The 37-year-old yoga/wellness expert was put on blast in December when it was discovered she wasn’t actually born in Spain — as she had implied — and instead was born and raised in Boston, Mass. Baldwin was also criticized for allegedly faking a Spanish accent. The bilingual mother of five’s accent noticeably fluctuated over the years when she made appearances on TV.
On Friday, Baldwin issued an apology on Instagram, writing: “I’ve spent the last month listening, reflecting, and asking myself how I can learn and grow. My parents raised my brother and me with two cultures, American and Spanish, and I feel a true sense of belonging to both.”
She continued: “The way I’ve spoken about myself and my deep connection to two cultures could have been better explained – I should have been more clear and I’m sorry. I’m proud of the way I was raised, and we’re raising our children to share the same love and respect for both.
Hilaria Baldwin is aplologizing over her heritage scandal. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
“Being vulnerable and pushing ourselves to learn and grow is what we’ve built our community on, and I hope to get back to the supportive and kind environment we’ve built together,” Baldwin concluded.
She also shared a photo of herself alongside her husband, Alec Baldwin, and their five kids.
After the news initially broke, Baldwin also revealed her real name is Hillary.
“The things I have shared about myself are very clear,” Baldwin said. “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. 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.”
Fox News’ Melissa Roberto and Jessica Napoli contributed to this report