Salma Hayek responds to Hilaria Baldwin’s heritage controversy: ‘We all lie a bit bit’

Salma Hayek is defending Hilaria Baldwin. (Photo: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Salma Hayek is defending Hilaria Baldwin. (Photo: Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis by way of Getty Images)

Salma Hayek thought final month’s controversy over Hilaria Baldwin’s roots was “crazy,” however she’s not all that enthusiastic about it.

Baldwin was accused by a Twitter person of getting faked a Spanish heritage, though she’s really a white lady born in Boston. While Baldwin confirmed that each of these issues are true, she additionally defined that her love of and familiarity with Spain is real. For occasion, she mentioned her household hung out there when she was rising up. They spoke Spanish of their home and ate Spanish meals. Later, she modified her first title from Hillary to Hilaria, and most of her household has since moved to the Spanish island of Mallorca.

Hayek, who’s Mexican-American, addressed the topic throughout an look on SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live.

“We all lie a little bit. She makes my friend happy,” Hayek mentioned of Alec Baldwin, with whom she co-starred on seven episodes of the NBC sitcom 30 Rock in 2009 and 2013. “She’s a good… she fooled me because she’s such a good mother and she has five [kids].”

The Baldwins, who married in 2012, share 5 younger youngsters.

“And you know, I don’t care,” Hayek continued. “She… I’m sorry. I know. I don’t mean to betray or hurt anybody’s feelings. And I don’t know if it’s right or if it’s wrong and, I don’t, I’m not gonna judge somebody just because of that one thing.”

Hayek famous her personal background and mentioned that, in a roundabout way, she’s flattered.

“I feel honor that somebody wants to be, their alter ego it’s to be like something that is similar to my roots. It makes me feel proud that people are inspired because, you know, I am Mexican-Lebanese, but my grandparents, my ancestors on my mother’s side are Spanish,” she mentioned. “I think she’s smart to want to be Spanish. We’re cool. You know, it’s a bizarre story. It is a bizarre story, but don’t we all create our own character in life? I mean, this might be extreme. OK. I don’t care. She’s not, not a bad person, not a bad person, a good person, a good mother and a good wife. She makes my friend happy. She’s very kind to me. And that’s all I care about.”

Baldwin herself responded to the criticism on social media when it first surfaced.

She additionally gave an interview to the New York Times.

“The things I have shared about myself are very clear,” Baldwin advised the newspaper in December. “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. 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.”

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