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Hilaria Baldwin attempted to downplay accusations she’s faked being Spanish for years — by issuing a rambling video blaming “labels” and the media for apparently getting her story wrong.
In the more than seven-minute Instagram video, the embattled wife of actor Alec Baldwin clarified that while she was born in Boston, her “nuclear family” lives in Spain.
“Yes, I am a white girl,” Hilaria, who was born Hillary Hayward-Thomas, admits in the video on Sunday. “And let’s be very clear that Europe has a lot of white people in there, and my family is white.”
She continued, “Ethnically, I’m a mix of many, many, many things” — though didn’t clarify whether she in fact had any Spanish ancestry.
“Culturally, I grew up with the two cultures. It really is simple as that,” the mom of five said.
The 36-year-old yoga guru also denied ever lying about her background — even though her agency bio states that she was born on the island of Mallorca, Spain, and older video clips have gone viral showing her speaking with a Spanish accent and fumbling over the word “cucumber.”
“I’ve always said what is true. I’ve always said where I come from, and people want to label you and I have dark hair, I speak two languages,” said Hilaria.
The 36-year-old was accused last week in tweets from Leni Briscoe of carrying out a “decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person.”
In her video, Baldwin — who told “Hola!” magazine that she was born in Spain in the 2018 cover story — threw the blame on journalists.
“In the past, I would get very frustrated when reporters would report this or report that, and I’d try to be very clear — and they’d be like, ‘Oh, you were born in Spain,” she said.
Hilaria also insisted that she’s never claimed that her mother, Dr. Kathryn Hayword, was Spanish — though her IMDB page states otherwise.
“They want to say that I’ve said that my mother is Spanish. My family all live there, and they all speak Spanish and English but I’ve never said my mother is Spanish,” she said of her parents, who moved to Mallorca in 2011 after long careers in New England.
Hilaria explained that she “would use the name Hilaria” with her family and during her time in Spain.
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