On Dec. 27, Hilaria addressed the controversy about her heritage, saying in an Instagram video, “If I’ve been speaking a lot of Spanish, I tend to mix them and if I’m speaking more English…then I mix that.” She added, “I’m not going to apologize for the amount of time that I spent in two countries and I’m not going to apologize for the fact that I speak two languages and I’m not going to apologize for the fact that I have two versions of my name.”
Three days later, the yoga teacher spoke to The New York Times about the criticism and said people have been “misrepresenting me” when she felt that she’s shared her life story “over and over again.”
Alec has also defended his wife in recent days, after the couple welcomed their sixth child, daughter Lucia, with the help of a surrogate. One person commented on Hilaria’s March 1 Instagram announcement, writing, “Who’s the mother? She wasn’t pregnant. She gave birth six months ago.” To which Alec responded, “you should shut the f–k up and mind your own business.”
Hilaria and Alec are also mom and dad to Carmen, 7; Rafael, 5; Leonardo, 4; Romeo, 2; and Eduardo, almost 6 months.