Hilaria Baldwin responds to claims that Spanish accent is fake

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Hilaria and Alec Baldwin
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  • Hilaria Baldwin responded to claims that she exaggerated her connection to Spain. 
  • The yoga instructor went on to clarify the controversy around her name and said that she was named Hillary and born in Boston.
  • "Yes, I am a white girl. Ethnically I am a mix of many, many, many things," she said in a 7-minute Instagram video.

Hilaria Baldwin, wife of Alec Baldwin, responded to claims that she faked a Spanish accent and exaggerated her connection to Spain.

Her confession was likely in response to a tweet, saying: "You have to admire Hilaria Baldwin's commitment to her decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person."

"I've seen chatter online questioning my identity and culture," the yoga instructor said in a 7-minute Instagram video on Sunday.

"There's some stuff that needs to be clarified," she started the video. 

Hilaria said that although she was born in Boston, she spent most of her childhood travelling between Spain and Boston. 

"And I'm really lucky that I grew up speaking two different languages and I'm trying to raise my kids, so they speak two languages too. And that's something very important to me, especially having my family abroad," she said. 

Hilaria added: "Yeah I'm a different kind of Bostonian, but that's who I am, and you kind of can't change your background - nor would I want to - I'm really, really proud of who I am."

The podcaster said that she was born Hillary, but used Hilaria and Hillary interchangeably, depending on which country she was in. She later "consolidated" the two names "because there were so many documents that said so many different things." 

"I think we can all be clear that it's the same name and just a few letters different, so I think we shouldn't be so upset about it," she added.

"Yes, I am a white girl," she said, adding: "Ethnically I am a mix of many, many, many things."

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