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#Hilaria #Baldwin has accused critics of “misrepresenting” her amid allegations she spent years faking being #Spanish.

#Speaking out in a #New #York #Times interview on #Wednesday, #Baldwin addressed the controversy surrounding her heritage after it emerged she was born in #Boston, not #Spain, and was originally named #Hillary.

#Baldwin, the wife of #Hollywood actor #Alec #Baldwin, has become the subject of fervent speculation about her background in the past week. The controversy began when a #Twitter user’s thread, which shared clips of #Baldwin speaking with an accent, went viral. “You have to admire #Hilaria #Baldwin’s commitment to her decade-long grift where she impersonates a #Spanish person,” wrote @lenibriscoe. #In one clip, #Baldwin is shown struggling to remember the #English word for a cucumber.

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The #New #York #Times article raises instances of news articles referring to #Baldwin’s #Spanish heritage, and highlights an old clip of #Alec #Baldwin telling #David #Letterman his wife is from #Spain. #It also describes a biography of #Baldwin on a management agency website that says she was born in #Mallorca, #Spain.

#Baldwin, 36, says the cucumber incident was caused by nerves as it was one of her first appearances on live TV, describing it as a “brain fart” rather than an attempt to reinforce the belief she was #Spanish. #And addressing an online biography from her management agency which said she was born in #Mallorca, #Baldwin said it was a “disappointing” error.

#Baldwin, a yoga instructor and social media influencer, told the #New #York #Times “there is not something I’m doing wrong” and there is a “difference between hiding and creating a boundary”.

#Baldwin told the #New #York #Times she is bilingual and her #English often has a strong #Spanish accent depending on how happy or upset she is.

#Baldwin, who has five children with 30 #Rock star #Alec, said: “Today we have an opportunity to clarify for people who have been confused – and have been confused in some ways by people misrepresenting me.”

#Baldwin said she was born #Hilary but changed her name to #Hilaria because that is what her family in #Spain called her. #She said her parents, who are #American, love #Spain and took her there on holiday from an early age.

“The things I have shared about myself are very clear,” she said. “I was born in #Boston. I spent time in #Boston and in #Spain. #My family now lives in #Spain.”

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#Baldwin did not say how often or for how long she stayed in the country, adding: “I think it would be maddening to do such a tight timeline of everything. #You know, sometimes there was school involved. #Sometimes it was vacation. #It was such a mix, mishmash, is that the right word? #Like a mix of different things.”

#Baldwin married #Alec, 62, in 2012. #He defended her amid the controversy, sharing a quote on #Instagram which said: “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

#Comedian #Amy #Schumer appeared to make fun of #Baldwin’s explanation, when she shared a video of herself in a large sun hat and wrote: “I get it. I went to #Spain a couple times and loved it too.”

#She also included a cucumber emoji.

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/30/hilaria-baldwin-spanish-heritage-new-york-times

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