Ireland Baldwin’s perfectly appropriate teenage romance enrages her father

Everyone seemed to enjoy my last Ireland Baldwin post, so here’s another one. In addition to being on the cusp of graduating from high school (I think? She’s 17!), and in addition to recently acquiring modeling representation, Ireland also has herself a little boyfriend. He’s 18 years old and his name is Slater Trout. I’m including photos of Slater in this post – all of the pics are from Ireland’s Tumblr or her Instagram. Slater is totally cute and photogenic, and yeah… I would have been into him when I was 17 years old too. Star Magazine claims he is a – wait for it – “pro paddleboarder”. I’m sorry but… seriously? Is it really something in which one can be a “professional”? Is this the career in which someone says, “Yes. Paddleboarding. I want to do that professionally”? Anyway, Slater is a pro paddleboarder and he’s 18 and he lives in Hawaii, I guess. And Ireland’s dad is Alec Baldwin. Alec is an anger-bear and he does not want this pro-paddleboarder anywhere near his daughter.

Father knows best? Alec Baldwin is a protective papa bear when it comes to daughter Ireland’s dating life, and friends say he hates the fact that she has a boyfriend.

The 17-year-old aspiring model has been dating pro paddleboarder Slater Trout, 18, since last year – and Alec isn’t happy.

“Alec thought it was a little crush that would end quickly, but it’s been going on for months… he thinks Ireland is too young for a serious boyfriend and has been begging her to break up with him.”

Adding to the drama is Alec’s ex, Kim Basinger, who has taken their daughter on two trips to Hawaii to visit Slater.

“Alec and Kim are on OK terms,” says the insider. “But he still thinks Kim acts more like a friend than a mom.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

When you’re a teenage girl, you still need your mom to be your mom. But in your 20s, the mother-daughter relationship can morph into something more like a deep friendship. From the way Ireland has spoken about her mom, I think she and Kim are simply really tight, and sometimes it’s mother-daughter and sometimes it’s BFFs, and maybe that’s okay. Ireland does seem to have that whole “growing up too fast” thing, but how much of that is just from being raised in LA and New York and having two famous parents? And how much of that is simply generational? Ireland seems to have a much more exciting and “adult” life than I had at her age.

Anyway, I think it’s perfectly appropriate for Ireland to have her first big romance at her age, and I like that the guy is only a few months older than her too. And Alex really isn’t the one to dictate anything to anyone about romance – hand to God, his much-younger trophy wife is a golddigger and this marriage is going to end SO badly.

Photos courtesy of Ireland’s Tumblr & Instagram.

 

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  1. brin says:

    They are cute and what doesn’t enrage Alec Baldwin?

  2. lisa2 says:

    She is seriously a beautiful girl. The word is not misused when talking about her. Her body doesn’t make you think 17. So I get Alec being cautious.

    I don’t know if she is growing up too fast. She is 17 with what maybe her first boyfriend. Don’t know much about her. But I don’t recall hearing the things that we had say about the Willis girls. She has a crazy father. True and Alec really can’t talk to anyone about relationships. I think his wife is all about the fame.

    anyway Ireland is like any 17 year old. NORMAL. Is she on twitter or such. Never heard anything bad about her.

    Alec should relax and appreciate that his daughter is pretty normal for hollywood.

  3. Meow Mix says:

    Pro-paddleboarder indeed. Just sounds like he comes from a family where he doesn’t have to go to college or get a real job. Maybe that is what brings out the rage monster? A lot of hanging out on the beach and smoking pot maybe?

  4. Hautie says:

    If anything, Ireland has turned out better than I would have expected.

    Alec made Kim’s life a living hell for a decade. Made Ireland’s life just as bad, for having to deal with a Father who never shut up. Who did nothing but torment her Mother.

    Everyone knows how he spoke to his preteen daughter from that violent filled message he had… when Ireland didn’t answer his phone call.

    So as crazy as things might have been for Ireland. She seems to have a good grasp of reality. I hope she gets this opportunity to be successful, without Alec showing his ass.

    • Bumble says:

      I’d like any parent who hasn’t yelled in anger at their kid to raise their hand. Anyone? Anyone? I thought not. Seems like a lot of Baldwin’s rages are when he wants to protect his family and privacy.
      I also don’t know any father of a 17 year old girl who is ok with her getting into a serious relationship (aka: sex and inevitable heartbreak).

