Congratulations to Hilaria and Alec Baldwin!
Hilaria took to Instagram yesterday to announce that she and husband Alec are expecting their fifth child together. The post included the sound of her baby’s heartbeat, with the words, “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.”
This past April Hilaria suffered a miscarriage, which she also spoke about on Instagram in the hopes of reducing the stigma around it. She posted a photo of herself, saying she was “most likely experiencing a miscarriage,” adding, “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.”
She later confirmed the loss in a caption of a family photo, writing, “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.”
Hilaria’s recent pregnancy post is bursting with excitement, but she requested that the media keep their distance. “These first few months are tough with exhaustion and nausea...and I don’t want to have to pretend that I feel ok,” she wrote. “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.”
She also posted a selfie showing off a tiny but perceptible baby bump. “When you’ve had so many babies, 6 minutes pregnant = looking like 6 months pregnant,” she joked.
Baldwin took some criticism for announcing her pregnancy publicly while requesting privacy at the same time, and responded in an Instagram story.
“When you simply share what is happening, you take the story into your own hands and they tend to leave you alone more. Secrets are only interesting when they are secrets.” She added, “The news can take images for free from my page rather than paying a paparazzi to come and follow me.”
Hilaria and Alec’s new baby will join Carmen, 6, Rafael, 4, Leonardo, 3, and Romeo, 16 months, making it a family of five. (Baldwin also has a 23-year-old daughter from his marriage to Kim Basinger.)