Hilaria Baldwin's sister-in-law, Chynna Phillips, is defending her after years of being exposed for falsifying her Spanish identity, despite being born in Boston and saying, "She's a good woman and neither of us is perfect."
Phillips, who won the hit & # 39; Hold On & # 39; in 1990 with her girl group Wilson Phillips. wrote, spoke on Tuesday on her Christian YouTube series California Preaching.
& # 39; I feel awful. Who throws the first stone at my sweet sister-in-law? She is a good woman and you know none of us are perfect. We all have problems and we all have our own thing, ”she said.
'This is likely to be an awkward and embarrassing time for Alec and Hilaria. I texted Alec the whole time to make sure he was okay and when he needed something, ”she said on Tuesday.
Phillips is with William & # 39; Billy & # 39; Baldwin married to the actor brother of Hilaria's husband Alec Baldwin.
In the controversy, 36-year-old Hilaria, who she shares with Alec with five children, has come under fire for acting like a Spanish woman, faking a Spanish accent when speaking English, and pretending in a live television interview, Not knowing the English word & # 39; cucumber & # 39 ;.
Hilaria Baldwin's sister-in-law, Chynna Phillips, defended her on a YouTube video on Tuesday, saying, “I feel terrible. Who throws the first stone at my sweet sister-in-law? She is a good woman and you know none of us are perfect. "
Hilaria was shown for the first time since she had to admit she was born in Boston rather than the Spanish island of Mallorca when she was walking in the Hamptons with her children and husband Alec Baldwin on Saturday
Phillips is with William & # 39; Billy & # 39; Baldwin (together above in 2010), the brother of Hilaria's husband Alec Baldwin
She has admitted that she was born in Boston to American parents, not as previously claimed in Mallorca, Spain. She later blamed misinformed media reports for the confusion.
A resurfaced blog post from her father in 2015 shows that she got her love for Spain from her father, who wrote: “My path in life has been heavily influenced by the Spanish language and culture, not because I have an iota of Latin American Got blood in my veins. & # 39;
Her father, David L. Thomas Jr., wrote about his fascination with Spain on the website of International Integrator, the company he and his wife Dr. Kathryn Hayward founded.
In the Post, he claims he had a "life changing" encounter with a Spanish priest on a train to Madrid, and that man became a friend who helped him "immerse himself thoroughly in Spanish life and culture".
When he and Hayward retired in 2011, they moved to the Spanish island of Mallorca. Hilaria was then 27 years old.
A newly emerged W-4 document from 2009 reveals that Hilaria made two attempts to get her own name right and her first attempt at spelling her name was after writing Hilaria, the Spanish version of & # 39; Hillary & # 39 ;, had adopted her name for years.
Hilaria's parents David L. Thomas Jr. and Dr. Kathryn Hayward moved to the Spanish island of Mallorca after retiring in 2011 when Hilaria was 27 years old
A resurfaced blog post from her father in 2015 shows that she got her love for Spain from her father, who wrote: “My path in life has been heavily influenced by the Spanish language and culture, not because I have an iota of Latin American Got blood in my veins & # 39;
Hilaria revealed the truth about her upbringing in a sprawling Instagram video on Sunday, saying, “Yes, I'm a white girl. I am a white girl Let us be very clear that there are many white people in Europe and my family is white. Ethnically, I'm a mix of many, many, many things. Culturally, I grew up with two cultures so it really is that simple. & # 39;
The document shows that on her second attempt, she finally settled on Hillary L. Hayward-Thomas – the name she was born with.
She was pictured for the first time since she had to admit she was born in Boston while walking in the Hamptons with her children and husband on Saturday.
The online frenzy of Hilaria's legacy was sparked on December 21 when a woman tweeted, "You must admire Hilaria Baldwin's commitment to her decades of grift posing as a Spaniard."
Hilaria didn't seem to lose a hint of an accent last week when she went to Instagram Live to clarify the issue.
Family outing: Alec put a protective arm around his wife as she carried her youngest child in a sling for a walk in the Hamptons on Saturday
Hilaria was joined by at least three of her other children and two nannies before Alec joined them in the Hamptons on Saturday
Following allegations that she "faked" her Spanish heritage, Hilaria Baldwin confessed that her real name is Hillary and that she was actually born in Boston, not Mallorca
While Hilaria has long described her mother as Spanish, records show that Hayward actually lives in the fourth generation of Massachusetts, and has spent most of her medical career in Longmeadow.
Kathryn became an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She born Hillary in January 1984 in Boston.
I can't follow her own story: HILARIA'S LATEST contradictions
How she met Alec:
Hilaria claimed she told husband Alec from the start that she was from Boston, despite his now infamous 2013 Letterman interview claiming she was Spanish.
"My wife is from Spain," said the 62-year-old.
"I walked past him," Hilaria told the Times when she met Alec in a vegan restaurant in 2011.
& # 39; He said, "Where are you from?" And I said, "I'm from Boston." That was the first thing I said, that has always been my story. & # 39;
But two years later Alec was on Letterman and said she was from Spain, for which she gave no explanation.
Why your Spanish accent is changing:
Hilaria says that although she grew up in Boston, she speaks English with a Spanish accent, depending on her feelings about the time.
The Today Show incident:
The 36-year-old also claimed she was confused by the word for pickle on the Today Show because she was nervous about being on live TV for the first time.
Still, she can be clearly heard asking for the word in English.
How much time did she spend in Spain:
Hilaria now says she was born in Boston, but came to Spain every year as a baby, which means she only vacationed in the country.
