On Instagram, Alec Baldwin boasts a staggering 2.5 million followers. Recently, on April 18th, he delighted his fans by sharing a heartwarming picture of his three children, offering a peek into his lovely family life.
Seated on the couch, covered by a leopard print blanket, Alec radiated joy as he gazed at his adorable children. His post was captioned “Watchin’ Blippi…”, indicating his enjoyment of the famous educational show for kids with his little ones.
The actor from “Prelude to a Kiss” shared the photo with a lighthearted intention, unaware of the reactions it would elicit. While some were delighted to witness his delightful family moment, labeling it a “picture-perfect” image of a lovely family, others didn’t share the same sentiment.
The “Blind” actor faced backlash for having children at an advanced age. A user commented, “No more kids, please stop!🙏🏻”
Alec Baldwin’s Reply to Critics of His Decision to Have More Children
Interestingly, this is not the initial time that the “It’s Complicated” star has encountered online criticism for expanding his family. In the past, he has been subjected to severe backlash from individuals who inundated his social media posts with disapproving remarks. One example was when he celebrated his 65th birthday on April 4th this year with an Instagram post.
Accompanied by a sweet picture of his wife Hilaria Baldwin, their seven kids, and a little cat, Alec’s Instagram post read, “65 isn’t so bad…”. In the family portrait, Alec beamed as he posed with his son, dressed in pajamas, who sported an adorable pout.
Another user pleaded with the couple to cease having more children, while a third commenter wrote, “Stop having kids please (sic)!!” Someone else directed their message towards Alec and Hilaria, stating, “She needs to stop! That’s enough kids for his age.”
Despite occasionally facing criticism for his sizeable family, Alec previously shared his reasons for continuing to expand it. In April 2022, the “Miami Blues” actor shared a heartwarming picture of his blue-eyed baby, glistening with joy as they looked at the camera, emitting an adorable laugh.
“People ask why. This is why. Being a parent is the ultimate journey,” expressed the affectionate father. Alec and Hilaria Baldwin are parents to seven children, with their youngest daughter, Ilaria Catalina Irena, being born in September 2022.
A few months prior to the arrival of little Ilaria, the “Shortcut to Happiness” actor shared how his capacity for love had increased over time and how eager he was to experience fatherhood once more. Despite the challenges of parenting seven children, Alec’s Instagram post emphasized that he was happy to keep expanding his family.
Hilaria Baldwin’s Perspective on Her Large Family with Husband Alec
In an exclusive interview with US Magazine in October 2022, Hilaria Baldwin shared her perspective on her and Alec’s large family. “I would have said before [that] [I’m] definitely done. Seven kids in, I feel like I am, but it’s Alex and me — so time will tell!” she conveyed.
In December of the same year, Hilaria Baldwin provided an update on the future of her family. She revealed that after their sixth child together, she believed they were finished with having more kids, adding a humorous note that she and Alec were hopefully done expanding their brood.
Despite not planning to have more children herself, Hilaria Baldwin joked that her husband Alec had not undergone a vasectomy yet and added that he needed to “do his part.” She added that if he refused to comply, things could still happen in the future.
Alec Baldwin’s oldest daughter revealed her pregnancy to the world.
Alec Baldwin, who has eight children and a daughter with his first wife, Kim Basinger, received exciting news from his eldest daughter, Ireland Baldwin, as they welcomed the year 2022.
On December 31, Alec Baldwin’s eldest daughter, Ireland, announced on her Instagram account that she was expecting her first child with her boyfriend, André Allen Anjos, also known as RAC. She shared an ultrasound picture and wrote, “Happy New Year ❤️.” The couple had been dating for over a year before the pregnancy news.
RAC also took to his social media profiles to share the news, using the same sonogram picture. The couple was showered with congratulatory messages from their loved ones, including the Baldwin family.
Hilaria took to Instagram on January 3, 2023, to share a heartwarming video of Alec and their younger children receiving the news of Ireland’s pregnancy from their eldest daughter, Carmen. The nine-year-old excitedly announced that Ireland was going to be a mother as Alec and the rest of the children listened attentively on the sofa.
Alec Baldwin’s oldest daughter Ireland announced her pregnancy in December 2021. She shared her ultrasound picture on Instagram and received congratulatory messages from her family and friends. Carmen, Alec and Hilaria’s oldest daughter, broke the news to her younger siblings in a video posted on Instagram by Hilaria.
“From all these excited tiny uncles and aunties and grandpa Alec and grandma me… We are so happy for you, Ireland and Andre…can’t wait to meet the little babe ❤️(sic).”
Ireland thanked her siblings for their support and called them “the littlest aunts and uncles” in a heartfelt response.
Alec Baldwin’s Strained Relationship with Daughter Ireland
Alec’s relationship with his oldest daughter, Ireland, has been tumultuous at times. Back in 2007, a leaked voicemail from the “Chick Fight” star caused a media storm when he called his 11-year-old daughter a “rude, thoughtless little pig.”
After the leaked voicemail, Alec Baldwin apologized to his daughter and cited parental alienation as the cause for his behavior. Despite this, some people still questioned whether his relationship with Ireland had improved over time.
In his 2017 memoir, Alec acknowledged that his hurtful words had damaged his relationship with Ireland. He confessed that the incident had deeply hurt his daughter, and he continued to face criticism for his actions.
In 2019, Ireland made a subtle reference to her father’s past behavior, joking that she didn’t know much about him since he had been an absent parent. She also hinted that she hadn’t listened to his voicemail messages for the past 12 years, possibly alluding to the leaked voicemail incident.
Alec and Ireland have worked on mending their relationship over time, often using humor and wit to connect. In a 2015 photo, the father-daughter pair were pictured reading a book titled “If I Were a Pig.”
Their ability to use humor to heal their relationship shows that Alec and Ireland have made progress in their father-daughter bond. It is hoped that the Baldwin family can continue to thrive, and that Alec can maintain a strong and loving connection with all of his children.