On Wednesday, the “30 Rock” actor took to social media to say that he was proud of his wife for opening up on her motherhood journey, with a focus on their 1-year-old daughter, Marilu.
Alec Baldwin Shows Support For Hilaria Baldwin & All Women For ‘Whatever Choices They Make’
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On Wednesday, the 64-year-old New York native took to Instagram to praise the Witches Anonymous podcast created by his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, and Michelle Campbell. Hilaria and Alec have seven children together. Although she gave birth to their newborn daughter in September, the Baldwin family welcomed Marilu through a surrogate.
“I’m eternally grateful to all of the people who helped bring Marilu into this world. And I’m proud of you, @hilariabaldwin , for opening up on @witchesanonpod about the joys and difficulties you experienced on your motherhood journey,” he wrote in the caption. “I am in awe of, and supportive of, all women for whatever path they take, whatever choices they make.”
“Thank you @therealstafford and @michellecampbell for sharing your stories,” he continued. “We know that women talking about their fertility can be controversial and provoke a lot of negativity online. It would mean a lot if you would take the time to go to WHEREVER you get your podcasts and write a supportive, positive review of @witchesanonpod and rate the show. Many thanks.”
Many fans expressed support for the Baldwin family in the comments. “Your children are amazing miracles. All of them and you both are amazing parents,” one fan wrote. “Amen Brother. We must support each other even if we don’t understand their journey,” another follower commented. “Sweet Marilu is a treasure as are all of your precious children and in my humble opinion, those who speak unkindly, have no business speaking at all,” a third fan chimed in.
Hilaria Shares Advice For Families Considering Surrogacy
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On her own Instagram page, Hilaria Baldwin told her followers that the latest episode of her podcast focused on surrogacy. In the caption, she gave some advice for families who were considering surrogacy as an option.
“Some of the best advice I was given when considering surrogacy was to be open and talk about it. ‘People stop talking about things they are ashamed of…and this is a beautiful journey where many people work so hard to bring a soul into the world.’ When Marilú was born, I didn’t feel that the world was a safe place for me to share,” the 38-year-old mom began. “So many opinions and articles questioning her existence brought me to tears at a time when I was overjoyed with the birth of my daughter.”
“Nearly 2 years later, I’ve done a lot of healing work and am committed to speaking up, sharing our beautiful story, and fighting ignorance,” Hilaria continued. “There are some that are committed to misunderstanding, there are those who choose to judge if they don’t get it, there are those who are afraid to ask because they know our world is shut down by fear of saying the wrong thing and offending, and then there are those who welcome love in all its different shapes and sizes.”
“You won’t offend me with your questions so bring them,” she went on. “The most common are: do I feel the same way about her that I do my other children? Do my kids treat her differently? Did the woman who carried her feel that she was her child? Am I friends with the woman who carried her?”
She advised her followers to “Tune in while @therealstaffordand @michellecampbell and I share our IVF and surrogacy journeys. There are both laughs and tears in our coven today. There was so much more I wanted to say…it’s the story of my daughter’s birth, and it was such a beautiful one.”
She wrapped up her post, writing, “Marilú, you belong, just as you are. I’m so proud and grateful for our journey and being your mama. I’ll save the rest for next time.”
Unfortunately, Marilu’s name has been in the headlines earlier this week for a completely different reason. The 1-year-old sustained an “awful” face injury during an accident at home. Those interested can see the photos that Hilaria posted of her face injury by clicking here.