Kim Basinger took the time to honor her ex-husband Alec Baldwin’s daughter Carmen on her birthday in a rare moment that brought the two stars together – at least on social media.
Carmen Baldwin turned eight earlier this week and her older sister Ireland Baldwin, 25, paid tribute to her younger brother by posting a photo of Carmen getting closer to her approaching younger sister, María Lucía Victoria. every 6 months.
“Happy Birthday Carmen I know you don’t have Instagram yet (thank goodness) but I love you with all my heart and when you finally have an Instagram in 5-10 years or whatever app the most cool available so please follow me I’m not worthy, ”Ireland wrote in a cute Instagram post on Monday.
In the comments section, Irish mom Basinger, 67, wrote: “Carmen …… such a beautiful duo …… you are so beautiful ……. I love you 2… .. together in this pic …… But YOU know how to get it done and she will learn from you …… .. ”
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Basinger, who split from Baldwin in 2002 after nearly nine years of marriage, added 12 applauding emojis to her response. Ireland was seven when her parents separated.
Baldwin has since remarried and shares six children with his wife, Hilaria Baldwin. Hilaria also shared her own birthday tribute to Carmen in a photo featuring the entire brood in a single photo.
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“Happy 8th birthday Carmen… we love you so much… other than the babies we almost had the picture all smiles,” Hilaria wrote of daughters Carmen and MariLu, as well as sons Rafael Thomas, 6, Leonardo Ángel Charles, 4, Romeo Alejandro David, 3, and Eduardo “Edu” Pao Lucas, who will be 1 next month. “Ps it’s my hand under Edu’s arm. “
Basinger and Baldwin endured a tumultuous custody battle for Ireland during their separation, and the actress opened up about the ordeal in a 2016 interview with The Edit by Net-A-Porter.
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“Divorce is difficult for a child no matter how you cut it. And ours was very public and mean, ”she said, according to People magazine. “So I raised Ireland in a very unconventional way. “
“I just wanted her to be free. If she wanted to invite her friends over and write on the walls with a pen, that was fine, ”she said. “I wanted her childhood to be full of love and light, animals and friends. “
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« [Alec and I are] cool now, though, ”added Basinger. ” Life goes on. “