Sibi Bale, Christian Bale

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Christian Bale's family ties are a little loose right now, but his marital relations appear to be holding fast.

Sources close to the Dark Knight star tell E! News that, contrary to new headlines suggesting that his eight-year marriage to Sandra Blazic is on the rocks, "his and Sibi's marriage is solid."

Marital troubles are just one of the reasons being bandied about to explain the seemingly random alleged showdown between Bale and his mother, Jenny, and sister Sharon at a London hotel that resulted in the actor's arrest Tuesday when he turned himself in for questioning.

Britain's Daily Mail has reported that Bale flew off the handle after his mom, among other things, made a disparaging remark about his wife.

But Sibi was by her man's side Wednesday on the red carpet in Barcelona at the Spain premiere of The Dark Night, where Bale deftly avoided questions about his family troubles but took about 30 minutes to sign autographs for superhero-hungry fans waiting outside the Coliseum Theater.

Warner Bros. announced today that, after five days of wide release, The Dark Knight has already surpassed $200 million at the box office, an all-time record.

Next on the itinerary for Bale, the missus and their 3-year-old daughter, Emmeline, is the blockbuster's Tokyo bow on Monday, and then the actor is off to New Mexico to continue shooting Terminator: Salvation.

It's been reported that Bale had a hissy fit on the set last Friday after cinematographer Shane Hurlbut flubbed a shot, but the studio said this week that neither on-set nor off-set drama has affected the film's production schedule.

As for the "family situation," Bale's attorney has already denied any wrongdoing on his client's part, noting that the 34-year-old Brit voluntarily went to the police station and that U.K. law requires that a suspect be placed under arrest before they're interviewed by authorities.

He is due to return to the station for a follow-up inquiry in September, but he has not been charged with any offense.

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