Hilaria Baldwin likens herself to Meghan Markle in post after NYC gala
‘I see our common humanity’: Hilaria Baldwin likens herself to Meghan Markle and reflects on pair enduring ‘bullying and dark thoughts’ – after attending gala honoring Suits star and Prince Harry
Hilaria Baldwin compared herself to Meghan Markle as she shared a post praising the Royal after attending the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Gala in NYC on Tuesday.
Former Suits star Meghan, 41, and Prince Harry, 37, were honored with an ‘anti-racism’ award at the gala – almost two years after making an explosive exit from their roles as senior Royals – with Hilaria, 38, reflecting on their ‘common humanity.’
The yoga teacher, who attended the gala with actor husband Alec, took to Instagram on Wednesday and wrote: ‘One of my favorite nights of the year. Grateful to be around people helping others and giving hope, carrying on the legacy of RFK.
‘Meghan and Harry were honored and they spoke about mental health, humanity, and being open…so we know that we aren’t alone. So we can help others with a road map of hope for struggles we may also be experiencing.
Post: Hilaria Baldwin compared herself to Meghan Markle as she shared a post praising the Royal after attending the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Gala in NYC on Tuesday (pictured with Alec Baldwin at the event)
‘Meghan’s perseverance through bullying has given me courage to persevere through the harassment I have experienced.
‘We both have had our dark and suicidal thoughts from being picked apart, all the while, just wanting to be human.
‘Her intention of sharing her story to help others has helped me, even though our circumstances and particular struggles are different. I see our common humanity. I hope when I open up about my struggles, this helps some of you too, as it is my intention. I’ll elaborate more on this on
Outing: Former Suits star Meghan, 41, and Prince Harry, 37, were honored with an ‘anti-racism’ award at the gala – almost two years after making an explosive exit from their roles as senior Royals
Message: In a post Hilaria wrote: ‘Meghan’s perseverance through bullying has given me courage to persevere through the harassment I have experienced’
‘I’m grateful to all of you who show me kindness and positivity.
Yes, there is much negativity in the world, but there are also amazing people, showing that we are all in this together. We just have to open up, see our common humanity, be kind, and help each other.’
Hilaria has previously spoken about her experiences with online bullying and harassment – in January 2021 she was hit by claims that she faked her Spanish heritage, which began with a now-viral Twitter thread that made accusations about how the yoga guru and mother-of-five had been misrepresenting her background for years.
Posted by an anonymous user, the tweets began, ‘You have to admire Hilaria Baldwin’s commitment to her decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person.’
It was liked 20,000 times and led to dozens of people finding examples of Baldwin using a Spanish accent, a jarring contrast to her childhood in Boston where she was known as Hillary and considered white by her classmates.
Several videos of Hilaria’s past TV appearances resurfaced showing her commitment to a Spanish accent, including one Today show segment during which she seemingly forgot the English word for ‘cucumber’.
A number of Hilaria’s former classmates also came forward to confirm that she was in fact raised in Weston, Massachusetts, by professor parents – and did not have a hint of a Spanish accent during her childhood and teen years.
Gala: The ceremony honored Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ahead of a bombshell Netflix documentary
‘I went to high school with her. Genuinely lovely person, I recall, but fully a white girl from Cambridge,’ one wrote.
Earlier this week she delved into how her husband Alec‘s accidental shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins impacted their young children in a new interview.
The yoga instructor revealed in an interview with Extra from Monday that her oldest daughter Carmen, nine, was so traumatized after her parents told her the news that she said she wanted to ‘un-know’ the disturbing details.
In the same interview, Hilaria shared that the family was still working through the tragedy, saying, ‘We can’t be okay. No one is okay.’
Although Hilaria and Alec’s younger children weren’t old enough to understand the gravity of the situation, the parents decided that Carmen and her brother Rafael, seven, were old enough to know.
‘There is no way that you can explain this because it is awful. It’s awful!’ she said of the shooting. ‘I thought I was going to do this without Alec and he said, “No, I can’t be a coward. I have to be there.”‘
Hutchins was killed on October 21, 2021, when a prop gun containing live rounds that was held by Baldwin discharged. The film’s director, Joel Souza, was also hit by the rounds, though he survived his injuries.
Baldwin has denied having pulled the trigger on the gun, and he has sought to shift blame to crew members responsible for maintaining the gun, as well as crew members who handled it before it was given to him.
Oprah interview: Meghan spoke about her struggles with suicidal thoughts on an explosive interview with Oprah last year
Although Hutchins’ death is still being investigated, Baldwin and his fellow producers on the project have already settled a wrongful death lawsuit from Hutchins’ widower, which will lead to him being added as a producer on the film.
In addition to producing the film, Alec is one of its stars.
The Hunt For Red October star could be facing serious criminal charges, as prosecutors in New Mexico indicated in September in a letter to the state’s financial board that he might be among those prosecuted for the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
The results of the investigation were handed over to Santa Fe First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies in late October.
Hilaria’s post comes after Harry and Meghan vowed their war against ‘oppression’ has only just begun at the lavish gala.
The couple delivered the politically-charged pre-taped remarks after being given a human rights award for fighting racism in the Royal Family by the RFKH, a prize that counts Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton among former recipients.
Meghan also talked about her struggle with suicidal thoughts while she was a member of the Royal Family.
She told the audience she ‘didn’t want to be alive anymore’ and revealed the decision not to end her life ‘wasn’t easy’, in remarks echoing those made during her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey last year.
Heartbreaking: Hilaria recently teared up as she recounted how her daughter Carmen, nine, said she wished she could ‘un-know’ her father Alec’s accidental shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in an interview with Extra from Monday
It comes just hours before the launch of the couple’s explosive Netflix series as the Royal Family braces itself for further bombshell allegations, including claims that members of the royal household briefed against the duke and duchess to the Press.
In a speech praising the late RFK, Harry told the gala: ‘As we all face a complete and challenging time in the world, we choose the path of optimism of care for each other and our communities.
‘We understand this honour, not about the culmination of a life’s work, but instead and in many ways for us, a beginning.’
He said: ‘Bobby Kennedy said, ”Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope”.’
And his wife said: ‘The enduring dream of RFK of a just and peaceful world is so much more than a simple hope. It’s a direct ask, a specific challenge, a call to action, a test of individual courage and collective spirit.
On-set tragedy: Hutchins was killed on October 21, 2021, when a prop gun containing live rounds that was held by Baldwin discharged. He has denied pulling the trigger
‘And his appeal to humanity is as relevant today as it was in 1966 when he stood before the University of Cape Town, a place we’ve visited and hold close to our hearts. And he delivered a vision for the common good of society.
‘He also said those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.’
During the ceremony the couple announced a new collaboration between their foundation The Archewell Foundation and the RFKHR – the Archewell Foundation Award for Gender Equity in Student Film.
‘Our hope with this award is to inspire a new generation of leadership in the arts, where diverse up-and-coming talent have a platform to have their voices heard and their stories told,’ the couple said in a statement.
‘The values of RFK Foundation and The Archewell Foundation are aligned in our shared belief of courage over fear, and love over hate. Together we know that a ripple of hope can turn into a wave of change.’
Waiting: The investigation was handed over to the District Attorney in late October, leaving open the possibility that Baldwin could face charges; Alec seen on the phone on set of Rust following fatal shooting in October 2021
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