Hilaria Baldwin Admits Also Using the Name Hillary
As the tweet reached many people, some responded claiming to have gone to school or grown up with Hilaria and that she went by the name “Hillary” at that time. Hilaria explains in her video that her parents and everyone in Mallorca where her family lives call her Hilaria. However, while growing up in America, she would use the name Hillary as the American variation of Hilaria. She says that in both languages, the name means “happy” and is indeed the same name.
Addressing Being Bilingual
Hilaria’s accent fluctuated from Spanish to American English between different interviews and Instagram videos. The yoga instructor explains that she was raised bilingual and speaks two languages. In her Instagram video she says that, when spending a lot of time speaking one language or the other, she tends to start mixing them and says that this is something she had been insecure about in the past. She continues to explain that if she gets nervous or upset, she begins mixing the two languages even more and that this isn’t something she’s playing at.
Hilaria Speaks of Embracing One’s Heritage
Hilaria adds that she feels lucky to have grown up with two different cultures and speaking two languages. She is also raising her children to speak Spanish as their first language. Although she was born in Boston and spent a lot of her life in America, she says she is a “different kind of Bostonian”. Hilaria Baldwin explains that being authentic is important to her and that, while people would like to label her as either American or Spanish, she is both and that she wouldn’t want to change her background.