Newlyweds Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Thomas on how they met
July 2nd, 2012
09:49 AM ET

Newlyweds Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Thomas on how they met

As expected, Alec Baldwin, 54, married 28-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas in New York City on Saturday.

According to a rep for Baldwin, the couple tied the knot at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in NYC, "sharing the occasion with family and friends inside the Cathedral," with "Alec warmly receiving congratulations from well-wishing fans on his way into the service."

Baldwin's bride wore a "silk magnolia trumpet Amsale gown with cap sleeves," the "30 Rock" actor's rep told CNN, while Baldwin himself was dapper in a Tom Ford suit.

According to the New York Times, Baldwin and Thomas met in February 2011 at a NYC restaurant called Pure Food and Wine.

Photos: Alec Baldwin weds Hilaria Thomas

Thomas, an NYU grad who was raised in Boston and Spain, recalled to the Times that she was "standing near the door with my friends when [Baldwin] walked up and took my hand and said, ‘I must know you.'"

Baldwin admitted to the paper that he didn't think that opening line was all that clever, but that when he saw his eventual bride-to-be, he "felt compelled" to make an introduction. That line led to a conversation between the two, and Baldwin handed Thomas his card. (Apparently, he "never [asks] women for their phone numbers.")

After a bit of hesitation on Thomas' part to give Baldwin a call, the two had their first date a few days after their initial meeting.

Baldwin told the Times that he "dated a lot of people" after he divorced his first wife, Kim Basinger, and thought carefully about what he desired going forward.

"I thought about it too much, I suppose," he said. "I wasn’t really ready to take that chance and to act until I met Hilaria. I was ready."

Thomas, he said, "was in no hurry," but "she was very mature and clear about what she wanted — to be married someday.”

And while the couple tweeted photos of their wedding rings on Sunday - with Hilaria having changed her account to reflect her married name - Baldwin's account appears to have since been deleted.

Filed under: Alec Baldwin • Celebrities

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  1. more details

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    July 5, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. Kathleen

    No matter what, it is never too late to live happily ever after. Congratulations to both of you.

    July 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. james

    now we get reports about reporters? next will we get reports about the reporters who report about reporters?

    July 3, 2012 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  4. AnnieR.

    love alec baldwin.....leave him alone!....first wife is a nut-job....and as someone pointed out – if everyone who has ever said something in ager to their children had their feet held to the fire – heaven hep us!....

    everyone knows his nut-job wife viciously leaked that phone message......CONGRATULATIONS ALEC & HILARIA....

    July 3, 2012 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. SKY


    July 2, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Isabel

    Yikes! He looks like his own younger brother! Plastic surgery is fantastic.

    Well another "hollywood wedding" - I hope they have a long and happy life together.

    July 2, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. SFMT

    He is still hot, lost weight and he's finally got a companion and wife. The other psycho is at last out of the picture. Now he has his psycho daughter to deal with. However, the honeymoon is here for at least a few years. HOT DIGGITY, she is very pretty and he is still handsome.

    July 2, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • peter

      He got a lot of flack from the liberal pc crowd with his rant to his daughter. If every daughter from the northeast taped their fathers phone calls it would sound exactly like alec baldwin

      July 2, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. OJ

    Hilaria :
    I am so sorry for your choice. I hope all of that money keeps you safe in the company of a psycho. I give it three years if she gets out alive.

    July 2, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. gahh

    Wait until that temper comes to the surface. You know she signed a prenup, because he wants to be sure he gets to keep his money, when she files for divorce. I give them 3 to 6 months.

    July 2, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sokman

    He's 54 she's 28... High five Alec

    July 2, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. kokomo

    "i must know you." honest, and to the point. good opening line, it seems to have worked!

    July 2, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. stephen baldwin


    July 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. koal

    Congratulations to the newlyweds. Don't let anyone get between you two and put each other first. Also on disagreements think is it worth losing a kiss goodnight? Have a good one Alex and Hilaria.

    July 2, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Gumby_followers_unite

    Rich guys are such suckers for bendy women.........

    July 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Michelle

    Love is difficult to find in this demanding, hectic world we live doesn't matter where you find it, just that you recognize it when it's standing in front of you! Best wishes to Alec and his lovely bride. Have fun and enjoy the love!

    July 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Jack

    Hello. Everyone is cordially invited to visit –

    July 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  17. who cares about alec baldwin

    i mean really..who the eff cares about this big mouth

    July 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Margaret

    he has anger management issues. less then 3 years.

    July 2, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sohail

      Anger is just a manifestation of underlying stress ( probably his old wife ) People should not be painted in a broad stroke . Let this couple enjoy the moment .

      July 2, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  19. ProperVillain

    I'm sure that fact that Baldwin is famous AND rich had no influence over her decision to date and marry him. After all, it is perfectly normal for a sprite 28 year old to date and marry someone that could be their grandfather....

    July 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • basili

      How I envy. She will reeneergize him and with her Yoga moves I envy him. Morer power to him. As a senior I envy him....They can make a good life together. .Women on ground , piece on earth..She looks great,

      July 3, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  20. Patty M.

    Congratulations Alec and Hilaria.

    July 2, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  21. ZUP

    She looks old for 28.

    July 2, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Ania

    AHHHH TRUE LOVE. lol now he cant really think this will last. Why marry when u can just funk and buy her things.? I dont get it. Marriage is something that should b real. And we all KNOW this wont last.

    July 2, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |

    What was wrong with the first wife!

    July 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Name*dan

    They will get divorced as does most of the human race.

    July 2, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Stephanie

    Hope they're happy! Age is just a number! I'm 18 years younger than my man. So, good for them both......hope it lasts! Everyone deserves to be happy!

    July 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Ayala

    Why does CNN think anyone cares about this fool?

    July 2, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Because they know people, like you, will be interested. You're here, aren't you, genius?

      July 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Jc

    Well done Mr. Baldwin, well done.

    July 2, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  28. Dwk

    too much press exposure from baldwin lately. He needs to go away for a while

    July 2, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  29. bigshoe

    I guess she likes old men with money. He ought to act his age. This is gross.

    July 2, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  30. AJ

    Her first name is latin for a species of grass. Interesting, makes for a good yoga instructor.

    July 2, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  31. Kes Rara

    I must know you? What a cheese ball pick up line. Why on earth would she marry this psycho? I give it a year and I'm being kind. BTW, how did they get married in a Catholic church? Wasn't he divorced from Kim Bassinger? Alec Baldwin is a DISGUSTING thoughtless little PIG-YUCK YUCK AND YUCK!!!

    July 2, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  32. Mammy

    He married his daughter? Sick!

    July 2, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |

    Not a Baldwin fan ...

    July 2, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  34. Imustmeetyou

    Was Jack Walsh at their wedding?

    July 2, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  35. Observer

    How long before he calls her "a disgusting little pig"?

    July 2, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  36. Dave

    Moments after the wedding, alec pushed the camera over....

    July 2, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  37. Michael

    Go lucky alex hope you don't screw this one up! & congraduation hilarie !

    July 2, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |

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