Rumors and speculation have shrouded Hilaria and Alec Baldwin as they await the birth of their seventh child together. After the couple met by chance at a New York restaurant in 2011, the actor and then-yoga teacher hit it off and married in 2012, per Us Weekly. With the birth of their first child in 2013, Hilaria and Alec quickly expanded their family with a total of six children by 2021 (seven including Alec’s daughter from his previous marriage, Ireland).
But everything in Alec’s life changed on the set of his movie Rust in October 2021 when his gun reportedly accidentally fired a bullet. This tragically led to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Criminal charges over the Rust shooting are pending, according to Fox News, while police await analysis of forensic evidence. So all eyes were on the Baldwins.
In March 2022, Hilaria and Alec announced that Hilaria was pregnant. But with continued press coverage of the Rust investigation, the look of Hilaria and Alec’s announcement raised suspicions online. In response, Hilaria now surprisingly comments on the rumors.
Hilaria Baldwin shares evidence debunking the false baby rumors
After their pregnancy announcement, Hilaria and Alec Baldwin’s happy news quickly became fodder for the rumor mill. BuzzFeed reported that a community on Reddit accused Hilaria of wearing a fake baby bump in photos. But on August 10, Hilaria actually starred in the online gossip. In a mirror selfie she posted to her Instagram Story, Hilaria wears a floor-length maternity dress that features her wide-spaced baby bump at the front and center.
“My friends made a good point about my tummy… It kinda looks fake… like I ate a ball,” Hilaria wrote, with a crying-laughing emoji at the end. “I think the psycho-conspiracy theorists on the internet who have way too much time on their hands are pretty much right about this.” She then jokingly encouraged people to theorize “what kind of ball that was [she] eaten”, including a ball of chocolate. In a later story post, Hilaria captured what appeared to be her baby kicking her stomach. She wrote of the video: “As an analytical Capricorn, I must point out a flaw in the chocolate ball theory. It is moving.”
So…conspiracy theory debunked? Hilaria has spoken out about her experience with miscarriages in the past, so the couple was clearly serious about conceiving. Additionally, a gynecologist told Health that pregnant stomachs “come in all different shapes and sizes,” so Hilaria’s unique belly shape doesn’t necessarily mean she wears a silicone baby bump placeholder.