Alec Baldwin has got engaged to his younger lover Hilaria Thomas over the weekend.
Alec Baldwin, who turns 54 tomorrow, proposed to 28-year-old girlfriend Hilaria Thomas this weekend in Long Island, New York.
His representative told Us Weekly magazine: “Yes, it’s true! Alec proposed to Hilaria this weekend and we’re all excited for the newly engaged couple. Alec’s birthday is tomorrow. Great way to celebrate!”
Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas have been a couple for almost a year and first appeared in public together at several bashes in New York in May 2011.
The actor was previously married to actress Kim Bassinger but the pair divorced in acrimony in 2002 after nine years of marriage and the pair was then embroiled in a bitter custody battle over their daughter Ireland, who is now 16.
Spanish-born Hilaria Thomas has not been married before.
Hilaria Thomas grew up between Boston and Spain, studying dance and history at NYU before becoming a yoga instructor.
In recent months Alec Baldwin has been sporting a noticeably trimmer physique, perhaps in a bid to appear more youthful alongside his younger partner.
Things had been getting more and more serious between Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas for months, and the actor recently revealed he was considering having children with her.
Alec Baldwin said: “Have I thought about having more kids? Oh sure, that would be great, that would be heaven, that would be fantastic.”
The actor jokingly added: “As my friend said to me, <<When you have children, typically in a second marriage, when you’re older and you get married again to a woman who would have children, you must always remember that you make sure the children attend a college where the commencement ceremonies are held in a facility with a wheelchair accessible ramp>>.”
Last August Alec Baldwin sold his home in the Upper West Side of New York and moved in with Hilaria Thomas in the city’s SoHo district.