Hollywood couple Hilaria and Alec Baldwin have an enduring ten-year marriage and have welcomed six kids together. But their journey has not been without some hardships, as Hilaria suffered a miscarriage more than once. Her spouse also accidentally killed a woman on set.
When Hilaria and Alec Baldwin first met, it was love at first sight. The couple has been happily married ever since and has six children together.
The lovebirds crossed paths at a vegan restaurant called Pure Food and Wine in New York City in 2011. Alec recalled the encounter when the pair celebrated their anniversary in 2019.
Actor Alec Baldwin and fitness instructor Hilaria Thomas attending the 10th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's "An Enduring Vision" benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on October 26, 2011 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
"Eight years ago, I wandered into Pure Food and Wine on Irving Place on an unseasonably warm February evening. My friend, @bocartist, and I sat down, and as I turned to my left, I saw a woman who would change my life. Entirely," the actor penned on the social media post.
Alec approached Hilaria and used a corny pick-up line on her. In a New York Times profile, the yoga instructor recounted the encounter:
"I was standing near the door with my friends when he walked up and took my hand and said, 'I must know you.'"
Hilaria Thomas and Alec Baldwin attend the 2011 US Open opening night ceremony at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2011 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
According to Hilaria, that was the perfect ice-breaker. She and Alec began to converse after he gave her his business card and phone number.
The "30 Rock" alum later revealed to the publication, "I never ask women for their phone numbers." After being in communication following their initial meeting, the duo went on their first date.
Hilaria divulged that at the end of the night at a theater district restaurant with some pals, Alec shook her hand, telling her that he wanted to get to know her better.
Hilaria Thomas and Alec Baldwin attend Tony Bennett's 85th Birthday Gala Benefit for Exploring the Arts at The Metropolitan Opera House on September 18, 2011 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
In March 2020, during their appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Hilaria disclosed to the audience that Alec avoided kissing her weeks after they became official:
"Do you guys know he shook my hand and didn't kiss me for six weeks when we first met?"
Alec explained that he did not want to give her the wrong idea regarding his intentions with her. "I didn't want you to think that I just wanted to have sex with you!" he said.
Hilaria then revealed that the film producer told her early in their relationship that he would marry her. "I'm going to marry you. I'm going to spend the rest of my life with you. We're going to have a ton of kids," the entrepreneur recalled.
Hilaria Thomas and Alec Baldwin arriving for the "Late Show With David Letterman" at the Ed Sullivan Theater on August 30, 2011 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
They set the plan into motion just five months after dating as the pair moved in together. They had the marriage talk, and Alec popped the big question in April 2012.
The two walked down the aisle in June 2012 at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York in a lavish ceremony. They had their reception at the NYU Kimme Center and had A-listers such as Mariska Hargitay, Tina Fey, and Woody Allen as guests.
The bride donned a silk magnolia trumpet Amsale wedding dress featuring cap sleeves and a keyhole back neckline, while the groom wore a Tom Ford suit. Alec and Hilaria have since welcomed many kids over the years.
THE COUPLE HAS SIX CHILDREN DESPITE MISCARRIAGES
Shortly after their wedding, the pair announced that they were expecting their first child together. They have two daughters and four sons, respectively.
Hilaria and Alec welcomed their firstborn daughter, Carmen, in August 2013. In 2017, the doting mom posted a sweet photo of her child and revealed that she was yearning to have a little sister:
"Carmen has been begging for a baby sister. She finally got fed up and shoved a baby doll up her dress, telling me she will have the baby for me. But I'm mommy, and she is the big sister."
Carmen's wish got granted, but it was not a baby sister but a baby brother. Alec and Hilaria had their second child, their firstborn son, Rafael, in June 2015.
A year later, the couple announced the arrival of their third child, Leonardo, in September 2016. The proud mom posted a picture of her newborn and wrote: "It was such a special day bringing him into this world."
Another addition to the growing family, Romeo, was born in May 2018. Hilaria admitted to People at the time that she and her husband had named him their then-unborn son, Diego before he came into the world.
But that changed the day he was born, and he remained nameless for two days while they were still trying to come up with another name.
Though she loved the name Diego, and she and Alec were set on it, her feelings changed, and they named him Romeo instead.
Alec and his wife welcomed their fifth child, Eduardo, in September 2020. Thrilled by having a new baby, the pair posted on social media to announce the arrival of the latest addition, whom they nicknamed "Edu."
Hilaria dubbed her fourth son their "rainbow baby" and "such a blessing." Eduardo was born after she suffered two miscarriages seven months apart in 2019.
Per USA Today, the mother of six announced her second pregnancy loss in November 2019 after suffering her first in April that year:
"We are very sad to share that today we learned that our baby passed away at four 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 four healthy babies – and we will never lose sight of this."
Despite that hurdle, Carmen eventually got her wish six months after Eduardo's arrival. Hilaria and Alec welcomed their sixth and second baby girl, Maria, in February 2021, via surrogate.
In April 2022, the power couple announced that they were expecting their seventh child together. Alec, who is also a dad to daughter Ireland Baldwin, whom he shares with former first wife, Kim Basinger, said people always ask why he and Hilaria keep on having kids:
"People ask why. This is why. Being a parent is the ultimate journey."
In an exclusive statement confirming Hilaria's pregnancy, the duo said they could not wait to "embrace" a new addition to the family:
"One of the most beautiful things my children have experienced with a big family is how the heart can grow with every new sibling. Our capacity to love continues to expand, and we can't wait to embrace our little one this fall!"
ALEC ACCIDENTALLY KILLED A CREW MEMBER
While the Baldwins look forward to welcoming a new member into their family, they have faced some harsh criticism from social media users.
In October 2021, tragedy befell Alec and his family when he accidentally shot a cinematographer on the set of the now-suspended film "Rust." The New York native fired a prop gun that injured the director, Joel Souza, and killed Ukrainian native Halyna Hutchins.
The incident occurred at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Meanwhile, Deadline reported at the time that production had been stalled as a result.
Since then, Baldwins have faced criticism concerning the incident. More so, they received backlash after Hilaria announced they were expecting their seventh child.
"After many ups and downs over the past few years, we have an exciting up and huge surprise: another Baldwinito is coming this fall, she captioned the post."
One social media user took to Twitter and wrote that her husband was all over the news making good publicity after he killed someone:
"Alec Baldwin caused someone to die, and now he's all over the news positively as he awaits his 8th child with Hilaria."
In response, the fitness guru made it her plight to defend her spouse. She penned a lengthy post on Instagram in July 2022, writing that it had been a joyful experience being Alec's wife and was "grateful" for their time together.
Hilaria then vented on the same post, saying that while Hollywood is highly regarded, she has noticed how its public figures are constantly vilified for trying to speak up about specific issues.
The podcaster said she was exposed to the dark side of show business, adding that "enemies" are on a mission to "destroy" others.
"Enemies of these missions seek to destroy you in order to delegitimize your voice and purpose," said Hilaria while noting that she has witnessed her husband's "dark moments." She has experienced "dehumanization," she added.
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