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Alec Baldwin Explained Why He And Hilaria Baldwin Keep Having Kids As The Couple Prepares To Welcome Their 7th Child Together

"This is why."

Alec Baldwin is currently a father of seven. People ask him about parenthood a lot since — with the exception of Ireland Baldwin — most of his kids' ages have yet to reach double-digits.

Alec standing in the middle of a road
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Alec and his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, share six children younger than 10. There's 8-year-old Carmen Gabriela, 6-year-old Rafael Thomas, 5-year-old Leonardo Ángel Charles, 3-year-old Romeo Alejandro David, and finally, Eduardo Pao Lucas, who celebrated his first birthday several months ago.

Alec and Hilaria at an event with all of their children
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Ireland, who many of us probably recognize thanks to her modeling career, is 26 and Alec's oldest. Her mother is the actor's ex, Kim Basinger.

Ireland and Alec holding hands
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Anyway, comments about Alec's sizable family have come and gone over the years, and reentered the public conversation recently when he and Hilaria announced they're expecting another baby.

Alec speaking at a podium
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"One of the most beautiful things my children have experienced with a big family is how the heart can grow with every new sibling," they said in a statement to People that confirmed the news. "Our capacity to love continues to expand, and we can't wait to embrace our new little one this fall!"

Alec and Hilaria posing at a red carpet event
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Caring for seven little kids sounds challenging, to say the least, and logistically unfathomable from where I'm standing TBH. But as Alec explained in an Instagram post that seemed to address chatter surrounding his and Hilaria's busy household, the couple is embracing "the journey."

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"People ask why. This is why," he captioned a video of his youngest laughing sweetly into a phone camera. "Being a parent is the ultimate journey."

Alec and Hilaria's new baby is due some time later this year.