Hilaria Baldwin Responds To The Talk About Her Faking Her Spanish Heritage And Accent

December 27, 2020 / Posted by:

For the moment, there are more questions than answers here, nothing is etched in stone in any direction and we’re all just scratching our heads and offering up side-eyes, so make sure you’ve got your grain of salt handy before we proceed. Every now and then, speculation gleefully flings itself into various social media sites regarding the true nationality of 36-year-old Hilaria Baldwin, wife of 62-year-old Alec Baldwin, mother of a yoga-facilitated bevy of five children, and performer of exceptionally stretchy acrobatics in odd locations.

This whole issue is basically the Obama birther scandal, but with Downward Dog and a shady Spanish accent. Mamamia notes that this latest round of suspicion arrives on the heels of a humorous-but-maybe-slightly-body-shaming Instagram exchange the other day between Hilaria and fellow post-partum mom, Amy Schumer, in the form of a Twitter thread loaded with comments and videos suggesting that Hilaria is just plain vanilla Hilary from Boston, dun dun dun. ¡Escándalo! And Hilaria has popped up today to try to clear things up, but she didn’t do a yoga pose while doing that, so does it really count?!

via Mamamia:

But all while this was happening on Instagram, Twitter made a weird and wonderful discovery about Hilaria Baldwin. A discovery that sometimes she ‘pretends’ to be Spanish.

In a hefty thread, Twitter user @lenibriscoe has documented Hilaria Baldwin’s “decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person,” and the videos are… telling.

Here’s the Twitter thread that accused Hilaria of being the Rachel Dolezal of Spain and faking everything from her Spanish accent to being raised by a Spanish mother:


That thread also brought out people who say that they knew Hilaria as Hilary Without A Spanish Accent:


There are more clips in the Twitter thread, linked here. Here’s yet another question to toss into the pile:  Didn’t Alec meet Hilaria’s family before they married? Wouldn’t he have realized that they were living in Boston at the time of her birth and that no one else seemed to have a Spanish accent? Is Alec in on this alleged fuckery up to his angry earholes? What is real anymore?

After that thread was passed around everywhere, Hilaria decided to respond in a long Instagram video where she said that she never claimed to be born in Spain, spent her childhood in both Boston and Spain, and that her family, who live in Spain, call her Hilaria, so that’s the name she identifies with most. Hilaria also said that she’s bi-lingual and tries to speak as clearly as she can in each language, but sometimes messes up.


Hilaria’s response seems to raise more questions than answers, which is just where we started here. While this matter continues to get tossed around and pulled apart, more of us need to be asking about Alec, who is probably relieved that he may no longer have to pretend to enjoy learning Spanish and is wondering if he can change all the kids’ Spanish names to something far less demanding, like “Hey, You” and “The Short One.”

Pic:  Instagram

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