Hilaria Baldwin is speaking about the bittersweet birth of her daughter, Lucia. The yoga instructor and husband, Alec Baldwin, recently welcomed the newest addition to their family via surrogate and although it was a joyous occasion, the birth of their sixth child was also a stong reminder of the two miscarriages Hilaria suffered in 2019. She opened up about their expanding family, and the grief she and Alec experienced, in an Instagram post on Thursday.
"Our hearts are filled with so much gratitude," she captioned a photo of Lucia lying beside her brother, Eduardo, who was born in September. "The Baldwinitos craved so much to have a little sister."
Hilaria recalled losing her unborn daughter in November 2019 after four months of pregnancy. Seven months prior she had also lost a baby.
"There isn’t a day that goes by where we don’t ache for our daughter," Hilaria wrote. "When I found out our baby had died, I told our children that their sister was going to come, just not at that time. Nothing will ever replace her, but two wonderful souls have come into our lives, and we are humbled to know them. Our children were brave during our time of tremendous grief—braver than us...and they held out hope."
Hilaria and Alec, who also share daughter Carmen Gabriela, 6, and sons Romeo, almost 2, Leonardo, 3, and Rafael, 4, announced Lucia's birth on Monday. The news was met with mixed reactions. While many were excited for the couple, others criticized them for having so many children. Some also expressed confusion as to how there could be two births just five months apart. The comments eventually garnered a heated reaction from Alec, who snapped at an Instagram user then quit Twitter.
"You should shut the f*** up and mind your own business," he wrote in reply to one commenter who said he and Hilaria were "begging for clickbait."
Shortly after, Alec shared a video to Instagram explaining his decision to deactivate his Twitter account.
"The problem with Twitter is, it's a lot of haters," he shared. "It's one-third interesting posts ... one-third tedious, puerile nonsense, and then it's one-third abject hatred and malice and unpleasantness."
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