Hilaria Baldwin and new baby Carmen Gabriela are featured on the cover of the new BEACH magazine’s Holiday issue. In the interview – done by actress Mariska Hargitay – Hilaria talks about being a new mom, her new yoga video and how she and Alec Baldwin met.
On meeting Alec Baldwin for the first time: “One of my girlfriends smacked me and said, ‘Hilaria, shut up! Alec Baldwin is looking at you!’ And I leaned over the table and there he was, staring at me. I winked at him, which is also out of character—it was the wine winking!—and then I leaned back. He was looking at me, and he kept on looking. I didn’t really think too much of it because we’re so different. Everyone has commented on our age difference, and it is big; and I’m not someone who watches TV. So he’s somebody completely out of my world—not someone I’d necessarily think of.”
On how the 30 Rock star didn’t kiss her for six weeks: “For the next six weeks he was very open, which was something I wasn’t used to. Very few people are so open right at the beginning. He talked about his past. I talked about mine. We talked about our hopes for the future… and he didn’t kiss me for six weeks! He shook my hands for six weeks. We’d have the most romantic dinner date, and afterward he’d drop me off at my house and shake my hand. I’d proceed to go upstairs, and my girlfriends would call me and say, ‘Anything yet?’ and I’d say, ‘Nope, nope, nope.’ Then they’d say, ‘Maybe he just wants to be friends.’”
On her feelings of fear and love for Carmen: “One is the fear. I don’t want to say I’m a fearful mom, but you start to think about all the ways your child could get hurt…. Also, I was surprised at how much I really love her. I don’t want to say I love her more than I love anyone else, because I love Alec, too. But you love them in very different way—it’s such a deep, deep love.”
On her new mother-to-be yoga video: “It’s a series of short sequences: One’s for back relief; one’s for hip opening; and then there’s something called the ‘express de-stressor,’ which is if you have only 10 minutes, you can practice it and it’ll loosen up your body, get your circulation going and, hopefully, get you into a peaceful state. And then Alec and I did three ‘partner stretches’ that are very beneficial while you’re pregnant. It gets your partner involved, which is great for both of you. They’re mostly exercises that were working really well for me during my pregnancy.”View Slideshow »»