People: Hilaria Baldwin’s sixth child, bebecita Lucia, was born via surrogacy

Alec and Hillary Baldwin have welcomed a daughter, six months after Hillary gave birth to their fifth child, son Eduardo. Many commenters provided me with the background on Hillary’s desire for another daughter, which I didn’t know or had forgotten? Apparently, she was obsessed with the idea of having a little sister for Carmen Gabriela, who before now was the only girl of the Thomas-Baldwin kid group. So it turns out Bebecito Numero Seis is actually “bebecita.” A girl named Lucia, born via surrogacy.

Meet baby Lucia! On Tuesday, Hilaria Baldwin shared the name of her newborn daughter alongside an adorable snapshot of the baby girl fast asleep. A source confirms to PEOPLE that the couple welcomed daughter Lucia via surrogate.

“We are so in love with our daughter, Lucia,” she captioned the post. “Just like your brothers and sisters, you are a dream come true.”

The announcement of the latest Baldwin child’s name comes one day after the mother of six surprised her Instagram followers with a group photo of her kids, including daughter Carmen Gabriela, 7½.

[From People]

I’ve made mistakes in the past by treating surrogacy and gestational carriers as interchangeable and they’re not. Gestational carriers would be Hilaria’s egg and Alec’s sperm to create an embryo and then implanting it in a gestational carrier. Surrogacy can be a few different things, but I think in this case, it means that they didn’t use Hillary’s egg? That being said, People Magazine only has a loose confirmation that the child was born via surrogacy and I will be curious to see if Hillary speaks about it in the future.

As for the name… I guess Lucia Baldwin will always be Brandi Jean Baldwin in nuestros corazones. I actually like the name Lucia, so whatever. Of course Hillary went for a Spanish name to “match” the other kids. Loca in the cabeza.

Hilaria Baldwin at the National Geographic Ocean Odyssey opening in New York

Photos courtesy of IG, Avalon Red.

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  1. Joanna says:

    Huh? I wonder why they did that? Their kids are very cute though

    • Ang says:

      So, if i have this right, she was pregnant, found out it was a boy, but wanted a girl, so went out mid-pregnancy to implant a surrogate?
      That is so revolting and sexist and WEIRD.

      • Aphra says:

        Eww!

      • Kristen says:

        Not necessarily. The surrogacy process is lengthy, so while the surrogate’s pregnancy wouldn’t have started when Hillary found out she herself was pregnant, they were likely already a ways into the whole process and decided to continue with it.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Kristen
        Enough money in the right location and surrogacy process can be sped up quite a lot.
        A few commenters the other day suggested the timeline that Hillaria* found out the gender of her latest child and opted for an immediate girl to get in the works.

      • minx says:

        Oh, I definitely think if Hillary had been pregnant with a girl last time, there would be no Brandi Jean. The timing is just too convenient. I have no doubt money and fame allowed them to get that baby cooking ASAP.

    • Spycat53 says:

      6 kids? Omg. Whyyyyyy?

  2. Anony83 says:

    I’m in the process of using a surrogate (though honestly until you said this I just thought gestational carrier was the technical term my doctor preferred and it’s not my egg) – but this just blows my mind. Why not wait a little while? You have FIVE children and you have a sixth by surrogate six months after giving birth? Do you hate yourself? Your husband? Sleep?

    It’s like having Irish-twins if the Irish were very scientifically advanced (Irish twins being kids born 10 months apart if people aren’t familiar with what is probably a rude phrase that my Irish-American family has used as a joke for years). But seriously, WTF?

    • Reggie says:

      I’m Irish and the phrase is offensive.

      • Singtress says:

        I’m Irish and I find it amusing.

        Irish folks tend to be Catholic… Catholics who are devout don’t use birth control… meaning: many children, often close together.

        Why does everyone feel the need to be offended by something?
        The phrase is based on facts.
        It’s not saying Irish are promiscuous or such…

      • Maple 🍁 says:

        🙄

      • Mika says:

        It’s offensive. It comes from the days of anti-Irish sentiment when any racial group you didn’t like was “breeding too much”.

    • Midge says:

      Yeah the term Irish twins is derogatory and aimed at catholics who don’t use birth control. I have 6 siblings and heard this a lot as a kid and it is offensive.

      • Steph says:

        It’s aimed at POOR Catholics who don’t use birth control. It’s important to note that. Today, it’s thrown around casually, but in its original intent, it was never aimed at the wealthy regardless of how many kids they had or how close in age they were.

