Hilaria Baldwin stepped out for coffee on Saturday morning as she was blasted on social media for using her ‘fake’ Spanish accent while distracting reporters on Friday so her husband Alec could get off the block in Greenwich Village.
Baldwin was spotted in jeans and a turtleneck, clutching cups of coffee from Madman Espresso shop in University Place as she walked with another woman.
On Friday, she told reporters she would speak with them following the news that Alec would be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2021 shooting death of “Rust” director Halyna Hutchins.
“On a human level, you know I won’t tell you anything. You know that. So please leave my family alone and let everything play out. OK?” Hilaria, with the newborn tied to her chest, told the gathered journalists.
As she told reporters to “go home,” Alec slipped away and was later seen smiling as he tried to hide his face as he entered the Film Center building on Ninth Avenue.
Hilaria was later exploded online to trot out the slight Spanish accent she sometimes uses during her bait-and-switch with the press. In 2020, her true heritage was revealed as Hillary Thomas from Massachusetts – and not native Spanish as her husband once claimed.
“Sounds so authentic, like you say,” one gushed, while another mused, “It’ll never stop being funny that a white girl from Boston claims to be Spanish.”
“This is one of the longest-running LARP characters in history,” said another tweet, referring to live-action role-playing games where players dress up in props and play roles.
Hilaria declined to answer any questions Saturday as she came and went, at one point carrying her daughter and pushing another of the couple’s seven children in a stroller.
A local worker said he felt sorry for Alec Baldwin.
Massiel Pimentel, who works at Joey Healy Eyebrow Studio in University Place, where Hilaria is a client, said he recently saw the actor at a local bagel shop and wanted to confront him. She claimed he stiffed her cousin, a taxi driver in Puerto Rico, out of an $80 fare.
“But I saw him and he looked so bad. I guess this whole situation is really affecting him, so when I saw him I said, “Let me leave him alone.” Because it looks really bad,” she said.
Her cousin, speaking on FaceTime from Puerto Rico, confirmed he was not paid by the actor, but said the incident happened 10 years ago and he didn’t want to cause her trouble.
“It has enough problems, as it does with everything going on now,” he said. “Karma’s got you.”