From Vanity Fair:
After a long-simmering Twitter controversy about the authenticity of her Spanish accent, the yoga instructor issued a lengthy statement. Her husband Alec Baldwin also came to her defense on social media.
BY EMILY KIRKPATRICK
DECEMBER 28, 2020
Hilaria Baldwin addressed some lingering questions over her name, accent, and professed Spanish heritage over the weekend after a Twitter user sparked an online investigation last week, writing, “You have to admire Hilaria Baldwin’s commitment to her decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person.”
In a 2018 cover interview, the yoga instructor told Hola! magazine that she was born in Spain and “has made certain to raise her children with her native language, Spanish.” Her biography on her agency’s website also claims, “Baldwin was born in Mallorca, Spain and raised in Boston, Massachusetts.” She also regularly speaks with a Spanish accent and during a cooking segment on the Today show seemed to forget the English word for cucumber.
However, in response to the viral tweet calling her Spanish ancestry into question, a number of people claiming to be Hilaria’s former high school classmates came forward to clarify that her name is, in fact, Hillary Hayword-Thomas, she grew up in Massachusetts, and while she’s a very nice girl, she is not Spanish. … Both her parents, Dr. Kathryn Hayword and David Thomas, do currently reside in Mallorca after moving there in 2011.
… “Yes I am a white girl, my family is white…Europe has a lot of white people in them.”
Spaniards aren’t white now? How does this work exactly? Does anybody have a list?
Maybe Alec is just driven mad with passion by his wife speaking with a Spanish accent, like Gomez Adams can’t control his amour when Morticia speaks French?