      • Emma says:

        @Steph: so it’s classist?

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I’m (mostly) Irish and I don’t find it offensive at all.

      I have a few friends who are in families like that. hell, my bro and sis are only 15 months apart and we call them that, too.

      • Ann says:

        We have some Irish (but are not Irish Catholic), and I grew up in a town with lots of Catholic families. My sisters are 11 months apart and they were often called “Irish Twins” growing up, as were pretty much all the siblings who were less than a year apart in age. I didn’t realize it offended people. I’ll make a note of that.

    • Jess says:

      That’s what I can’t wrap my head around, why didn’t she wait until she wasn’t pregnant to implant a surrogate? It makes me sad for Edu, it’s clear his mom had a back up plan if he wasn’t a girl, even if she was afraid to miscarry again it’s disturbing on many levels.

      • Anony83 says:

        And, I mean this seriously, if you use a surrogate, you also have to use IVF. And you can CHOOSE the gender of the baby so why didn’t she just do that in the first place – use IVF and be sure rather than rolling the dice and then using a surrogate.

        So bizarre.

        Also, I wasn’t really defending the phrase (it is a crack about birth control and Catholics, of which I am at least nominally still one) but my husband IS an oopsie not-a-twin twin and he was my MIL’s third child under 4. I cannot even imagine.

        I CANNOT.

      • Anony83 says:

        That is, you can choose the assigned gender at birth. Obviously, things can change.

      • Kaykay says:

        I read a blind on blindgossip that’s most likely about them (or Meghan and Harry) and this is the explanation:
        “After the wife experienced a loss, they decided to insure their chances of having another baby. In addition to the wife trying to get pregnant herself, they hired a surrogate. Since all of this was going on around the same time, there was the possibility that one or both of them would get pregnant. If only the wife got pregnant, fine. If only the surrogate got pregnant, fine. They could have the wife pretend to carry the baby.

        What if both got pregnant?

        If the due dates were close, they could pass them off as twins that the wife had carried. If the due dates were far apart, they would have to decide how creative to be with their explanation.”

    • Eenie Googles says:

      This last paragraph is a sh*tshow of offensiveness.

      • Anony83 says:

        Okay, I rescind my usage of the term which I have literally never used outside the family so had literally never thought about it much. It was just a joke for many Irish-American Catholics but clearly not everyone.

      • Neuron says:

        Way to be offended by the slightest thing. She just wanted to explain a concept.

    • TaraBest says:

      My family has Irish heritage as well and my mom has always referred to my sister and I who are very close in age as “Irish Twins”. Never realized it was offensive, but we also have Irish names, and my parents had us close together intentionally. Guess I just didn’t connect the dots!

    • Christy says:

      I’m Irish and Catholic and have never been offended by the expression.

    • phaedra says:

      Anony83, the term “Irish Twin” is used by my husband, a self-described (and Irish Catholic) “Irish Twin.”

      • Anony83 says:

        I think what I’ve learned from this thread is that I’m going to keep using the term if others use it first to describe themselves, but maybe leave it alone otherwise.

        Good lord. Who knew?

    • Ange says:

      I’d love to know how many of the offended are actually Irish and not just Irish-Americans…

  3. Oh_Hey says:

    That is just so many kids and most 5 and under. The laundry. The snacks. THE LAUNDRY.
    I could never even with an army of nannies and housekeepers.

    • Catwoman says:

      You mean poor nannies. I doubt she does anything for them besides photo-ops and breastfeeding. I have a feeling she’s one of those women who are addicted to breastfeeding because it helps you burn a lot of calories.

  4. Jess says:

    I’m betting it is her egg and whoever made the statement doesn’t know the difference, I didn’t until yesterday! I think she’s too self centered to not have her children be 100 percent biologically related, and she’s so fertile I’m guessing her ovaries shoot out eggs by the thousands, but who knows.

    • Anony83 says:

      I don’t know, my doctor’s office used gestational carrier in all it’s paperwork and forms and its not my egg, so a lot of people may just use them interchangeably. I wouldn’t make assumptions either way based on it.

      (Though I agree, if she’d had her eggs frozen, I’m sure it’s her egg. I cannot imagine this woman using a donor, but who knows, if she didn’t, her eggs may not have been considered viable for IVF. Everyone’s different.)

      • Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

        How much does it cost? I’m debating between freezing my eggs and doing IVF when I meet someone or freezing my eggs and doing surrogacy. I am 34 btw.

