Hilaria Baldwin: ‘The way I’ve spoken about myself’ could have been ‘better explained’

Hilaria Baldwin at the Guild Hall in East Hampton during the Hamptons International Film Festival

Around Christmas, we got so much enjoyment from the Hilaria Baldwin story. It all came tumbling out, videos of a Boston woman faking a Spanish accent for years and interviews where she had played fast and loose with the idea of “growing up in Spain” and whether she was actually “Spanish.” The Spanish-themed wedding, the Spanish-named children, and of course, all the times Alec had lied about “his wife from Spain” and his mimicry of her fake accent. It was glorious. The Hillary/Hilaria story died down after a few weeks but there have been updates here and there. I personally believe that Alec moved out of their Hamptons house because he needed some space from Hillary and her web of lies (the official reason was “covid concerns” or some such nonsense).

Hillary was too dumb to understand that she needed to go dark immediately, and/or give a thorough apology and explanation. What we got instead was that December 30 interview in the NY Times where she kept claiming that this was all an issue about how she needs “boundaries” from the people she lied to for years. After that, she claimed that she would take a break from social media – which she did, she avoided posting her crazy yoga poses and Instamommy crap for like five whole weeks. And she didn’t give any more interviews for the same time period. Now she’s ready to “come back”! She posted this on her IG:

I’ve spent the last month listening, reflecting, and asking myself how I can learn and grow. My parents raised my brother and me with two cultures, American and Spanish, and I feel a true sense of belonging to both. The way I’ve spoken about myself and my deep connection to two cultures could have been better explained – I should have been more clear and I’m sorry. I’m proud of the way I was raised, and we’re raising our children to share the same love and respect for both. Being vulnerable and pushing ourselves to learn and grow is what we’ve built our community on, and I hope to get back to the supportive and kind environment we’ve built together.

[From Hillary’s Instagram]

“The way I’ve spoken about myself and my deep connection to two cultures could have been better explained – I should have been more clear and I’m sorry…” Whew. It was never “I’m in love with Spain and Spanish culture, and I want to throw myself into Spanish culture forever.” It was, flatly, “I’m from Spain, I grew up there, I have a Spanish accent!” And by literally ALL accounts, her parents did NOT raise her in Spain, or raise her to consider herself Spanish at all. She lived in Boston, went to school in Boston, and her white, American family just took some vacations in Spain in her childhood! THAT’S IT. My God this woman.

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Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Hillary’s IG.

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  1. Julia K says:

    How do you say “I lied” in Spanish?

    • Swack says:

      Menti.

    • LillyfromLilooet says:

      I wonder what she’s trying to get back to here? I mean, like Paula Deen, I think she’s kind of finished with doing endorsements etc. There are so many people lined up and on Insta with good numbers and a real story, She and her children will never go wanting, so that’s good, but why would anyone take meetings with her anymore?

      • Bloemfontein says:

        If she had a really good (has to be something special) yoga video or was willing to do reality I think she could work. If she’s expecting easy stuff like a recipe on a decent talk show, she would have to be open to addressing ´it’ live because talk shows are live and they wouldn’t want heat from people offended they didn’t go there

      • minx says:

        Social media is like crack to her and she sorely needed her fix.

      • w says:

        I agree with minx. I don’t usually use this word though narcissists as extreme as she, & it now appears maybe he too, are best comprehended the way I think one should deal with a drug addict.

        In this case an extreme junkie.

        The most human approach is to really see the truth even in all its unseemliness in the harsh sunlight & act accordingly.

        They will lie, manipulate, gaslight, attack, sell you up the river, sell themselves in a seedy way, do anything & everything, morphing from one second to the next into whatever they think will get them their drug. Nothing is off limits. One is best off not underestimating the cruel evil they can & absolutely do resort to. That, unfortunately, is the sad reality in my experience about narcissists.

        Their drug for attention. Just substitute attention for whatever other sort of addiction one might have experience encountering.

  2. Simalu says:

    I think this also equally needs to serve as our reflection as to why we anoint these people to be our influencers. Twhy we give them attention or give two s**ts about what they have to say and then get frustrated they look like this (i.e. gorgeous, skinny, etc) while pretending there isn’t help available. I think in times when we are contemplating our lives in unprecedented ways, when our children are locked out of schools and we are supposed to be performing at work at prepandemic levels, this woman continuously talking about her irrelevant life is so tone deaf and unfortunate, i want to see her and many of her ilk simply disappear from public eye.

    • Godwina says:

      I don’t have Insta pretty much for this–it’s 90% people selling shit.

      • Maria says:

        I actually love Instagram but I stay away from influencers. There are lots of beautiful pictures of artisan chefs’ works, paintings, floral arrangements, gowns, travel landscapes, historic houses and museums, etc.
        Things that broaden the mind instead of the unending skinny teas or whatever, lol.
        If my feed was made up of “influencers” I’d lose my mind.

