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Alec's Daughter Talks 'Little Pig' Voicemail

September 6, 2012
Alec's Daughter Talks 'Little Pig' Voicemail
Alec's Daughter Talks 'Little Pig' Voicemail

During his 2007 split from Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin become public enemy number one after a voicemail, where he called his then 11-year-old daughter a "thoughtless little pig," went public during his contentious divorce proceedings. 

Now 16-year-old, Alec's daughter Ireland is opening up for the first time about that incident and life as a Baldwin to Page Six Magazine. "I've always had a really great relationship with my dad," she says, "The only problem with that voicemail was that people made it out to be a way bigger deal than it was. He's said stuff like that before just because he's frustrated. For me it was like, 'OK, whatever.' I called him back, I was like, 'Sorry, Dad, I didn't have my phone.' That was it."

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If that sounds crazy to you, the family understands your confusion. "No matter how much you think you understand a Baldwin, you really don't unless you are one," Alaia Baldwin, daughter of Stephen Baldwin, tells Page Six Magazine. "Ireland and I are pretty sane for Baldwins."

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Oddly, that level-headedness allows Ireland to understand her father's recent paparazzi frustrations. "My dad has been going through it for so long, I can see how he gets frustrated. For me, it's all so new and fresh. If acting or modeling takes off, and I make a name for myself, I can see how I might get pretty frustrated."

The statuesque 6-foot-2 blonde is clearly cut out for the fashion world -- her resemblance to mom Kim Basinger is uncanny. Despite the similarities, Ireland gets on famously with her new stepmom, Hilaria, 12 years her senior. "Hilaria and I are really close. She's like a big sister to me, but I feel like I haven't spent enough time with her yet. We have a lot more to learn about each other and we have a lot more experiences to have together. We joke around and I call her 'Mom.' But I respect her, it's not like I'm Parent Trap-ping her, setting up booby traps in her room."

For more from Ireland's interview in Page Six Magazine, click here!

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