Hilaria Baldwin has been pictured for the first time since she was accused of faking her accent and lying about her Spanish heritage as she stepped out for a stroll with her kids and husband Alec Baldwin in the Hamptons.
The 36-year-old Boston native was spotted out walking with her brood and two nannies near the luxury home in New York state that she shares with her SNL actor husband.
She sported head to toe black in a potential hope to stay incognito in the wake of the huge storm that has erupted about her ‘fake’ Spanish heritage claims.
Alec came to join the group soon after, scaling a fence in just a t-shirt despite the chilly temperatures.
The family enjoyed the fresh air for about an hour before retreating once again to their home where Hilaria has been holed up ever since she was forced to confess she had been born in Boston and not the Spanish island of Majorca despite previously claiming to have first come to America at the age of 19.
Hilaria Baldwin has been pictured for the first time since she was accused of faking her accent and lying about her Spanish heritage as she stepped out for a stroll with her kids in the Hamptons
Hilaria and Alex Baldwin were spotted enjoying a New Year walk in the woodland near their home
The 36-year-old Boston native was spotted out walking with her brood and two nannies near the luxury home in New York state she shares with here actor husband Alec Baldwin
She sported head to toe black in a potential hope to stay incognito in the wake of the huge storm that has erupted about her ‘fake’ heritage claims
Baldwin came to join the group soon after, sporting just a t-shirt despite the chilly temperatures and scaling a fence
SNL star Alec joined the group for the New Year’s walk after coming to his wife’s defense over the scandal
Hilaria carried the couple’s youngest child, three-month-old Eduardo ‘Edu’ Pao Lucas, in a sling as she left their home in Amagansett for the woodland walk.
She was joined by at least three of their other children – who have all been given Spanish names – and two nannies before Alec caught up with them.
The SNL star was seen clambering over a wooden fence post and, at one point, put a protective arm around his wife as she leaned in to speak to him.
The couple appeared serious during the exchange but Hilaria managed to flash a smile at one point on the outing as she looked at her phone.
The group walked through the woodland near to some stables before returning home again.
The online frenzy over Hilaria’s heritage was sparked on December 21 when a woman tweeted: ‘You have to admire Hilaria Baldwin’s commitment to her decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person.’
In the next few days several videos of Hilaria’s past TV appearances resurfaced showing her commitment to a Spanish accent, including one where she seemingly forgot the English word for ‘cucumber’.
Yet Hilaria appeared to slip out of the accent last week when she took to Instagram Live to react to a prank post from comedian Amy Schumer.
Several former classmates came forward to confirm that Hilaria was in fact raised in Weston, Massachusetts, by American parents without a hint of a foreign accent.
‘I went to high school with her. Genuinely lovely person, I recall, but fully a white girl from Cambridge,’ one wrote.
Hilaria revealed the truth about her upbringing in a rambling Instagram video on Sunday, saying: ‘Yes, I am a white girl. I am a white girl. Let’s be very clear that Europe has a lot of white people in there and my family is white. Ethnically, I am a mix of many, many, many things. Culturally, I grew up with two cultures so it’s really as simple as that’
Another added: ‘I went to high school with her. She was perfectly nice and serious about ballroom dancing. Her name was indeed Hillary Hayward-Thomas and she did not have her current accent.’
Class ratios at the Cambridge School of Weston are six students to one teacher.
The exclusive school lists Hillary Hayward-Thomas among its notable alumni, alongside Lion King screenwriter Jonathan Roberts (1973) and American Pie actress Jennifer Coolidge (1979).
Internet sleuths were quick to uncover details about Hilaria’s parents, Dr Kathryn Hayward and David Thomas, who lived and worked in the US for years before retiring to Majorca in 2011, according to Page Six.
While Hilaria has long described her mother as Spanish, records revealed that Hayward is in fact a fourth-generation Massachusetts resident who spent most of her career practicing medicine in Longmeadow.
Kathryn went on to become an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She have birth to Hillary in January 1984 in Boston.
Alec put a protective arm around his wife as she carried their youngest child in a sling for the walk
The couple appeared serious during the exchange after the intense week where Hilaria’s false claims were exposed
The online frenzy over Hilaria’s heritage was sparked on December 21 when a woman tweeted: ‘You have to admire Hilaria Baldwin’s commitment to her decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person’
Hilaria carried the couple’s youngest child, three-month-old Eduardo ‘Edu’ Pao Lucas, in a sling as she left their home in Amagansett for the woodland walk
Alec was seen clambering over a wooden fence post as he joined his family for the woodland walk
Alec climbed over the fence to join his brood after he has leaped to defend his wife over the saga this week
Dr Hayward’s father and Hilaria’s grandfather, Charles ‘Chuck’ Hayward, was born and raised in Massachusetts, as was his late wife Irene.
Hilaria’s father’s family has even deeper ties to the US, having lived here since before the American Revolution. He was an active volunteer for the Beacon Hill Civic Association during his ’37 years living in Boston,’ The New York Post reports.