      • Bridget says:

        How many of those dads actually call their kids a rude, thoughtless little pig? Not many. Really, really not many. And over a missed phone call? Yeesh.

      • Lucinda says:

        I’ve yelled at my kid but I’ve never called her a selfish pig. It wasn’t the yelling that was the issue.

      • RocketMerry says:

        Actually, I’m with Bumble on this one.
        My father never said anything particularly horrifying to me, since he was away most of the time, but my mother… boy, oh, boy, quite the repertoire she had. She was way worse than Alec.
        When I think back to those times I still get a scare shiver, and I’m sad that I eventually learned how to reply on the same terms, but I do know she loved me and her anger came from social/historical/personal issues in her life.
        You get to understand that in the end: they just can’t express love in any other way.

        As for daddy not wanting her to have a serious relationship at 17… I find it so normal.
        Sorry, I can’t fault Alec here.

  5. Eleonor says:

    That poor guy, can you imagine, meet your girlfriend father for the first time, and Alec Baldwin in all his epic rage?

  6. Loulou says:

    If Kim was acting like a friend rather than a mom, would she be chaperoning her daughter in Hawaii? Alec Baldwin is the last person to offer parental advice, especially concerning his daughter. The man needs to learn to shut up. He simply digs his hole deeper by showing his neuroses. Go do better with your future child with the child you married, douchebag.

  7. GoodCapon says:

    Ohhh he looks like a young Alec Newman in the top pic!

    And 17 is a good age to have a boyfriend. At least she wasn’t any younger.

  8. Victoria1 says:

    Looks wise Ireland hit the genetic lottery …

  9. sarah says:

    The look really good together. Both very cute kids.

  10. Liberty says:

    Paddle boarding is big trend in boarding now according to my niece, who is a year younger than Ireland, and who took lessons last year while on vacation in Hawai’i. So it may be similar to being a ski instructor etc. My niece is also in competitive ice skating and mentioned they had stand up p board competitions and world games or something. Endorsements, lessons….this is not necessarily a stupid thing. It is a cusp thing (though this is a pretty old sport).

    And it may require more skill than Yoga for Gold diggers. :-)

  11. Apples says:

    That kid has got a cute face.
    Ireland has a crazy body that she also works hard on.
    Alec is hilarious, at least he’s not one of those fake Hollywood people…?
    Hawaii is laid back perfection and these pictures are making me miss it.

  12. Jennifer12 says:

    I think Ireland is turning eighteen fairly soon. I don’t think her boyfriend is cute, but he’s also not my type. Seems basically okay. Are you sure that Star has it right? They’re not a publication I usually trust.

  13. Cazzee says:

    Who would he rather have his daughter be dating? Would he prefer that she follow his lead and date someone 26 years older?

    I very much doubt he’d be happier if Ireland’s new serious boyfriend was 43.

  14. catfromfla says:

    Trout Slater is pro surfer Kelly Slater’s son – surfing/paddle boarding is their family business. I can see where Trout gets his good looks.

    • cr says:

      Per Wiki Kelly Slater has a daughter, Taylor, but no son.

      And Slater is his first name, Trout his last.

    • Polk8dot says:

      Check out his website ‘http://slatertrout.com/’
      Look at his pics on there – these kids go into and under some of the same waves surfers do. Nuts yet awesome!

      Alec – take a fricking sedative already!

      Ireland is stunning, her body is awesome yet clearly she works at it (oh, those abs!). I’m glad that with a father like that she grew up to be NORMAL, demonstrably happy and healthy.
      I know what having this bully as a father put her thru, yet she turned out great. Mad props to Kim for ensuring the kid’s self esteem did not wilt under Alec’s constant glare and verbal abuse. It makes total sense that she’d be drawn to a guy with a relaxed, happy lifestyle.
      Great job, Kim – in spite of Alec and his perma-rage.
      My father was the same way, and he gave me 16 years of crying, sorrow, disappointment and constant betrayal, before passing away (even though I NEVER put a foot wrong, and always was a ‘model little person’). It takes huge internal strength to not crumble under constant bullying, especially if it is someone dear and close to you.
      Ireland needed a safe port in the storm all her life, and Kim put her career aside to provide that. I am very happy that it brought them closer together instead of breaking up their bond.

