Hilaria Baldwin has been criticized on social media for her Spanish origin.
Actor Alec Baldwin’s wife shared a long Instagram video over the weekend in response to netizens claiming on Twitter that she was pretending to speak Spanish.
“I saw online discussions that questioned my identity and my culture. This is something that is close to my heart and to those who ask, I will tell you my story, a story I have already told many times. I was born in Boston and raised between Massachusetts and Spain. My parents and my siblings live in Spain, but I chose to live here, in the United States, ”she explained.
“We celebrate these two cultures at home. Alec and I raise our children in both languages, just as I grew up. This is very important to me. I understand that my story is different, but it’s mine and I’m proud. ”
The controversy erupted on social networks after a video was published in which a mother and yoga teacher appeared to have forgotten how to pronounce the word cucumber in English.
“I went to high school with her. She was really smart and very serious during her dance lessons. Her name is Hillary Howard-Thomas and there is no accent, ”many said on Twitter.
Online biography of former dancer Hilaria Baldwin’s sources also suggest that she was born in Mallorca.
The mother of five also said that she came to America only at the age of 19 to enter New York University on a podcast last April.
Alec Baldwin and his eldest daughter were born out of his union with Kim Bassinger in Ireland, defending a young woman who decided to leave social media for a while.