Baby Number 2 is on the way for Christian Bale and his wife

Mar 9, 2014 at 4:57 p.m. ET

An Oscar nomination and a new baby all in the same year! Christian Bale and his wife, Sibi, are expecting their second child.

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Christian Bale has had quite a year. In addition to being nominated for his second Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for American Hustle, the 40-year-old star is expecting his second child with wife Sandra "Sibi" Bale.

The news about the couple's growing family was confirmed by People on Saturday. The Bales have been married for 14 years and are parents to daughter Emmeline, 8. Sibi is a former model, makeup artist and assistant to actress Winona Ryder.

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The duo have not made any public comment about their impending arrival, but it is very clear that the Fighter star is a family man who appreciates his home life.

He told People in 2009, "It's all about my girls, my wife and my daughter. I carry a picture of them with me all the time."

The news of Sibi's pregnancy wasn't that big of a surprise; the 43-year-old mom sported a baby bump under her gown at the Oscars last Sunday. With three films in post-production for 2014, the Dark Knight star looks ready to keep close to the home front.

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He shared with People in 2011, "I truly believe you can't celebrate [success] without having your partner with you." Bale also said he owed "everything" to his wife because "she's such a good, strong woman."

Congratulations, Christian and Sibi!