  3. whateveryousay says:

    She’s a liar and exhausting. You didn’t get raised in another culture. Jesus. And yeah Alec Baldwin doesn’t like to be humiliated so have fun trying to get him to put another baby in you. She needs therapy.

  4. Ameara says:

    Lol I can’t with her! I literally spent my entire childhood going to Spain multiple times a year, my parents have Spanish friends, my grandmother’s great-grandfather was Spanish and it never crossed my mind to say I’m Spanish! Because I’m not!

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      I’m Greek. My accent only comes out when immersed which is true for many of you moved before you turned 12.

      This lady is documented as having English speaking parents with no accent and living and being educated inside the USA. How she claims this bs with a straight face is beyond me.

      She needs to have a seat, but she doesn’t seem capable.

  5. Digital Unicorn says:

    She will never admit she lied about her whole past, regardless of the receipts – she is truly bat sh!t crazy attention seeking woman who desperately wanted to marry a celebrity.

    I still think at some point he’ll divorce her and things will get even crazier then.

  6. Justme21 says:

    Beautiful children!

    • Godwina says:

      Who will grow up to be yet more Baldwins, so no thanks.

      • w says:

        Agree. Thanks for this summary. And by that, I refer to acting consistently with all this since I think there might exist somewhere some that don’t.

  7. Tom says:

    Will we still have postpartum yoga in lingerie on the ironing board?

    • Jess says:

      Lol! Right? Like it’s totally natural for new moms to wear sexy lingerie and do pelvic thrusts in the mirror as we get ready to some Spanish inspired music.

  8. Mina_Esq says:

    Oh my gosh, I completely missed the story about Alec moving out for “covid” reasons! As for Hilaria…lol I mean, how do you better explain a fake accent?

    • Laura says:

      I can’t imagine a good enough reason to leave a woman with 5 very young children. If he did leave her because of reasons other than Covid I do feel sorry for her, whatever lies and half truths she was telling her followers.

      • Julie says:

        To be fair, she has a tonne of help and Alec wasn’t doing jack there anyway. I’m pretty sure they even went into lockdown with staff just from Alec’s “joking” about his indifference to domestic work on talk shows

      • Maria says:

        I mean, being a liar and using your kids for views and pretending you are of a different race to explain the legacy of MLK to your young child is…uh…a good reason in my opinion.
        Although the force is sort of lost since he was in on it. They both are so gross.
        Do we think they are done? I can’t tell….

    • Lyds says:

      Forget the fake accent. How to you explain how your American-raised parents have trouble pronouncing, “Baldwin”???

    • Blhablah says:

      Not just a fake accent, she regularly would claim she couldn’t remember the English word for something. There is no stretch of culture loving that could cover sudden onset selective amnesia of your first language.

  9. KT says:

    Sorry Senorita, you’re a liar. Just say it. We know it, you know we know it. “In my early 20s I foolishly began an affection out of insecurity or ignorance and it became much more public than I ever intended, and I didn’t know how to get out of it. I’m embarrassed and ashamed of my past behavior, and vow to do better.” That’s it. You have “people” through which to issue such a simple statement even. Then mend fences with those closest to you that feel personally betrayed, while lying low for a bit, and voila, everyone moves on and this is over. Stop doubling down on a lie, and making a spectacle of yourself. You’re only making it worse, and keeping your gross stupidity in the news cycle. Geez. I’m not even a publicist. Just a mom who would tell my kids the same thing—It’s never too late to do the right thing. She didn’t murder someone, she just used a dumb, fake accent and embellished her backstory. It’s silly, privileged, nonsensical behavior, but if she just admitted to it and apologized, everyone would move on.

    • Winechampion says:

      I think a lot of people try out affectations in early adulthood. For a while, I thought my name wasn’t cool or unique enough, so I told people it was something else. It felt super weird and eventually I stopped. Some people make up much bigger lies and commit to them for way too long. It’s embarrassing and sad.

    • Laura says:

      I know, right? When you’re this fully caught, why not just own up to it? At this point, admitting it won’t be any more embarrassing than what she must be feeling right now.

  10. Ann says:

    Her Instagram is obnoxious. Worse than Goop. Who is she influencing exactly? People who aspire to mother in sexy underwear all the time? It’s all so cloying and braggy. Who found this charming even when they thought it was real?

  11. Golly Gee says:

    “The way I’ve spoken about myself and my deep connection to two cultures could have been better explained – ” and without a Spanish accent, Honey. Molto confusingo!
    I can’t believe she’s still trying to hang onto this. Has this become her identity and she doesn’t know how to be without it? Or is she just trying to perpetuate the grift? Both?

