The 64-year-old actor and his 38-year-old wife updated fans of the birth via Instagram. “She’s here! We are so excited to introduce you to our tiny dream come true,” Hilaria shared in the caption of a short video montage.
“Both she and I are happy and healthy,” she continued. “Her Baldwinito siblings are spending the day bonding and welcoming her into our home.”
The Baldwins named their newest addition Ilaria Catalina Irena. The name sounds extraordinarily similar to Hilaria, plus it recalls a recent controversy where Hilaria leaned into her Spanish heritage despite actually being a woman named Hillary from Boston.
“if hilaria baldwin can name her baby ilaria, then I will be having a child and naming them erek,” a Twitter user named Derek quipped.
“Ilaria, daughter of Hilaria, is a worse name than Malibu Barbie,” another person agreed.
“Alec and Hilaria Baldwin have named their seventh child Ilaria,” someone else noted. “Which is kind of ilarious.”
“She is beyond narcissistic with this naming,” another tweet said. “It’s absolutely bonkers.”
The Baldwins’ six other children are sons Eduardo “Edu” Pao Lucas, 2; Romeo Alejandro David, 4; Leonardo Ángel Charles, 6; and Rafael Thomas, 7; and daughters Maria Lucia Victoria, 19 months (via a surrogate); and Carmen Gabriela, 9. Alec also shares daughter Ireland, 26, with his ex-wife Kim Basinger.
In 2020, Hilaria was accused of trying to impersonate Spanish culture. She refuted the claims, saying she celebrates both her Spanish and American heritage, as The Daily Wire previously reported.
At the time, she said that it was “frustrating” and wondered why “it [can’t] be” that she “has two cultures.”
“Because that is my story,” she said. “And I think that’s like a really great thing.”
“I’m not gonna apologize for the fact of having two versions of my name, which is the same name,” Hilaria said of using the Spanish version of her given name.
” … it’s the same name just some letters different. This is not somebody trying to pretend to be something else; it’s literally just, you have two cultures. … That’s my life experience, and I don’t have to apologize for my life experience.”