For Hollywood celebrities, divorces are a nightmare, as 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, as his life was turned upside down after the couple’s nasty and difficult separation.
Despite the hardships of their lengthy $3 million divorce, Balwin’s true test was in his relationship with his daughter Ireland, who remained with her mother after the divorce.
Balwin 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 pick her father’s calls, attracted worldwide uproar as Balwin was seen as incontrollable 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, Balwin and his daughter Ireland have enjoyed a beautiful father and daughter relationship as they are 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 with only her underwear and high heeled boots, as she flaunts her beautiful model-like curves. Well, 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 Balwin did not hide his feelings as he replied:
@Alecbaldwininsta No. Just…no. August 18, 2018.
Well, while we know Balwin is happy to have his daughter in his life, one thing is clear, he is an old-school parent and he is unrepentant for it.
Balwin 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 hubby 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, Balwin 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 indeed, any familial hurdles can be overcome with time. Their reconciliation is proof that in the end, love always trumps any mistakes in a relationship.