Ireland Baldwin defends stepmom Hilaria after she says she's signing off over scandal about heritage

Ireland Baldwin has long been close to stepmother Hilaria, who has described them as ‘girlfriends’ in the past.

And the model has broken her silence after Hilaria found herself in the middle of a social media controversy.

She took to her Instagram Story Sunday to set the record straight and defend her stepmom, after the mother of five announced that she’s signing off for a while, amid a scandal about her heritage.

Supportive stepdaughter: Ireland Baldwin took to her Instagram Story Sunday to set the record straight and defend her stepmom Hilaria, after the mother of five announced that she's signing off for a while, amid a scandal about her heritage

Supportive stepdaughter: Ireland Baldwin took to her Instagram Story Sunday to set the record straight and defend her stepmom Hilaria, after the mother of five announced that she’s signing off for a while, amid a scandal about her heritage

The 25-year-old reposted a Christmas photo of Hilaria, 36, and father Alec Baldwin, 62, with daughter Carmen, seven, sons Rafael, five, Leonardo, four, Romeo, two, and Eduardo, three months.

It was accompanied by comment from Tracie Egan Morrissey, who’s fueled the discourse around Hilaria’s heritage: ‘If I were Ireland (Alec’s adult daughter with Kim Bassinger) I would be pissed watching my piece of the inheritance pie get smaller and smaller.’ 

Ireland then addressed her 645K followers in a video: ‘It’s so pathetic that anyone would wanna play detective, and dig that deep into someone’s life that they don’t know, don’t know anything about, how they were raised, who they were actually raised by. It’s just kinda sad and pathetic. 

‘And also, it’s the holidays, and people are depressed, people are going through a lot. I know I’m going through a lot, personally. And the last thing we really need to do is start s*** and gossip about something that is so, so stupid. And about somebody that nobody really even knows.’

Big family: The 25-year-old reposted a Christmas photo of Hilaria, 36, and father Alec Baldwin, 62, with their kids, accompanied by comment from Tracie Egan Morrissey, who's fueled the discourse around Hilaria's heritage

Big family: The 25-year-old reposted a Christmas photo of Hilaria, 36, and father Alec Baldwin, 62, with their kids, accompanied by comment from Tracie Egan Morrissey, who’s fueled the discourse around Hilaria’s heritage

Sad and pathetic: Ireland then addressed her 645K followers in a video: 'It's so pathetic that anyone would wanna play detective, and dig that deep into someone's life that they don't know... It's just kinda sad and pathetic'

Sad and pathetic: Ireland then addressed her 645K followers in a video: ‘It’s so pathetic that anyone would wanna play detective, and dig that deep into someone’s life that they don’t know… It’s just kinda sad and pathetic’

Holiday depression: She added: 'And also, it's the holidays, and people are depressed, people are going through a lot. I know I'm going through a lot, personally. And the last thing we really need to do is start s*** and gossip about something that is so, so stupid'

Holiday depression: She added: ‘And also, it’s the holidays, and people are depressed, people are going through a lot. I know I’m going through a lot, personally. And the last thing we really need to do is start s*** and gossip about something that is so, so stupid’

Great relationship: She concluded: 'I have a great relationship with her. And she could be a really malicious, terrible, horrible human who tears people down, but she isn't. Hilaria is a wonderful mother who takes great care of her kids, and she takes great care of my dad. And that's really all that matters to me' (pictured in July, 2015)

Great relationship: She concluded: ‘I have a great relationship with her. And she could be a really malicious, terrible, horrible human who tears people down, but she isn’t. Hilaria is a wonderful mother who takes great care of her kids, and she takes great care of my dad. And that’s really all that matters to me’ (pictured in July, 2015)

Morrissey previously took to her Instagram Story with an overwhelming amount of evidence that Hilaria has lied about being from Spain. 

Ireland added: ‘And this person has dug up old tweets from Hilaria’s high school peers, and they all say one thing about her, that she’s really kind, when they reflect back on their experience with her. And that’s because she is very kind, she’s a good person. And she’s a caring person who’s always respected my relationship with my dad. 

‘I have a great relationship with her. And she could be a really malicious, terrible, horrible human who tears people down, but she isn’t. Hilaria is a wonderful mother who takes great care of her kids, and she takes great care of my dad. And that’s really all that matters to me.’

