Hilaria Baldwin ‘apologizes’ for Spanish heritage scandal

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Hilaria Baldwin has broken her silence on social media after retreating from Instagram following allegations that she lied about her heritage and used a fake Spanish accent.

The 37-year-old yoga/wellness expert was put on blast in December when it was discovered she wasn't actually born in Spain — as she had implied — and instead was born and raised in Boston, Mass.

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Hilaria Baldwin at The Paley Center for Media on November 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Getty Images)

Baldwin was also criticized for allegedly faking a Spanish accent. The bilingual mother of five's accent noticeably fluctuated over the years when she made appearances on TV.

On Friday (Feb. 05, 2021), Baldwin issued an apology on Instagram, writing: “I’ve spent the last month listening, reflecting, and asking myself how I can learn and grow. My parents raised my brother and me with two cultures, American and Spanish, and I feel a true sense of belonging to both.”

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Hilaria Baldwin attends the 2019 New York Film Critics Circle Awards at TAO Downtown on January 07, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

“The way I’ve spoken about myself and my deep connection to two cultures could have been better explained – I should have been more clear and I'm sorry. I'm proud of the way I was raised, and we’re raising our children to share the same love and respect for both.”

“Being vulnerable and pushing ourselves to learn and grow is what we've built our community on, and I hope to get back to the supportive and kind environment we’ve built together,” Baldwin concluded.

She also shared a photo of herself alongside her husband, Alec Baldwin, and their five kids.

Hilaria’s scandal unfolded in December 2020 after a Twitter user called her out with a simple remark, “have to admire Hilaria Baldwin’s commitment to her decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person.”

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