Alec Baldwin pushed idea of Hilaria being Spanish on Letterman in 2013

So, was Alec Baldwin going along with Hilaria Baldwin’s efforts over the years to portray herself as a glamorous Spanish immigrant and not the product of an elite Boston upbringing, or was the actor taken in like everyone else?
Everyone, that is, who followed Hilaria Baldwin’s career as she spoke with a sometimes exaggerated Spanish accent in interviews, presented herself as being born in Spain in professional bios, identified Spanish as her “native” language in a Spanish-language publication and generally cultivated a European-seeming persona as a yoga instructor, social media influencer and mom of five.
The question of what Alec Baldwin knew, or didn’t know, about his wife’s true Boston heritage and upbringing seemed to come to the fore Monday when a video clip surfaced of his 2013 interview on The David Letterman Show.
In the interview, Baldwin delighted the studio audience by adopting a Spanish accent to imitate Hilaria dealing with her first pregnancy. (His comments on his wife start at the 8-minute mark.)
“My wife is from Spain,” Baldwin said. “I don’t mean to be racist when I put that accent on, by the way.”

Hilaria Baldwin was in fact born Hillary Hayward-Thomas Baldwin in Boston in 1984, Page Six reported. Alec Baldwin gave the impression of more cosmopolitan origins by continuing to use a Spanish accent while portraying his wife talking on the phone with her hair stylist. He also used the faux accent when humorously imitating her with dealing with a pregnancy mood swing.
“I have to pee every five minutes! I can’t believe it!” Baldwin said as Hilaria.
Over the weekend, Hilaria Baldwin found herself at the center of a controversy over claims that she was born in Spain and that she naturally speaks with a Spanish accent. The controversy is both strangely ridiculous and typical of the Twitter age, but, for some, it carries serious concerns about a White American influencer’s cultural appropriation of an immigrant narrative.

Wrote a personal essay for @people explaining why it’s hurtful to see Hilaria (Hillary) Baldwin gain success with a fake exaggerated accent while so many immigrants, especially POC, are ostracized, marginalized and ridiculed for the same.
— Ale Russian (@_alerussian_) December 29, 2020

The controversy exploded after a Twitter thread by user @leniebrisco painstakingly detailed how Hilaria Baldwin presented herself as a Spanish native in different contexts.
“You have to admire Hilaria Baldwin’s commitment to her decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person,” @leniebrisco wrote.
Alec Baldwin, 62, has defended his wife, starting with a lengthy and somewhat bizarre Instagram rant Sunday, in which he blasted anyone on Twitter who questions her claims of a Spanish heritage.
“Just a lot of (expletive),” Alec Baldwin said in the video. “You have to kind of hack your way through the debris of Twitter. Twitter is just a vast orchard of crap.”
On Monday, the “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live” star expressed his feelings about the still-simmering scandal by posting a Mark Twain quote: “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
But, according to Page Six, the famously combative Baldwin didn’t take kindly to someone writing: “Like your wife being Spanish when she lived in Massachusetts her entire life. I take it her accent is fake as well? FRAUDS!”
Baldwin replied: “Go (expletive) yourself.”
In a tweet Monday, Baldwin also responded to allegations that his wife “faked” her accent: “Fake? Exaggerated? Appropriated an accent as an adult? She lived in Spain for many years as a child. She lived both places.”
Among other things, the @leniebriscoe Twitter thread shared a clip of Hilaria speaking with a mild Spanish accent during a “Good Morning America” interview that followed her 2012 wedding to Alec. Another clip showed her on a “Today” show cooking segment, struggling to recall the English word for “cucumber.” In that “Today” show segment, Hilaria Baldwin actually asked, “How you say in English?”
Former classmates from Hilaria Baldwin’s posh Boston-area prep school, The Cambridge School of Weston, came forward on Twitter to share yearbook photos and memories of knowing her as Hillary Hayward-Thomas. Hilaria Baldwin graduated from the school in 2002, then started at NYU the following year, Page Six reported.
“I went to high school with her. Genuinely lovely person, I recall, but fully a white girl from Cambridge,” one person wrote. Another said: “I went to high school with her. She was perfectly nice and serious about ballroom dancing. Her name was indeed Hillary Hayward-Thomas and she did not have her current accent.”
Others, who joined in the web sleuthing, found other instances of Hilaria Baldwin pushing a Spanish identity — and, in one case, of Alec Baldwin standing by. For example, there is a 2012 Extra interview with the two of them, during which she boasted about the “35 or 40 family members who came from Spain” to their Manhattan wedding.
Hilaria Baldwin also participated in a 2016 cover story with Hola! magazine about her marriage to Baldwin and their growing family of “Baldwinistas” that stated: “Hilaria, who was born in Spain, has made certain to raise her children with her native language, Spanish.”
As recently as April 2020, Hilaria Baldwin said on the “#MomsTruth” podcast that she moved to the United States from Spain when she was 19 to attend New York University. “My parents live in Spain, in Mallorca,” she said.

Hilaria Baldwin went on the #momtruths podcast in April 2020 and said she didn’t move to the US until she was 19 to go to NYU
— #1 Rachel (@rachel) December 27, 2020

Other posts and reporting by the Daily Beast, New York Magazine, the Washington Post and Page Six show that Hilaria Baldwin’s parents, like her, have strong Massachusetts roots. Her mother is Dr. Kathryn Howard, a Massachusetts-reared internist who worked at Massachusetts General Hospital and was assistant professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School, and her father is David Thomas, a corporate real estate attorney whose “American roots pre-date the American Revolution,” Page Six reported.
Hilaria Baldwin tried to address the controversy in an Instagram post Sunday by acknowledging that she is a “White girl” who was born in Boston.
Notably, she also said she told Alec she was born in Boston: “First thing I told my husband is that I was born in Boston.”
Hilaria Baldwin suggested that the confusion over her identity had nothing to do with her trying to mislead anyone. She said it may have arisen from the fact that her family split their time between Massachusetts and Spain when she was growing up. She said she started referring herself to Hilaria, instead of Hillary, because that’s what her parents called her.
Hilaria Baldwin added that her parents now live in Mallorca, as do other members of her family. Page Six, though, reported Hilaria Baldwin’s parents didn’t move to Spain until 2011 when she was 27 years old, “making her on-again, off-again Spanish accent even more bizarre.”
Regarding her accent, Hilaria Baldwin described herself on Instagram as someone who slips back and forth between cultures and languages, as she raised her five children, who all have Spanish names, to be bilingual.
“I am that person, if I’ve been speaking a lot of Spanish, I tend to mix them or if I’m speaking a lot of English, I mix that, it’s one of those things I’ve always been a bit insecure about,” she said.
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But Hilaria Baldwin didn’t help her defense when she blamed the press for routinely flubbing details of her ancestry and background. According to the Washington Post, news archives show that reporting around her upbringing was indeed “all over the place,” but the Hola interview, among others, showed that she never rushed to correct any publication that wrongly said she was born in Spain.
Since the scandal broke, Hillaria’s official biography with the Creative Artist Agency has been scrubbed to remove the contentious phrase: “Baldwin was born in Mallorca, Spain and raised in Boston, Massachusetts,” Page Six reported.  The updated bio only refers to her work and television appearances, with no mention of where she was born or raised.

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