      • Anony83 says:

        Ooph, I would consider consulting with an IVF doctor (and soon if you want to freeze eggs). Egg retrieval and freezing themselves are not super *duper* expensive but you have fewer viable follicles as you get into your thirties.

        Freezing eggs would allow you to go either the IVF or the gestational carrier route (i.e. carrying the child yourself or using a surrogate). If you don’t freeze eggs, you might need an egg donor as well, depending on age and health-issues (we used a donor because I was incapable of donating).

        The prices of all of those things vary wildly depending on the services needed (and I imagine the doctor’s office as well) so if it’s something you’re serious about, I’d recommend reaching out to a clinic in your area to find out.

      • tootsiesva says:

        To clarify, the term “gestational carrier” applies whenever the egg comes from someone other than the woman carrying the fetus to term. So it doesn’t provide any information regarding to whom the egg biologically belongs other than to signal that it does not belong to the woman who physically carries the pregnancy. Traditional surrogacy, back in the pre-good fertility medicine days, involved a woman getting pregnant with her own egg and then giving the baby away at birth–much more akin to adoption.

      • Sandra says:

        @QueenMeghan – The cost depends on where you live. Regarding frozen storage alone, I have embryos frozen and originally it was $200 a year. I live in upstate New York. I just got a letter that the cost to store them is now $400/year. My sister lives in Los Angeles and is paying $600 a year to store her frozen embryos.
        New York State also has a mandate now that health insurance must cover three rounds of IVF. This mandate does not include the medications though which are the most costly part of the whole process. Check into what your local laws are on this.
        There are also discount pharmacies and providers who provide a lower cost but it tends to take longer to start consultation with them as they are obviously popular. Another thing regarding medications is that a lot of times, mamas will donate unused meds to their doctors’ offices. If I hadn’t been afforded someone’s generous med donation toward the end of the egg making process, I would have been screwed as I had reached my lifetime max allowable on insurance coverage for that med.
        Definitely start by researching and talking with providers on cost. The offices usually have people who are solely in charge of talking about financing with you.

    • Summergirl says:

      I agree–I’d be shocked if Hilaria didn’t use her own egg. Also, that baby looks like the other Baldwin babies (though it can be hard to tell with a newborn.) I would imagine she planned this as a potential route to having a girl (she is so obsessed with having another girl) after her two miscarriages. People are saying she probably planned this when she found out the latest baby was a boy, but obviously they wouldn’t have been able to do egg retrieval while she was pregnant.

      • Jessa says:

        Its a good point about her miscarriages. I wonder if baby 5 was actually “the accident”: they didn’t think she could carry again so already started the process of surrogacy/gestational carrier when they found out she was naturally expecting again but given the history chose to carry on with both routes.

      • Kate says:

        I would be surprised if it wasn’t her egg and his sperm, I would assume they did the egg retrieval etc. in advance and then made the decision to go forward when she was pregnant for whatever reason. It’s sort of curious that they would use a surrogate/gestational carrier when she has been able to carry 5 kids, but perhaps there’s health stuff going on that we don’t know about (and is none of our business although damn am I curious).

        However they did it and decided, it’s kind of weird that after Edu was born she said “oh I don’t know if I want to have any more kids” when clearly this baby was on its way. Not that they owe us anything, but I’m surprised that interview statement wasn’t more caveated like “oh who knows, we’re tired right now but we always wanted a big family” etc.

      • lucy2 says:

        That’s all possible, and I can fully understand having a back up plan after a miscarriage.
        What I can’t understand is proceeding with the surrogancy while already 5-6 months pregnant. Of course that doesn’t mean a problem couldn’t still arise, but she was so close to giving birth, why not wait a few more months until he was born and everyone was healthy, and then proceed with the surrogacy?

      • Sandra says:

        I think Jessa’s theory is the most plausible. I personally know people who were in the first stages of the IVF process and then got pregnant naturally. But they didn’t continue on to have the IVF embryos implanted into another carrier WHILE they themselves were pregnant. It would make more sense if the carrier was already pregnant and then Hillary got naturally pregnant but obviously that’s reversed in this situation.
        And lucy2 also makes a great point. I’ve had three miscarriages. I get it – there is so much fear when you get pregnant again. I’m almost 5 months pregnant now. Everything is going perfectly. This is the furthest I’ve ever made it and no matter how much the doctor tells me that at this point it would be very rare for me to miscarry, I’m still convinced at the next scan they’ll tell me the baby passed away. It’s a very difficult journey, mentally. But I’m not out there getting a baby implanted in another woman just in case, WHILE I’m pregnant with no signs of danger. If I miscarry again, yes, we are going to look into a carrier. But this situation is just unusual af.

