Christian Bale’s career might have reached a new peak of success after picking up his Oscar this week, but his mother Jenny is still desperately trying to repair their broken relationship.
Teary-eyed Jenny Bale emailed her son 'Well done, love mum X', while watching him accept his Oscar on television from her Bournemouth home this week, only to be ignored by the star.
The actor, who won Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Fighter, hasn’t spoken to his mother in three years, since their family feud kicked off in 2008.
Bale’s 63-year-old mother says Christian has ignored all her Christmas and birthday cards over the past few years too but hopes his Oscar can bring them closer together.
Jenny Bale says Christian hasn’t sent her a response to her Oscar email but is hopeful she might hear back.
She said: ‘I stayed up late to watch on TV. I was nodding off but had to stay awake to see my son’s big moment…. The family are so pleased for him. This Oscar is well deserved.’
Despite proudly watching her son alongside his wife Sibi on the small screen, Jenny says she cried as she saw other celebrities there with their mothers, while she hasn’t spoken to hers in years.
‘I’d love Christian to walk through the door right now. I’d give him a big hug and a kiss and we could forget about the last three years.’, she told The Sun.
She says her son has ignored her completely since the feud kicked off in July 2008, when the actor was arrested and bailed after allegedly ‘flying off the handle’ at London’s Dorchester hotel.
Bale’s mother and sister accused the star of assault after the argument on the night of his Batman premiere for The Dark Knight, leading to the demise of their relationship.
Jenny says she went to her son’s hotel suite alongside Christian’s sister Sharon, 43, and her daughters Ruby, 15, Florence, 12, and Keira, four, where he apparently soon lost his temper.
(smh @ this lady.)
Jenny, who is a counsellor and former circus clown, said: ‘We were going for dinner. He was running late and kicked off, shouting at us. I’d never seen him lose his temper before.’
After the incident Sharon went to Ringwood Police Station and reported the incident, alleging that her son had shoved her and his mother and threw them out of the hotel room.
Christian’s assault charge was later dropped but he has since cut ties with his family and Jenny is desperate to reconnect with him.
In her interview with the tabloid, she said: ‘Sharon never forgave him for upsetting her kids. He never forgave her for calling the police.
‘If I had done something wrong I would apologise but I really don’t know why it’s all come to this. Maybe because he’s an actor he can go into character and the blinds just come down.’
Although she hasn’t been able to congratulate him face to face, Jenny has commended Christian for his award winning role as crack addict boxer-turned trainer Dicky in The Fighter.
She says he puts 200 per cent into his roles and even grows his hair and beard in-between jobs just in case he needs them for his next part.
Before their feud, Christian had bought his mother a £241,000 three-bedroom home and also supported his father David, who died from cancer seven years ago.
But his generosity has been overshadowed recently by the family rift and a his famous foul-mouthed rant from that was caught on tape and played over the internet.
On the set of Terminator Salvation, Bale was recorded during his famous meltdown, in which he yelled the F word 35 times as someone walking behind him on set.
Christian is no stranger to foul language and recently let off steam during an interview with the Australian edition of Empire magazine, saying he wanted to ‘p*** on the shoes’ of a critic who wrote about his ‘trademark weight loss’ acting,.
He said: ‘To be honest, I find it laughable that it’s considered to be some f****** gimmick – it’s so patronizing.
‘For God’s sake, do people not understand what a pain it is to do?’
Clearly, talking to the tabloids is the best, most effective way of making ammends with your son. This only screams 'fame hungry' to me tbh.