  15. Nance says:

    She looks like a blonde Rhona Mitra.

  16. Happymom says:

    They’re both gorgeous kids.

  17. fabgrrl says:

    I would have been so in love with that boy at 17! This romance sounds totally okay. If your almost-18-year-old has shown herself to be level headed, responsible, and mature, you ease up a little on the restrictions. This girl seems to have her head on right and is starting a career. She probably isn’t going to do anything stupid like get knocked up.

    As for Alec, leaving everything else aside, it seems like pretty typical Dad behavior. She is still a little girl to him.

  18. Lindsey says:

    Awwww look at him. He is so cute: look at that hair, those pale blue eyes and that goofy smile.

    Oh oops, the boy next to the doggie is cute too.

  19. Sirsnarksalot says:

    Pretty sure if he’s Kelly Slater’s kid he’s doing fine with being a pro sportsman and getting lucrative sponsorships. You can’t be a competitive level athlete by lounging on the beach getting high. They’re a gorgeous couple and totally age appropriate. Good luck to them both and may Alec stay the hell out of her life. He should worry about the millions he’s gonna lose when his gold digging wife dumps his ass after she has the investment baby….

  20. Simmy says:

    Wow she’s gorgeous.

    Nothing wrong with a 17/18 year old having a boyfriend around the same age. Alec seems like an ass. He should let his daughter live her life.

  21. CreamSoda says:

    With her hair slicked back wet in the bikini pic she looks so much like her mom; both beautiful women.

  22. Dani says:

    Paddleboarding seems like it’s a complicated sport honestly. From what I can tell, it’s like surfing and rowing at the same time, but standing up? I don’t know about you but I don’t have the coordination for that.

  23. Hakura says:

    She’s stunning, definitely did better in the genetic lottery than the Willis girls, I gotta say. (Not that its that difficult to do better..Ugh, what a bitchy comment)

    The relationship looks sweet. She’s just about to legally be considered an adult, she should have a romance if she wants. Alec just needs to take a step back from it, accept reality & move on.

    My mother became my very best friend, after highschool. We always got on for the most part, but we got closer once I was an ‘adult’. I think she felt like then, she could be more open about certain topics.

  24. Jill says:

    How did she meet this kid who lives in a different state than her? On the Internet?

  25. Layale says:

    Somewhere Taylor Swift is crying with jealousy!

  26. janie says:

    They look so cute together! I agree about Alex, everything bothers him. She is such a beautiful girl & probably has a good head on her shoulders… Alec is just being a dad!

  27. Palermo says:

    The man is always in a rage, he’s nuts.

  28. The Other Katherine says:

    They’re both cutie-pies, and 17 is basically grown-up. (I say that as someone who’s quite a bit more than twice that age now.) Alec needs to STFU. Jeez.

  29. NeoCleo says:

    They are so cute together.

  30. xxx says:

    Is there a dad out there that isn’t cautious of their 17 year old daughter? Pregnancy is a big fear when I was growing up I heard preaching constantly. Parents trying to deal with the fact their kid might be doing it and the risk. Plus, I quite sure he worries she is after him for financial reasons. Give the guy a break, I think his concern is reasonable.

    And while I think Kim Basinger is one of the most beautiful women that ever lived she is pretty batty herself of you read about things she did during the divorce. She released the famous little pig tape when the divorce was under court order to be kept quiet, the judge penalized her for it pretty harshly. She is hardly innocent. Beautiful, but like Halle Barry a little “off” but wow was she breathtaking in her day.

    • crtb says:

      so true…

      People get on Halle’s case but Kim was 1,000 times worst. She is mentaly ill and her family was on Alec’s side during the divorce. Kim’s behavior would have driven any man over the edge. Leaving a nasty phone message can be expected when someone is constantly pushing your buttons.

  31. KellyinSeattle says:

    I kind of doubt this story…he’s a confusing guy; ranting at one time, being so funny at another time.

  32. JoleenMean says:

    Cute couple and both are somewhat appropriately named as trout fishing is big in Ireland.

  33. Legal Annie says:

    Boyfriend looks like the son of actor Sean Patrick Flannery.

  34. normality says:

    she’s a gorgeous girl. that bikini pic is stunning!

