Hilaria Baldwin cemented her returned to Instagram this weekend by posting a series of sweet videos and photos of her family enjoying Valentine’s Day weekend together – after taking an extended break from social media in the wake of her fake Spanish heritage controversy.
The 37-year-old Boston-born yoga guru – whose real name is Hillary Hayward-Thomas – shared several glimpses into her family’s life in the Hamptons, posting several sweet videos and photos of her children, as well as a romantic tribute to husband Alec Baldwin, 62, in honor of Valentine’s Day.
Alongside a black-and-white snap of the couple lying down and cuddling, Hilaria thanked the SNL star for being her ‘rock’ during ‘challenging’ times, while joking that Alec is also a ‘pain in the [a**]’.
‘Through the amazing times, the challenging ones, all the many memories and tiny people we have made in between, thank you for being my rock, my courage, my joy, and my forever valentine,’ she wrote.
‘Ok…this was so mushy and I can’t help but be me: you are my pain in the [a**] too. I love you.’
Family outing: Hilaria Baldwin, 37, made her first return to Instagram since apologizing earlier this month for her Spanish heritage controversy as she and Alec, 62, took their kids to a beach
The gushing post comes just a few weeks after it was revealed that the couple were living in separate houses in the Hamptons – with actor Alec revealing that he was quarantining away from his family while commuting into New York City for work.
Alec was staying in a rented house in Amagansett – an upmarket neighborhood that is located around a mile away from his East Hamptons estate, where his wife and children have been staying since she was first accused of faking her European background.
A source told Page Six that he rented a second home in the Hamptons so that he can quarantine away from his family while he continues to travel into the city for work.
It is unclear whether he is still using the property – however a second post shared by Hilaria over the weekend would suggest that Alec has returned to his East Hamptons estate to live with his wife and children once again.
After sharing her heartfelt tribute to her husband, Hilaria also shared a funny video of the couple dancing in the snow with their five children, using the Spanish diminutive of their name – Baldwinito – while joking that Alec was trying to copy their son’s moves.
‘We had a Valentine’s Day freezing Baldwinito dance party on the beach…Alec is trying to learn Romeo’s moves,’ she wrote alongside the clip, which saw the SNL star wearing a face mask – perhaps an indication that he is still commuting into the city and is taking extra precautions as a result.
Hilaria – who went mask-free – kept warm in a long dark green puffer coat with black leggings and brown cowboy boots.
Letting loose: Hilaria set the sped-up clip to electronic dance music as they had a ‘Baldwinito dance party’
Helping out: Hilaria held her youngest son, Eduardo, while Alec danced around with two of the older boys
Hilaria held her youngest son, Eduardo, while Alec danced around with two of the older boys.
Following her late-December departure from Instagram, Hilaria returned to the social media site on February 5, sharing a portrait of the whole family lying on the floor while addressing the controversy over her misrepresenting herself as a Spanish woman.
‘I’ve spent the last month listening, reflecting, and asking myself how I can learn and grow,’ she began her caption.
‘My parents raised my brother and me with two cultures, American and Spanish, and I feel a true sense of belonging to both. 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,’ she continued.
‘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.’
Setting the record straight: Hilaria returned to Instagram on February 5 to apologize and address the controversy over her misrepresenting herself as a Spanish woman
Following the February 5 post, Hilaria began posting cute photos of her children, and Alec has also appeared with them, but her Valentine’s Day posts were her first appearances on Instagram since her apology.
The original heritage controversy began shortly after Amy Schumer poked fun at an Instagram post from Hilaria in which she held her baby son Eduardo while showing off her unbelievably trim post-baby body.
But Hilaria’s reaction video, which featured a suspiciously spotty ‘Spanish’ accent that seemed to disappear at times, led social media sleuths to uncover that she had been born in Boston, not Majorca, as had been listed online in some places.
Escalated quickly: The original heritage controversy began shortly after Amy Schumer poked fun at an Instagram post from Hilaria in which she held her baby son Eduardo while showing off her trim post-baby body
Long distance: On Saturday, Hilaria posted humorous photos to her Insta Stories of herself FaceTiming with Alec while he was in New York City to film his True Crime series Dr. Death
Complicated: The actor had to wash some clothes, but he needed some expert help from his wife to figure out the high-tech washing machine
On Saturday, Hilaria posted some humorous photos to her Instagram Stories of herself FaceTiming with Alec while he was in New York City to film his True Crime series Dr. Death.
The actor had to wash some clothes, but he needed some expert help from his wife to figure out the high-tech washing machine.
‘I took these photos to document for myself me teaching Alec how to use the washing machine etc while he was in the city working…’ she wrote.
‘As you can imagine: teaching Alec Baldwin to wash his clothes is as epic as you can imagine.’
One photo showed a closeup of her husband just missing the correct button, which she was ‘trying to get him to press.’
Heartbreaking: ‘Eduardo felt my pain,’ she joked in a closeup of the tot crying as his dad failed to wash his clothes
Success! But eventually Alec figured out how to get his laundry cleaned
‘Eduardo felt my pain,’ she joked in a closeup of the tot crying.
But eventually Alec figured out how to get his laundry cleaned.
‘Even Alec realized how… um… yeah…’ Hilaria wrote, adding a cartoon speech bubble at the bottom reading, ‘just press the right [cursing emoji] button, honey.’