Hilaria Baldwin/Hillary Thomas lied about her background for years, faking a Spanish/pan-European accent and playing fast and loose with where she was born, how much time she spent in Spain during her childhood, and where her parents are from. Her background is very privileged – her parents were wealthy American professionals who lived in a posh home in Boston. The family was so wealthy, they could vacation in Spain several times during Hillary’s childhood, and when her parents retired, they sold their Beacon Hill home and moved to Mallorca, Spain. That happened when Hillary was 28 years old. Hillary has already given one terrible interview to the NY Times where she tried to play off her grift as simply a misunderstanding which she could not get into because of “boundaries.” LOL. And now this: the Baldwins’ publicist was sent to Entertainment Tonight.
Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, are doing their best to deal with the recent uproar over her heritage.
A source tells ET that the couple and their family are “very upset” that Hilaria’s identity and background “are being questioned,” following social media claims that she has exaggerated her connection to Spain. The Baldwins are parents to five kids, Carmen, 7, Rafael, 5, Leonardo, 4, Romeo, 2, and Eduardo, 3 months.
“Hilaria is such a soft-spoken, kind, caring and loving person, and the harassment and hate that she has been receiving on social media has been a lot for her,” the source says, adding that the controversy has “deeply affected” her and her family.
“Alec has always known that Hilaria is from Boston,” notes the source. “Alec unconditionally supports and loves Hilaria in whatever she does and this situation has been no exception. They are focused on taking care of their small five children and being there for each other as a family.”
While the source claims Alec always knew Hilaria was originally from Boston (she tweeted in 2012 that she was born in Boston), the actor said during David Letterman’s late-night talk show in 2013 that his wife was from Spain. “My wife is from Spain,” Alec said at the time, impersonating his wife talking on the phone with an accent. “I don’t mean to be racist when I put that accent on, by the way.”
I do think Alec knew that Hillary was lying, but I’m still very curious about when he discovered it. I feel like he probably bought her fake “exoticism” and during their courtship, she put on a big show with the accent and Spanish references. But surely, the jig was up by their wedding? Like, as soon as he met her parents, I’m assuming her lies began to unravel? LOL. And imagine Hillary standing up there at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, with her parents in the pews, putting on that fake accent and waving her Spanish fan. Lolz. As for Hillary’s attempt to flip this around and act like she’s being victimized… I mean… come on. I’m not saying you should write sh-tty comments on Hillary’s Instagram, of course not. I hate that. But this woman is a delusional grifter who lied about her identity for years and she’s a compulsive social media oversharer, so it is what it is. The truth is, this woman isn’t sorry, and she’s going to continue to try to con her way out of repercussions and she’ll continue to exploit her children along the way.
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“Soft spoken”-lololol. She was on IG constantly-in her underwear doing pilates, sharing everything her kids did and said, posting herself explaining to her young daughter that she’d miscarried. Sorry-all out of fucks to give.
Yes, emotional vampire for likes. Videoing her child’s reaction to her miscarriage? Gross! She’s so thirsty
holy WHAT I had no idea she did that to her young daughter…Saints preserve us. She is ‘a compulsive over-sharer on social media’ complete w non-consenting kids as props. Many ICKY ICKYNESS –and NO lessons learned. Likely she’ll continue to make this very “sPainful” for all involved!!
I read her brother walked her down the aisle because he looked more Spanish??? And yeah, visiting Spain a few times doesn’t make you Spanish EElarEEa
right? I mean, culture is a real thing. My parent are both from Philadelphia and then moved as adults to Pittsburgh where I was born and raised and even with such a minor geographical shift I still miss certain cultural references to Pittsburgh things. Like, I didn’t know what a ‘Pittsburgh cookie table’ was until well into adulthood when my friends started getting married. It is ridiculous to claim a culture that you have visited a few times, or even lived in for a short time, there is no way she is a deep rooted in that culture as she thinks she is. Now, she can THINK she understands it all and is rooted, but then she is jus naïve and privileged.
So wealthy she picked up ESL American”Spanish-ness” like an object, a costume. So priv she refuses to be called out by anyone “beneath her”.
To paraphrase one of my absolute favorite TikTokers – Estoy embrazada, I am so embarrassed for them….wait, what? That doesn’t mean embarrassed,…that means pregnant, oops my bad.
Hey, would you look at that, a way for Hillary to deflect attention away from her web of lies.
I want to know why Alec went along with the charade after he found out she was a fake?
If he doesn’t address mocking her accent or claiming she’s from Spain on letterman and stern, he won’t have to admit he was duped or decided to continue the ruse as well because he liked it.
Because he lives and breathes drama.
I’m almost positive he knew all along, and willingly went along with it. He’s a famous movie star, he had to spice up his wife’s back ground for fear of being seen as less- than. Believe me, he was perfectly fine going along with this to make his wife seem more interesting. Maybe he thought she was Spanish for the first few weeks, then when he knew he was fine playing it up for the public.
