Hilaria Baldwin responds to criticism of the age gap with her husband Alec Baldwin, highlighting their unique dynamic.
Hilaria, 39, and Alec, 65, first met in 2011 when she was 27 and he was 52. They quickly formed a connection, leading to their engagement and marriage within a year.
In a recent interview with Romper, Hilaria addressed the topic of their significant age difference. Contrary to the assumption that she might have “daddy issues” due to marrying someone older, Hilaria asserted that their relationship is quite the opposite.
“Am I his mommy?” she mused. “Sometimes I’m his mommy. Sometimes. In the beginning, people speculated that I had daddy issues, but the reality is far from that.”
Hilaria and Alec are parents to seven children: Carmen, 9, Rafael, 8, Leonardo, 6, Romeo, 5, Eduardo, 2, María Lucía, 2, and Ilaria, who is just 9 months old.
When asked about their plans for expanding their family further, Hilaria expressed that she doesn’t anticipate having more children.
“This is most likely my last baby,” shared the podcaster. “Though I’m always hesitant to make such definitive statements. I recently packed away my maternity clothes, but I’m afraid that once I give them away, I’ll discover I’m pregnant again.”
Hilaria revealed that she doesn’t use birth control, and although Baldwin hasn’t pursued a vasectomy, she mentioned her discomfort with contraceptives, as they tend to affect her mood negatively.
“Every time I have a baby, my OB-GYN writes down the vasectomy doctor’s details on a Post-it note, which I bring home for Alec,” she explained. “However, he hasn’t taken that step yet.”
Discussing the challenges of parenting their seven children, Hilaria disclosed that family vacations are rare due to her struggle with managing such a large brood during travel.
“I still haven’t figured out how to travel with seven kids,” she confessed. “When I had two children, I felt I could maintain some control and tried to micromanage everything. But once we reached three, I had to let go and accept the chaos that comes with being outnumbered. I would say I lean towards gentle parenting about 90% of the time, but occasionally, you have to firmly say, ‘Stop. Right now.'”
Hilaria’s insights shed light on their unique family dynamic and the joys and challenges that come with their unconventional journey of raising seven children.