Hilaria Baldwin is an American-Spanish dancer turned Yoga instructor who co-owns Yoga Vida, a yoga studio. Apart from this, she is an author and an actress who couldn’t leave a remark in acting. Further, Baldwin has also made her name in the showbiz industry working as a correspondent on the Television show “Extra”. But, her career journey isn’t the thing that has gained her fame and popularity. It’s her relationship with actor Alec Baldwin that helped her hog the limelight.
Who is Hilaria Baldwin?
Hilaria Lynn Thomas aka Hilaria Baldwin was born on 6th January 1984 in Mallorca, Spain. She was born to an American father and Spanish mother whose identity isn’t known. Baldwin spent the early days of her life in Spain and later moved to Boston, Massachusetts with her family. When she was just two years old, her parents admitted her to dance school. At the age of five, she became a vegetarian by her choice.
As a child, she had an interest in ballet, flamenco, and gymnastics. By the age of 13, she was already an accomplished dancer and took part in the International Latin Ballroom Dance Competition. As for her alma maters, Hilaria Baldwin graduated with a degree in art history and dance from New York University.
Hilaria Baldwin started her career as a professional dancer. However, she had to give up her career as a dancer as she suffered from a broken leg and hip after a bad fall. She had also struggled with anorexia and bulimia which affected her name while working as a professional dancer. At that time she was attending New York University. She explained:
‘A long-simmering struggle with anorexia and bulimia began to hold me firmly in its grip, By the time I was 20 years old, my 5 foot 3 frame was at least 20 lbs under a healthy weight. My nails were brittle, my hair was falling out, my period was MIA, and my energy had tanked. I was miserable and desperate to feel better.”
Subsequently, she took yoga classes and pursued her career as a yoga instructor. In 2010, she co-founded Yoga Vida, a yoga studio. The studio offers yoga classes at a reasonable price. Yoga Vida was first established in Union Square and Noho in New York. The venture has now been expanded in Tribeca and Dumbo as well. The fitness and yoga expert has also launched a work out DVD titled ‘@ Home with Hilaria Baldwin: Fit Mommy-to-BE Prenatal Yoga’.
Besides working as a yoga instructor and dancer, Hailie Baldwin has also tried her hands in acting. In 2016, she shared the screen with her husband Alice in the movie Nightcap. Baldwin also appeared on the TV show ‘Extra’ – a program covering the fashion and fitness news. Further, Hailie Baldwin is an author too. She has penned a book titled ‘The Living Clearly Method: 5 Principles for a Fit Body, Healthy Mind and Joyful Life.’ The book was launched on December 27, 2016. The book is all about the ways to maintain a balance between mind and body and living a healthy life. In the book, she has discussed her struggle as a dancer with anorexia and bulimia and how she found peace with both food and her body.
Despite her prominence fame as a yoga guru, it’s her relationship with Alec Baldwin that has made her everyone’s favorite in the industry.
Love Life and Wedding Affairs
Love stories can start anywhere, in any situation irrespective of time and place. The same thing happened in the case of Alec and Hilaria. Hilaria Baldwin met Alec for the first time at the Pure Food and Wine restaurant in Manhattan in February 2011. Her beauty attracted Alec the first time he saw her. Alec couldn’t resist himself approaching Hilaria and gave her his card after chatting for a while. Hilaria felt hesitant to call him but ended up calling him when her friends encouraged her to do so. Eventually, things worked and they started dating afterward.
Love sees no age and Hilaria and Baldwin have proved it. Though there is a huge age gap of 26 years between the couple, it has been never been a problem for them from the starting. After dating for some months, Baldwin moved to Alec’s place and they started living together in Greenwich village.
The couple got engaged in April 2012 a year and a half after they met. After getting engaged in April, they decided to take the wedding vows on June 17, 2012. Their private wedding ceremony was held at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, New York. With marriage, Hilaria became the step-mother to Ireland Baldwin, Alec’s daughter which he shares with his ex-wife Kim Basinger. Their union has blessed them with four children and is expecting the fifth one together.
Hilaria Baldwin’s Children
Hilaria Baldwin and Alec were blessed with their first baby Carmen Gabriella Baldwin on August 23, 2013. Likewise, they again embraced the parenthood on June 17, 2015, when they gave birth to their second child Rafael Thomas Baldwin. They went on to expand their family and welcomed their third child Leonardo Angel Charles Baldwin on September 12, 2016. Hilaria seems to be very much fond of kids. She again gave birth to their fourth child Romeo in May 2018.
Further, the couple is again expecting their fifth child together. Hilaria announced her pregnancy on her Instagram post in September this year after she suffered a miscarriage in April. She shared the heartbeat of the unborn with the caption that wrote on Instagram:
‘It is still very early but we have learned that there is a little person inside of me. The sound of this strong heart makes me so happy – especially because of the loss we experienced in the spring. We went to share this news as we are excited and don’t want to hide the pregnancy.”
In the same post, she asked the media not to stalk her for baby bump pictures.
Hilaria Baldwin was grown up in a bilingual culture as her mother was Spanish and her father was an American. So, she makes sure that her children also learn both cultures.
Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin: Wedding Vows Renewal
On their fifth anniversary, Hilaria Baldwin and Alec renewed their wedding vows. Her husband Alec Baldwin approached her to renew the vows. Their second wedding was held in July 2017, at Wolfer Estate Winery, Hamptons, New York. The duo stood in the rustic ceremony to reclaim their love in the presence of friends and family members. Hilaria extremely loving her life as a wife and a mother. For her, for a successful marriage, both the partners should continuously be working to make their marriage work out. In an interview, she remarked her marriage as:
“Marriage is something you are constantly working on, and it’s wonderful thing to celebrate, which we are doing, and it’s also a wonderful thing to go, ‘Hey, I am still in this, I’m still doing this, and we met a lot of people since then so we have to include them.”
Alec’s success has never overshadowed Hilaria. Moreover, Hilaria stands behind Alec as a rock during ups and downs in his life.
Baldwin’s Husband Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin born as Alexander Rae Baldwin is an actor, writer, producer, comedian, and political activist. He started his career in early 1980 with the soap opera “The Doctors”. However, he gained recognition after he landed a role in CBS soap opera “Knot’s Landing”. His performance in the drama earned him other ventures including Joe Orton’s Loot. With Loot, he made his Broadway debut in 1986. Following year, he made his big-screen debut with the movie Forever, Lulu.
His solid portfolio includes movies such as The Marrying Man, The Shadow, The Aviator, The Departed, Beetlejuice, Working Girl, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, and many more on the list. Besides, he has also hosted radio series ‘The New York Philharmonic This Week’. He has also hosted the show ‘Here’s the Thing’ interviewing renowned figures like Michael Douglas and Ed Rollins. Apart from this, Alec has written a book named ‘Nevertheless: A Memoir’ in 2007. The book was published by HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio.
How Rich is Hilaria Baldwin?
The dancer turned yoga instructor Hilaria Baldwin must have earned a huge amount from her career. However, her annual salary and net earnings are not known to the public yet. It will only be known if Hilaria herself will reveal it to the public. Nevertheless, there’s no doubt she is a millionaire. On the other hand, Alec’s net worth is estimated to be around USD 65 million.