Hilaria or Hillary? Newly resurfaced 2009 tax form shows Baldwin took two attempts to get her name right as she faces backlash for faking her Spanish roots
- Both the first name and last name of a 2009 W-4 document are scribbled out
- The document shows she finally decided on Hillary L. Hayward-Thomas – the name she was born with – on her second attempt
- It is not clear what Hilaria initially wrote on the federal tax form
- It comes as she has spent years faking her Spanish roots and toying between her birth name and the adopted Spanish version
- The form was handed over during a 2013 lawsuit against her Manhattan yoga studio by a customer who smashed his leg through a window, reported Page Six
- Spencer Wolff, 39, filed a suit against Hilaria and Yoga Vida in Manhattan after he needed more than 40 stitches due to the accident during a class she instructed
- Court documents from the suit also detail the studio’s code of conduct which states that ‘misleading others for personal interest conflict with truthfulness’
- Hilaria was spotted out walking with her brood, two nannies and husband Alec near their luxury home in the Hamptons Saturday
- Hilaria was forced to confess she had been born in Boston and not the Spanish island of Majorca after she previously claimed she came to the US aged 19
A newly resurfaced tax form has revealed Hilaria Baldwin took two attempts to get her name right, while she spent years faking her Spanish roots and toying between her birth name and the adopted Spanish version.
The wife of SNL star Alec Baldwin appeared to have even confused herself over her identity and whether she is indeed Hilaria or Hillary as both the first name and last name of the 2009 W-4 document are scribbled out.
The document shows she finally decided on Hillary L. Hayward-Thomas – the name she was born with – on her second attempt.
The apparent uncertainty over her name comes after Hilaria was accused of faking her accent and lying about her Spanish heritage.
She was pictured for the first time since she was forced to confess she had been born in Boston and not the Spanish island of Majorca as she stepped out for a stroll with her kids and husband in the Hamptons on Saturday.
A newly resurfaced tax form has revealed Hilaria Baldwin took two attempts to get her name right while she spent years her Spanish roots and toying between her birth name and the adopted Spanish version
Both the first name and last name of a 2009 W-4 document are scribbled out. The document shows she finally decided on Hillary L. Hayward-Thomas – the name she was born with
Hilaria was pictured for the first time since since she was forced to confess she had been born in Boston and not the Spanish island of Majorca as she stepped out for a stroll with her kids and husband Alec Baldwin in the Hamptons on Saturday
It is not clear what name Hilaria initially wrote on the federal tax form, which was handed over during a 2013 lawsuit against her Manhattan yoga studio by a customer who smashed his leg through a window, reported Page Six.
Spencer Wolff, 39, filed a suit against Hilaria and Yoga Vida in Manhattan after he needed more than 40 stitches due to the accident during a class she instructed.
The novelist was unable to speak publicly on the matter due to a NDA as part of the settlement, which was reached in 2014, but his friend Zev Starr-Tambor told Page Six Hilaria and husband Alec showed a lack of empathy for Wolff.
He told the outlet Wolff smashed his leg through a window in the sixth-floor studio while doing a handstand in a crowded class on January 15 2013.
The studio did not have breakaway glass despite yoga studios being required to, he said.
But the Baldwins allegedly refused to help with Wolff’s medical bills and Alec tweeted at the time that ‘the class was, IN NO WAY, ‘dangerously crowded.’
Court documents from the suit also detail the studio’s code of conduct which states that ‘misleading others for personal interest conflict with truthfulness’.
A former student at the class told the Post Hilaria would teach in a Spanish accent.
Starr-Tambor said Hilaria later confronted Wolff about the suit when they bumped into each other in the Hamptons sometime after it was settled.
‘Hilaria recognized him and proceeded to rant about how he traumatized her,’ he said.
Hilaria revealed the truth about her upbringing in a rambling Instagram video on Sunday, saying: ‘Yes, I am a white girl. I am a white girl. Let’s be very clear that Europe has a lot of white people in there and my family is white. Ethnically, I am a mix of many, many, many things. Culturally, I grew up with two cultures so it’s really as simple as that’
‘Spencer said, ‘But I was the one who was hurt. I’m the one with the leg that still hurts.’ She went on, ‘But yes you traumatized me, the experience was so terrible.’
‘It was a similar doubling down to what she’s doing now,’ he added.
The surfacing of the tax form comes as the saga over Hilaria’s identity rumbles on and as she was spotted out walking with her brood, two nannies and husband Alec near their luxury home in the Hamptons.
She sported head to toe black in a potential hope to stay incognito in the wake of the huge storm that has erupted about her ‘fake’ Spanish heritage claims.
Alec came to join the group soon after, scaling a fence in just a t-shirt despite the chilly temperatures.
At one point, he put a protective arm around his wife as she leaned in to speak to him.
Alec put a protective arm around his wife as she carried their youngest child in a sling for the walk
The couple appeared serious during the exchange after the intense week where Hilaria’s false claims were exposed
Hilaria carried the couple’s youngest child, three-month-old Eduardo ‘Edu’ Pao Lucas, in a sling as she left their home in Amagansett for the woodland walk
Alec was seen clambering over a wooden fence post as he joined his family for the woodland walk
Alec climbed over the fence to join his brood after he has leaped to defend his wife over the saga this week
The couple appeared serious during the exchange but Hilaria managed to flash a smile at one point on the outing as she looked at her phone.
