Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria Baldwin recently announced that Hilaria is pregnant with the couple’s seventh child.
Alec’s eldest, Ireland, is 26 and her mother is Kim Basinger, and is best known for her modeling career. The rest of Alec Baldwin’s six children are all under the age of ten. He often is asked about parenthood because of this, since that’s a whole lot of young children to have underfoot.
The couple made headlines in March of 2021 when Hilaria posted a family photo with all of their children crowded around her in bed as she gazed down at not one baby, but two.
In November of 2020, Hilaria had said that she thought they were finished with having children, at least for a while, stating that “during times of COVID, it very much feels like we’re done” with having children.
“Everybody’s asking me this question. I don’t know. I’ve said in the past that I was done when I wasn’t done. I think, right now, I’m so tired. And I feel, just with COVID — it’s just insanity.”
The couple share six children, soon to be seven, all under the age of 10. From oldest to youngest, there’s 8-year-old Carmen Gabriela, 6-year-old Rafael Thomas, 5-year-old Leonardo Ángel Charles, 3-year-old Romeo Alejandro David, 1-year-old Eduardo Pao Lucas, and finally María Lucía Victoria, who was welcomed into the family 5 months after Eduardo was born.
The conversation around Alec and Hilaria’s growing brood has come and gone over the years, but came back into the fore when Hilaria announced that the couple are expecting another baby later this year.
“One of the most beautiful things my children have experienced with a big family is how the heart can grow with every new sibling,” the couple announced in a statement to People. “Our capacity to love continues to expand, and we can’t wait to embrace our new little one this fall!”
While some are skeptical about the size of their family, Alec replied to the naysayers in a video post of his youngest child laughing for the camera.
He wrote in the caption of the post, “People ask why. This is why. Being a parent is the ultimate journey.”