The writer and wife of Alec Baldwin had been claiming for more than 10 years that she was born in Mallorca. However, the truth is that she was born in Massachusetts, under the name Hilary.
Definitely, this end of the year is not going to be the best for Hilaria Baldwin (36). First, late last week, comedian Amy Schumer used a picture of herself – along with her three-month-old baby – to make a joke about postpartum bodies, and then this weekend she was accused of faking her accent, which he always justified with his supposed Spanish roots.
However, this Sunday, Baldwin was pressured to admit that she was not really born in Spain, as everyone believes.
Until this December 27, a large part of the biographies that the internet offers about Hilaria Baldwin said that the celeb was born in Mallorca, that she had been baptized as Hilaria and that, at some point in her youth, she had moved to the United States.
However, she herself had to clarify, through Instagram, that her name is not Hilaria and that she was not born in the Balearic Islands, but in Massachusetts .
“I have seen certain debates online, which question my identity and my culture. This is something that I take very seriously and, for those who ask, I will reiterate my story, as I have done many times: I was born in Boston and grew up in Massachusetts. and Spain.
My parents and my brother live in Spain and I chose to live here, in the United States. Both cultures are celebrated in my house. I understand that my story is a little different, but it is mine and I am proud of it, “she published Baldwin, on Instagram, along with a seven-minute video.
In the video, Baldwin explains that he spent the first part of his life in Boston and that, subsequently, he also spent part of his childhood in Spain. That is the reason why he speaks a lot of Spanish and why – as happened once on television – he often gets confused between the languages.
“I speak a lot of Spanish and if I have been doing it, I tend to mix it with English,” she said, in addition to mentioning that if she is “nervous or upset” she says words in both languages. “And this is not something I am playing at, I want to be very very clear.”
About her name, Baldwin related that she really is Hilary. “When I was a child, in the United States, I used Hilary and in Spain, Hilaria. My family and my parents call me Hilaria . It always bothered me a bit that none of the names sounded good in the other language, so I used one or the other .
Whatever you want to call me, I will respond to both names, “she said, and later said that she is fed up with trying to label her as Spanish or American. “Can’t it be both? It’s frustrating that that’s my story,” he said.
After the video went viral, many of her followers supported her. However, others recalled that Hilaria had brazenly lied on retreats. For example, Baldwin let her representation agency present her as Mallorcan and she herself, a few years ago, told Motherhood, Marriage and Abcarriages magazine that she moved to the US only when she was 19 years old.
On the other hand, others have recalled that, during an interview with The Today Show , the celeb implied that they did not know how to say the word cucumber in English. But why has it been now that all this controversy has arisen?
After Amy Schumer’s joke – published on December 23, Baldwin recorded a video to talk about body shaming . Certainly the important thing was the message that Hilaria wanted to convey, but some noted that her angry and spontaneous speech did not sound “as Spanish” as usual, but deeply fluid. \
As if English were their main language … In this way, numerous tweeters began to conduct their own investigations and ended up revealing that Baldwin had studied, for much of his youth, in Massachusetts, at the Cambridge of Weston School .
The British strain is more contagious: how does it affect herd immunity? Thus, two former colleagues of Balwin decided to speak out on social networks and, with a somewhat burlesque tone, revealed that the supposed Spaniard was, in fact, a typical American girl. “I went to school with her.
I remember she was a lovely person, but also a very white girl from Cambridge,” wrote one, while the other declared “Baldwin was nice and took the subject of ballroom dancing very seriously. Her real name is Hillary Hayward-Thomas and she didn’t have the accent she speaks with at the time. ”
For the past few hours, Hilaria (or Hilary) Baldwin has been silent on the issue. He has not responded to any of the comments on his Instagram and has not chosen to give an interview. Even so, he has continued to post on social media.
For example, this Sunday, she posted a photo breastfeeding her baby. “I never published a photo of our first meal together. He began to drink milk and I ate pizza,” he wrote, in a post that already accumulates almost 46,000 “likes.