Baby Number Seven: Alec and Hilaria Baldwin Ignite Debate with New Arrival

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Alec and Hilaria Baldwin have welcomed their seventh child together, marking another chapter in their expanding family. Their journey began in 2011 when Alec first met and later married Hilaria in 2012. Since then, they’ve been on a wonderful parenting adventure.

Their family grew steadily, starting with their first child in 2013. Over the years, they welcomed four more before adding a sixth through surrogacy. In April 2021, the couple shared the exciting news of their seventh bundle of joy, filling their followers with joy and anticipation.

Hilaria joyfully introduced their daughter on Instagram, sharing a heartwarming collection of photos and videos with the caption: “She’s here! We are so excited to introduce you to our tiny dream come true, Ilaria Catalina Irena.”

Alec, in total, has eight children, with his eldest daughter, Ireland Baldwin, from his previous marriage to Kim Basinger. Their newest addition, born on September 22, 2022, weighed 6 pounds and 13 ounces, bringing happiness and health to their household.

Hilaria shared the warm reception her other children gave their new sister, saying, “Her Baldwinito siblings are spending the day bonding and welcoming her into our home.” The couple expressed their gratitude and love for their expanding family in an official birth announcement.

While the Baldwins cherish their large family, Hilaria acknowledges that not everyone may understand their choice. She shared, “7th baby: when people ask or comment, we often go to silly and very self-deprecating jokes on my part. I love to laugh at myself—so it’s all good…keeps me sane. All jokes aside, however, I am grateful for this experience.” She reflects on the varied experiences of motherhood, embracing both its joys and challenges.

The Baldwins’ unconventional approach to naming their children, often with Spanish origins, has been a trademark. However, given the controversy surrounding Hilaria’s heritage representation, some have raised eyebrows at their choice for their seventh child’s name, Ilaria Catalina Irena Baldwin.

Critics expressed their opinions on social media, questioning the authenticity of the name in light of Hilaria’s background. Some found it perplexing that none of the names had American origins. Yet, it’s worth noting that Ilaria is an Italian name meaning “joyful,” indicating the couple’s diverse naming inspirations.

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