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Hilaria Baldwin Responded To Accusations That Shes Been Pretending To Be A Spanish Person – BuzzFeed

If you’ve popped onto Twitter.com today, you may have noticed Hilaria Baldwin’s name trending.

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You know, Hilaria — Fitness guru, mother of five kids with Alec Baldwin.

Now, you may have been under the impression that Hilaria is Spanish. For one, numerous articles (and Google) say she was born in Majorca.

Her official bio on her agency’s site also says she was born in Spain.

She’s implied that she moved from Majorca to go to NYU.

Hilaria Baldwin went on the #momtruths podcast in April 2020 and said she didn’t move to the US until she was 19 to go to NYU

05:17 AM – 27 Dec 2020

She’s said that she’s had people ask if she’s actually the nanny to her, “blonde hair, blue eyed children” — because she speaks to them in Spanish.

Heck, she can’t even remember the word for cucumber!


You have to admire Hilaria Baldwin’s commitment to her decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person

06:56 PM – 21 Dec 2020

“I was born in Boston and grew up spending time with my family between Massachusetts and Spain,” she clarified.

In the Instagram video, she addressed her seemingly changing accent — saying that it came from being raised bilingual. “It’s one of those things that I’ve always been a bit insecure about […] If I get nervous, or I get upset, then I start to mix the two.”

As for her name, she conitinued, “In this country, I would use the name Hilary. In Spain, I would use the name Hilaria […] I identify more with Hilaria, because that’s what my family calls me.”

“Yes, I am a white girl. Let’s be clear that Europe has a lot of white people in there. My family is white. Ethnically, I am a mix of many, many, many things. Culturally, I grew up with two cultures. So, it’s really as simple as that.”

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“In the past, I would get very frustrated when reporters would report this or report that, and I’d try to be very clear — and they’d be like, ‘Oh, you were born in Spain.'”

Hilaria then followed up on her story, where she said, “I’m so tired. I’m going to go back to my family because I’ve been not a very good mommy, spending a lot of time focusing on this and I just want to be left alone. So I love you, and I’m going to sign off for a long time.”

Looking through Hilaria’s tweets, it does seem like she’s gone to great lengths to never explicitly say that she’s Spanish — but she has gotten pretty close:

@AlecBaldwin this is everything a Spanish yoga teacher could ever want! Gracias corazón

02:48 AM – 20 Sep 2011

@DiscipleOfTodd @alecbaldwin Spanish people. When I was a kid it didn’t even exist in Spain!

01:42 AM – 23 Sep 2011

The whole thing has sparked a conversation as to why pretending to be an immigrant, especially one from a non-English speaking country, is problematic:

@honigmaydl I don’t think it’s harmless – she’s pretending to have the experience of an immigrant who doesn’t speak fluent English and is leaning into a sexy Hispanic stereotype that harms Hispanic and Latina women

02:30 AM – 24 Dec 2020

@lenibriscoe To me it’s less about race and more about pretending to have gone through the challenges of being an adolescent or adult immigrant like learning English. As an educator Ive seen kids through this sort of challenge without wealth, and she didn’t.

10:33 PM – 25 Dec 2020

@lenibriscoe Totally get that this is offensive and diminishes the experience of actual immigrants but on a surface level, it’s hilarious.

04:44 PM – 24 Dec 2020

We’ll keep you posted if there are any more updates.

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