The former yoga instructor came under fire in December 2020 amid allegations that she was lying about her Spanish heritage. Hilaria, who is married to Alec Baldwin, later admitted that she was born in Massachusetts, not Spain. She also addressed claims that she faked her accent.
“I was born in Boston and grew up spending time with my family between Massachusetts and Spain. My parents and sibling live in Spain and I chose to live here, in the USA. We celebrate both cultures in our home — Alec and I are raising our children bilingual, just as I was raised,” she said via Instagram. “I am that person, if I’ve been speaking a lot of Spanish, I tend to mix them or if I’m speaking a lot of English I mix that, it’s one of those things I’ve always been insecure about. … Yes, I am a white girl. Europe has a lot of white people in there. My family is white. Ethnically, I am a mix of many many many things. Culturally, I grew up with two cultures. So, it’s really as simple as that.”Back to top