Pregnant Hilaria Baldwin Reacts to Critics of Her Large Family


Hilaria Baldwin.
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Standing firm. Pregnant Hilaria BaldwinResponded to critics questioning her size and that of her husband Alec Baldwin‘s family.

“When people ask or comment, we often go to silly and very self-deprecating jokes on my part,” the yoga instructor, 38, wrote via Instagram on Tuesday, August 30. “I love to laugh at myself — so it’s all good … keeps me sane. All jokes aside, however, I am grateful for this experience.”

The Massachusetts native continued: “I know too well the joys and the losses, the beauty and the heartache, that motherhood brings. I have learned to respect and embrace the wonderful, the hard, the uncomfortable, the magical, and the unknown of this incredible process I am so blessed to experience again and again.”

TheLiving clearlyAuthor and Emmy winner, 64-year-old, are currently expecting their seventh child. The duo — who tied the knot in 2012 — are the parents of Carmen, 9, Rafael, 7, Leonardo, 5, Romeo, 4, Eduardo, 23 months, and Lucia, 18 months. The 30 RockAn alum also shares a daughter Ireland26-year-old, with exwife Kim Basinger.

Hilaria revealed her latest pregnancy news in March. “After many ups and downs over the past few years, we have an exciting up and a huge surprise: another Baldwinito is coming this fall,” she wrote via Instagram at the time. “We were pretty sure our family was complete, and we’re beyond happy with this surprise.”

A month later, the BeetlejuiceActor clapped back at critics, asking why he and his wife continue to grow their already large family. “People ask why,” Alec captioned an April Instagram video of Lucia making silly faces for the camera. “This is why. Being a parent is the ultimate journey.”

Ireland wondered why strangers care so much about Ireland’s feelings regarding her siblings. “I get countless messages from people who are kind of alarmingly obsessed with my father and his family,” the model wrote via Instagram in April. “I think a lot of people assume my take on any of this, well here it is for free — it’s none of my business. … I don’t care.”

The New York Film Academy graduate went on to say that she’s happy with her life with boyfriend André Allen Anjos and their dogs.

“I smoke weed, I eat good food and I mind MY own business,” Ireland continued. “I am so grateful and lucky to be where I am. I am grateful to all who have sent me support and kind words. To those that still have a negative opinion of me, stick around.”