This past Sunday marked the arrival of Hilaria Baldwin’s seventh child with her husband, Alec Baldwin. However, the joyous occasion was marred by recurring criticism surrounding the infant’s name.
The controversy stems from Hilaria’s previous claims of Spanish heritage, which have faced accusations of being deceptive. In a revelation that surprised many, it was uncovered that Hilaria hailed from Boston, not Spain, with allegations of her feigning a Spanish accent and forgetting the English term for a cucumber. Additionally, it was disclosed that she had previously gone by the name Hilary, not Hilaria in the Spanish context.
When Hilaria announced her daughter’s name as Ilaria Catalina Irena, eyebrows were inevitably raised. Sharing the news on Instagram, she expressed, “She’s here! We can’t wait to share with you our little dream come true.” The choice of the name Ilaria, given the background controversy, attracted considerable attention.
In her Instagram announcement, Hilaria also addressed a misrepresentation in her management company’s online bio, which inaccurately stated her birthplace as Mallorca. She deemed this error as “disappointing.”
Furthermore, Hilaria, a yoga instructor, clarified that despite her birth name being Hilary, she adopted the name Hilaria because that’s how her Spanish family addressed her. She emphasized, “The things I have shared about myself are very clear.”
It’s essential to note that this event occurred against the backdrop of Alec Baldwin’s involvement in a tragic incident on October 21, 2021, where a prop gun discharged on a movie set, resulting in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Hutchins’ family has filed a lawsuit against Baldwin for her murder, though he has denied any intentional involvement and pledged never to point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger. The investigation revealed that the handgun could not be fired without a deliberate trigger pull.