Alec and Hilaria Baldwin may be one of Hollywood’s finest couples but this has not stopped their occasional descent into controversies. Amongst the most damaging was the accusation that Hilaria had faked her Spanish heritage for several years. This particular controversy dogged the couple for much of 2020 and they were forced to go on the defensive, explaining that Hilaria grew up in a bilingual household and split her childhood between Boston and Spain. Even Hilaria’s relatives all waded in to defend her.
The couple has now largely gotten over that episode and has refocused on their respective careers. Baldwin remains one of the most popular TV stars in Hollywood and gained notoriety for his portrayal of Donald Trump on the SNL. Hilaria has also tried her hands at TV but is most popularly known as a yoga entrepreneur and instructor. She is also an influencer with much expertise in themes such as motherhood and health & wellness.
Alec Baldwin is Evidently Richer Than His Wife Hilaria
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin have a combined net worth of $70 million. Individually, the TV star is worth $60 million while his wife is worth $10 million. Alec draws much of his fortune from his acting career. To date, he has featured in several movies such as Working Girl, Pearl Harbour, The Aviator, The Departed, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, and Mission Impossible – Fallout. He has also had a thriving career on TV, appearing in several notable series, including 30 Rock.
30 Rock was an NBC sitcom that parodied the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes of a fictional live sketch comedy show. The sitcom featured the likes of Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan while Baldwin portrayed the role of Jack Donaghy, the suave, controlling but sometimes senseless network executive. He appeared in about 138 episodes of the show and received as much as $300,000 per episode. 30 Rock did not only pay Baldwin well but also led to multiple SAG and Primetime Emmy awards for best comedy actor. The show also made him quite famous and several companies, including Capital One, paid him to act as their spokesperson.
Alec Baldwin is not the only one in the family who is making good money from sponsored work. His wife Hilaria has leveraged her knowledge on topics such as motherhood and health & wellness to become one of the notable influencers on Instagram. She now has about 910k followers and gets paid big bucks to post sponsored ads on behalf of several companies. Some of the brands she has worked with in the past include Cuties Baby Care, Nivea’s Rethink Soft, American Girl Brand dolls, and Waxelene Calming Ointment. It is estimated that she may earn at least $10,000 for just one sponsored post.
Prior to becoming a deal on Instagram, Hilaria Baldwin had already built a reputation around New York as a seasoned yoga instructor. She then went on to join hands with others to found their own yoga studio, Yoga Vida, which has at least three studios around New York and offers a range of classes that include restorative, pre and post-natal, etc. Hilaria also had an award-winning run as a lifestyle correspondent for the entertainment show, Extra, from 2012 – 2019. She has also penned a couple of books and is also a podcaster with her podcast titled Mom Brain.
Hilaria Baldwin is 26 Years Younger Than Her Husband
Despite all the recent controversies about Hilaria Baldwin’s heritage, birthplace, and the likes, one thing that is for sure is that she was born on the 6th day of January 1984. This means that she is about 26 years younger than her famous husband who was born on the 3rd of April 1958. The age difference is quite significant and generated many headlines when the couple first debuted their romance. They wisely choose to ignore the talk and focus on building what they have, a strategy that has since paid off.
Hilaria has since revealed that she never expected to fall in love with somebody much older. She however had no hand in deciding who to fall in love with and so had to go with the flow. The yoga instructor-turned-Instagram influencer has also revealed that she doesn’t give much thought to the age gap because the two of them are so different. Alec, on his own part, has also re-echoed these sentiments, maintaining that it was never his goal to marry a much younger woman. He however did not have much choice in the matter as Hilaria is quite a unique person. For the 30 rock star, he hit the jackpot and won’t give it up for any reason.
The Couple Married in 2012 and Have Welcomed Six Kids
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin have no qualms sharing snippets of their love story with members of the public. From these snippets, we gather that they first met each other at a restaurant in New York in February 2011. The actor was immediately smitten with Hilaria and wasted no time in telling her that he wanted to know her better. He also gave her his card and so, they quickly began dating. Things moved at a slow pace at first and the couple didn’t even exchange a kiss for the first six weeks of their relationship. They later crossed that little detail off their list and subsequently moved in together by August 2011.
From moving in together, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin started discussing marriage and by April 2012, they got engaged. They later tied the knot in a catholic ceremony held at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral New York City on the 30th of June 2012. The couple have been together for about nine years now and has gone on to welcome six children. They are Carmen Gabriela (b, August 2013), Rafael Thomas (b. June 2015), Leonardo Angel Charles (b. September 2016), Romeo Alejandro David (b. May 2018), Eduardo Pau Lucas (b. September 2020), and Maria Lucia Victoria (b. via surrogacy in early 2021).
The Baldwins make their home in New York and social media posts show a family that is thriving. Alec has revealed though that he and his wife have different parenting styles. While he tends to be more old-school in matters of discipline, Hilaria is more forward-thinking and is amenable to bargaining and negotiating with the kids rather than resorting to the use of physical force. The actor defers to his wife on domestic matters especially given the fact that she is the one that spends the most time with the kids.
It must be noted that the Baldwins have not had it all easy though. Hilaria suffered through two miscarriages in 2019 and shared her pain and anguish with the world via her Instagram. She indicated that she was not okay but that she was counting on the love of her four children to get her through. Get her through they did and by 2020, the family had a huge reason to celebrate once more. The Baldwins now have a total of six children between them. There is also Alec’s eldest child, daughter Ireland, from his first marriage. Hilaria maintains a good relationship with her stepdaughter and has revealed that she loves her as much as her own children.
A Quick Comparison of the Couple
|Alec Baldwin||Hilaria Baldwin|
|Height||6 ft (1.83m)||5 feet 4 inches (1.63m)|
|Birthname||Alexander Rae Baldwin III||Hillary Lynn Hayward-Thomas|
|Net Worth||$60 Million||$10 Million|
|Alma Mater||Tisch School of the Arts||New York University|
|Emmy Awards||Three Primetime Emmy Awards||One Daytime Emmy Award|