    • FHMom says:

      I agree. It’s her egg. Nobody ever referred to KimKs baby carrier as anything but a surrogate. Isnt The idea of someone else carrying your baby referred to as surrogacy?

  5. Seraphina says:

    Es verdad, ella es muy loca.

    I can’t imagine taking care of all those children. I love mine dearly but the toddler years mixed with infants gives me PTSD. I am thankful mine are grown and while the teen years are not easy at least I can sleep in and have a semi-rational conversation with them.

    • schlussel says:

      I think Hilaria prefers the opposite, Seraphina; as soon as one child grows up, she seems to start craving another little bundle of joy. perhaps because babies are totally dependent but can be picked up and put down (or handed over to a nanny) more easily than a seven-year-old…

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        I think it’s more once they *just before* they start to really TALK BACK to her, and start screaming they do NOT want to be part of her stupid yoga poses (around the ages of 18-24 mos) that she already has a malleable infant on the way.

      • bettyrose says:

        But that adds to the strangeness. If she wanted to savor her last baby, having another one immediately means she’s splitting time between them and they’ll both grow out of that stage before she’s fulfilled by it.

    • Granger says:

      I hear you. I have two who are 19 months apart, and there are long stretches of time I barely remember because I was so exhausted. But I didn’t have a house full of staff to help me get through it! The Baldwins don’t just have multiple (I assume) nannies, no doubt they also have a full-time housekeeper so the house is always spotless and the laundry is always taken care of.

  6. Mina_Esq says:

    Lucia is really cute!

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      She is a beautiful baby. Wonder if she was a C-section, as her features are not *smushed* the way most newborns are the first few weeks.

      When my nephew was born, his nose was “pushed” to the side, like a caricature of an old-time gangster, for the first 4 wks or so, until it “settled” into place. Even now, at almost 23, you can still see a *hint* of that curvature 😊

  7. Noki says:

    Kaiser !!!! The spanish ad libs kill me 🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂

  8. Cat says:

    A pair of complete nutcases.
    A constant production line of babies every 6 months? And giving it a spanish name?
    And this attention seeking great oaf plasters pictures of their army of sprogs and tells people to fuck off when they comment anything but sycophantic congrats. You could always just keep your overactive gonads private?
    They’re a batshit match made in heaven.

    • Ivy Rose says:

      This walk & talk interview with SNL alum Kevin Nealon will give you more insight into Alec. This was filmed pre-COVID & the Spain scandal.

      https://youtu.be/BcFHyOtQlpw

      Alec talks about how much money he needs to leave behind for each kid and Hilary to maintain their lifestyle, since she will outlive him. The numbers are HUGE.

      Alec jokes he’d rather Hilary get “sutured” after he dies, but realistically she’ll be in bed with a boyfriend. He hopes she’ll cry for him every once in awhile.

      Alec admits he uses a “racist” dialect when he mimics his wife. He imitates her by using a Spanish accent.

      He talks about how Hilary wants more kids, even though he’s old. At the time, they had four kids. “Can you believe she wants a fifth?”

      Alec has always wanted to run for public office, but Hilary says she’ll divorce him if he does.

  9. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    I love these post con español sprinkled throughout! 😂

  10. PettyBetty says:

    They almost certainly used gestational surrogacy, which would be Hilaria’s egg and Alec’s sperm carried to term by a surrogate. The baby looks just like Carmen did when she was born, and as someone said above, I can’t imagine Hilaria allowing another woman’s egg to be used giving how carefully she’s engineered this family (and her image).

    • molly says:

      4/5 of her current kids look exactly alike. (Especially the two oldest and Edu.) It’ll be interesting to see what this daughter will look like, but there’s definitely a blonde Baldwin “look” about all those kids.

  11. Angel says:

    Imagine being a surrogate and carrying a child for this couple. Yikes.

  12. Lucy2 says:

    I can’t get past the idea that they went ahead with this surrogacy while she was already 5 to 6 months pregnant with their son. They were already onto the next before he was even born!

  13. JemimaLeopard says:

    ….did Alex have an affair, impregnate this person and Hilary has decided to raise the baby with the others??? It’s all just so weird.