    • Sandra says:

      I’m an American who is a total Anglophile. My family doesn’t have British heritage. I’ve always just loved British culture. I went to school there for a bit, I still have friends in the UK from that time in my life, I’ve been back to visit several times, and my UK friends have been to the US to visit me several times too. Hell, my dinner music at my wedding reception was the Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
      I don’t speak with a fake British accent, I don’t call it MY culture, my husband doesn’t tell everyone that I’m from the UK, I don’t pretend I can’t remember an Americanism over a British term.
      Appreciating and being passionate about another culture is not what Hillary was doing. She faked it to push her brand. So yeah, a grift.

    • lucy2 says:

      Yup – this 2 cultures thing would maybe be believable if she hadn’t tried to make it seem like English was her second language, with the accent and not knowing English words, expecting her Bostonian family to be unable to pronounce “Baldwin”, LOL.

  12. Golly Gee says:

    Their poor kids. A rage-aholic father and a gaslighting mother.

  13. Merricat says:

    Imagine lying so strenuously to your own husband and children. I have to feel some pity for what a tormented inner life she must have.

  14. Chaine says:

    My old standard for obnoxiously fake celebrity wife was Jessica Seinfeld with her so-unoriginal cookbooks and her terrible attempts at blonde hair. Hillary has really raised the bar.

    • lucy2 says:

      I think those two women are friends too. JS has always bugged me as well (and she totally stole those cookbook ideas and just had her husband’s money to protect herself legally).

  15. Jess says:

    I admit I never heard her speak before all this broke, but I did assume she was from Spain because of what Alec said in interviews and because of her children’s names, oh and I did watch a few of her Instagram videos where she was dry humping the air in lingerie and called it exercise, and she set a lot of those videos to Spanish music. What she did is just odd, plain and simple, now I’ve watched all the videos and interviews and there’s no way she didn’t know what she was doing with the accent, and I feel like it had everything to do with landing a famous actor.

  16. Sandra says:

    Still doesn’t explain her MLK Day video of placing her “darker” (spray tanned) hand next to her daughter’s to explain racism to her.

  17. Lunasf17 says:

    I somehow missed Alec moving out! Whoa, I guess it’s ok to leave your 5 young kids because you wanted a hot young wife and she ended up being exactly the kind of person you deserve!

    • chimes@midnight says:

      Sorry but IF he moved out and is “leaving” someone, it is her, not his children. A man leaving his wife does not automatically equal abandoning his kids.

  18. Teebee says:

    Having never perpetrated a lie like this, I have no idea what it would feel like to have to deal with the fallout, and add to that the level of public humiliation she is going through, the scale of this debacle, completely of her own doing. I didn’t expect her to admit to lying. She is totally keeping with the same stubbornness and unwillingness to give in that I am sure has informed her life. She’s all in.

    I’m not sympathetic, nor even trying to be. I just can’t imagine being so humiliated. I could never risk even putting a story out there like this, where I could be caught out at any minute, if I did, I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night from the sheer terror of being found out.

    So, just what kind of woman, person, does this? We have evidence of certain types of people who can lie without compunction, like this is psychologically documented. This is not normal. This is outright weird and strangely compelling. We went through this the last four years with Trump; how can someone lie so egregiously, so blatantly, continuously, and then when caught, how can someone be so un-contrite, so unapologetic, so morally slippery that they will not be sorry?

    Fascinating.

    • Miss Margo says:

      She’s a perfect description of a sociopath/narcissist. You don’t have the capacity to know how your actions make others feel.

  19. Amy Bee says:

    She’s still lying about being raised in Spain. She would have been better off staying away for 6 months and then coming back saying she was sorry for the claiming a culture, that she loves, as her own, and that given the moral and ethical issues that were raised by pretending to be Spanish, she understands the privilege she has as a white person that she is able take on the another identity to gain acceptance in society while many people of Latin descent cannot and who are still treated as second class citizens today. What she did is still acceptable but continuing to lie that she’s Spanish and failing to recognise the damage she has done is just terrible.

    • Ksweet says:

      Amy Bee, you nailed it. It would have served her much better than what she is doing. I honestly can’t imagine doing this, but as someone said above, I do have some compassion for the total humiliation, even though she brought it on herself. If she could only be big enough To completely own it (and as Amy Bee suggested, maybe it would have been easier given more time), she might have come through this way better off in every way.

  20. A says:

    Alec Baldwin moving out to get “space” from Hilaria and her web of lies would imply that he a) has a modicum of self-awareness, and b) somehow wasn’t in on the lie, and I’m going to have to say that neither of those two are likely to be true. You don’t stay married to someone who lies on that scale, and then come out the other end claiming that you had “no idea.”

