More than a decade of romance. Alec Baldwin first met wife Hilaria Baldwin (née Thomas) in 2011, and she’s been by his side ever since.
The two met in a New York City bar in February of that same year.
“I wandered into Pure Food and Wine on Irving Place, on an unseasonably warm February evening,” the Saturday Night LiveEight years after their first meeting, performer recalls the event via Instagram “My friend, [Brendan O’Connell]I sat down (outside!). I sat down (outside!) and I looked to my left to see a woman who would forever change my life. Entirely. 8 years ago today. Thanks for all you’ve given me. You are a gift.”
They shared their thoughts in a joint interview that year. 30 Rock alum approached the yoga instructor and didn’t ask for her number. Instead, he gave his card to her and told her to call.
“I was standing near the door with my friends when he walked up and took my hand and said, ‘I must know you,’” Hilaria told The New York TimesJuly 2012. His future wife was able to summon the courage to call him and she received his voicemail. They went on a date a few days later — and it didn’t take long for sparks to fly. They were officially together by spring and had moved in together within a few weeks.
Their 26-year age difference (his was born in 1958 while she was born in 1984) was a big concern for the “Mom Brain” podcast host initially, but the filmmaker noticed her maturity right away — especially when she made it perfectly clear what she wanted from a relationship.
“While she was in no hurry, she was very mature and clear about what she wanted — to be married someday,” he recalled.
Alec was married to previously Kim BasingerThey were married for almost 20 years before they separated in 2002. In 1995, the couple welcomed their first child together. Ireland Baldwin.
Hilaria, who shares six children with her husband, opened up about being a stepmother to Alec’s eldest daughter in April 2019.
“Sometimes my language about my biological children does not include her. Because I did not birth her and I never want to disrespect the fact that she has a wonderful mother,” the fitness guru shared via Instagram amid criticism that she didn’t speak much about Ireland. “But this will never take away from how much I love her, need her in my life, and think that she is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Please don’t look for trouble where there is none.”
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