Hilaria Baldwin has claimed she was not guilty of any wrongdoing after being accused of committing a “decade-long flu” to impersonate a Spanish person.
In an interview with The New York Times, Baldwin, 36, said recent stories exposing her upbringing in Boston resulted from the media “misrepresenting me” because she claimed she spoke little of her heritage in order to protect his parents.
The mother-of-five also spoke on the now famous “Today Show” segment in which she asked what the English word for cucumbers was, alleging she was suffering from a “cerebral fart” due to nerves in the body. live television.
“I’m not doing anything wrong, and I think there’s a difference between hiding and creating a border,” she told The Times.
“Today we have the opportunity to clarify things for people who have been confused – and who have been confused in some ways by people who misrepresent me. ”
Hilaria Baldwin (pictured with husband Alec) claimed she was not guilty of any wrongdoing after being accused of committing ‘a decade’s flu’ to impersonate a Spanish woman
Hilaria revealed the truth about her upbringing in a rambling Instagram video on Sunday, saying, “Yes, I’m a white girl. I am a white girl. Let’s be very clear that Europe has a lot of white people and my family is white. Ethnically, I am a mixture of many, many, many things. Culturally, I grew up with two cultures so it’s really that simple ‘
Hilaria’s apparent flu drop came on December 21 when a Twitter user under the handle @Lenibriscoe started a thread in which she highlighted her hesitant Spanish accent and revealed her upbringing in New England.
“We’re all bored and it seemed so strange to me that no one ever came out and said it, especially for someone who gets so much media attention,” the anonymous woman told The Times.
Baldwin, 36, said recent stories exposing his upbringing in Boston resulted from the media ‘misrepresenting me’
The woman said it was an open secret in New York that she had an American education, but she wishes to remain anonymous for fear that Hilaria’s husband, Alec Baldwin, “hits” her.
The actor was forced to take an anger management course last year after a fight with a man for a parking space.
He was also previously escorted from a plane after refusing to stop playing the popular game “Words with Friends” and turn off his cell phone.
Hilaria initially denied the allegations saying they were just “fake Twitter accounts accusing me of a fake identity!” But was then forced to back down and reveal more about her background in Massachusetts.
“Yes, I am a white girl. I am a white girl. Let’s be very clear that Europe has a lot of white people and my family is white, ”she said in an Instagram video on Sunday.
“Ethnically, I am a mixture of many, many, many things. Culturally, I grew up with two cultures, so it really is that simple.
Yet in her interview with The Times, published Wednesday, she remained adamant that she was not guilty of cultural appropriation and that she had never attempted to distort herself.
“The things I have shared about myself are very clear,” said Hilaria.
“I’m afraid he’ll hit me”: woman who revealed Hilaria’s “false Spanish heritage” reveals Alec Baldwin’s fear
The woman who spoke out against Hilaria Baldwin’s 10-year crisis to “fake” her Spanish heritage said she chose to do so anonymously because she feared Alec Baldwin would hit her.
Speaking about her decision to unveil Hilaria’s American education, the woman told the New York Times that it was already an open secret among many in the Big Apple – so she decided to do it. publicize on a larger scale.
According to the Times, the woman says she wants to remain anonymous indefinitely because she is afraid that Hilaria’s husband, Alec – who has a long history of anger management issues – will “hit” her if he finds out. who is she.
Three-time Emmy winner Alec Baldwin is said to be well known for his fiery temper among the Hollywood elite – and the actor has been involved in a number of high profile public flair ups over the past decade and a half. .
“I was born in Boston. I spent time in Boston and Spain. My family now lives in Spain. I moved to New York when I was 19 and have lived here ever since.
“For me, I feel like I spent 10 years sharing this story over and over again. And now, it seems that is not enough.
Still, she couldn’t tell the Times exactly how much time she had spent in Spain when she was younger.
“I think it would be maddening to make such a tight schedule of everything,” she told them.
“You know, sometimes the school was involved. Sometimes it was a vacation. It was such a mix, mishmash, is that the right word? Like a mixture of different things.
“When we weren’t in Spain, we called it ‘we brought Spain home,’ she added.
30 rock actor Alec had been rushing to his wife’s defense when the barrage of social media comments started coming this week, wondering if she had lied about her origins.
‘False? Exaggerated? Did you take on an accent as an adult? She lived in Spain for many years as a child. She lived in both places, ”he replied to a Twitter reviewer.
Hilaria said in Wednesday’s interview that she never told her husband she was from Spain, despite her now infamous interview with Letterman in 2013 in which Alec claimed she was Spanish.
“My wife is Spanish,” said the 62-year-old.
“I walked past him,” Hilaria told The Times after meeting Alec at a vegan restaurant in 2011.
‘He said,’ Where are you from? And I said, “I’m from Boston. That’s the first thing I said, it’s always been my story.
She also responded to people who had criticized her for referring to Spain as home, especially since her new version of her timeline makes her ambiguous as to whether she moved to New York from Spain. , as she previously claimed.
“Home is where my parents are going to be,” she says. “If my parents move to China, I’m going to go to China and say, ‘I’m coming home’. “
“These people that I call my family, I learn in this particular situation, I have to say: ‘People that we consider as our family”.) ”
Hilaria added that she believed herself imbued with two cultures during her family’s vacation there and that Spain had been an important part of her father’s childhood.
“He went there when he was younger and made those deep, deep, deep connections and it was something that was part of my childhood,” says Hilaria.
“This is something my dad introduced to my mom when they first met, when they were pretty young.