Her parents also co-founded International Integrators in Boston.
Hilaria finally came clean about her upbringing on Sunday telling fans she spent ‘some of’ her childhood in Spain and ‘some’ of it in Massachusetts.
‘There was a lot of back and forth my entire life,’ the Mom Brain podcaster explained.
‘And I’m really lucky that I grew up speaking two different languages and I’m trying to raise my kids, so they speak two languages too. And that’s something very important to me especially having my family abroad.’
Hilaria added: ‘Yeah I’m a different kind of Bostonian but that’s who I am, and you kind of can’t change your background – nor would I want to – I’m really, really proud of who I am.’
She also noted that ’44 people from Spain’ attended her 2012 wedding to Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin, but she hasn’t seen her family since September 2019 because of ‘the pandemic’.
The NYU alum and her 62-year-old husband gave all five of their children Spanish names – daughter Carmen Gabriela, 7; son Rafael Thomas, 5; son Leonardo Ángel, 4; son Romeo Alejandro, 2; and son Eduardo ‘Edu’ Pao Lucas, 3 months.
Hilaria managed to flash a smile at one point as she looked at her phone and walked with her daughter Carmen Gabriela, 7, who like all their children was given a Spanish name
Baldwin cradles one of his sons before giving the boy a ride on his shoulders as they enjoy the fresh air
Alec has defended his wife over the scandal lashing out at a critic Monday night who called his wife Hilaria a ‘fraud’
Hilaria was joined by at least three of their other children and two nannies before Alec caught up with the group
As for her name, Hilaria said she’d use Hillary in the States and Hilaria in Spain.
‘My whole family call me Hilaria. It always kind of bothered me that neither name sounds good in the other language. So I would use one or the other one,’ she said.
Her video sparked a flurry of memes with some jokingly comparing her to Rachel Dolezal and Jessica Krug.
Krug, a professor of African American history at George Washington University, pretended to be black her entire career. Dolezal, a former NAACP leader, was unmasked as a white woman in 2015.
Hilaria then gave an 80-minute cringe-worthy interview with the New York Times to ‘clarify’ her story where she blamed the media for ‘misrepresenting’ her as Spanish and said that was why people are now ‘confused’ about her heritage.
The influencer said she ‘hid’ her Boston upbringing so as to protect her parents from media scrutiny after she began dating Baldwin – who she said has always known she is from New England.
And she also attempted to explain away the now infamous Today cooking segment where she ‘forgot’ the word for cucumber and claimed it was because she was nervous on live TV.
She denied she is guilty of cultural appropriation and that she ever tried to pretend she was Spanish at any time.
Alec has defended his wife over the scandal lashing out at a critic Monday night who called his wife Hilaria a ‘fraud’.
After the accusations she ‘faked’ her Spanish heritage, Hilaria Baldwin confessed that her real name is Hillary and she was actually born in Boston, not Majorca
Internet sleuths were quick to uncover details about Hilaria’s parents, Dr Kathryn Hayward and David Thomas, pictured, who worked in the US for years before retiring to Majorca in 2011
The SNL actor launched his latest attack on Monday night in the comments of an Instagram photo he posted in reference to the scandal, which featured the famous Mark Twain quote: ‘A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.’
A commenter quipped: ‘Like your wife being Spanish when she lived in Massachusetts her entire life. I take it her accent is fake as well? FRAUDS!’
Alec’s reply was scathingly succinct: ‘Go f**k yourself.’
He took a more subdued swipe at another critic via Twitter just before the Instagram spat, in response to a post about an opinion essay for People entitled: ‘Why the Hilaria Baldwin Scandal Is Painful for Immigrants — Including Me.’
The essay by Ale Russian slammed Hilaria for the ‘exaggerated’ accent she ‘appropriated as an adult’.
Alec replied: ‘Fake? Exaggerated? Appropriated an accent as an adult? She lived in Spain for many years as a child. She lived both places.’
This came after he first leaped to her defence in a social media video on Sunday.
Alec Baldwin took to Instagram on Sunday – not to address the allegations, but rather to blast outlets like TMZ and the New York Post for printing claims he called ‘spectacularly false’
Without addressing the allegations directly, the SNL star said Twitter is ‘a lot of s**t’.
‘You have to kind of hack your way through the debris of Twitter. Twitter is just a vast orchard of cr**,’ he continued.
‘There’s things that have been said lately about people that I love, that I care about deeply, which are ridiculous. I mean, just ridiculous.
‘They’ve said it about people I love – false things. Untrue things.
‘And as much as that hurts, the only thing I can do is talk to that half of the public or that portion of the public who understands what I mean when I say: “Consider the source. When you love somebody you want to defend them.’
On Monday he posted a quote seemingly about the incident to his Instagram page which read: ‘A lie can travel around the world and back again while the truth is lacing up its shoes.’
A video of Alec on The Late Show in 2013 emerged Monday in which he impersonated his wife’s ‘Spanish’ accent, telling David Letterman: ‘My wife is from Spain.’