Hilaria Baldwin defends her decision to announce early pregnancy as online trolls question motives


Hilaria Baldwin announced on Instagram Wednesday morning that she was expecting her fifth child.

Hours after the 35-year-old yoga instructor shared her happy news, she took to the comment section to defend her choice in telling the world that she was pregnant.

The mother-of-four fired back on social media after one user couldn’t ‘understand’ why she would share such private news so soon.

Baby on board! Hilaria Baldwin announced on Instagram Wednesday morning that she was expecting her fifth child

Baby on board! Hilaria Baldwin announced on Instagram Wednesday morning that she was expecting her fifth child

‘Because people poke around and try to find out what is going on. When you simply share what is happening, you take the story into your own hands and they tend to leave you alone more,’ she wrote. 

‘Secrets are only interesting when they are secrets. Reports of my belly growing or my appearance changing spark rumors. That brings attention. 

‘Me coming out and saying what is going on gets the news out there…then they move on to the next story. I hope this makes sense. It’s been something I’ve learned over the past decade…this is one of the reasons I’m so active on social media.’

Hilaria took a few moments to show off her changing body as she posed for some mirror selfies before heading out for the day. 

Talk about it! The mother-of-four fired back on social media after one user couldn't 'understand' why she would share such private news so soon

Talk about it! The mother-of-four fired back on social media after one user couldn’t ‘understand’ why she would share such private news so soon

Fashion forward: Hilaria took a few moments to show off her changing body as she posed for some mirror selfies before heading out for the day

Fashion forward: Hilaria took a few moments to show off her changing body as she posed for some mirror selfies before heading out for the day

She made the announcement by sharing a video of her unborn baby’s heartbeat, while noting that she is still ‘very early’ on in her pregnancy. 

The Living Clearly Method author revealed that she has struggled with exhaustion and nausea throughout the first few months, writing, ‘I don’t want to have to pretend that I feel OK.’ 

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Hilaria and Alec, who married in 2012, have four children together – Carmen, six, Rafael, four, Leonardo, three, and Romeo, 15 months. Alec also has a 23-year-old daughter, Ireland, with his ex Kim Basinger.  

However the couple have been open about their desire to expand their brood, with Alec revealing just a few weeks ago that his wife ‘wanted to have another one’.  

 

Sharing the news: The 35-year-old yoga instructor shared the news on Instagram on Wednesday afternoon by posting a video of the baby's heart monitor line

Sharing the news: The 35-year-old yoga instructor shared the news on Instagram on Wednesday afternoon by posting a video of the baby’s heart monitor line  

In her Instagram announcement, Hilaria made clear that she couldn’t have been happier to have heard her unborn baby’s strong heartbeat, particularly as the sound came so soon after she suffered a devastating miscarriage. 

‘It is still very early…but we have learned that there is a little person inside of me,’ Hilaria wrote in her post. ‘The sound of this strong heart makes me so happy — especially because of the loss we experienced in the spring. We want to share this news as we are excited and don’t want to hide the pregnancy. 

‘These first few months are tough with exhaustion and nausea…and I don’t want to have to pretend that I feel OK.’

She concluded the post by asking for privacy for herself and her family. 

And less than an hour later, she continued to celebrate by sharing her first baby bump selfie – a mirror shot that saw her posing in a black jumpsuit while showing off a tiny baby belly. 

‘When you’ve had so many babies, 6 minutes pregnant = looking like 6 months pregnant,’ she joked in the caption. 

Baby crazy: The 35-year-old yoga instructor has four children with her husband, Alec Baldwin, 61. The couple is pictured in June at an event in New York City

Baby crazy: The 35-year-old yoga instructor has four children with her husband, Alec Baldwin, 61. The couple is pictured in June at an event in New York City

Full house: The couple celebrated their son Leonardo's third birthday last month with all of their children

Full house: The couple celebrated their son Leonardo’s third birthday last month with all of their children

The candid Instagram post comes just over five months after Hilaria used the same social media site to reveal to the world that she was suffering a first trimester miscarriage. 

At the time, Hilaria posted an image of herself in her lingerie holding a small baby bump, while revealing in the caption that she was ‘most likely experiencing a miscarriage’. 

‘I want to share with you that I am most likely experiencing a miscarriage,’ began the yoga guru in a lengthy Instagram caption. ‘I always promised myself that if I were to get pregnant again, I would share the news with you guys pretty early, even if that means suffering a public loss.’

Days later, she confirmed the news after visiting the doctor in order to get a scan – which revealed that her unborn child did not have a heartbeat.  

Once again sharing the news on Instagram, Hilaria posted a family photo and wrote: ‘There was no heartbeat today at my scan…so it’s over…but I have some pretty strong and amazing heartbeats right here.

‘I am surrounded by such love and I feel so fortunate. Thank you all for listening, for your support, and for sharing your own personal stories.

‘We are stronger together…I hope this conversation continues to grow and that we stick together through both the beautiful and challenging moments in life. Much love and appreciation to all of you.’ 

Upset: Days earlier, Hilaria wrote that she was 'likely experiencing a miscarriage' in a shocking Instagram post that featured a picture of the yoga guru cradling a tiny bump

Upset: Days earlier, Hilaria wrote that she was ‘likely experiencing a miscarriage’ in a shocking Instagram post that featured a picture of the yoga guru cradling a tiny bump

Hurt: The mother-of-four said that she felt it is 'important to show the truth' about her miscarriage when she first revealed it

Hurt: The mother-of-four said that she felt it is ‘important to show the truth’ about her miscarriage when she first revealed it

The family’s happy news also comes just days after Alec’s Comedy Central roast aired. 

His bad parenting was a hot topic during the special, with Ireland poking fun at the angry voicemail he left for her in 2007. 

She teased him about their past, including when he called her a ‘rude, thoughtless, little pig’ in a furious rant. 

Ireland said: ‘Dad, I’m Ireland. It’s good to be here. I almost didn’t even know about it because I haven’t check my voicemails from my dad from the last, like, 12 years.’

She continued: ‘A lot of people only know my dad as an angry guy, but he’s more than some lunatic that loses his temper. He also loses Emmys and Oscars and custody of his firstborn child, am I right? 

‘I actually have a lot in common with the people in this roast, because like them, I don’t really know you that well either.’ 

Ireland received the biggest laugh from her father when she quipped: ‘Well, a lot of people know my dad as that guy from the Mission Impossible movies or that guy from 30 Rock, I know him as that guy from half my birthday parties.’ 

And she finished with: ‘Before I leave, I’d like to say something you never said to me, ‘Goodnight.’



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