  14. Sarah says:

    Publications like People need to do better with basic terminology surrounding surrogacy and gestational carriers, and using “transferred” and not “implanted” for embryos. There is no guarantee of implantation resulting in a pregnancy in an IVF cycle.

    It’s just beyond the pale that they did this because they wanted another girl the second they found out Edu was a boy. I’ll be thinking about this when I’m paying down my failed IVF cycle from years ago.

    • Aphra says:

      I’m sorry your IVF was unsuccessful. It’s sad, right? I had one successful (my precious boy) and one unsuccessful. I never say this out loud at all, but I often think about my other child that almost was.

    • Gippy says:

      @sarah sorry your IVF failed, it’s devastating. My first round and transfer failed – it was more expensive! We went abroad for our second round, half the price and we had great success with fertilization, blast rate and successful transfer ❤️

    • Chloe says:

      Someone on IG perfectly called out how Hillary and Alec were likely the first ones to benefit from Cuomo’s IVF mandate last year and (even cryptically congratulated for their bb being the first born under the mandate). So the theory is that she had female embryo’s on ice since they’d tried IVF for the purpose of gender selection, accidentally conceived naturally after miscarrying the IVF embryo, still wanted a girl so implanted the female embryo in a surrogate and voila. The IG post was perfectly stated that it was likely implanted during the first wave of non essential procedures mid pandemic and what we have is a very wealthy couple, who are robustly and publicly fertile, utilizing IVF to expand their brood, during global warming and a pandemic so they can select the gender (which is a construct) of yet another baby to please their other child/achieve the ratios of humans they desire in their brood. like what?!?!? When there are same sex couples and people trying to conceive for even one. Disgusting really.

      • Sarah says:

        You are responding to my post about using “transferred” and not “implanted” with respect to embryos, but still used implanted several times.

  15. MommaDee says:

    I think it is her egg though, the new baby looks just like the other kids. Those kids are adorable, all I have to say about this nutjob person

  16. SarahCS says:

    I’m a year and a half into Duolingo Spanish but obviously haven’t had a chance to get over there and test my Spanish so I’m loving these semi-bilingual stories and comments!

    As for the rest of it, she has issues. What they are who knows but she clearly has issues.

  17. Maria says:

    lol
    @celebitchy I’m dying with this post.
    Loca in the cabeza. 😂

    Si quieren hablar inglés mal, me avisan

  18. LeonsMomma says:

    Is it just me, but I am getting “Octomom” vibes from her.

  19. Jo73c says:

    Does this represent a scaling up from individually crafted, bespoke (artisanal, if you will) children to full scale automated production? At this rate, I predict that she will be unveiling a child per month by the end of the year, and will be in place to entirely repopulate Spain with mini-Baldwins by 2025 at the latest.

  20. Midge says:

    They ordered a girl while she was pregnant. It’s sick.

  21. OriginalLala says:

    This just seems so …un-ethical? That poor baby boy who will forever know that his parents wished he was a girl so badly they went a paid someone else to carry a girl for them while mom was pregnant with him….

    • Summergirl says:

      I agree.

      • Aphra says:

        I agree, too. That poor boy wasn’t “good enough” even before he was born. :(

      • lucy2 says:

        I keep having the same thought Aphra. I wish I didn’t, but I keep thinking about it from his perspective, and that’s what I keep coming back to.
        I hope he never feels that way, and that all the kids grow up feeling loved.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        If he doesn’t Google his family or himself at some point, a sibling or a peer will fill him in, whether intentionally or not.

    • MaryContrary says:

      That’s how it seems for the last two boys. She has been extremely vocal about wanting another girl for Carmen to have her sister.

      • Pork chops & Apple sauce says:

        The whole “gift for Carmen” feels so twisted and manipulative. Don’t put this on your child, this is all on you, Hilary. Don’t foist your own pathological need to keep having babies on your kids, hey Ted Cruz!
        She had better be able to stick to that story, that they kept trying for a girl, when their youngest ages out of the “sweet baby” stage and she finds herself wanting yet another baby. Then we’ll see how twisted she is. Now when I look at pics of her, I see a deeply twisted human being.

    • My3cents says:

      Yeah, this is really rubbing me the wrong way.
      This woman already had ( many)children of her own, and just choose to do this because she wanted a girl. It’s so privileged , its not like ordering a f** handbag, not to mention the ecological footprint this family is going to have on the planet with their rich people lifestyle.

