Alec Baldwin: Ex Kim Basinger Is “One of the Most Beautiful Women That Ever Lived”

Despite an acrimonious divorce back in 2002, Alec Baldwin called ex-wife Kim Basinger the most beautiful woman in the world Ron Galella/WireImage.com

Apparently there are no longer any hard feelings between Alec Baldwin and ex-wife Kim Basinger. One of Hollywood's biggest, most glamorous power-couples of the 90s, the stars divorced in 2002 with a memorably bitter court battle, particularly over their daughter Ireland, now a 17-year-old model.

Now happily remarried to wife Hilaria (they celebrate their first wedding anniversary June 30) with a baby due very soon, the 30 Rock actor, 55, recently told Access Hollywood that he thinks Basinger is still, well, hot.

"[Ireland's] mother is obviously one of the most beautiful women that [has] ever lived — and even divorce doesn't muddy my view of that," Baldwin said. "Kim is one of the most beautiful women that ever lived and even Ireland sees that."

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Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria Cindy Ord/Getty

A former model herself, Oscar winner Basinger, 59, serves as a perfect role model for Ireland as she negotiates the worlds of modeling and, maybe, acting and Hollywood, Baldwin mused. "The good news is my daughter is someone who somewhat understands . . . It's hard at that age to have that wisdom that beauty comes and goes."

These days, the NYC-based Emmy winner is prepping for baby number two (another girl) with his yoga-instructor wife, 28 — and shaking his head from time to time. "I never imagined I would be sitting at a table with my wife having a baby and I have a daughter that's almost 18 years old," he admitted. "It's bizarre."

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