Amid the criticism from the tragedy attached to Alec Baldwin in the wake of the Rust shooting incident, the actor now has something to celebrate. Baldwin recently became a father of eight! The actor, 64, and his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, recently welcomed their newest baby. Their daughter, Ilaria Catalina Irena Baldwin, was born on Thursday, Sept. 22. "How grateful we feel to welcome our newest little daughter into this world," the couple told PEOPLE Magazine in an exclusive statement regarding their new bundle of joy. "Just as magical and filled with love as every other little person we have been blessed with," the couple added. "Her Baldwinito siblings are so excited and all discussing who she looks the most like…we are overjoyed to introduce you to baby Ilaria." Baldwin's wife Hilaria also shared a video of the couple's newborn daughter on Instagram, captioning the shot: "She's here! We are so excited to introduce you to our tiny dream come true."
PEOPLE confirmed Hilaria's pregnancy this past Spring, with Hilaria letting fans know they'd be having a girl. "We have 'somos un buen equipo' engraved on our wedding bands. We say that to each other all the time at home — that we're a good team,"the couple said in a statement at the time. "One of the most beautiful things my children have experienced with a big family is how the heart can grow with every new sibling. Our capacity to love continues to expand, and we can't wait to embrace our new little one this fall!" they added.
They've been married for a decade. "10 years packed full of so many babies, laughs, tears, frustration, breakthroughs, passion, fear, joy…and everything all in between that our life brings," Hilaria wrote in honor of their anniversary on Instagram. "Happy anniversary Ale,. she captioned s photo."
Last year, Baldwin came under scrutiny amid the death of Halyna Hutchins, a director of photography on the set of his Rust film. Hutschins' died after being shot during a scene. Staffers insist there was never to be real bullets in the gun.