      • YestuahDae says:

        Gestational surrogacy was developed for parents w fertility issues- it’s not a tool for baby collecting Pretty sure we’ll see this industry regulated due to misuse

  22. Moxie Remon says:

    This screams eugenics, don’t ask me how.

    • AlpineWitch says:

      It seems ‘reversed eugenics’, eugenics is all based on selection of desirable traits to allow always more improved ‘results’, but the Baldwins seems to have a collection of undesirable traits so that’s going backwards in evolution, not forward 🤣

    • YestuahDae says:

      There are no long-term studies regarding gender selection…

  23. Miranda says:

    Brandi Jean is pretty cute, I have to admit (and I usually think most newborns are weird-looking. No offense to the parents, of course! I know a baby’s features are often a bit distorted by their positioning and/or the birthing process).

    Whenever I read the Spanish-ish ad libs, I always hear it in the voice of Peggy Hill butchering ess-pan-ole.

  24. Catwoman says:

    I don’t follow Ireland, but I wonder how does she feel about all this madness?

    • iconoclast59 says:

      Well, one thing is certain: Her inheritance is getting smaller and smaller. At this rate, she’ll be lucky if she sees 5 figures when Alec shuffles off this mortal coil.

    • Lena says:

      So far she has ignored it. But she can’t be happy with her inheritance taking a dive each passing year.

    • Juju says:

      Imagine your dad marrying a crazy woman and then having six babies in seven years with her. six babies and counting that is. Imagine the money Alec will spend on education and therapy for those kids.

      • Lex says:

        With that mother, is it likely any of them will pursue higher education? Models and influencers and public personalities most likely

  25. Jayna says:

    Aw, Lucia is such a beautiful little girl. I also don’t usually say that about newborns too often. And Eduardo is such a big, happy, bouncing baby boy in the group photo. I just want to hold him. I’ll just wish them well and leave it at that.

  26. Sunnydaze says:

    I’m confused….with their money, they could have easily done what Chrissy and John did and selected the sex they wanted several kids ago. Of course, if they got pregnant “the old fashioned way” it’s up to nature, but if they/she wanted a girl so badly they could have done this a while ago….so it doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense that NOW they may have gone down that road, for baby #5 (assuming they pushed forward after she found out about her pregnancy), when she’s been vocal about wanting a girl for a while. Not to mention all the public statements about 5 being enough, being so tired, etc. It’s just…bizarre. but I guess it’s probably super fun to have chubby babies rolling around when you can call one of several nannies to change dirty diapers, get up at all hours of the night, soothe colic, etc…I don’t believe for one second she’s as face deep in child rearing as your average parent without the help of nannies.

  27. S808 says:

    This many kids this young seems like a nightmare.

  28. Roo says:

    There’s something that leaves such a bad taste in my mouth about this. So much privilege. She chooses to use a surrogate, WHILE PREGNANT, in order to get the daughter she wanted all along. During a pandemic where hospitals are overloaded and medical staff are exhausted and hundreds of thousands of people in the US have died.

  29. Jules says:

    This is what does it for me: She was 3-4 months pregnant when they found out she was carrying a boy and while in the early stages of a GLOBAL PANDEMIC decided to implant a surrogate with a designer girl baby. No one could even get basic procedures done in May/June of last year. And they do this? Also in an interview with People magazine from November, they said they were done having kids – full well knowing their baby girl was on the way. It is so weird. And gross.

    • Aphra says:

      So weird. So gross.

    • YestuahDae says:

      NO better PR than to show up w a newborn…new moms are teflon.
      Question is, did they run out & get a baby or what this planned….during a global pandemic of overrun hospitals?
      so much ick despite the adorable child :(

  30. Lunasf17 says:

    No way did they use someone’s else’s egg! They are both way too ego driven to have done that. They found out they were having a boy and put an embryo in a surrogate to get their girl. That’s obviously what happened and it’s shady AF!.

