Hilaria & Alec Baldwin are expecting their fifth child after two miscarriages in 2019

I think it’s great to generally support and celebrate the wide variety of reproductive choices available to women and men. Everyone should do what they want, create the family they want, in however way they want. That’s how it should work. But I also think it’s fine to side-eye Hilaria and Alec Baldwin’s choices. Alec and Hilaria have four young children (names and ages via People): Carmen Gabriela, 6½, Romeo Alejandro David, 2 next month, Leonardo Ángel Charles, 3½, and Rafael Thomas, 4½. Four kids under the age of seven. She gave birth to four kids in the space of five years.

In 2019, Hilaria had two miscarriages, which we know about because she posted about them on social media. Hilaria put her body through so much with those FOUR back-to-back pregnancies and then back-to-back miscarriages. I hoped that Hilaria and Alec would simply take a break for a year or two and raise their children and then decide whether they needed a fifth kid. They did not wait. Hilaria posted this on Monday:

I hope that she has a healthy pregnancy and birth. From the look of Hilaria’s Instagram, she and Alec have been in isolation in their Hamptons home. Someone please encourage Alec and Hilaria to develop some new hobbies. Lord. Again, I support her right to make whatever reproductive choices she wants. But five children?? And when this one is born, it will be five kids under the age of seven!

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  1. Laalaa says:

    So? I would never, but if they want this life – great!

    • Mika says:

      It’s very dangerous to put your body through multiple back-to-back pregnancies. In many countries, it’s considered a form of violence against women.

      • Adrianna says:

        It’s up to them and congrats. But she might not necessarily get the girl she wants so Carmen can have a sister. After two miscarriages though, maybe the sex of the baby isn’t as important as having a healthy pregnancy.

      • FC says:

        This news literally makes my uterus ache. I hope she has a healthy pregnancy and eventually gives her body a much needed rest.

      • Mika says:

        I mean, yeah, she’s rich, she’ll be fine but if you know a vulnerable person who wants to have 4 pregnancies in five years, please suggest that they consult a doctor.

        The dangers of back -to -back pregnancies are not well known by the general public, as we still live in a world where very many people still think womens’ purpose is to procreate no matter what. It’s extremely important to raise awareness about this issue, especially since keeping women pregnant with multiple children back to back is a common form of spousal control and abuse.

  2. RoyalBlue says:

    I think she really wants another girl. Some people have easy pregnancies and have that strong maternal drive. My mother had four kids in a five year period. At some point in the year our ages run consecutively. She even had a miscarriage and wanted another girl. She wanted to adopt but my father was not supportive of the idea.

    I can understand how she feels but I don’t get the compulsion to share it so publicly.

    • Kosmos says:

      Exactly–not sure why she keeps wanting it to be so public!!! I find it strange to have such a strong need to first publicize her miscarriage, and now another pregnancy. Why? It’s their choice to go on trying to have children, but really, isn’t 4 enough?? Every time she goes blonde, I feel it doesn’t suit her. Brunette is her best color.

  3. klutzy_girl says:

    After their announcement yesterday, all I could think about was how fertile these two are. Wow.

    • Adrianna says:

      My hairdresser who recently had a miscarriage said her doctor told her she’s incredibly fertile because she’s had a D and C. I have no idea if that’s true or not.

  4. Ali says:

    I always wanted 6 kids.

    I hope Hilaria isnt putting her life at risk to have another child.

    That would be terrible.

    But I support anyone’s reproductive rights to have children and to not have them.

    • Ni says:

      Thank you. She can have as many children as she likes without recieving any side eyes from me. Her body. Her choices.

  5. Yoyo says:

    Two miscarriages in 2019, four months into 2020 another pregnancy, someone bless her.
    If she didn’t want the attention, she wouldn’t be putting it on SM.
    No wonder Alec is out there picking fights with strangers.

    • Tessa says:

      She should tone down the selfies. She is always posting. It gets tedious.

    • It’sjustblanche says:

      Well it’s not like she really has to worry about taking care of them. But hey, they make for great IG photos!

  6. SkaraBrae says:

    Getting pregnant right now is terrifying!