She concluded in regard to the original post: ‘I’m not worried about my inheritance, because I’m gonna take good care of me. But thank you so much for your suggestion.’

Social media break: It came after Hilaria posted a video update to her Instagram Story for her 854K followers: 'I've said my piece. I'm so tired. I'm going to go back to my family, because I've been not a very good mommy spending a lot of time focusing on this. I just want to be left alone. I love you and I'm going to sign off for a long time'

Social media break: It came after Hilaria posted a video update to her Instagram Story for her 854K followers: ‘I’ve said my piece. I’m so tired. I’m going to go back to my family, because I’ve been not a very good mommy spending a lot of time focusing on this. I just want to be left alone. I love you and I’m going to sign off for a long time’

Baby's first meal: She also shared a photo to Instagram of herself eating pizza and breastfeeding her newborn son, captioned: 'I never posted our first meal together post Edu’s birth. His was starting breastfeeding, mine was pizza. Still in the delivery room. You all know how good that first meal is'

Baby’s first meal: She also shared a photo to Instagram of herself eating pizza and breastfeeding her newborn son, captioned: ‘I never posted our first meal together post Edu’s birth. His was starting breastfeeding, mine was pizza. Still in the delivery room. You all know how good that first meal is’

It came after Hilaria posted a video update to her Instagram Story for her 854K followers: ‘I’ve said my piece. I’m so tired. I’m going to go back to my family, because I’ve been not a very good mommy spending a lot of time focusing on this. I just want to be left alone. I love you and I’m going to sign off for a long time.’

She also shared a photo to Instagram of herself eating pizza and breastfeeding her newborn son, captioned: ‘I never posted our first meal together post Edu’s birth. His was starting breastfeeding, mine was pizza. Still in the delivery room. You all know how good that first meal is.’

The fitness influencer previously responded to accusations that she ‘faked’ her Spanish accent and heritage, as she posted a video to Instagram, admitting that she is from Boston, not Majorca, and her name is Hillary, not Hilaria: ‘Yes, I am a white girl. I am a white girl.’

She added: ‘Let’s be very clear that Europe has a lot of white people in there and my family is white. Ethnically, I am a mix of many, many, many things. Culturally, I grew up with two cultures so it’s really as simple as that.’ 

White girl: The fitness influencer previously responded to accusations that she 'faked' her Spanish accent and heritage, as she posted a video to Instagram , admitting that she is from Boston, not Majorca, and her name is Hillary, not Hilaria: 'Yes, I am a white girl. I am a white girl'

White girl: The fitness influencer previously responded to accusations that she ‘faked’ her Spanish accent and heritage, as she posted a video to Instagram , admitting that she is from Boston, not Majorca, and her name is Hillary, not Hilaria: ‘Yes, I am a white girl. I am a white girl’

'So cringe': Hilaria later Instastoried never-before-seen snaps of herself in Spain

Confusing timeline: Hilaria has said in past interviews that she was born in Spain and raised in Boston, also claiming she came to the states at 19 to attend New York University

The receipts: It was in response to her former classmates who confirmed on Twitter that she was raised in Weston, Massachusetts by professor parents with generations of American lineage

The receipts: It was in response to her former classmates who confirmed on Twitter that she was raised in Weston, Massachusetts by professor parents with generations of American lineage

Hilaria has said in past interviews that she was born in Spain and raised in Boston, also claiming she came to the states at 19 to attend New York University.

But seeking to quell the social media firestorm, she changed her tune and said that she spent ‘some of’ her childhood in Spain and ‘some’ of it in Massachusetts, where she was born, maintaining that her entire family lives in Spain now. 

It was in response to her former classmates who confirmed on Twitter that she was raised in Weston, Massachusetts by professor parents with generations of American lineage.

They came out following a tweet last week, which read: ‘You have to admire Hilaria Baldwin’s commitment to her decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person.’

Twitter gauntlet: They came out following a tweet last week, which read: 'You have to admire Hilaria Baldwin’s commitment to her decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person'

Twitter gauntlet: They came out following a tweet last week, which read: ‘You have to admire Hilaria Baldwin’s commitment to her decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person’

source: dailymail.co.uk