  31. Vavavoom says:

    Reading so many comments attacking this woman, and it’s disheartening at times. Yes, her spanish impersonation was problematic, extremely insulting, damaging and should be a teachable moment for her. (I also believe she should lose jobs she got because they thought she was spanish)
    Yes, she may seem crazy to want this many small kids at once. But, Those children are loved and taken care of – probably better than most children – and Alec truly seems to love his wife. Do you really think she’d be able to manipulate another baby out of him if he didn’t want it? It reminds me of so many folks attacking the British Press for insinuating that Harry has no say in what happened and that Meghan is running the show. We’ve mostly all defended Harry. Alec isn’t a lost puppy. If anything, he’s a strong rough around the edges guy.
    Also, please don’t forget that they both suffered a (maybe even multiple?) miscarriage prior to this, and being someone who also experienced that I know it is devastating. It took me more than 2 years to get pregnant afterwards so maybe they were concerned about that. If they entered a contract with a surrogate then they may have even been contractually obligated to follow through even when Hilaria got pregnant on her own.
    Plus, they can afford it… I don’t see the issue, I truly don’t. I spent some time on her instagram yesterday after this announcement, and those children are loved and they all (especially Alec) seem to be having a fun life together.
    If I had their kind of money, I’d have more children than just my sweet autistic rainbow baby. By the time I had him, I was almost 40 after starting to try to have babies at 36.

    • AlpineWitch says:

      In a world where overpopulation is a problem, I think that’s insane. Just my two cents. And she is not ‘problematic’, I found what she did very offensive (I am migrant constantly attacked for my accent and that doofus was putting one on for show). She is loca in the cabeza, sì

      • Vavavoom says:

        I rewrote and fixed my comment on her “spanish gate” so many times, as I was trying to be so careful to not just wash over it. I really don’t have a right to decide whether she was right or wrong, so I didn’t want to put my useless 2 cents into it, but then I felt that if I didn’t bring it up I’d be attacked, so whichever way I said it I still did the wrong thing no matter how hard I tried not to. I’m sorry. I’m trying, I just didn’t know what to call it.
        But please don’t just choose one word I used and ignore the rest – I also think she was offensive which I figured I implied by saying ‘extremely insulting, damaging and should be a teachable moment for her. (I also believe she should lose jobs she got because they thought she was spanish)’

    • lucy2 says:

      “If they entered a contract with a surrogate then they may have even been contractually obligated to follow through even when Hilaria got pregnant on her own.”

      I can’t see any way this would be possible. There is no way they could be contractually forced to do this. Maybe there was a cancellation clause where they’d pay the surrogate-to-be some money if they opted out before she became pregnant, but as you said, they can afford it.
      This was clearly their choice.

      • FYI says:

        She was pregnant before the surrogate, or gestational carrier, was pregnant. BEFORE. It wasn’t that they started the surrogacy process and then got pregnant. That’s not the timeline.

    • Kate says:

      Yeah, I really enjoyed following Accent-Gate but I think this is just piling on. I have my own thoughts on having so many kids, but discussing the method of reproduction kind of veers into off-limits territory for me in terms of gossiping.

      • pj says:

        So many people obsessed with whose egg they used. Is that really any of our business? Do they owe that kind of detail to the general public?

        The whole thing is crazy, for sure, but the comments are really pushing the limit on what’s appropriate.

      • YestuahDae says:

        Why do posters take the time to comment on something they supposedly “don’t care” about?
        Hillary’s WHOLE LIFE & money maker = being a over share mom on IG.
        So??

    • Babs says:

      She opens herself up to criticism by putting her life on line. She puts everything on Instagram and goes to tabloids with stories. She could have welcomed the baby and not said anything. It’s not the same thing critiquing her vs a private citizen. It’s insane to already be pregnant with your fifth child and then have a surrogate implanted with an embryo. She could have absolutely backed out of the surrogacy. It seems like her kids are the way she gets attention. At some point it’s not fair to the other kids. There’s only so much parental attention to go around, and 6 kids is spreading yourself thin. If she did it to select the gender then that’s disgusting. She reminds me of Octomom at this point, there’s never enough children for her.

      • Vavavoom says:

        I hear you… but it’s their life. It’s like the recent stories about H&M saying “respect my privacy but here’s a global interview with Oprah” after they shared their pregnancy news .. They’re ridiculous attacks because these are celebrities with public lives. They know people will want to know about them and this way they control the narrative.
        And I know Meghan seems much more classy and less thirsty than Hilaria. I’m just using them as an example.

        I also think it’s a little crazy that she did this, but I really empathize with the miscarriage part, Plus she must have some hormonal stuff going on with being pregnant so often in such a small span of time. It may have really affected her. I know I was questioning why I should remain living for a long time after my miscarriage. I could not wrap my head around why that would happen and then why it would take me so many years to get pregnant again. I still get upset about it and it’s been over 12 years.

