The Baldwin family name is synonymous with one of Hollywood’s best established show business families.
The prominence of The Baldwin brothers Alec, Stephen, William (Billy) and Daniel spreads over generations. Hailey Baldwin is the daughter of Stephen Baldwin, making Alec her uncle.
The four Baldwin brothers all have children of their own, some of whom have made a name for themselves in the film and fashion industry in their own right.
Who Is Hailey Baldwin?
Hailey Baldwin has grown up in the spotlight with her father Stephen Baldwin who is best known for his role in The Usual Suspects and The Young Riders. Both Hailey and her sister Alaia are in the modelling industry. Hailey made headlines when the 22 year old got married not once, but twice to Justin Bieber. The pair first married in a Manhattan courthouse in September 2018 after just 12 weeks of dating.
Hailey is Stephen Baldwin’s second-born daughter and has a close relationship with her famous Dad. From a young age she would accompany him to red carpet events, getting a taste of fame since she was just a kid. Hailey was 14 when she started modeling on mall runways before signing with Ford models and appearing in numerous magazines.
Hailey comments on changing her famous Baldwin family name “I’m very proud of my family name. I come from a great family with a history in this industry. I remember when I was going to change it, I asked my dad if he was going to be upset and he was like, ‘No! I don’t care. We love you. All good, everyone still knows you’re a Baldwin.’ It’s true.”
Alec Baldwin’s Family Connections
You would be forgiven for getting the Baldwins mixed up, there’s a lot of them after all! Alec, who is arguably the most famous of the brothers, has five children. Alec’s first marriage to Kim Basigner resulted in his eldest daughter, Ireland Baldwin Basigner. Ireland and Hailey are cousins and are some of the closest of the family members.
It was only fitting that Ireland was a bridesmaid at Hailey’s wedding to Justin. Alec and his wife Hilaria were reportedly in New York City the same day as the wedding but didn’t attend the wedding. The star-studded guest list included Kendall Jenner, Camila Morrone, Kylie Jenner and Jaden Smith. As Alec and Hilaria were expecting their fifth child their absence from the wedding was understood and would be forgiven.
Uncle Knows Best.
While Alec and Hailey aren’t particularly close, Alec has shared some wisdom for a happy and healthy marriage with Hailey. “They don’t need any advice. But I think, put each other first, if you can”.
The fame of the Baldwin’s is similar to other powerhouse families such as the Barrymores, the Sheens and the Douglases. It hasn’t always been happy families though. Alec and Stephen publicly fell out after opposing beliefs during the 2016 presidential election came between them. Hailey agrees that her fathers political beliefs have caused friction for her as well but as she told Vanity Fair “we didn’t see eye to eye, but that chapter of their life is over now”. It’s believed that the brothers have reconciled and the family is amicable again.
Just like any family, the Baldwin’s have their share of challenges, despite their decades of mega fame. The blessing for the children of the famous brothers is that they have plenty of cousins to share in the highs and lows of being born into fame.