  35. Carol says:

    I must have missed the “enraged” part if this story. I read about a dad who doesn’t'want his minor daughter to get into a serious relationship so young, which describes every father of every daughter I know. Where’s the story?

  36. Cirque28 says:

    Slater Trout is such a perfect name for an 18 year old pro paddleboarder, LOL.

  37. Jade says:

    Both of them have beautiful eyes. I think Alec is acting like an irritated dad whose daughter starts dating (aside from his own anger issues). I’m not a parent but I am freaked out if I have a teenage daughter haha.

  38. dcypher1 says:

    I was thinking the same the about alecs wife.

  39. dasha says:

    Hate that ducklip thing, can’t believe people still do it.

  40. Dawn says:

    Two kids having a good time. All looks pretty harmless from here. I will let Kim take care of her child as she sees fit. But boy or boy this kid sure got the best of each parent. That’s all I got!

  41. Kim says:

    Alec married and had a child with a girl half his age. He isnt one to dole appropriate relationship advice.

  42. Kitkat R says:

    Is this the girl who he called a little piggy?

  43. Bread and Circuses says:

    That’s a seriously cute boy. Ireland has good taste.

  44. Boxy Lady says:

    When she’s doing the duck lip thing, I think Ireland looks just like Jenny McCarthy.

    Note to Alec: how can you try to control your daughter when she’s nearly an adult AND she’s taller than you?

  45. lindy says:

    She is really gorgeous. Reminds me a lot of her mother.

  46. anonymous fan says:

    Her boyfriend looks like Kendra Wilkinson- Baskett.Not a put down,he is handsome.But he has a really pretty face.

  47. anti-icon says:

    Ireland turned out GORGEOUS, didn’t she? At 17, any mom HAS to turn into a friend, or that same mom won’t know a thing about her child’s sex life. I’m in favor of the Kim Basinger approach: accompany the child….and then TRY at least, to let the kids have their romance.

    Why would a parent try to get their child to break up? That’s Controlling to the hilt. Child will certainly rebel against that.

    It must be hard to see a child become an adult, and then parents need to CHANGE too.

    • Isabel says:

      Thank you!
      I was raised the same way (and my brother and sister) and we all turned out fine (not to be arrogant xD). Stable relationships etc.

      Seen a lot of kids from my childhood being raised super protective and most of them are off the rails now. As soon as they hit 18 they rebel and do everything their parents forbid them to do.

      Of course there have to be rules in a household, but think explaining and helping kids understand things is way better than lying, hiding and forbidding everything.
      And lets be honest here, at a certain age kids will start to have sex, eventhough their parents might hate it. it’s better to prepare them for that by explaining things instead of ignoring/preventing it. It shocks me how many teens don’t know nothing about safe sex because their parents think that by talking about it the kid will start to immediately do it, everyone will get pregnant or gets STD’s.

  48. telesma says:

    Anyone else notice the resemblance between the boy and her mother? I think he looks like he could be Kim’s son.

  49. Britt says:

    If she marries him her name will be Ireland Trout.

  50. Isabel says:

    They are a cute couple and she is so beautiful, omg! Never really noticed her, usually candid shots with sun glasses on are all I see. But Wow, she looks so much like her mother.. Gorgeous! Why isn’t this girl a supermodel, she can knock Gisele out of the park!

  51. Gaby says:

    These two are so sweet and cute they’re giving me cavities.

  52. moptop says:

    I guess I’m just a bitch, but I think he has a touch of gay face. And she’s a cute girl, but her mother was WAY prettier (albeit way crazier.)

  53. xoxokaligrl says:

    Not surprising most girls are skanky these days, and the outfits she wears makes me think the same about her too.

  54. Nikki says:

    Homeboy is cute, but he needs some chapstick, stat. Salt and sun have wrecked his lips.

  55. hmm says:

    I thought that boy was Jesse McCartney for a second! Remember him? Hahah But then I Googled him……. LMAO He uh, got pretty fug. Sad. http://cdn04.cdn.justjaredjr.com/wp-content/uploads/headlines/2009/02/jesse-mccartney-grammy-party.jpg

  56. Dee Cee says:

    Stay still in that empty place, hold your breath and don’t do or feel a thing until I need you Ireland.. I am busy with my other family now.. Love Father..