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RHOBH star Dorit Kemsley defends Hillary ‘Hilaria’ Baldwin after Spanish scandal


How she met Alec: 

Hilaria claimed that she told husband Alec from the off that she was from Boston despite his now infamous 2013 Letterman interview in which he claimed she is Spanish. 

‘My wife is from Spain,’ the 62-year-old had said. 

‘I walked by him,’ Hilaria told the Times of meeting Alec in a vegan restaurant in 2011. 

‘He said, “Where are you from?” And I said, “I’m from Boston.” That was the first thing I said, that has always been my narrative.’

Yet, two years later, Alec was on Letterman saying she was from Spain, which she did not give an explaination for. 

Why her Spanish accent changes: 

Hilaria says that despite being raised in Boston, she speaks in English with a Spanish accent depending on her emotions at the time.  

The Today Show incident:

The 36-year-old also claimed she was confused about the word for cucumber on the ‘Today Show’ because she was nervous to be on live TV for one of the first times. 

Yet she is clearly heard asking for the word in English. 

How much time she has spent in Spain:

Hilaria now says that she was born in Boston but started to visit Spain annually as a baby, implying she only vacationed in the country. 

She has previously only spoken about the Spanish island Mallorca where her parents and older brother like but not claims to have spent most of their family vacation time on mainland Spain in Madrid, Seville and Valencia. 

She told the Times that Spain ‘was part of my childhood’ but could not say how much time she had spent there in total.  

Claim she went to school in Spain:  

‘Sometimes there was school involved. Sometimes it was vacation. It was such a mix, mishmash, is that the right word? Like a mix of different things.’

In the interview, Hilaria suggested that she went to school in Spain but there is not evidence of this.  

Her move to NYC: 

The story she told the New York Times leaves ambiguity on whether she moved to New York from Spain as she has previously said or whether she moved from another part of the US. 

‘I was born in Boston. I spent time in Boston and in Spain. My family now lives in Spain. I moved to New York when I was 19 years old and I have lived here ever since,’ she told the Times.

‘For me, I feel like I have spent 10 years sharing that story over and over again. And now it seems like it’s not enough.’

Yet Hilaria had previously said she moved from Spain.   

Profiles stating she was born in Spain: 

Hilaria alleges that she did not know that magazine ¡Hola! had written that she is Spanish as she does not read pieces about herself. 

And claims that talent organization Creative Artists Agency must have pulled their bio that states she was born in Mallorca, Spain, from the internet without fact checking.     


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