    • Léna says:

      I have the same feeling! 2 of my coworkers just gave birth and wow I was happy for them but also worried. Strange times

    • Anni says:

      I’m 17 weeks and it’s…so strange. It’s the best thing in my life to happen EVER, but on the other hand it’s scary and there’s so much “inconvenience”. no birthing classes, midwife search was a pain, husband is not allowed in when i have an ultrasound (he missed the gender reveal!), no shopping (who buys nursing bras online? or a stroller? maternity clothes? without trying them out…), i basically never leave the house…
      i had to send “Baby surprise” packages to my family with the announcement, because we cannot meet in person and i couldn’t tell them face to face. I feel like i’m missing all the great things about a first time (and probably only) pregnancy. i know, it has to be this way and as long as we’re healthy we are so blessed and have nothing to complain about. but still. it’s a weird time to be pregnant.

      • Trashaddict says:

        Anni, I wish you a safe delivery and a happy life for you baby and your family, which I hope will make up for this nightmare. This should be an over-the-moon time in your life and it must be difficult not feeling like you can be completely joyful. I really feel for all moms-to-be right now.

      • Mash says:

        @anni your husband wasnt allowed I the gender reveal…wtf

  7. Silas says:

    They’ll still have at least one more because they still need a Donatello and a Michelangelo.

  8. Lucy2 says:

    I wish them the best, but that is not a decision I would’ve made for myself!
    Another celebrity who fled to the Hamptons I see.

  9. ChellyPie says:

    Although Alec has outright admitted he does the minimum when it comes to child raising he provides her & the kids with financial luxury. She isn’t raising them alone I’m sure, & if they have the financial freedom to continue having more, well, more power to them

    • smcollins says:

      IIRC they have at least 2 nannies working at all times, and I’m sure a night nurse when the kids were newborns/infants so, yeah….it’s pretty easy to have a large family, close in age, when you have a mountain of financial resources and help. More power to ‘em I guess.

    • M.A.F. says:

      Didn’t he also say he didn’t want any more?

  10. GG says:

    Hilaria and Alec having a fifth kid isn’t as weird to me as having a fifth kid with someone’s of Alec’s age. While he has the financial means to support them and their lifestyle, he’s going to be in a wheel chair when his youngest graduates from high school. My sister is married to a significantly older man and they had their youngest when he was 50 and sometimes bounce around the idea of a fourth but her husband is 60 now and that’s not practical for the child even if she handles most child rearing responsibilities. Alec will unfortunately probably not be around for a lot of the milestones he and Hilaria’s children will go through during their lives and that’s a shame. Other than that, congratulations!

  11. DS9 says:

    I wish her a successful pregnancy.

    And that’s all I’ve got.

  12. Queen Meghan's Hand says:

    I hope she has a healthy pregnancy and carries this baby to term. She does seem like a good mom and I know she wants another girl–I hope this is it!
    Also: @Kaiser, maybe it has less to do with her body more about Alec’s body? Alec is in his sixties. As men get older the quality of sperm declines and the chances for abnormalities (which could cause miscarriages) goes up.

  13. Veronica S. says:

    I mean, these two definitely get the side eye because their dynamic is weird AF and this is borderline medically irresponsible, but frankly, I tend to frown upon anyone intentionally having more than 1-2 kids these days, anyway. Resource consumption for industrialized nations is insanely high compared to most places. If we lived in a more progressive country with less xenophobia and regressive politics, I wouldn’t be surprised if they’d have dumped the child tax credits past two by now to reduce family size and the carbon footprint.

    • Lyli says:

      I feel this so much. Bearing 5 kids in today’s context, and I’m not even referring to the current pandemic… I cannot support it. At the same time, it seems wrong to even bring it up.

  14. Trish-a says:

    To anyone who was trying to conceive recently, did you put it on hold for now? I would be so scared to be pregnant right now. I wish all those who are pregnant the best of heath!!!

    • Kay says:

      We weren’t actively trying, but had planned to later in the spring. Now completely on hold until we pass the peak of COVID and have some word on treatments/vaccine timelines. I try not to begrudge people their choices, and know that some people don’t have the luxury of waiting due to age, but every pregnant person I know right now is screaming from the rooftops how stressful it is, and to wait a few months. If you do have the luxury of time (as my husband and I do), it seems irresponsible to purposely conceive during the worst of a pandemic.

  15. Cat mom says:

    Doing their part to repopulate the earth after the coronavirus apocalypse.

  16. minx says:

    Oh, brother.

  17. ME says:

    He was on Jimmy Fallon last week I think. He kept insinuating how hard it was to be home with 4 kids. He seemed like he was going crazy. How will he handle 5? I mean, when is enough enough? How do you give equal attention to all of them? Also, honestly what is so great about this earth right now that you thought it was a great time to bring a f*cking fifth child into it?????????

