Alec Baldwin kept his head down in the Hamptons amid wife Hilaria’s Spanish accent controversy.
The author was met with intense speculation that she was ‘faking’ her heritage – and left fans shocked after confirming her name is actually Hillary and she was born in Boston, not Majorca.
Addressing social media followers, the 36-year-old explained that she often puts ‘her’ accent on in different scenarios.
The 30 Rock actor rushed to his wife’s defence amid backlash online, blasting critics as ‘ridiculous’.
Following the move, the 62-year-old was spotted attempting to go under the radar as he made his way around the Hamptons.
He was pictured getting into the front seat of a car, donning a black top and dark grey trousers for the day, coupled with a navy coat.
Alec’s appearance comes after a mounting discussion over wife Hilaria’s heritage – with questions raised over whether she had been faking her Spanish accent.
Former classmates appeared to chime in, pointing towards inconsistencies in her stories, with a biography stating she was born in Majorca and raised in Boston.
Hitting back at speculation, the star cleared things up in a video on her Instagram page, telling fans: ‘I was born in Boston and grew up spending time with my family between Massachusetts and Spain. My parents and siblings live in Spain and I chose to live here, in the USA.
‘We celebrate both cultures in our home – Alec and I are raising our children bilingual, just as I was raised. This is very important to me. I understand that my story is a little different, but it is mine, and I’m very proud of it.
‘Let’s be very clear that Europe has a lot of white people in there and my family is white. Ethnically, I am a mix of many, many, many things. Culturally, I grew up with two cultures so it’s really as simple as that.
‘Yeah I’m a different kind of Bostonian but that’s who I am, and you kind of can’t change your background – nor would I want to – I’m really, really proud of who I am.’
Alec later addressed the controversy in a lengthy video on his own page, without naming his wife.
‘We live in a world now where we’re hidden behind the anonymity of social media,’ he said. ‘People feel that they can say anything. They can say anything. They probably would like to do anything if they weren’t at risk of getting caught and going to prison.
‘Because they can’t do that, because that involves real commitment to do something, to express those feelings, they say things, no profile picture very often, sometimes yes, no identifying features there, hidden behind the anonymity of social media, they want to just shoot it all over you and spray it all over you, their venom and their hate.’
‘And you have to consider the source. 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.’
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