Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria are ‘living in separate houses’ so that the actor can quarantine away from his family amid ‘concerns about COVID’, it has been reported in the wake of ongoing scandal over the yoga teacher’s fake Spanish heritage.
The 62-year-old SNL star is said to be staying at a rented house in Amagansett – an upmarket neighborhood that is located around a mile away from his East Hamptons estate, where his wife and children have been staying since she was first accused of faking her European background.
Unlike Hilaria – real name Hillary Hayward-Thomas – who has attempted to remain under the radar since heading out to the Hamptons amid the scandal last month, Alec has been traveling back and forth between the Long Island neighborhood and New York City so he can continue working.
New home: Alec Baldwin is understood to be living in this rented Hamptons home so he can quarantine away from his wife Hilaria and their five children amid concerns over COVID
End of the road: The 62-year-old was seen on the side of the road near his Hamptons home on Tuesday after his vintage BMW broke down, leaving him stranded
Solo: Reports that the SNL star is living away from his Boston-born wife (seen driving around the Hamptons) come amid ongoing scandal over her faked Spanish heritage
Safety first: Hilaria – whose real name is Hillary Hayward-Thomas – is understood to still be living in the family’s East Hamptons property with the couple’s five children
A source told Page Six that he rented a second home in the Hamptons so that he can quarantine away from his family while he continues to travel into the city for work.
It is unclear why that decision has only just been taken given that the couple had been residing together both in the Hamptons and in their Manhattan apartment as recently as the beginning of January.
The Glengarry Glen Ross actor said last month in an Instagram post that balancing his home life and his work life has not been ‘a lot of fun’ as he racks up miles working amid the ongoing pandemic.
‘I’m here in this guesthouse that’s near our house, that I’m staying in when I’m quarantining,’ he said. ‘I go into New York and work a little bit and come back and have to quarantine here for a few days.’
However the couple has been seen together since then.
Alec and Hilaria were last pictured together on January 2, when they were seen enjoying a stroll on the grounds of their East Hamptons estate alongside their kids and the family’s two nannies.
Out: The mother to five was seen behind the wheel of a large black SUV while she drove through the affluent seaside neighborhood
Relaxed: She had her brunette tresses in a ponytail as she was behind the wheel
At one point she put on a large set of Beats headphones as her matching protective face mask was worn down on her chin
The SNL star was seen wrapping his arms around his wife as they took in some fresh air, with Hilaria cradling their youngest child Edu in a carrier on her chest.
It was reported at the time that Alec had been doing his best to keep his wife’s spirits up in the wake of the furious controversy that erupted following a viral Twitter thread that made accusations about how Hilaria had been misrepresenting her background for years.
Posted by an anonymous user, the tweets began, ‘You have to admire Hilaria Baldwin’s commitment to her decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person.’
It was liked 20,000 times and led to dozens of people finding examples of Baldwin using a Spanish accent, a jarring contrast to her childhood in Boston where she was known as Hillary and considered white by her classmates.
Several videos of Hilaria’s past TV appearances resurfaced showing her commitment to a Spanish accent, including one Today show segment during which she seemingly forgot the English word for ‘cucumber’.
A number of Hilaria’s former classmates also came forward to confirm that she was in fact raised in Weston, Massachusetts, by professor parents – and did not have a hint of a Spanish accent during her childhood and teen years.
‘I went to high school with her. Genuinely lovely person, I recall, but fully a white girl from Cambridge,’ one wrote.
Upset: Just last week it was reported that the couple are ‘very upset’ that her alleged Spanish heritage has come under scrutiny
Happier times: The yoga teacher, 36, who had long played up her links to Spain, has been ‘deeply affected’ that heritage is now ‘being questioned,’ a source told Entertainment Tonight. The couple seen here in 2019
Alec lept to his wife’s defense in the wake of the claims, taking a thinly-veiled swipe at her critics on Twitter in the week after the thread was first posted.
‘You have to kind of hack your way through the debris of Twitter,’ he wrote. ‘Twitter is just a vast orchard of cr**. There’s things that have been said lately about people that I love, that I care about deeply, which are ridiculous. I mean, just ridiculous.’
However it appears he is now having to comfort her from a distance after the actor took up residence in a separate home.
Both Alec and Hilaria were photographed separately in the Hamptons area on Tuesday; the actor was spotted on the side of the road after his vintage BMW broke down, leaving him stranded – before a male friend came to his rescue.
Meanwhile, a somber-looking Hilaria was seen making a solo outing that same day in her first public sighting since reports of her husband’s rented quarantine first came to light.
Hilaria was seen driving around the upmarket neighborhood by herself in a large black SUV, wearing a face mask around her chin and a large pair of headphones over her ears.
The couple are parents to five children – daughter Carmen, seven, and sons Rafael, five, Leonardo, four, Romeo, two, and Eduardo, four months.
Just last week it was reported that the couple are ‘very upset’ that her alleged Spanish heritage has come under scrutiny.
‘I feel bad for what she’s going through’: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley (L) defended exposed culture vulture Hillary ‘Hilaria’ Baldwin (R) on Saturday following her Spanish scandal
The yoga teacher, who had long played up her purported links to Spain, has been ‘deeply affected’ that heritage is now ‘being questioned,’ a source told Entertainment Tonight on Monday.
