It looks like congratulations are in order for Hilaria and Alec Baldwin — and we definitely didn’t see this announcement coming! Less than six months after their son, Eduardo, was born, the two have welcomed their sixth child. Forget two under 2 — how about two under 1?
Hilaria shared the news with an Instagram photo of all her kids.
Simply captioning the snapshot "7" — which may have referred to her own six children plus Alec’s adult daughter, Ireland Baldwin — Hilaria looked happy to be surrounded by all of her little ones, with a brand-new baby in her lap. Considering this is the first that we’ve heard of any of this, it’s a bit of a surprising announcement for sure.
This news is especially unexpected because Hilaria’s youngest child is only 5 months old.
Just by doing simple math, we can tell that Hilaria was never pregnant this time around. It seems she and Alec opted to use a surrogate instead, which means that her surrogate would have been pregnant before baby Edu was ever born — whoa! Or maybe the baby was adopted? We’re definitely going to need the full story on this.
Back in November, she told People that "it feels very much like we’re done" having kids — confessing she was "so tired" from trying to keep up with her large brood, especially during lockdown — but clearly, she changed her mind!
Eduardo was born in September.
At the time, Hilaria posted a sweet photo from the hospital of her and Alec cradling their newborn son, writing, "We had a baby last night. He is perfect, and we couldn’t be happier."
Later, she added that they’d chosen to name him Eduardo Pau Lucas Baldwin. "His name means ‘wealthy guardian of peace and light,’" Hilaria said.
This news comes on the heels of Hilaria’s fake accent scandal.
At the end of 2020, Hilaria came under fire when fans noticed that she didn’t seem to have a Spanish accent during certain interviews but did in others — and accused her of faking her Spanish heritage because she grew up in the US.
It all seems to have died down by now, and we don’t doubt all that negative press caused Hilaria to think twice about sharing her baby news while her family was still expecting.
Congrats to Hilaria and Alec!
This new baby certainly has no shortage of older siblings, between Ireland, 25; Leonardo, 4; Carmen, 7; Rafael, 5; Romeo, 2; and Eduardo. Our fingers are crossed that the couple will share more details about their little one. We need to know exactly how this happened — and the new baby’s name, of course.