Alec and Hilaria Baldwin announce baby number seven is on its way

Hilaria announced on Instagram that they're expecting another 'Baldwinito'

Actor Alec Baldwin, right, and wife Hilaria Baldwin have announced they're expected a seventh child. AFP
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After a nearly month-long social media break, Hilaria Baldwin announced on Tuesday on Instagram that she's expecting her seventh child with husband, Alec.

She said the baby is due in the autumn, posting a video of the couple breaking the news to their family. Baldwin quickly reposted his wife's message.

“After many ups and downs over the past few years, we have an exciting up and a huge surprise: another Baldwinito is coming this fall,” she wrote, adding a yellow heart emoji. “We were pretty sure our family was complete, and we're beyond happy with this surprise.”

The photo she shared on social media was of the moment the couple told their children. “Our new baby is a very bright spot in our lives,” she wrote.

Baldwin is also the father of Ireland Baldwin, aged 25, with his first wife, Kim Basinger.

On October 21 last year, Baldwin was involved in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set of the Western film Rust. Her family is suing him and the movie's other producers, alleging their “callous” disregard in the face of safety complaints on the set led directly to her death.

At least four other lawsuits have been filed over the shooting. Baldwin, who was to star in the film, was pointing a gun at Hutchins inside a small church during set-up for the filming of a scene when it went off, killing Hutchins and wounding the director, Joel Souza.

Hilaria Baldwin's post did not mention the death.

She called her pregnancy, “A blessing and a gift during such uncertain times.”

Scroll through the gallery below to see photos of Alec Baldwin on the set of Rust.

Updated: March 30, 2022, 4:21 AM