Monday 28 December 2020
Fake Spanish accent?
Hilaria Baldwin in need of explanation
Trouble is currently falling over Hilaria Baldwin. On Twitter, the mother of five is accused of having only faked her Spanish origins for years – including an accent. Now the wife of actor Alec Baldwin wants to dispel the prejudices.
Hilaria Baldwin is best known as the wife of US actor Alec Baldwin (“If love were that easy”). The couple have five children together. Right now, however, the yoga teacher is getting a lot of attention, and not the positive kind. Critics accuse her on social media of faking a Spanish accent. Ultimately, the 36-year-old felt compelled to speak plainly about her past.
The trigger for the debate about Hilaria Baldwin was apparently a contribution by Amy Schumer. She had posted a photo that Baldwin had previously shared on Instagram. In the picture Baldwin holds her son Eduardo, who is a few months old, in his hands and shows her slim body in lingerie. According to media reports, Schumer made a funny comment about it, which Baldwin apparently did not find funny, she called in a video to be “a little friendlier” to each other, especially now. Schumer apologized and deleted the photo – but the whole thing should have consequences for Baldwin.
Speculation about Baldwin’s American accent
On Twitter, according to US media reports, a user wondered about Hilaria Baldwin’s American accent in the video, in contrast to the Spanish accent she supposedly presented in previous interviews. Suddenly the allegation was in the virtual room that she had faked it. And the question arose where Baldwin was from. According to Page Six, an agency of the 36-year-olds said: “Baldwin was born in Mallorca, Spain and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts.”
In an interview in April, Baldwin is also said to have given the impression that she only came to the United States when she was 19, as other users claimed: she moved here to go to New York University, she said in an excerpt that was posted online you can see. When asked where she had been before, Baldwin replied that her family lived in Mallorca. And that’s obviously also true:
Baldwin’s parents have lived in Mallorca since 2011, according to “Page Six”. Before that, they are said to have been at home in Boston, in the US state of Massachusetts. Baldwin is also said to have gone to a high school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A former classmate of Hilaria Baldwin’s “Page Six” writes: “I went to high school with her. She was super nice and loved to dance. Her name then was Hillary Hayward-Thomas, however, and she had no accent.”
“There has been a lot of back and forth all my life”
With an Instagram video, Hilaria Baldwin finally wants to clarify “some things”, including declaring that statements from her have been misrepresented in the past. She was “born in Boston”, according to Baldwin, and spent “part of her childhood” in Spain. She grew up in both cultures. She brings up her children bilingually, just as she grew up herself.
“There has been a lot of back and forth my whole life and I’m really happy that I grew up with two languages,” she says, adding that her accent changes depending on the language she speaks more. If she is “nervous or angry”, start mixing languages.
She used the name Hillary in the USA and Hilaria in Spain, she explains. “My parents call me Hilaria, my whole family calls me Hilaria,” she notes, and finally she decided to stay with Hilaria to avoid confusion: “It’s the same name, just a few letters different so I think we shouldn’t get so upset about it. ”
“I never said my mother was Spanish”
Another video of her later states that she also told her husband that she was born in Boston before adding, “I spent much of my childhood in Spain. My nuclear family has lived in Spain for a long time. “
And she makes it clear: “I never said my mother was Spanish […] It is my thing to be authentic and when people say that I am not authentic it hurts my feelings. “She feels attacked for who she is:” I am not doing anything wrong because I am me, “says Baldwin who then announced a social media break in a story.