Alec Baldwin is 61, and he probably would love to spend the next couple of years dozing on the couch while ignoring Lorne Michaels’ phone calls. But if his wife Hilaria Baldwin has her way, Alec will definitely be wrist-deep in diapers for a few more years.
Alec has five children already – Ireland Baldwin (23) with his first wife Kim Basinger – and four with 35-year-old Hilaria – Carmen (6), Rafael (4), Leonardo (2), and Romeo (1). Alec and Hilaria tried for a fifth child together earlier this year, but sadly that ended with a miscarriage.
Still, they’re going to keep on trying. People magazine says that Alec said he’s ready to become a dad again, whether he wants to or not, during an appearance on Kevin Nealon’s YouTube show, Hiking with Kevin. That kind of sounds like a woodsy version of Billy on the Street that takes place in the middle of nowhere. But much safer for Alec, since we all know what happens when Alec is released onto the streets of New York.
It began after Kevin Nealon asked Alec to finish the sentence: “I wish I had more ____,” to which Alec answered: “Money.” Alec needs more money, because he’s still going to be taking care of kids when he’s a ghost.
“Money. So I can leave it to my wife when I’m dead, because I’m not going to be around much longer, let’s face it. And I need to leave my wife a huge pile, a gigantic pile. We have four kids, she wants to have another one. We’re having another one. We’re going to have a fifth baby. We’re going to have a fifth one.”
Alec said that last part with the same strained hesitance of me ordering a fifth hard taco at Taco Bell. It’s your body saying “Yes let’s do this!“, while your brain prepares a future “I told you so.”
But Alec and Hilaria aren’t getting ready for a baby just yet. Kevin Nealon clarified whether Hilaria was pregnant at the moment, and Alec replied: “No! No no no. Not that I know of.” Oh, you’d know Alec. He’d be the first person called into the bathroom after Hilaria pees on the pregnancy test. Because she’d need someone to hold the camera while she does a king pigeon pose with the pee stick balancing on her belly, and she just can’t trust any of the little kids to shoot her at the right angle.