Expanding their Family: The Journey of Alec and Hilaria Baldwin

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin faced backlash after welcoming their seventh child together

Becoming parents and watching your family grow is a truly delightful experience, especially when you are with someone you love and share the same dreams with. Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria have been on this beautiful journey together since they got married in 2012.

The couple wasted no time in starting their family, welcoming their first child in 2013. Over the years, they joyfully welcomed four more children of their own. Additionally, they expanded their family once again by adding a sixth child through a surrogate. And in April 2021, they shared the wonderful news that they were expecting their seventh child together.

Hilaria couldn’t contain her excitement and took to Instagram to introduce their new bundle of joy. She shared adorable pictures and videos of their daughter, along with the caption: “She’s here! We are so excited to introduce you to our tiny dream come true, Ilaria Catalina Irena.”

This is Alec Baldwin’s eighth child overall, but his seventh child with Hilaria. His oldest daughter, Ireland Baldwin, is from his previous marriage. They are a blended family filled with love and happiness.

The couple announced their daughter’s arrival on September 22, 2022, weighing 6 lbs. and 13 ounces. Both mom and baby are doing well, and the entire family is overjoyed. Hilaria shared that their older children are already bonding with their newest sibling and making her feel right at home.

While the Baldwins are embracing their expanding family with open hearts, not everyone understands their journey. Hilaria recently addressed some of the comments and questions they receive about having a large family. She humorously responded, “7th baby: when people ask or comment, we often go to silly and very self-deprecating jokes on my part. I love to laugh at myself—so it’s all good…keeps me sane. All jokes aside, however, I am grateful for this experience.”

Hilaria beautifully expressed her gratitude for the joys, challenges, and unknowns of motherhood. She understands the beauty and heartache that come with it and cherishes the opportunity to experience it again and again.

Despite their genuine happiness, Alec and Hilaria received criticism regarding their newborn’s name, Ilaria Catalina Irena Baldwin. Some people were taken aback by the name, considering the previous controversy surrounding Hilaria’s heritage and alleged misrepresentation.

However, it’s worth noting that Ilaria is an Italian name that means cheerful, and it has been a popular choice among parents. The Baldwins have a penchant for unique names with Spanish origins, and this name fits into their naming style.

What are your thoughts on the Baldwins’ journey and their newborn’s name? Share your thoughts in the comments below!