    • FYI says:

      But how do you rationalize the lying? The out-and-out lying? Why would she tell People magazine in November that she thought they were probably done having kids, when she KNEW another was on the way? Why lie? It’s bizarre. Why not just decline to speak about it?

      • Vavavoom says:

        I wasn’t commenting on that, because I didn’t know that. It’s strange, but my comment was regarding the baby and previous miscarriage(s).

    • Elizabeth says:

      The issue is overpopulation and cultural appropriation, but it’s also just that she lied. Simple as that.

      White women like Hillary so often get a pass for anything, even terrible bizarre behavior. You’re looking for every excuse to say it doesn’t matter. Identifying with her. Projecting your own experiences onto her.

      Do you think it matters to Latina women? What kind of world is this creating for little Latina girls?

  32. Godwina says:

    354,099,334th thing wrong with the world: Skeevy Baldwins making too many other Baldwins. Turn off the effin tap!

  33. court says:

    It’s disgusting that we have zero ethics and boundaries in this country regarding assisted fertility and surrogacy.

  34. iconoclast59 says:

    Like Lucia, I’m 7.5 years younger than my sister. I was a novelty at first, but she soon tired of me. I was just too young, too immature. And to me, she was too bossy — I remember screaming at her, “I already have a mom!” Carmen might be a caring and protective sibling, but it’s a stretch to think she and Lucia be close, especially as youngsters when age gaps seem so huge. I don’t know what Hillary was thinking. Chica es loca.

    • Babs says:

      I agree, parents have all of these romantic ideas about how close their kids are going to be, but in reality all families have messy dynamics. It is not going to be the perfect bond they imagine. If anything the older ones may resent new babies taking away the attention.

    • StevieWhit says:

      Alec’s two sisters are a decade apart in age. That said his whole family is crazy.

  35. Other Renee says:

    She will get hers. At some point there will be six Baldwin teenagers mouthing off to her at the same time.

  36. paddingtonjr says:

    So who thinks she and Alec are done now that they have four boys and two girls? Something tells me she’s going to try to out-Baldwin her mother-in-law?

  37. J ferber says:

    Sunnydaze, I agree completely with you. If she wanted a girl so badly, why not do the IVF and gender selection before she had a boatload of boys? I say it that way because it seems she was wishing each one was the girl she yearned for. I just don’t understand. Also, all her attention in that pic is of the two babies. The four others are obviously too “old.”

  38. Apple Tart says:

    She’s a baby hoarder.

  39. Juju says:

    This woman is completely out of her mind. She got a surrogate while she was pregnant. I’m very much against surrogacy but this is crazy even for people who support it. This women needs professional help asap before she puts more babies into this world.

  40. Andrea says:

    Is anyone else disturbed that she keeps wanting babies? I read somewhere where Alec said after they turn 3,they aren’t as needy to her anymore and she misses it. I was deeply disturbed by this! How is he on board with this??

  41. mtec says:

    I wonder if they used a Spanish surrogate 🤔

  42. Detnow359 says:

    Unless this child comes out looking just like her siblings I’m going with she found some poor teenager in January and took possession of her kid and gave her what seemed to the teenager like a lot of money. I put nothing passed this woman. After all the negative PR she received in December/ January I think she orchestrated this in 2021 to have 2 kids a few months apart. I don’t buy the gestational carrier bit or the giving Carmen a sister business. They have no credibility at this point.

  43. SweetGrapefruit says:

    Their kids are cute but that is beside the point. Is this woman collecting babies? This is at the point of being psychologically unhealthy.
    Imagine being a 62-year-old man with a bunch of babies to raise.
    People should have no more than two kids anyway, the world is overpopulated!!

  44. NZ_Kate says:

    I’m sorry if someone has already mentioned this, but there was a video clip on a news site here (Stuff, maybe?) when the news of this broke. Alec Baldwin was being interviewed (a few months ago, maybe?) and said that after Hilaria miscarried their baby, which was conceived via IVF for sex selection (to have a girl) they decided to try again “naturally”. She got pregnant with a boy. I’m guessing they had embroys left. When they found out they were having another boy they decided to use (is that the right term? It fells wrong) a gestational carrier so they could have a girl. Alec said that he was ALL DONE having kids after baby five (their last son) and said if she has any more kids it would be with her next husband. Bonkers, really!

  45. Holly hobby says:

    Aw look at all those blonde children that their mother is passing off as ethnic with Spanish names.