Hilaria Baldwin responds to accusations that she's pretending to be Spanish: 'Yes, I am a white girl'

Alec Baldwin's wife, Hilaria Baldwin, took to social media on Sunday addressing critics. (Photo: Bruce Glikas / WireImage)
Hilaria Baldwin responds to claims that she was caring for the wrong person as a Spaniard.
The 36-year-old Living Clearly Method writer took to Instagram Sunday morning to discuss the viral allegations surfaced on social media that the former yoga teacher is a white American named Hillary, who was born in Boston.
Actor Alec Baldwin's wife, dressed in vacation pajamas and with a bare face, shared a nearly 7.5-minute video of herself trying to explain her background.
"I've seen Chatter challenge my identity and culture online. This is something I take very seriously, and for those who ask - I'll repeat my story as I've done many times," said Baldwin, "I was born in Boston and grew up with my family between Massachusetts and Spain. My parents and siblings live in Spain and I made the decision to live here in the United States."
Regarding her five children with Baldwin, who were given Spanish names, she stated that she and her husband "celebrate both cultures in our home."
She added, “Alec and I raise our children bilingual, just like I grew up. This is very important to me. I understand my story is a little different, but it's mine and I'm very proud of it. "
Claims of Baldwin's misrepresented legacy surfaced on Twitter last week and quickly went viral.
Archived videos soon surfaced of Baldwin slipping in and out with a Spanish accent, including one who, despite her childhood in Massachusetts, didn't know how to say the word "cucumber".
In the Instagram video, Baldwin claimed she tried frequently to clear up misunderstandings about her legacy, but said reporters often misinterpreted it.
"I've tried to be clear in the past, but people don't always report and say what you say," she told her followers. “I would use the name Hillary in this country. In Spain I would use the name Hilaria. I'm more likely to identify as Hilaria because that's what my family calls me. "
Baldwin said she grew up between cultures and speaks both languages. However, she admitted that she is not sure whether she has always bridged the two identities well.
“Yes, I'm a white girl ... Europe has a lot of white people there. My family is white. Ethnically, I'm a mix of many, many things, ”she said. “Culturally, I grew up with two cultures. It really is that simple. "
Baldwin went on to say that in the past she was very frustrated when reporters covered various things about her and tried to label her legacy as one or the other. "I'm a different kind of Bostonian, but I am, and you kind of can't change your background. I wouldn't want to either. I'm really, really proud of myself and all of my different experiences."
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