She has only spoken so far about the Spanish island of Mallorca, where her parents and older brother spent most of their family vacations in mainland Spain in Madrid, Seville and Valencia, but do not claim.
She told the Times that Spain "was part of my childhood" but couldn't say how much total time she had spent there.
Claiming that she went to school in Spain:
“Sometimes a school was involved. Sometimes it was vacation. It was such a mixture, mishmash, is that the right word? Like a mixture of different things. & # 39;
In the interview, Hilaria suggested going to school in Spain, but there is no evidence of this.
Your move to NYC:
The story she told the New York Times leaves some confusion about whether she moved from Spain to New York, as I said earlier, or whether she moved from another part of the United States.
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 and have lived here ever since, ”she told the Times.
“I feel like I've spent 10 years sharing this story over and over again. And now it doesn't seem enough. & # 39;
Still, Hilaria had previously said she had moved from Spain.
Profiles showing that she was born in Spain:
Hilaria claims that she did not know this magazine ¡Hola! had written that she is Spanish as she does not read any pieces about herself.
And claims that talent organization Creative Artists Agency must have pulled her bio, which says she was born in Mallorca, Spain, off the internet without checking the facts.
Dr. Hayward's father and Hilaria's grandfather Charles & # 39; Chuck & # 39; Hayward was born and raised in Massachusetts, as did his late wife Irene.
Hilaria's father's family is even more closely connected to the United States as they have lived here since before the American Revolution. During his 37 years in Boston, he was an active volunteer for the Beacon Hill Civic Association, reports the New York Post.
Her parents were also co-founders of International Integrators in Boston.
Hilaria finally realized her upbringing on Sunday, telling fans that she spent "part" of her childhood in Spain and "part" in Massachusetts.
"There has been a lot of back and forth my whole life," said Mom Brain's podcaster.
“And I'm really happy that I grew up speaking two different languages and try to raise my children so that they can speak two languages too. And that is very important to me, especially when I have my family abroad. & # 39;
Hilaria added, "Yeah, I'm a different kind of Bostonian, but I am, and you can't change your background – and neither do I – I'm really, really proud of who I am."
She also noted that 44 people from Spain attended her 2012 wedding to Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin, but she has not seen her family since September 2019 because of the "pandemic".
The NYU alum and her 62-year-old husband gave all five children Spanish names – daughter Carmen Gabriela, 7; Son Rafael Thomas, 5; Son Leonardo Ángel, 4; Son Romeo Alejandro, 2; and son Eduardo & # 39; Edu & # 39; Pao Lucas, 3 months.
Regarding her name, Hilaria said she would use Hillary in the US and Hilaria in Spain.
“My whole family calls me Hilaria. It always bothered me that none of the names sound good in the other language. So I would use one or the other, ”she said.
Her video sparked a series of memes, some of which jokingly compared her to Rachel Dolezal and Jessica Krug.
Krug, a professor of African American history at George Washington University, pretended to be black throughout her career. Dolezal, a former NAACP leader, was exposed as a white woman in 2015.
Despite claims that Mallorca was her birthplace and she didn't come to the US until she was 19, DailyMail.com announced that Hilaria grew up in a 100-year-old $ 4 million home in the heart of Boston's most desirable borough is.
Records show that her parents bought the five bed, five bath house on Pinckney Street in June 1987 when their daughter was only three years old. They didn't move out until she turned 28.
DailyMail.com also discovered that the only property their parents currently own on the island of Mallorca are two 1960s apartments in central Inka that they bought last summer.
In an 80-minute interview with the New York Times last week, Hilaria denied that she was guilty of cultural appropriation and that she had ever tried to impersonate Spanish at any time.
Alec has defended his wife over the scandal Monday night against a critic who called his wife Hilaria a "fraud".
The SNL actor launched his latest attack Monday night in the comments of an Instagram photo he posted regarding the scandal, which featured the famous Mark Twain quote: "A lie can travel halfway around the world while the Truth attracts shoes. & # 39;
One commenter quipped, “As if your wife was Spanish when she lived in Massachusetts all her life. I suppose your accent is wrong too? WOMAN! & # 39;
Alec's answer was very succinct: "Get ready."
Just before the Instagram spat, he hit another reviewer back on Twitter in response to a post on a human opinion essay titled, "Why the Hilaria-Baldwin Scandal Pains Immigrants – Including Me."
Ale Russian's essay suggested Hilaria for the "exaggerated" accent she "appropriated" as an adult.
Alec replied: & # 39; Fake? Exaggerated? Set an accent as an adult? As a child she lived in Spain for many years. She lived in both places. & # 39;
It did so after he first jumped in her defense on a social media video on Sunday.
Without addressing the allegations directly, the SNL star said Twitter was "a lot of s ** t".
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin married in 2012 and share five children. The couple pictured together in March
“You have to hack your way through the wreckage of Twitter somehow. Twitter is just a huge orchard of Cr **, ”he continued.
“Lately things have been said about people I love, who are very dear to my heart, and who are ridiculous. I mean, just ridiculous.
“You said it about people I love – wrong things. Untrue things.
“And as painful as that hurts, I can only speak to half the public or that part of the public who understands what I mean when I say,“ Look at the source. When you love someone you want to defend you. "& # 39;
On Monday, he posted a quote about the incident on his Instagram page that read: "A lie can travel around the world and back again while the truth is laced up."
On Monday, a video of Alec appeared on The Late Show in 2013, in which he played his wife's "Spanish" accent and David Letterman said, "My wife is from Spain."
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