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Alec Baldwin talks birth of baby boy

Published 18/06/2015

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin

Alec Baldwin has praised the way his "tough" wife Hilaria handled labour this week.

The 57-year-old star and his spouse Hilaria welcomed their second child, a son called Rafael Thomas, in the early hours of Wednesday morning. They confirmed the news on social media yesterday, posting a picture of the baby's tiny hand along with his name.

Now Alec has given an account of the birth, explaining the pair visited a doctor on Monday for a check-up and then went home, with Hilaria then waking up in the early hours of Tuesday morning with some pain.

"We go to the doctor at 9.30 in the morning, he says come back at two and I’ll tell you if it’s real, and she’s like, ‘I’m gonna punch this guy, if this isn’t for real I don’t know what it is for real.’ We go back at two and they admitted her and she had the baby at 1.30 this morning," he told Extra.

Alec was speaking at the 2015 Fragrance Foundation Awards in New York City yesterday, which he hosted.

While the former 30 Rock star stopped short of giving a complete blow-by-blow account of the birth, he did explain that it was tough on his wife. Hilaria handled it well, but he still found it hard to see her struggling.

"I’m not gonna get into to graphic detail, but I was on the team,” he said.

“Someone else is doing all the hard work and you’re there for them… You sit there and go, I would do anything to make this easier for you, my wife is really, she’s my hero, she’s tough."

It's a busy time for the star, who is also appearing in a play called All My Sons in East Hampton. Once that run is finished he plans to enjoy some downtime with Hilaria, Rafael and their 21-month-old daughter Carmen.

Alec also has 19-year-old daughter Ireland with his ex-wife Kim Basinger.

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