Alec and Hilaria Baldwin welcome 6th child 6 months after giving birth, yoga teacher feared miscarriage last year
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin have welcomed a new addition to the family. On Monday, March 1, Hilaria shared a photo of their newborn, taken by husband Alec, on Instagram, writing "7" and a red heart emoji. The new addition comes just six months after the fitness guru gave birth to their son Eduardo ‘Edu’ Pao Lucas in September 2020.
The couple’s other children are two-year-old Romeo Alejandro David, four-year-old Leonardo Ángel Charles, five-year-old Rafael Thomas, and seven-year-old Carmen Gabriela. Alec is also the father to his 25-year-old daughter Ireland. Ireland’s mother is actress Kim Basinger. The two met while shooting the film ‘The Marrying Man’ in 1990. They got married in 1993. However, they separated in 2000 and got divorced two years later.
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Speaking with People Magazine back in November 2020, Hilaria said that "during times of COVID, it very much feels like we're done" expanding their family. "Everybody's asking me this question. I don't know. I've said in the past that I was done when I wasn't done. I think, right now, I'm so tired," she said at the time. "And I feel, just with COVID -- it's just insanity."
"My kids are used to new siblings coming in, so they're already like, 'When is the next one going to come?' And I'm like, 'Guys, you and the entire world need to stop asking me that!’” she said then. "They've been really great, though. They love [Edu]. They love babies. It's actually really amazing to watch them because I know that they're going to be the kind of adults who are really good with kids because they just know so much."
Past fears of miscarriage
In March 2020, Hilaria revealed the news of her pregnancy -- she was pregnant with Eduardo at the time. She said, "I want to share with you that I am most likely experiencing a miscarriage. I always promised myself that if I were to get pregnant again, I would share the news with you guys pretty early, even if that means suffering a public loss."
She said then that she was talking about her possible miscarriage in an effort to normalize the medical phenomenon and remove the stigma around it. She wrote, "I have always been so open with you all about my family, fitness, pregnancies… and I don’t want to keep this from you, just because it isn’t as positive and shiny as the rest."
She further said at the time, "I think it’s important to show the truth… because my job is to help people by being real and open. Furthermore, I have no shame or embarrassment with this experience. I want to be a part of the effort to normalize miscarriage and remove the stigma from it. There is so much secrecy during the first trimester. This works for some, but I personally find it to be exhausting. I'm nauseous, tired, my body is changing. And I have to pretend that everything is just fine -- and it truly isn’t. I don’t want to have to pretend anymore. I hope you understand.”
In 2019, Hilaria suffered two miscarriages. After the second one in November 2019, she said, “We are very sad to share that today we learned that our baby passed away at 4 months. We also want you to know that even though we are not ok right now, we will be. We are so lucky with our 4 healthy babies -- and we will never lose sight of this."
"I told Carmen and took this so I could send it to Alec," she said further. "I guess this is a good way to share it with you too. I told her that this baby isn’t going to come after all… but we will try very hard to give her a little sister another time. I’m really devastated right now… I was not expecting this when I went to my scan today. I don’t know what else to say… I’m still in shock and don’t have this all quite clear.”
Alec and Hilaria got married in June 2012. The two began dating in 2011.