On Wednesday night, Alec Baldwin fulfilled his professional duties by serving as the host of the 2015 Fragrance Foundation Awards in New York City. But his thoughts were not far from his personal life — his wife, Hilaria, had delivered their son earlier that morning.
“I’m doing this play on Long Island, All My Sons, and I’m off on Monday,” the actor, 57, tells Extra. “We come in [to the city] for Hilaria to go to the doctor … everything’s fine. She wakes up Tuesday — 1:30 in the morning, not feeling good, then 2:30 in the morning feeling really lousy. We go to the doctor at 9:30 a.m., he says, ‘Come back at 2 and I’ll tell you if it’s real.’ We go back at 2 p.m. and they admitted her.”
The couple welcomed son Rafael Thomas at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday — a bit ahead of his July due date. On the red carpet that evening, Alec had nothing but praise for his wife.
“My wife is my hero. She’s tough,” he said of Hilaria, a yoga instructor. “It was amazing. 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.’ ”