Alec Baldwin has showed us time and time again that he would do anything for his young wife, Hilaria Thomas, even if that means going head to head with intrusive paparazzi and writing enraged letters to newspapers. But was it really love at first sight for this celebrity couple?

For Baldwin, it was more than just love when he first laid his eyes on the young woman who would become his second wife—it was like a message from God: “I remember during my lifetime I would meet women, and it was almost like God would say to me, ‘Now, this woman here is not the one you are going to end up with, but she is going to be a lot like this woman,’” the 55-year-old actor recently revealed.

According to Baldwin, that holy epiphany came when he finally met Thomas. “And when my wife showed up, [God] was like, ‘You recognize her now?’”


The celebrity couple first locked eyes at a local restaurant. For Thomas, the moment was just as magical. She recently explained in an interview that, at the time, she was sitting with her girlfriends and talking to them about how she was ready to meet someone and fall in love. At that moment, her friend stopped her and said, “Shut up, Alec Baldwin is looking at you!” And the rest was history. The celebrity couple started dating shortly after and eventually tied the knot in June 2012.

What do you think: Do you believe in love at first sight?


Gicas, P., “Alec Baldwin Opens Up About Meeting Hilaria for the First Time,” E! News web site, October 14, 2013;

Watkins, J., “‘I burst out crying’: Hilaria Thomas recalls her emotional reaction to Alec Baldwin’s proposal… even though he’d already spoiled the surprise,” Daily Mail web site, July 5, 2012;


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