    There are lots of things you can lie about in your marriage and blindside your partner on, but this shit? With her parents, extended family, school friends, etc., still alive and kicking to spill the truth? I assume Alec went to his own fucking wedding, yes? He went to an occasional dinner with these people? A Christmas party? And it never struck him through all those times that something about his wife’s origin story simply didn’t add up? He really had no idea through all of that? Yeah, no.

    Also, note Alec Baldwin’s defense. If he really had no clue, does anyone think that he would say anything less than that, just to stay clear of the stink? This is Alec Baldwin we’re talking about. He cares about one person, and that’s himself. No way he’d let himself be dragged down with his wife’s lies, unless he can help it. I’m guessing that he went right along with her story all this time, got super invested in it as her “thing”, gave all sorts of justifications for it in his mind as to why this is cool, and when the chips were down, flat out defended her because he had been in on it all along.

    • TeeBee says:

      I just read a Page Six article that Baldwin is claiming he “quarantines” in their guest house a mile away from their residence while he works in NY.

      There are also pics of him getting Starbucks while “quarantining” and that he “quarantines” a few days at a time.

      GMAFB. Quarantining isn’t hanging out alone in a bachelor pad, doing a bit of snack procuring along the way for a few days. If you quarantine you stay the F home for 14 days. Inside, away from everybody. So either he’s lying, which is their modus operandi, or he needs to be cited for breaking quarantine and forced to do it properly. I mean, clearly he is still spinning and doing damage control. So essentially take everything he publicly states as the exact opposite of what is really happening. He’s trying to avoid the chickens that have come home to roost.

  21. pottymouth pup says:

    she’s still lying. she’s claiming her parents raised her & her brother in 2 cultures (ostensibly American and Spanish) but her parents had no relationship w/Spain until she was a teen. Perhaps they started going on vacations there when she was in HS but she was not raised partially immersed in Spanish culture.

  22. Jaded says:

    Hey Hillary – do you understand what estúpido mentirosa means?

  23. Sorella says:

    These “influencers” just can’t live without the attention. Jessica Mulroney and Hilaria are SO THIRSTY – they can’t just fade away and raise their children without a spotlight. They have the money to do that – but it’s all about ATTENTION. But as said above, they are a dime a dozen these “influencers” and once you go down, it’s hard to get back up – how can companies believe that we will think whatever the peddle is authentic when they were shown to be fake. GO AWAY!!

  24. Justjj says:

    Lol, girl, just stop

  25. Sass says:

    You know who I’m interested in hearing from? Her parents! How do they feel about all this? Was Hilary the type of kid that saw “Cats” on Broadway and then for a whole summer, acted like a cat? Her new name was jingles and she lapped milk out of a dish, and her parents were like, “that’s our Hilary”.

    • Granger says:

      I’m also trying to wrap my head around what her parents and her extended family think, and why they’ve never called her out for this lie. The only explanation I can come up with is this: She spent so many years talking about her obsessive love of all things Spanish, that eventually her family got bored of listening to her, so they didn’t notice when she started saying that she actually WAS Spanish. By the time they noticed, maybe they felt so embarrassed for her that they didn’t want to interfere? I don’t know.

      • Justjj says:

        I’m also curious how this lie lived for so long. I mean, what about childhood friends? Her classmates? Her teachers and yes, parents and immediate family? Aren’t they confused or are they all just, how you say? Es-stranged? See what I did there? It’s basically like I’m es-Spanish too.

  26. Samanthalous says:

    Thank you for calling her Hillary everyone please start doing so to remind this fake bitch what her name is.

  27. shanaynay says:

    I don’t believe one bit of the BS spewing out of her mouth! It’s time for her to stop talking and just go away.

    Liar, liar, pants on fire! LOL!

  28. Jessica says:

    I know several people whose children are exposed to and/or immersed in cultures that aren’t their own culture/country of origin. None of them act this way. My best friend’s children have dual citizenship to England, 4 of my nieces and nephews have fathers with dual citizenship to England and Panama and England and India. My SIL spent 6 years in japan – speaks Japanese fluently and now tutors Japanese students in US. Her daughter has spent time in Japan with her mom’s host family – they are all still very close.

    None of them act this way. It is so obvious what she was doing. And since it’s not a super political situation, she’s getting away with not getting blowback from Spanish people (although she used this ruse to appeal to other cultures beyond Spanish).
    We know exactly what she was trying to do.

    Another awful thing: A big part of her persona centers around the attention and status of bearing multiple children. Then littering social media with their images, dragging them to premieres…it’s way too much exposure for small children. How are they supposed to form their own identities? Reminds of how Tori Spelling would act. Go ahead and have as many kids as you want, but stop flaunting it – it’s unseemly and you don’t get a prize.