Mistakes Of The Past Still Cast A Shadow On Alec Baldwin’s Good Relationship With His Daughter Ireland
January 8, 2019 17:57 By Fabiosa
For Hollywood celebrities, divorces are a nightmare. Their private lives get scrutinized, their movements tracked, and their emotional reactions analyzed under a magnifying glass. For Alec Baldwin, his public divorce from Kim Basinger is all of the above, if not more. His life was turned upside down after the couple’s nasty and difficult separation.
Despite the hardships of their lengthy $3 million divorce, Baldwin’s true test was in his relationship with his daughter Ireland, who remained with her mother after the divorce.
Baldwin called his daughter a ‘thoughtless little pig’
The 30 Rock actor, who has been known for his outspoken attitude, came under fire in 2007 when he sent a threatening message to his 11-year-old daughter, as he called her a "rude and thoughtless little pig."
The harsh and regretful encounter, which had been caused by Ireland’s alleged failure to answer her father’s calls, attracted worldwide uproar as Baldwin was seen as uncontrollable in his conduct, especially towards his own daughter.
While the two later reconciled and rose above the conflict, Baldwin admits that it still haunts him as people use the event as a point of attack, a fact that is hurtful to him and his daughter.
Baldwin is still protective of his daughter
Nevertheless, Baldwin and his daughter, Ireland, have enjoyed a beautiful father-daughter relationship, often seen together enjoying each other’s company.
Recently, Baldwin revealed his fearless and unapologetic side as a father when he openly expressed his displeasure at his daughter’s raunchy Instagram photo.
In the cheeky photo, Ireland poses on a motorbike in only her underwear and high heeled boots, as she flaunts her beautiful model curves. While Ireland and her followers might have thought the picture was ‘sweet’ and ‘sexy’, for her father, it was a no-no!
Commenting on the picture, Alec Baldwin did not hide his feelings as he replied, "No. Just…no" to his daughter's picture. We know Baldwin is happy to have his daughter in his life, but one thing is clear: He is an old-school parent and he is unrepentant for it.
Baldwin is a great and loving parent
Baldwin (60), later remarried to yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas (34) and he is now a loving father to four beautiful kids.
His wife Hilaria confirms that while they are both dedicated as parents, their styles of parenting differ as Alec is more old school.
Alec’s a little bit more old school, a ‘You’re the mom, you take care of the kids, and then I will come and go and I will read a book with them every once in a while’ kind of thing.
For sure, Baldwin appears to be a man reborn, one who is adamant to prove naysayers wrong by loving his family as any father should.
The experiences of Baldwin and his daughter Ireland show that any familial hurdles can be overcome with time. Their reconciliation is proof that in the end, love always trumps any mistakes in a relationship.