Hilary Thomas Baldwin, the wife of actor Alec Baldwin, returned to social media with a flurry of Instagram posts after swearing off the platform following backlash over revelations made concerning her name and background. The drama kicked off over the weekend after the yoga instructor, also known as Hilaria Baldwin, was the topic of conversation after a tweet went viral questioning the authenticity of her Spanish accent and heritage.
“You have to admire Hilaria Baldwin’s commitment to her decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person,” the tweet read.
Multiple people then began coming forward with alleged evidence of Mrs. Alec Baldwin speaking without a Spanish accent and accusing her of being born in the U.S., although Baldwin has long claimed she was born in Mallorca, Spain and raised in Boston, Massachusetts.
The backlash caused Baldwin to take to Instagram on Sunday morning as she tried to set the record straight and call out those who questioned her heritage.
“There’s been some questions about where I’m born, I’m born in Boston,’’ Hilary Baldwin said.
She added, “I spent some of my childhood in Boston, some of my childhood in Spain, my family, my brother, my parents, my nephew, everybody is over there in Spain now. I’m here.”
She also admitted to be known among her friends growing up as Hillary, instead of Hilaria.
“[Ethnically], I am a mix of many, many things,” Baldwin added while explaining she is a “white girl,” but still has family that lives in Spain and throughout Europe.
After the backlash, an emotional Baldwin swore off social media and vowed to spend more time with her husband and five children.
“I’m going to go back to my family because I’ve not been a very good mommy, spending a lot of time focusing on this.”
She added, “I’m going to sign off for a long time.”
However, within hours Baldwin had returned to Instagram with multiple posts showing off her children and their artwork, along with their newest child born back in September, Eduardo (Edward).