Alec Baldwin, 65, gushes about how ‘grateful’ he is for wife Hilaria Baldwin on her 40th birthday… after she stood by him through Rust shooting backlash

Alec Baldwin expressed his gratitude to his wife Hilaria as he wished her a happy 40th birthday on social media on Saturday.

Hilaria stood loyally by Alec through the backlash over the 2021 shooting that occurred in rehearsals of his upcoming western Rust.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed with a Colt .45 being used as a prop. Alec, who was holding the gun when it went off, has denied pulling the trigger.

Now, two years after the tragedy, Alec shared a photo of his wife of 11 years wearing a black and white jacket, a forest green top and black leather leggings from a date night.

 ‘Today is the birthday of the woman who is the blessing that begat all of my other blessings,’ the Babylon actor penned.

Alec Baldwin shared this photo to wish a happy 40th birthday to wife Hilaria Saturday. ‘Today is the birthday of the woman who is the blessing that begat all of my other blessings. I love you, Hilaria, and I am more grateful for you than anything I have ever known. Happy birthday’

‘I love you, Hilaria, and I am more grateful for you than anything I have ever known. Happy birthday.’

The podcaster was pictured wearing black ankle boots and styled her reddish-brown hair straight in loose layers with bangs. 

‘You are the sweetest husband !!!! ❤️’ one fan wrote. 

Katie Couric, who will turn 67 of January 7 wrote, Happy bday my fellow (Capricorn emoji) ❤️❤️❤️’ 

Hilaria shared a selfie of the of her and Alec as they stood by a door in preparation for their romantic evening. The Departed star looked relaxed in gray pants, a black jacket and sneakers.

The yoga instructor shared a video of stretching exercises to mark the end of the last decade.

‘Decided to finish my 30s with some stretching. I do these every day. My love to you ❤️✨’ she wrote to her fans as she demonstrated cat-cow stretches and pigeon poses. 

‘Good night 39,’ she said in a voiceover of the video.

‘Thank you body for this wild ride. We’ve done so much, made some people,’ she said referring to her seven children with the Tár actor.

As the evening wore on, Alec shared a snap of them cuddled up together during her birthday dinner at the upscale Japanese restaurant BondST

As the evening wore on, Alec shared a snap of them cuddled up together during her birthday dinner at the upscale Japanese restaurant BondST

Hilaria shared this photo from their night out on the town in her Instagram stories. She looks sexy in a black and white jacket, a forest green top and black leather leggings. The actor, 67, looked relaxed in gray pants, a black jacket and sneakers

Hilaria shared this photo from their night out on the town in her Instagram stories. She looks sexy in a black and white jacket, a forest green top and black leather leggings. The actor, 67, looked relaxed in gray pants, a black jacket and sneakers

The yoga instructor shared a video of stretching exercises to mark the end of the last decade. 'Decided to finish my 30s with some stretching. I do these every day. My love to you ¿¿¿' she wrote to her fans as she demonstrated cat-cow stretches and pigeon poses

The yoga instructor shared a video of stretching exercises to mark the end of the last decade. ‘Decided to finish my 30s with some stretching. I do these every day. My love to you ❤️✨’ she wrote to her fans as she demonstrated cat-cow stretches and pigeon poses

In her video, Hilaria thanked her body and said, 'Thank you body for this wild ride. We've done so much, made some people.'  She and Alec are parents to Carmen, 10, Rafael, eight, Leonardo, seven, Romeo, five, Eduardo, three, Maria, almost three, and Ilaria, 16 months

In her video, Hilaria thanked her body and said, ‘Thank you body for this wild ride. We’ve done so much, made some people.’  She and Alec are parents to Carmen, 10, Rafael, eight, Leonardo, seven, Romeo, five, Eduardo, three, Maria, almost three, and Ilaria, 16 months

As the evening wore on, Alec shared a snap of them cuddled up together during her birthday dinner at the upscale Japanese restaurant BondST.

They are parents to Carmen, 10, Rafael, eight, Leonardo, seven, Romeo, five, Eduardo, three, Maria, almost three, and Ilaria, almost 16 months. 

Alec has an older daughter, Ireland, 28, from his marriage to actress Kim Basinger, 70, and is a grandfather to her daughter, Holland, 10 months. 

‘Happy Birthday to you!!!! @hilariabaldwin,’ Ireland wrote. Thank you for all the siblings, kindness and being the ultimate life partner to my dad!!’

The Yoga Vida founder said during the last decade she had ‘broken some bones, felt such joy and tremendous pain. Experienced love through the light and the storms.’ After thanking her body, she said ‘I look forward to what comes next.’ 

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