Alec and Hilaria Baldwin come to court with baby for his trial

With Alec and Hilaria Baldwin announcing that they and their seven young children will soon star in a reality TV show about their hectic family life, it's only logical to wonder in the event that they'll include an episode concerning the challenges of juggling parenting and childcare while appearing in court in the daddy's manslaughter trial.

On Tuesday, the Baldwins and one in every of their seven children, a toddler, arrived at New Mexico's First Judicial District District Court in Santa Fe as jury selection was set to start in Baldwin's trial on charges related to the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Baldwin's 2021 western film “Rust.”

The couple arrived in two black SUVs, which were quickly surrounded by the media. reported the New York Post. The video shows the 66-year-old “30 Rock” star, wearing a dark suit and sunglasses, getting out of the second SUV and quickly helping his influential wife out of the primary vehicle, the Post reported.

Hilaria Baldwin, wearing a tan pantsuit and enormous sunglasses, helped one in every of her children out of the automobile and led him to a stroller while Baldwin spoke briefly together with his child and helped his wife unload one in every of her bags, the Post reported. It appears the kid was their youngest child, Ilaria, who is nineteen months old.

When the girl seemed reluctant to get into the stroller, Hilaria Baldwin picked her up and handed her to someone, presumably one in every of the couple's several nannies.

Actor Alec Baldwin, right, and attorney Luke Nikas arrive for jury selection in his manslaughter trial Tuesday, July 9, 2024, in Santa Fe, NM (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Actor Alec Baldwin, right, and attorney Luke Nikas arrive for jury selection in his manslaughter trial Tuesday, July 9, 2024, in Santa Fe, NM (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The actor then walked ahead of his wife and joined his lawyers while avoiding reporters' questions, the New York Post reported. But the video also showed his daughter crying as she was held by the nanny and her mother turned to walk into the courtroom with a cup of coffee in her hand.

The Associated Press reported that Hilaria Baldwin was seated at the back of the courtroom with Baldwin's younger brother, “The Usual Suspects” actor Stephen Baldwin.

It appears Hilaria Baldwin didn’t bring the little girl together with her to the courtroom. Critics of the Baldwins, who’ve accused the couple of exploiting their children on social media and now on an upcoming reality TV show, are speculating that the previous yoga instructor can have relished the chance to bring a number of of her children to the courtroom. Among other things, it might be her way of generating sympathy for her husband, who’s on trial for the murder of 42-year-old Hutchins, whose death left their very own young son with no mother.

When Alec and Hilaria Baldwin announced their reality TV take care of TLC last month, outstanding attorney Gloria Allred, who’s representing Hutchins' family in a wrongful death lawsuit against the actor, criticized the timing of the news. Allred accused Baldwin of conducting a “cynical PR stunt” ahead of the trial.

“To me, this seems like a calculated and cynical PR move to get the jury in New Mexico to see him as a sympathetic family man and not as the murderer of Halyna Hutchins,” Allred told TMZ.

Although Hilaria Baldwin didn’t bring her daughter into the courtroom, the little girl was spotted by quite a few photographers who took pictures of her father talking to her and helping her mother arrange the stroller.

It's possible that images of Baldwin interacting together with his young daughter outside the courtroom could find their way into her reality show or into two documentaries concerning the Rust case currently in production. The Hollywood Reporter said that two filmmaking teams are working on projects with potentially competing storylines concerning the still-unfolding tragedy surrounding Hutchins' death.

In the meantime, People magazine reported that Baldwin planned to travel to Santa Fe for the trial alone, but his wife and family “wanted to be by his side when the proceedings begin.” The Baldwins recently celebrated their twelfth wedding anniversary, and the veteran film and tv star posted photos of their wedding and the 2 of them cuddling on Instagram. “Despite some tough times for me, I wouldn't trade any of it for anything,” Baldwin wrote under the photos. Together they’ve seven children, including Carmen, 10, Rafael, 8, Leonardo, 7, Romeo, 5, Eduardo, 3, María, 3, and Ilaria.

It just isn’t known whether all seven children traveled to Santa Fe to be with their father throughout the trial – and whether or not they can have been where the Baldwins have settled in New Mexico on Tuesday.

It's also unknown if any of the opposite children will make a transient appearance on the courthouse – perhaps to be handed over to nannies like Ilaria. Also a mystery is where the alleged nanny took Ilaria while her parents were in court. Anyone who has ever been in courthouses knows that their hallways, offices, and courtrooms usually are not welcoming places for young children and families. So it's a wonder why Alec and Hilaria Baldwin decided to take their daughter to the courthouse. However, given her young age, they could have desired to have her close by so that they could check on her during court recesses.

At the top of Tuesday, 12 jurors and 4 alternates were chosen. KOAT 7 News reportedThe jury must determine whether Baldwin committed manslaughter when a gun went off during a rehearsal for “Rust” while the actor was pointing it at Hutchins. For reasons still unknown, a live bullet got into the gun, killing Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza.

Baldwin has said in media interviews and to investigators that he thought the gun didn’t contain live ammunition and was protected to make use of, while insisting he didn’t pull the trigger. Baldwin's trial is predicted to last about 10 days. If convicted, Baldwin faces as much as 18 months in prison.

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