother. He just got very loud because his mother was saying some very outrageous things about him, and his wife. Christian’s attitude is that this was his mother’s fault because she became very provocative in an argument they were having.Things got out of control and he now says he wishes he just left the room. Normally Christian would just call a friend and go out to a pub to cool off. But he was literally trapped into this confrontation with his mother and sister because there was an army of fans and paparazzi outside. He has stresses in his marriage. He can have a terrible temper. Instead of lashing out at his wife, he sometimes lashes out at people around him. His marriage is not perfect, but his relationship with his mother is in much more trouble.

Bale has apparently been deeply affected by the death of good friend Ledger, and without Ledger around, he’s found it more and more difficult to communicate with those around him, especially his family. It was reported he found it hard to shake off the mental strains of the role, and told an interviewer he was having trouble sleeping. They had become very close during the making of The Dark Knight and Christian went into virtual hiding for the six weeks after Heath was found dead.

The source says that Bale wasn’t returning phone calls and he wasn’t a happy man. “It’s foolish to think that he’s been able to completely shake off that grief just as Heath and his work is finally being seen by audiences. He expected to share this moment with his friend, and now he can’t.”

Snarkista thinks that Jenny Bale was mad enough at Christian to try and spoil his big moment at the European premier of The Dark Night. With all of the pre-release publicity that centered on Heath, the reminders of his death were everywhere. No one should be “assaulted”, but the charge against Christian is an extremely minor one. It seems like it could have been handled within the family without involving the police.


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