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.
“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.
Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Hillary’s IG.