Alec Baldwin might have been The Boss Baby on screen, but at home, his wife Hilaria is the one in charge. The Living Clearly Method author, who shares daughter Carmen, four, and sons Leonardo “Leo,” 18 months, and Rafael, two, with the actor, opened up to HOLA! USA about parenting and family dynamics in the Baldwin household. “I am the boss at home and everybody knows that. They call me that. You ask them, ‘Who is the boss’ and they’ll say ‘Mommy is the boss,” the 34-year-old shared. “Alec lets me be the alpha parent, which is definitely our personalities and it works well.”
VIEW GALLERY Hilaria revealed that she is the boss at home Photo: Instagram/hilariabaldwin
Taking on the “disciplinarian” parent role works well for the Yoga enthusiast and her husband, whom she married in 2012. Though she noted, “That doesn’t mean that we don’t talk about things and I ask his advice and stuff like that, but I’m just very clear about how I want things to be done.”
Hilaria, who was born in Spain, has made certain to raise her children with her native language, Spanish. "I speak to them in Spanish. Alec does not speak Spanish so he speaks to them in English. He’ll try like a little bit and then next year Carmen is going to go to a bilingual school," she shared. "I am excited to put her in an environment where she will be around children who speak both languages."
VIEW GALLERY The couple and their young children previously starred on the cover of HOLA! USA Photo: HOLA!
New York City has proven to be an exciting backdrop for the couple to bring up their kids. "We do everything as a team," the doting mom said. "We love to spend time outside. We are big walkers. We’ll take the kids out and go walking with them. The kids have gotten really into going to museums. We just became members of the Museum of Natural History, which is really fun and it’s such a nice place because the kids can go out and run everywhere."
The "Baldwinitos" family outings will soon include a new member. Hilaria is currently expecting her fourth child, another son, with Alec, who is also a father to 22-year-old Ireland Baldwin from his previous marriage to Kim Basinger. Hilaria revealed, “[Alec’s] very excited [about the baby]. The only thing that this means is that we potentially have to think about a fifth because Carmen really wants a sister, another sister. She wants a little sister because she has Ireland, who she’s very attached to. She wants a little sister who lives in the same house as her.”
VIEW GALLERY The couple are currently expecting their fourth child together Photo: Instagram/iamabfalecbaldwin
As for whether they plan on expanding their family to grant Carmen her wish, the wellness expert laughed, “I don’t know. At this point it’s been so many babies. Well see. I think we have to do one baby at a time. I think were not going to like close up shop but at the same time we have to kind of reevaluate.”
With Mother's Day just around the corner, Hilaria admitted that she doesn't have any plans yet. "I don’t know. I mean maybe it’ll be having a baby then, who knows!" she joked. "I don’t think we’ve figured out our tradition yet because I’ve only been a mom for four years, so this will be my fifth year being a mom. We just spend the day together and survive," adding, "We try to just make [every holiday] very magical."