SNL Star Alec Baldwin and Wife Hilaria Expecting Baby No. 5 Months after Miscarriage
In April, Alec Baldwin’s wife shared the devastating news that she’d miscarried their fifth baby. However, this week the couple shared the good news that they were expecting again!
On Wednesday, “Saturday Night Live (SNL)” star Alec Baldwin, 61, and his fitness instructor wife, Hilaria Baldwin, 35, announced the news that they were expecting their fifth child together! Hilaria took to Instagram to share the good news.
She posted a video showing the baby’s strong heartbeat and shared a candid caption announcing the news and giving a strict warning to the media. Hilaria wrote: “It is still very early … but we have learned that there is a little person inside of me.”
The fitness instructor revealed that hearing the “strong heart” made her happy especially because of the miscarriage she had in the spring.” She explained they were sharing the news this early because they were “excited” and didn’t want to hide it.
Alec’s wife revealed how she’d suffered with “exhaustion and nausea” over the months. Taking a more serious approach, she requested that the paparazzi not “follow me or buy independent paparazzi photos.”
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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. 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. 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. So, this is what is going on now: the embryo has a heartbeat, but it isn’t strong, and the baby isn’t growing very much. So we wait—and this is hard. So much uncertainty...but the chances are very, very small that this is a viable pregnancy. I have complete confidence that my family and I will get through this, even if the journey is difficult. I am so blessed with my amazing doctor, my dear friends, and my loving family...My husband and my four very healthy babies help me keep it together and have the perspective of how truly beautiful life is, even when it occasionally seems ugly. The luck and gratitude I feel that I am my babies’ mommy, is wonderfully overwhelming and comforting. In your comments, please be kind. I’m feeling a bit fragile and I need support. I’m hoping, that by sharing this, I can contribute to raising awareness about this sensitive topic.
She further explained:
“I want to remain peaceful during this very early time in my pregnancy and getting chased around by cameras is not in the doctor’s orders.”
For his part, Alec announced the news with the same video on his Instagram and captioned the post: “Well, I am delighted to say, ‘Uno mas Baldwinito.’” He turned to his faith adding: “God is good.”
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There was no heartbeat today at my scan...so it’s over...but I have some pretty strong and amazing heartbeats right here. I am surrounded by such love and I feel so fortunate. Thank you all for listening, for your support, and for sharing your own personal stories. We are stronger together...I hope this conversation continues to grow and that we stick together through both the beautiful and challenging moments in life. Much love and appreciation to all of you 💜
On April 4, Hilaria posted sharing that she suspected she was suffering a miscarriage. Five days later she confirmed the tragic news and revealed that she’d undergone a subsequent dilation and curettage surgery.
The couple’s fifth child will join brothers Romeo Alejandro David, 16 months, Leonardo Ángel Charles, 3, and Rafael Thomas, 4, and sister Carmen Gabriela, 6. The actor also has another daughter Ireland, 23, from his previous marriage to Kim Basinger.
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It is still very early...but we have learned that there is a little person inside of me 💛. The sound of this strong heart makes me so happy—especially because of the loss we experienced in the spring. We want to share this news as we are excited and don’t want to hide the pregnancy. These first few months are tough with exhaustion and nausea...and I don’t want to have to pretend that I feel ok. My one request is that the media not send paparazzi to follow me or buy independent paparazzi photos, hence encouraging them. I want to remain peaceful during this very early time in my pregnancy and getting chased around by cameras is not in the doctor’s orders 💛
When Alec appeared in a teaser clip for Kevin Nealon's YouTube series "Hiking With Kevin," he shared that he was planning to have more children. At the time he said: "We have four kids; she wants to have another one."
The comedian added: "We're having another one; we're having a fifth baby." Nealon responded by asking him if the child was already on the way and Alec responded: "Not that I know of.”
The Baldwin’s married in 2012.