Hilaria Baldwin, born in January 1984 as Hillary Lynn Hayward-Thomas, grew up in Boston and attended The Cambridge School of Weston. She later enrolled and graduated from New York University. During her time at the institution, she was a part of their ballroom dance team.
In 2009, Baldwin cofounded a yoga studio in New York City with Mike Patton called Yoga Vida. The establishment’s success led to the creation of three additional locations opening across the big apple.
Beginning in 2014, the businesswoman periodically appeared on Extra as a lifestyle correspondent. She also authored her book, The Living Clearly Method, in 2016 and launched her podcast, “Mom Brain,” in 2017 with daphne oz.
She married Alec Baldwin in 2012 and they later welcomed seven children together: Carmen, Rafael, Leonardo, Romeo, Eduardo, Lucia and Ilaria. In 2019, she revealed she suffered two miscarriages before welcoming her youngest two daughters with the 30 Rock alum. The yoga instructor is also stepmother to Alec’s daughter Ireland, whom he shares with ex-wife Kim Basinger.
Hilaria later came under fire in December 2020 following criticism that she allegedly faked her Spanish origins, which she fought back by claiming that she never said she was from Spain.