Alec Baldwin speaks out after wife Hilaria's heritage and Spanish accent is questioned

Hours after his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, addressed questions posed by some on social media about her background and heritage, Alec Baldwin took to Instagram to express his thoughts.

While Baldwin didn't overtly address the drama regarding allegations that his wife has misrepresented her cultural background and identity, he did slam both Twitter trolls and tabloids, asking fans to "consider the source" when evaluating a news story.

"We live in a world where we're hidden behind the anonymity of social media, and people feel they can say anything," Baldwin, 62, said in video shared to Instagram on Sunday afternoon. "They want to spray it all over you and spit it all over you, their venom and their hate."

Baldwin explained that he was motivated to share a video because: "There are things that have been said lately about people that I love, that I care about deeply, which are just ridiculous."

The actor didn't refer to Hilaria by name, although it appears he's responding to posts from a journalist on social media -- and several outlets who have followed in a similar path -- calling into question Hilaria's alleged claims of her Spanish heritage.

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend the Tisch School Gala 2017 at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin attend Tisch School Gala 2017 at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin met for the first time in February of 2011 when Hilaria was working as a yoga instructor. The couple moved quickly into a stable relationship as Hilaria told Beach magazine in a 2013 interview: “Five months into our relationship, we got an apartment together; then we started talking about getting married; then he proposed; then we got married; now we have a kid,” she explained. “So it all went quite fast!” The couple now shares four children together.

The Mom Brain podcaster shared a snap of her favorite non-maternity pants. "I love these pants for a tiny bump ...and Alec loves making fun of me," she wrote. The pair recently announced they are pregnant with their fifth child after a miscarriage in April. 
QUEENS, NY- SEPTEMBER 02: Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin seen watching Rafael Nadal Vs Marin Cilic on Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 2, 2019 in Queens, New York City. Credit; mpi04/MediaPunch /IPX
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin pose backstage at the Badgley-Mischka Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week at Gallery I at Spring Studios on September 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin at 2018 US Open on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/GC Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 11: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend the 14th Annual Author's Night to benefit the East Hampton Library, on August 11, 2018 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin attend the 2018 Disney, ABC, Freeform Upfront on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin attend The New York University Tisch School Of The Arts 2018 Gala at Capitale on April 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin attend The New York University Tisch School Of The Arts 2018 Gala at Capitale on April 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
SANTA BARBARA, CA - JANUARY 31: (L-R) Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend the 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival opening night premiere of 'The Public' at Arlington Theatre on January 31, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: (L-R) Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend the opening night of 'Mean Girls' on Broadway at August Wilson Theatre on April 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Hilaria Baldwin and husband Alec Baldwin attend Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Hosts Annual Ripple Of Hope Awards Dinner at New York Hilton on December 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation Commemorates Its 25th Year And Honors Founder Sir Elton John During New York Fall Gala at Cathedral of St. John the Divine on November 7, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Hilaria Baldwin and husband, actor Alec Baldwin attend A Paley Honors Luncheon in Alec's honor at The Paley Center for Media on November 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Hilaria Thomas Baldwin and Alec Baldwin attend the National Geographic Encounter Blue Carpet VIP preview celebration on October 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Actor Alec Baldwin (L) and Hilaria Baldwin attend the New York Philharmonic 106 All-Stars: Opening Gala at David Geffen Hall on September 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin arrive at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin arrives at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend The Hollywood Reporter and SAG-AFTRA Inaugural Emmy Nominees Night presented by American Airlines, Breguet, and Dacor at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on September 14, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin attend the 17th Annual USTA Foundation Opening Night Gala at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2017 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - JULY 29: Actor Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend The Hamptons International Film Festival SummerDocs series screening of Trophy on July 29, 2017 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for Hamptons International Film Festival)
EAST HAMPTON, NEW YORK - AUGUST 11: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend the Guild Hall 2017 Summer Gala Celebrating AVEDON'S AMERICA at Guild Hall on August 11, 2017 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Image)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Actor Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin are seen on June 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by VMAL/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend 'Spike's One Night Only: Alec Baldwin' at The Apollo Theater on June 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin, Carmen Gabriela Baldwin and Ireland Baldwin attend 'Spike's One Night Only: Alec Baldwin' at The Apollo Theater on June 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Spike)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend 'Spike's One Night Only: Alec Baldwin' at The Apollo Theater on June 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Spike)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Actor Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend the Hamptons International Film Festival 25th Anniversary Kick Off Event at 620 Loft & Garden on June 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for Hamptons International Film Festival )
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Alec Baldwin (L) and Hilaria Baldwin attend the 2017 National Dance Institute Gala at PlayStation Theater on April 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
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The series of posts included clips in which Hilaria, 36, appears to speak with a prominent Spanish accent, juxtaposed against clips in which she appears to have no noticeable accent. The posts also delve into both of Hilaria's parents' backgrounds, which seem to indicate that both her parents have American ancestry.

"I would say the majority of what's been said... is false. It's so spectacularly false. And they've said it about people I love, false things," Baldwin said in his lengthy video message, later adding, "When you love somebody, you want to defend them."

Hilaria herself addressed the allegations in two separate videos she posted to Instagram on Sunday.

"I'm born in Boston, I then spent some of my childhood in Boston, some of my childhood in Spain... everybody is over there in Spain now and I'm over here. So there was a lot of back and forth my entire life," Hilaria shared, adding that she "grew up speaking two languages."

Regarding the videos in which she appears to have a thicker accent, Hilaria said she speaks both English and Spanish, however, "If I'm speaking a lot of Spanish, I tend to mix them... If I start to get nervous or upset, I start to mix the two. And this is something I've always been a little insecure about."

Addressing those who have claimed she's lied about her ethnicity, and that she is actually white, Hilaria responded, "Yes, I am a white girl. And let's be very clear that Europe has a lot of white people in there, and my family is white. Ethnically, I'm a mix of many, many, many things, and culturally, I grew up with the two cultures. It really is simple as that."

"Ultimately this boils down to this idea where this is a country of a lot of different cultures and I think we can be different parts of ourselves with lots of different people," she stated.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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