He kind of did the same thing to Kim Basinger, albeit not as gross a commitment. Alec knew Kim Basinger was “into healht & wellness” at the time—he literally paraded as a clean living vegetarian. After marriage & after the birth of Ireland, Alec’s whole charade de-cloaked, Kim was super pisT. It’s written they had a volatile marriage, but how would you feel if the man you married was actually an angry, explosive meat eating whiskey drinking fat slob? In Alex’s heart- I think he “gets Hillary” and feels it’s Payback on some level?
It boosted his ego to have her.
He doesn’t care who she scams.
She’s not a victim, and I doubt anyone is hating or harassing her, most people seem to find the story odd and/or funny.
Doubling down, acting the victim of her own lies, and continue to cry about it all on social media is not helping. All she had to do is say “I was trying to change up my life, really love Spain and feel a connection with it, and got carried away. I’m sorry if I confused people.”
And this story would have died out in a few days. But, 2 giant egos can’t ever back away gracefully.
yup, the so-called “Streisand effect”.
I got MORE interested in the dirt when BOTH Alec & Hillary started the trump style spin/blame/victim shiz. I LOATHE the entitled flippant response. They can steal & fethish-ize an actual culture, but said culture seems “too beneath them” to believe or God forbid apologize to???
If she’s so pressed about all the “hate” she’s getting on IG, she could:
a) not post/delete the videos
b) limit comments
c) turn commenting off
d) disable her account
e) delete her account
But then she wouldn’t get any attention. This is the bed she made.
Absolutely. Any and all of those things would put a stop to it, or even just staying quiet for a while. But they’ve both been all over trying to justify this. I get the impression they are both people who thrive on drama. I am the opposite.
Ugh, this guy. Just thinking the rages he engaged in against regular people and how he screamed at his daughter. I also remember how he was so cruel and crazy to his Broadway co-star, the late Jan Maxwell (largely acknowledged by the community as the consummate professional and a real nice lady) that she quit a play they were in and filed a complaint with the union. And yet here he is, having been bamboozled by a grifter, and it’s the rest of us who are the problem.
When this 1st dropped most posters were on board w the obvious eye-roll of a grift. One day later armies of trolls attack most reasonable posts. You think the RIGHT is doing that? No. The trumpeRS HATE Alec- who do you think wants to bury reasonable posts? I thought she was cheesy a cringey over shar-er before, but now I see thing one & thing two the worst kind of entitled.
He is a loser and his comments on her Instagram and the responses are great.
He basically said “you never hid that you were born in Boston” and everyone was replying “no, YOU were the one who said she wasn’t.” What a trainwreck. They both deserve this.
Thanks for morphing into a MAGA Alec.
Very upset her background is being “questioned”?
translation: Very upset she was caught in an embarrassing lie.
That’s all this is. Ego, lack of ability to be humble, accept repercussions, apologize and come clean.
Our society (all of us) are probably guilty of this at some point to some degree.
This is just a whopper.
I think now I get why Alec did such a good impression of Trump (I know not everyone likes it, but I did): They’re two peas in a pod. They’re both thin-skinned bullies who think the rest of us are too stupid to remember when they said the complete opposite of what they’re saying now.
Youve got that right 😁
👏👏👏👏👏👏so well said
I swear. I truly don’t even know what she looks like. Each picture I see of her she looks completely different.
yes! Different and yet also completely forgettable.
He should be upset with lies from her. They need to learn to tell the truth.
I am cancelling both of them.
The worst part is that she is exploiting exoticism and benefitting from it, without ever suffering any of the consequences of being an immigrant in America or anywhere else. It is a very painful situation for a lot of us; we are discriminated against, get paid less, have less work/education opportunities, and suffer from many other day-to-day micro-aggresions just for being latin/hispanic or other minorities.
She should realize that, and if she ever felt remorseful of having taken that space, she should try to do something to help the people who are the real victims here, or at least have conversations that would bring these issues to light, but obviously she is more concerned about her, and how she’s being the victim here, bla bla bla. Boring. Go away Hilary!
I don’t agree with what she did, but the vile comments on IG are just as awful. It sickens me to think people are this disgusting to other human beings and justify it because she has been caught in a lie. A big lie, yes. Still, it’s gross. And I think Alec B. is not a great person, but goodness the woman is a mere 3 months postpartum. Where is the grace and humanity these days? Sheesh.
Does she speak with her fake accent at home?
Those people who’ve been saying he’s going to D her asap, I disagree with you heartily. He’s, what, 60 something, and they have five young kids. He’s not going to divorce her. Besides, he likes the odd ladies. Kim Basinger is a wonderful person but was very eccentric and somewhat of a recluse during their time together. As for Hilaria, is she on par with a dictator or someone like Ivanka Trump in allowing bad things to happen? No, of course not. But this is just so disrespectful towards real Latin and Spanish people and it’s manna for celeb gossip in the internet age and Alec should have gotten her some hardline PR people from the start and cleaned her up and kept her on track.
She lost American Girl and Cuties BabyCare as sponsors, but still has Spindrift, Bissell (like she vacuums!) and Waxelene, maybe others. Waxelene’s IG is a mess! People are writing in asking them not to use Hillary as a spokesperson and they are replying sarcastically to the commenters, championing Hillary!