Alec Baldwin, 64, defends having 8 children after receiving backlash online

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Alec Baldwin has taken to social media to give his reasoning as to why he has chosen to have such a big family.

It's hardly uncommon for celeb dads to welcome a rather large number of children. I mean, there's Nick Cannon, who has kids with four different women, expecting his eighth child.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has had 10 children and is a passionate advocate of having big families. In fact, it was reported earlier this month by Insider that the billionaire fathered twins with a top executive at one of his own companies last year.

Shivon Zilis - an executive at his artificial intelligence startup Neuralink - reportedly gave birth in November 2021, meaning the twins were born just before Musk and his ex-partner Grimes welcomed a child via surrogate in December.

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So, Baldwin, a soon-to-be dad of eight, is in good company.

The actor and his wife, Hilaria, currently share six children together: Carmen, 8, Rafael, 7, Leonardo, 5, Romeo, 4, and twins Eduardo and Lucia, 1. And they're expecting another baby girl later this year.

Baldwin also has a 26-year-old daughter, Ireland, from his first marriage to model Kim Basinger.

But the Saturday Night Live star has received his fair share of flak for having such a big family.

One critic tweeted: "It's not always the middle class or poor..... Alec Baldwin (actor) is preparing to have his SEVENTH child!!! And Elon Musk has SIX. WTF is going on here?"

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Another wrote: "Do these people not consider the environmental issues of having such large families?"

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A third described the actor's large family as "completely irresponsible".

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Well, Baldwin has now explained why he feels the need to welcome more bundles of joy into the world.

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The 64-year-old actor took to Instagram this week to share a video of his two youngest children, Eduardo and María Lucía, both a year old.

In the clip, the pajama-clad toddlers are seen drinking milk as they interact with their mom, Hilaria.

Baldwin captioned the sweet post: "People comment about how many children we have and ask why. This is why. The thing in this life that matters most to me are these people."

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Alec Baldwin, 64, defends having 8 children after receiving backlash online

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By VT

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Alec Baldwin has taken to social media to give his reasoning as to why he has chosen to have such a big family.

It's hardly uncommon for celeb dads to welcome a rather large number of children. I mean, there's Nick Cannon, who has kids with four different women, expecting his eighth child.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has had 10 children and is a passionate advocate of having big families. In fact, it was reported earlier this month by Insider that the billionaire fathered twins with a top executive at one of his own companies last year.

Shivon Zilis - an executive at his artificial intelligence startup Neuralink - reportedly gave birth in November 2021, meaning the twins were born just before Musk and his ex-partner Grimes welcomed a child via surrogate in December.

[[instagramwidget||https://www.instagram.com/p/CckzcjrOj2l/]]

So, Baldwin, a soon-to-be dad of eight, is in good company.

The actor and his wife, Hilaria, currently share six children together: Carmen, 8, Rafael, 7, Leonardo, 5, Romeo, 4, and twins Eduardo and Lucia, 1. And they're expecting another baby girl later this year.

Baldwin also has a 26-year-old daughter, Ireland, from his first marriage to model Kim Basinger.

But the Saturday Night Live star has received his fair share of flak for having such a big family.

One critic tweeted: "It's not always the middle class or poor..... Alec Baldwin (actor) is preparing to have his SEVENTH child!!! And Elon Musk has SIX. WTF is going on here?"

[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/OPOP29992178/status/1548877515644702721]]

Another wrote: "Do these people not consider the environmental issues of having such large families?"

[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/johngammond44/status/1508957253348511750]]

A third described the actor's large family as "completely irresponsible".

[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/sanju_kta/status/1508927736949223439]]

Well, Baldwin has now explained why he feels the need to welcome more bundles of joy into the world.

[[instagramwidget||https://www.instagram.com/p/CgIU5FxPl1b/]]

The 64-year-old actor took to Instagram this week to share a video of his two youngest children, Eduardo and María Lucía, both a year old.

In the clip, the pajama-clad toddlers are seen drinking milk as they interact with their mom, Hilaria.

Baldwin captioned the sweet post: "People comment about how many children we have and ask why. This is why. The thing in this life that matters most to me are these people."

Featured image credit: UPI / Alamy