The family enjoyed the fresh air for about an hour before retreating once again to their home where Hilaria has been holed up ever since she was forced to confess she had been born in Boston and not the Spanish island of Majorca despite previously claiming to have first come to America at the age of 19.
The online frenzy over Hilaria’s heritage was sparked on December 21 when a woman tweeted: ‘You have to admire Hilaria Baldwin’s commitment to her decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person.’
In the next few days several videos of Hilaria’s past TV appearances resurfaced showing her commitment to a Spanish accent, including one where she seemingly forgot the English word for ‘cucumber’.
Yet Hilaria appeared to slip out of the accent last week when she took to Instagram Live to react to a prank post from comedian Amy Schumer.
Several former classmates came forward to confirm that Hilaria was in fact raised in Weston, Massachusetts, by American parents without a hint of a foreign accent.
‘I went to high school with her. Genuinely lovely person, I recall, but fully a white girl from Cambridge,’ one wrote.
Another added: ‘I went to high school with her. She was perfectly nice and serious about ballroom dancing. Her name was indeed Hillary Hayward-Thomas and she did not have her current accent.’
Hilaria managed to flash a smile at one point as she looked at her phone and walked with her daughter Carmen Gabriela, 7, who like all their children was given a Spanish name
Baldwin cradles one of his sons before giving the boy a ride on his shoulders as they enjoy the fresh air
Alec has defended his wife over the scandal lashing out at a critic Monday night who called his wife Hilaria a ‘fraud’
Hilaria was joined by at least three of their other children and two nannies before Alec caught up with the group
Class ratios at the Cambridge School of Weston are six students to one teacher.
The exclusive school lists Hillary Hayward-Thomas among its notable alumni, alongside Lion King screenwriter Jonathan Roberts (1973) and American Pie actress Jennifer Coolidge (1979).
Internet sleuths were quick to uncover details about Hilaria’s parents, Dr Kathryn Hayward and David Thomas, who lived and worked in the US for years before retiring to Majorca in 2011, according to Page Six.
While Hilaria has long described her mother as Spanish, records revealed that Hayward is in fact a fourth-generation Massachusetts resident who spent most of her career practicing medicine in Longmeadow.
Kathryn went on to become an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She have birth to Hillary in January 1984 in Boston.
Dr Hayward’s father and Hilaria’s grandfather, Charles ‘Chuck’ Hayward, was born and raised in Massachusetts, as was his late wife Irene.
Hilaria’s father’s family has even deeper ties to the US, having lived here since before the American Revolution. He was an active volunteer for the Beacon Hill Civic Association during his ’37 years living in Boston,’ The New York Post reports.
Her parents also co-founded International Integrators in Boston.
Hilaria finally came clean about her upbringing on Sunday telling fans she spent ‘some of’ her childhood in Spain and ‘some’ of it in Massachusetts.
‘There was a lot of back and forth my entire life,’ the Mom Brain podcaster explained.
After the accusations she ‘faked’ her Spanish heritage, Hilaria Baldwin confessed that her real name is Hillary and she was actually born in Boston, not Majorca
Internet sleuths were quick to uncover details about Hilaria’s parents, Dr Kathryn Hayward and David Thomas, pictured, who worked in the US for years before retiring to Majorca in 2011
CAN’T KEEP TRACK OF HER OWN STORY: HILARIA’S LATEST CONTRADICTIONS
How she met Alec:
Hilaria claimed that she told husband Alec from the off that she was from Boston despite his now infamous 2013 Letterman interview in which he claimed she is Spanish.
‘My wife is from Spain,’ the 62-year-old had said.
‘I walked by him,’ Hilaria told the Times of meeting Alec in a vegan restaurant in 2011.
‘He said, “Where are you from?” And I said, “I’m from Boston.” That was the first thing I said, that has always been my narrative.’
Yet, two years later, Alec was on Letterman saying she was from Spain, which she did not give an explaination for.
Why her Spanish accent changes:
Hilaria says that despite being raised in Boston, she speaks in English with a Spanish accent depending on her emotions at the time.
The Today Show incident:
The 36-year-old also claimed she was confused about the word for cucumber on the ‘Today Show’ because she was nervous to be on live TV for one of the first times.
Yet she is clearly heard asking for the word in English.
How much time she has spent in Spain:
Hilaria now says that she was born in Boston but started to visit Spain annually as a baby, implying she only vacationed in the country.
She has previously only spoken about the Spanish island Mallorca where her parents and older brother like but not claims to have spent most of their family vacation time on mainland Spain in Madrid, Seville and Valencia.
She told the Times that Spain ‘was part of my childhood’ but could not say how much time she had spent there in total.
Claim she went to school in Spain:
‘Sometimes there was school involved. Sometimes it was vacation. It was such a mix, mishmash, is that the right word? Like a mix of different things.’
