Alec met his first wife, Kim Basinger in 1990 when they starred as lovers in the film “The Marrying Man.” Three years later, they decided to get married. Two years afterward, they had their daughter, Ireland. Sadly, five years after that, Alec and Kim separated. Alec then embarked on a seven-year battle to stay in his daughter’s life.
The experience was so trying for him personally that he wrote a book about it called “A Promise to Ourselves: A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce.” Alec claims that Basinger spent $1.5 million in order to deny him access to his daughter. He labeled this as “parental alienation syndrome.” Because of this, the two are certainly not amicable exes.
Quirks, Talents, And Hobbies
Stephen also has some hidden skills of his own. In his downtime, the youngest Baldwin apparently enjoys skateboarding. Reportedly, after 9/11, Stephen decided to step out of the spotlight and spend more time on his passions: religion and extreme sports. He even combined both interests in a nationwide tour and directed a movie spin-off of a project called “Livin’ It.” The film was decently successful, selling around 500,000 copies to date.
One especially intriguing quirk about Stephen is that he has a Hannah Montana tattoo. Yes, that’s right. How did this happen? Apparently in 2010, he got the tattoo after a conversation he had with Miley Cyrus. Cyrus had promised him that she would get him a guest spot on Hannah Montana if he got the tattoo. Stephen followed through but, unfortunately for him, Cyrus flaked on her side of the deal and he never got the role.
Three Out Of Four
In 2003, Alec received a nomination for both an Oscar and a Razzie award. His film “The Cooler” received the Oscar nomination while his film "The Cat in the Hat” received the Golden Raspberry (Razzie). But the Razzie award became a family affair when Stephen was nominated for one in 2001 for his role in “The Flintstones Viva Rock Vegas” and when Billy was nominated twice in the ‘90s.
In fact, in 1993, Billy almost “won” for Worst Actor in the film “Silver.” In 1995, he was nearly awarded a Worst Screen Couple award for his role in Fair Game with Cindy Crawford. Daniel (who may count himself lucky) is the only Baldwin who never received a Razzie nomination.
Hitting It Off With Hilaria
After Basinger filed for divorce in 2001, her own father claimed that Alec’s temper is what led his daughter to end the marriage. After years of tabloid gossip, messy legal struggles, and intense personal battles, Alec picked up the pieces and found a new love in his life.
Alec began dating Hilaria Thomas, a yoga instructor from Manhattan, in 2011. According to Hilaria, Alec saw her at a restaurant and kept looking over at her the whole time. Then, as he was about to leave the restaurant, he approached her, took her hand in his, and asked her who she was. And that was all it took to hook Hilaria.
Alec wanted to have more children and was very open and direct with Hilaria about it. He had asked her if she wanted to have kids early in their relationship, and Hilaria, who’s about 26 years younger than Alec, appreciated his frankness.
Though the relationship started out slowly in some ways, the two married just one year later and immediately started adding more Baldwins to the bunch.The two have five children together: daughter Carmen, and sons Rafael, Leonardo Angel Charles, Romeo Alejandro David and Eduardo Pau Lucas. With such a focus on family, it seems that Hilaria and Alec are a great match!