Alec Baldwin is setting the record straight by explaining “why” he and his pregnant wife Hilaria Baldwin have such a huge family. “People comment about how many children we have and ask why,” the actor, 64, captioned an Instagram video Sunday.
“This is why,” he continued. “The thing in this life that matters most to me are these people.”
Baldwin, a soon-to-be dad of eight children, is in good company.
The actor and his wife Hilaria presently have six kids together: Eduardo and Lucia, 1, Carmen, 8, Rafael, 7, Leonardo, 5, and Romeo, 4. Later this year, they will welcome a second girl into the world.
Ireland, a daughter born in Baldwin’s first marriage to model Kim Basinger, is 26 years old.
However, the Saturday Night Live comedian has taken some heat for having such a large family.
One critic tweeted: “It’s not always the middle class or poor….. Alec Baldwin (actor) is preparing to have his SEVENTH child!!! And Elon Musk has SIX. WTF is going on here?”
Another wrote: “Do these people not consider the environmental issues of having such large families?”
A third described the actor’s large family as “completely irresponsible”.
Baldwin has now clarified his motivation for wanting to welcome more children into the world.
This Thursday, the 64-year-old actor posted a video of his two youngest kids, Eduardo and Mara Luca, who are both one-year-olds, on Instagram.
The kids, who are wearing pajamas, can be seen interacting with their mother, Hilaria while drinking milk in the video.
Baldwin captioned the sweet post: “People comment about how many children we have and ask why. This is why. The thing in this life that matters most to me are these people.”