10+ Facts About Alec and Hilaria Baldwin's Relationship Fans Didn't Know

Hilaria Baldwin is suddenly on nearly everyone's minds as questions about her birthplace and cultural history have been raised.

Because of this sudden interest, any people who don't know much about Hilaria are now wondering about her life and her romantic history with Alec Baldwin.

Here are 10+ facts about Alec and Hilaria Baldwin's relationship that fans didn't know.

1. Alec was married before.

Before meeting and falling in love with Hilaria, Alec Baldwin was married to actress Kim Basinger.

They were married for nearly 10 years from 1993 to 2002. The couple actually met while filming The Marrying Man where they played lovers on-screen.

2. Baldwin and Basinger had one child together.

During their marriage, this couple had one child, a daughter named Ireland Baldwin. Ireland was born on October 23, 1995.

Ireland is now 25 years old, and she has pursued both modeling and acting, just like her famous parents. She is also an animal rights activist like her mom.

3. Hilaria and Baldwin met in 2011.

After his divorce from Basinger, Baldwin wasn't with anyone for many years. That is, until he met Hilaria Thomas, who was a yoga instructor at the time, in 2011.

This was the beginning of their romance, and much has happened for the couple since then.

4. Hilaria was working in Manhattan at the time.

Hilaria was working for Yoga Vida at the time, and she and Alec met while they were both coincidentally dining at Pure Food and Wine restaurant in Manhattan.

Baldwin saw Hilaria and went over and gave her his business card and introduced himself.

5. There is a large age gap between them.

Most people realize that Alec is quite a bit older than Hilaria, but the actual gap is much larger than you might think.

They met when Hilaria was 28 and Alec was 54, which means that he is 26 years older than her.

6. Their first kiss didn't happen right away.

Considering the way that Alec presents himself in the media, you'd probably presume him to be a pretty smooth operator in the romance department. But according to Hilaria, their first kiss didn't happen quickly at all.

For the first month and a half of their relationship, Alec kept things formal — literally.

Hilaria revealed that it was six weeks after they started dating before Alec kissed her.

"He shook my hands for six weeks. We’d have the most romantic dinner date, and afterward he’d drop me off at my house and shake my hand..." She told BEACH magazine.

7. They moved in together super quickly.

While some people like to wait quite a while before moving in together, Alec and Hilaria knew they wanted to share a space early on.

Hilaria told BEACH magazine that "Five months into our relationship, we got an apartment together; then we started talking about getting married..."

8. Alec proposed in 2012.

Romance happened fast for these two, and their relationship progressed rather quickly as by April 2012, Baldwin proposed.

They were clearly quite in love and wanted to get married as quickly as possible. They kept the actual engagement rather private, however.

9. They got married two months later.

It wasn't long at all after they got engaged that these two were married.

They tied the knot on June 30, 2012. Their wedding took place at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York City. Many famous guests attended, including Tina Fey.

10. Spanish was incorporated into their wedding.

When the pair were married, outlets reported that Spanish was used throughout the wedding ceremony and that the couple even danced their first dance to "Contigo" by Luis Miguel.

This was a way for the couple to incorporate both of their cultural backgrounds.

11. Their first child was born the next year.

The couple didn't waste much time in starting their family after they got married in 2012.

While Alec already had one daughter, Hilaria became a new mom when they welcomed their daughter, Carmen Gabriela Baldwin, on August 23, 2013.

12. They have four sons.

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Alec and Hilaria have a larger family than most Hollywood couples as they now have five children.

Their newest addition, Eduardo Pau Lucas, was born in September of 2020. They also have three older sons: Rafael Thomas, Leonardo Angel Charles, and Romeo Alejandro David.

13. Hilaria has talked about her experience being a stepmom.

As a child of divorce, let me tell you — step parents don't have an easy job. A while back, Hilaria came under fire after posting family photos on social media.

Many people took issue with the fact that Ireland was noticeably absent.

Hilaria explained why on her Instagram.

"Having a stepchild is a delicate matter. Especially one who is grown. I think my relationship with her has been so successful because I never tried to step in as her mommy."

14. Alec says Hilaria has helped him become a better parent.

Alec comes from an entirely different generation. When he was a kid growing up, the concept of discipline meant something else entirely.

He fully admits that his father instilled in him a very strict parenting style that would often bring about confrontation.

Alec believes that Hilaria has helped his parenting style evolve.

"I'm a lot older, and when I grew up there was none of this bargaining and negotiating you do with kids now. Making them understand. My father was like 'Oh, I'll make you understand!'" he explained during an interview with ELLE Decor.

15. Hilaria has also been very open about suffering from miscarriages.

In an Instagram post, Hilaria said, "I want to be a part of the effort to normalize miscarriage and remove the stigma from it."

She was very candid about her experiences, and being open in this way is definitely refreshing to see.

16. They remain dedicated to one another, even in the face of controversy.

Last year, Hilaria came under fire in the media after sources proved that she had embellished her cultural heritage.

Hilaria claimed to have been born in Spain when in reality she's from Boston.

When asked to comment on the subject, Alec expressed support for his loving wife.

An unnamed source told ET that Alec "unconditionally supports and loves Hilaria in whatever she does and this situation has been no exception."

Supposedly, he was already aware of the fact that she was from Boston.

17. The quarantine period has been difficult for their family.

It was recently brought to light that Alec has been quarantining away from his family in order to help prioritize their safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alec admits that the isolation is difficult at times.

19. Alec and Hilaria love spending their days at the beach as a family.

A quick scroll through either Alec or Hilaria's social media tells you that this is a family that understands the value of having fun in the sun.

Looking at these photos makes me yearn for warmer weather!

20. Alec once challenged Hilaria to a push-up contest on *The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon*.

Fed-up with friends and family accrediting his good health and fitness to Hilaria, Alec decided to put the matter to rest once and for all.

It's certainly one of the more interesting chess matches I've seen play out between husband and wife.