Alec Baldwin, 57, and his younger wife, Hilaria Thomas, are the perfect example of successful age difference in marriage. The celebrity couple welcomed baby number two on June 17, a boy named Rafael Thomas Baldwin. Judging by a recent interview they did with the Daily Mail, they’ve never been happier.

Although Baldwin is already a father of two—19-year-old Ireland Baldwin and 20-month-old Carmen—his wife tells the paper that baby number three is extra special for him, because it’s his first son. “Alec is so excited to be a dad to a son,” said Thomas. “When I found out I was pregnant with a boy, he walked around carrying a football for an hour afterwards. He can’t believe it.”

The new mom also revealed the secret behind their successful age gap marriage—sticking together as a family. “If Alec has to travel for work, I go. If I have to travel for work, he goes. Now we’re in the Hamptons and we’re looking forward to spending the summer together,” explained Thomas.


This just goes to show that regardless of whether or not there’s an age difference in marriage, spending time together can effectively make or break the relationship.


Lankston, C., “EXCLUSIVE: Hilaria and Alec Baldwin share their love for two-week-old Rafael in intimate family photshoot, as she reveals excited dad Alec ‘carried around a football for an hour’ after learning he was having a son,” Daily Mail web site, July 1, 2015;

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