Alec Baldwin’s wife Hilaria has shared a heartbreaking update with her fans, revealing she believes she could be suffering a miscarriage.
The 35-year-old wife of the famous actor had not yet announced that she was pregnant with her fifth child in public, having only been in the early stages. However, she has now shared a selfie of her stood in front of a mirror in her underwear, showing off a tiny baby bump.
After promising herself – should she fall pregnant again – that she would keep her fans updated on every stage of her pregnancy, Hilaria explained in the worrying post that it also meant she’d stick to her word if she was to suffer a “public loss”.
“I want to share with you that I am most likely experiencing a miscarriage. I always promised myself that if I were to get pregnant again, I would share the news with you guys pretty early, even if that means suffering a public loss,” she wrote.
She added that she’s always been very open with all of her fans and wrote: “I don’t want to keep this from you, just because it isn’t as positive and shiny as the rest. I think it’s important to show the truth…because my job is to help people by being real and open.
“Furthermore, I have no shame or embarrassment with this experience. I want to be a part of the effort to normalize (sic) miscarriage and remove the stigma from it.”
Hilaria explained that there is a lot of secrecy during the first trimester which she personally finds tiring, as while she’s going through morning sickness and tiredness, she’s having to tell her loved ones that she’s fine.
“I don’t want to have to pretend anymore. I hope you understand,” she wrote. “So, this is what is going on now: the embryo has a heartbeat, but it isn’t strong, and the baby isn’t growing very much.
“So we wait – and this is hard. So much uncertainty…but the chances are very, very small that this is a viable pregnancy. I have complete confidence that my family and I will get through this, even if the journey is difficult.”
She concluded the lengthy post by thanking her doctor and husband, as well as her four young children.
“My husband and my four very healthy babies help me keep it together and have the perspective of how truly beautiful life is, even when it occasionally seems ugly,” she added. “The luck and gratitude I feel that I am my babies’ mommy, is wonderfully overwhelming and comforting.
“In your comments, please be kind. I’m feeling a bit fragile and I need support. I’m hoping, that by sharing this, I can contribute to raising awareness about this sensitive topic.”
Her husband immediately showed public support for his wife’s post, by re-sharing the image on his own profile and writing: “My wife is kind and generous in her support of other women…”
However, while many fans rushed to share their support, Hilaria later revealed on her Instagram story that one cruel follower had written to her: “Nothing is private anymore… Good god you’re annoying…”
Branding the words “evil”, she responded: “I would suggest that you go through and read even just a handful of comments from people who have experienced the same thing. And maybe your heart and compassion will grow.”
Most of the comments were very supportive however, with Hilaria later adding: “Thank you for the support and for your stories… This is why I wanted to share. We are such a community here. And may we continue to stick together and lift each other up.”
Hilaria shares four children with Alec, while the actor has older daughter Ireland from his previous marriage to actress Kim Basinger.