    • lucy2 says:

      He’s never seemed that into it or hands on. Quarantine will change that!

    • Kosmos says:

      I doubt all the children were Alex’s idea, more like Hilaria’s, so he’s trying to make her happy since having a large brood seems to be what she thrives on. Don’t know how he does it living with several toddlers at the same time.

  18. lowercaselila says:

    I wish her a healthy pregnancy, but she just might be a “Bumpaholic.” A Bumpaholic feels compelled to procreate. They are obsessed with being pregnant and are literally filling an emptiness inside of them.

    • Trashaddict says:

      Yup, this is the vibe I get from her.

    • SK2 says:

      I think you hit the nail on the head. She seems obsessed with being pregnant and having a baby… I think it’s irresponsible both to her family ( children that close together and numerous get less attention from their mum) and also to the present very real and urgent situation of climate change due to overconsumption and over population

  19. catalina smart says:

    My daughter turned 3 on Thursday and my son was born last Friday, right in the middle of a lockdown. Thank God it was a very fast delivery ( I honestly thought that I’d give birth in the car) with only three hours between my first contraction and my son’s birth. We are back home and doing well, my daughter stayed with my mom and met her aunt and cousin for the first time (They had been living in Madrid and made it to Buenos Aires right before things got very shitty there). We had no visits in hospital, which was relaxing actually. But I do miss my mom’s support in all of this.

    • Queen Meghan's Hand says:

      Congratulations! Thank God for speedy and uncomplicated delivery! My heart goes out to all pregnant people and parents of infants during this time.

  20. Minxx says:

    I wish her well but I think she’s obsessed with being pregnant.

  21. Jess says:

    She’s mentioned wanting to give her daughter a sister, actually promising to give her one on camera if I remember correctly, so I hope they went with gender selection and stop putting her clearly exhausted uterus through this over and over.

  22. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    I mean….does Alec want a zillion kids? Clearly she does. Think about the kids at this point. I mean he’ll be in his 80’s when this one graduates (right)?? It seems unfair kind of. Idk. It’s different for rich peeps I guess.

  23. Sass says:

    I can’t stand her desperation for attention.

  24. Texas says:

    I would have loved having more kids. I liked being pregnant and had easy births. I also LOVE having a large family. But it’s not for everyone. But for me, it wasn’t to be. And that’s ok too.

  25. CJT says:

    I hope she delivers a healthy baby BUT if they have another boy then I hope they resign themselves to just having boys and be content with it. To keep trying for a girl feels excessive, there are MORE than enough humans on the planet. It feels a tad like first world, luxury life goals. It will be cringe worthy if they try again if this next baby is a boy. Enough of the wealthy, high end breeding, and give your body a break. There’s nothing with family planning, it’s 2020, not 1820.

  26. holly hobby says:

    Wow they will be hitting Duggar territory if they continue to get pregnant and the babies keep rolling in. Congrats and you do you Baldwins!

  27. Becky says:

    I’m 37 and pregnant with my fifth child. My oldest is 9. We are financially secure but by no means rich. I love my family and feel lucky to have my four healthy children. My husband is an excellent partner. I know there is a lot of hate for HB but having a bigger family doesn’t make you selfish or obsessed with being pregnant. I understand the concern about overpopulation but we live an environmentally friendly lifestyle (we are vegans, I don’t drive and take public transit, we don’t fly etc) and are raising our kids to be kind compassionate individuals. Don’t paint all families wiry one brush!

    • Trashaddict says:

      True Becky, but you’re probably not out there showing every yoga pose and blogging your pregnant belly all over the place. So I would say you’re probably in a different place…

  28. Guest with Cat says:

    Another day, another Baldwin.

  29. jenner says:

    Congrats to her. And poor us. Now we will be subjected to lots of thirsty bumpwatch selfies.

  30. Bucky Bieber says:

    Eddie Murphy likes having lots of kids too.

  31. Bobbie says:

    Every new baby takes points away from his hotness.

  32. Lea says:

    It’s her choice and her body and her life. It that’s what she and Alec want, then fine.
    That being said I feel exhausted just thinking about being pregnant 6 times in 6 years. She also seems to be exercising a lot, not eating much and not getting a lot of sleep despite having nannies. And Alec seems to be very superficially involved in the child rearing and in the homemaking in general. That’s just the impression I get from following her on social media.