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Hilaria Baldwin apologises after heritage controversy: ‘I should have been more clear’

'The way I’ve spoken about myself and my deep connection to two cultures could have been better explained'

Clémence Michallon
New York City
Friday 05 February 2021 22:17
Hilaria Baldwin attends the 2019 New York Film Critics Circle Awards at TAO Downtown on 7 January 2020 in New York City
Hilaria Baldwin attends the 2019 New York Film Critics Circle Awards at TAO Downtown on 7 January 2020 in New York City
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Hilaria Baldwin has apologised for the recent controversy surrounding her heritage.

The yoga instructor, lifestyle influencer, and podcast co-host addressed the situation in an Instagram post on Friday.

She said she has "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," she wrote.

"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."

Baldwin added that she's "proud of the way [she] was raised", and that she and husband Alec Baldwin are "raising [their] 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," she wrote.

The message is accompanied by a photo of herself with her husband as well as their five children.

Baldwin's heritage came into question in December 2020.

She insisted she did not intentionally create a false narrative about her origins, telling The New York Times at one point: "I think there is a difference between hiding and creating a boundary."

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