However her Saturday Night Live star husband ‘unconditionally supports and loves Hilaria in whatever she does,’ the source claimed.
Ironically, Alec is the only one of the couple who has ever explicitly stated his wife was Spanish, telling David Letterman in 2013 ‘my wife is from Spain’ in a now viral clip from his talk show.
Meanwhile The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley defended the exposed culture vulture last Saturday following the scandal.
‘I feel bad for what she’s going through at the moment. I don’t think she deserves it. I’ve had so much scrutiny over the way I speak,’ the 44-year-old Beverly Beach designer – who boasts 1.1M social media followers – wrote via Instastory.
‘I’ve learned to ignore all the noise but at first it was really hurtful. I’m sure all of this backlash has been hard on her. I don’t know her but I’ve followed her for years and I hope she’s back on social media soon.
‘I would love to see less trolling and bullying on social media in 2021. If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.’
The influencer has yet to apologize or admit any fault over the public’s perception that she was born and raised in Majorca after a Twitter thread from Leni Briscoe went viral.
Hillary has since clarified she was born and raised in Boston’s posh Beacon Hill district to parents (who moved to Spain in 2011) with deep roots in the United States.
Baldwin even went as far as to blame her agency CAA and ¡Hola! magazine for mistakenly referring to her as Spanish in an interview with the New York Times last month.
‘I’m a white girl’: Hillary has since clarified she was born and raised in Boston’s posh Beacon Hill district to parents (who moved to Spain in 2011) with deep roots in the United States
‘In case there was any question about mi cultura upbringing’: Baldwin even went as far as to blame her agency CAA and ¡Hola! magazine for mistakenly referring to her as Spanish in an interview with the New York Times last Wednesday
‘Home is where my parents are going to be,’ the Mom Brain podcaster bizarrely explained. ‘If my parents move to China, I am going to go to China and say, “I’m going home.”‘
But as far back as 2011, Hillary perpetuated her fictional heritage by tweeting that she was a ‘Spanish yoga teacher.’
As recent as two months ago, Baldwin’s husband Alec told Aaron and Rohit’s Hopeless Show ‘my wife is from Spain’ and he said the same on Late Show with David Letterman in 2013.
‘Gracias corazón’: As far back as 2011, the Mom Brain podcaster perpetuated her fictional heritage by tweeting that she was a ‘Spanish yoga teacher’
Duped? As recent as two months ago, Baldwin’s husband Alec told Aaron and Rohit’s Hopeless Show ‘my wife is from Spain’ and he said the same on Late Show with David Letterman in 2013
CAN’T KEEP TRACK OF HER OWN STORY: HILARIA’S LATEST CONTRADICTIONS
How she met Alec:
Hilaria claimed that she told husband Alec from the off that she was from Boston despite his now infamous 2013 Letterman interview in which he claimed she is Spanish.
‘My wife is from Spain,’ the 62-year-old had said.
‘I walked by him,’ Hilaria told the Times of meeting Alec in a vegan restaurant in 2011.
‘He said, “Where are you from?” And I said, “I’m from Boston.” That was the first thing I said, that has always been my narrative.’
Yet, two years later, Alec was on Letterman saying she was from Spain, which she did not give an explaination for.
Why her Spanish accent changes:
Hilaria says that despite being raised in Boston, she speaks in English with a Spanish accent depending on her emotions at the time.
The Today Show incident:
The 36-year-old also claimed she was confused about the word for cucumber on the ‘Today Show’ because she was nervous to be on live TV for one of the first times.
Yet she is clearly heard asking for the word in English.
How much time she has spent in Spain:
Hilaria now says that she was born in Boston but started to visit Spain annually as a baby, implying she only vacationed in the country.
She has previously only spoken about the Spanish island Mallorca where her parents and older brother like but not claims to have spent most of their family vacation time on mainland Spain in Madrid, Seville and Valencia.
She told the Times that Spain ‘was part of my childhood’ but could not say how much time she had spent there in total.
Claim she went to school in Spain:
‘Sometimes there was school involved. Sometimes it was vacation. It was such a mix, mishmash, is that the right word? Like a mix of different things.’
In the interview, Hilaria suggested that she went to school in Spain but there is not evidence of this.
Her move to NYC:
The story she told the New York Times leaves ambiguity on whether she moved to New York from Spain as she has previously said or whether she moved from another part of the US.
‘I was born in Boston. I spent time in Boston and in Spain. My family now lives in Spain. I moved to New York when I was 19 years old and I have lived here ever since,’ she told the Times.
‘For me, I feel like I have spent 10 years sharing that story over and over again. And now it seems like it’s not enough.’
Yet Hilaria had previously said she moved from Spain.
Profiles stating she was born in Spain:
Hilaria alleges that she did not know that magazine ¡Hola! had written that she is Spanish as she does not read pieces about herself.
And claims that talent organization Creative Artists Agency must have pulled their bio that states she was born in Mallorca, Spain, from the internet without fact checking.