In the interview, Hilaria suggested that she went to school in Spain but there is not evidence of this.
Her move to NYC:
The story she told the New York Times leaves ambiguity on whether she moved to New York from Spain as she has previously said or whether she moved from another part of the US.
‘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,’ she told the Times.
‘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.’
Yet Hilaria had previously said she moved from Spain.
Profiles stating she was born in Spain:
Hilaria alleges that she did not know that magazine ¡Hola! had written that she is Spanish as she does not read pieces about herself.
And claims that talent organization Creative Artists Agency must have pulled their bio that states she was born in Mallorca, Spain, from the internet without fact checking.
‘And I’m really lucky that I grew up speaking two different languages and I’m trying to raise my kids, so they speak two languages too. And that’s something very important to me especially having my family abroad.’
Hilaria added: ‘Yeah I’m a different kind of Bostonian but that’s who I am, and you kind of can’t change your background – nor would I want to – I’m really, really proud of who I am.’
She also noted that ’44 people from Spain’ attended her 2012 wedding to Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin, but she hasn’t seen her family since September 2019 because of ‘the pandemic’.
The NYU alum and her 62-year-old husband gave all five of their children Spanish names – daughter Carmen Gabriela, 7; son Rafael Thomas, 5; son Leonardo Ángel, 4; son Romeo Alejandro, 2; and son Eduardo ‘Edu’ Pao Lucas, 3 months.
As for her name, Hilaria said she’d use Hillary in the States and Hilaria in Spain.
‘My whole family call me Hilaria. It always kind of bothered me that neither name sounds good in the other language. So I would use one or the other one,’ she said.
Her video sparked a flurry of memes with some jokingly comparing her to Rachel Dolezal and Jessica Krug.
Krug, a professor of African American history at George Washington University, pretended to be black her entire career. Dolezal, a former NAACP leader, was unmasked as a white woman in 2015.
Despite claiming Majorca was her birthplace and that she only arrived into the US at the age of 19, DailyMail.com revealed that Hilaria grew up in a 100-year-old $4million house in the heart of the most desirable district in Boston.
Records show her parents bought the five-bed, five-bath house on Pinckney Street in June 1987 when their daughter was just three years old. They didn’t move out till she had turned 28.
DailyMail.com also discovered the only property her parents currently own on the island of Majorca in their names are two apartments dating from the 1960s in the center of Inca which they purchased last summer.
Hilaria gave an 80-minute cringe-worthy interview with the New York Times this week to ‘clarify’ her story where she blamed the media for ‘misrepresenting’ her as Spanish and said that was why people are now ‘confused’ about her heritage.
The influencer said she ‘hid’ her Boston upbringing so as to protect her parents from media scrutiny after she began dating Baldwin – who she said has always known she is from New England.
And she also attempted to explain away the now infamous Today cooking segment where she ‘forgot’ the word for cucumber and claimed it was because she was nervous on live TV.
She denied she is guilty of cultural appropriation and that she ever tried to pretend she was Spanish at any time.
Alec has defended his wife over the scandal lashing out at a critic Monday night who called his wife Hilaria a ‘fraud’.
The SNL actor launched his latest attack on Monday night in the comments of an Instagram photo he posted in reference to the scandal, which featured the famous Mark Twain quote: ‘A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.’
A commenter quipped: ‘Like your wife being Spanish when she lived in Massachusetts her entire life. I take it her accent is fake as well? FRAUDS!’
Alec’s reply was scathingly succinct: ‘Go f**k yourself.’
He took a more subdued swipe at another critic via Twitter just before the Instagram spat, in response to a post about an opinion essay for People entitled: ‘Why the Hilaria Baldwin Scandal Is Painful for Immigrants — Including Me.’
The essay by Ale Russian slammed Hilaria for the ‘exaggerated’ accent she ‘appropriated as an adult’.
Alec replied: ‘Fake? Exaggerated? Appropriated an accent as an adult? She lived in Spain for many years as a child. She lived both places.’
This came after he first leaped to her defence in a social media video on Sunday.
Alec Baldwin took to Instagram on Sunday – not to address the allegations, but rather to blast outlets like TMZ and the New York Post for printing claims he called ‘spectacularly false’
Without addressing the allegations directly, the SNL star said Twitter is ‘a lot of s**t’.
‘You have to kind of hack your way through the debris of Twitter. Twitter is just a vast orchard of cr**,’ he continued.
‘There’s things that have been said lately about people that I love, that I care about deeply, which are ridiculous. I mean, just ridiculous.
‘They’ve said it about people I love – false things. Untrue things.
‘And as much as that hurts, the only thing I can do is talk to that half of the public or that portion of the public who understands what I mean when I say: “Consider the source. When you love somebody you want to defend them.’
On Monday he posted a quote seemingly about the incident to his Instagram page which read: ‘A lie can travel around the world and back again while the truth is lacing up its shoes.’
A video of Alec on The Late Show in 2013 emerged Monday in which he impersonated his wife’s ‘Spanish’ accent, telling David Letterman: ‘My wife is from Spain.’
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