Hilaria Baldwin shares photo of kids piling onto Alec Baldwin ahead of 'Rust' manslaughter charge announcement

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  • Hilaria Baldwin thanked her followers just hours before Alec Baldwin was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

  • "Alec, we love you and we are here for you," she wrote alongside a photo of the couple's seven kids.

  • Prosecutors on Tuesday alleged Alec Baldwin acted recklessly on the set of "Rust."

Hilaria Baldwin shared a message of gratitude and support for her husband Alec Baldwin in a Tuesday Instagram post just hours before prosecutors charged the actor with involuntary manslaughter in connection to the October 2021 shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the movie set of "Rust."

"I hope you understand how much your support and kindness to Alec and our children mean," Hilaria Baldwin wrote. "Thank you for being our community and our village."

Accompanying the message was a photo of Hilaria Baldwin and the couple's seven young children piled atop patriarch Alec Baldwin in a snuggle fest.

"You are helping us to be stronger parents and partners during this unimaginable time, stemming from such heartbreaking tragedy," she added.

"Please know that I hear all of your outspoken words and each and every one of you reminds me daily that there is kindness in the world and we are not alone," Hilaria Baldwin wrote.

"Alec, we love you and we are here for you," she added.

The post preempted a Tuesday afternoon update from New Mexico's First Judicial District Attorney's Office, announcing involuntary manslaughter charges for both Baldwin and the film's armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, in Hutchins' death more than a year ago.

Baldwin was practicing with a gun for a scene on the set of "Rust," in which he is starring and producing when a firearm went off and fatally struck Hutchins and injured the film's director, Joel Souza.

Prosecutors alleged that both Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed acted recklessly.

A lawyer for Guiterrez-Reed responded to the charges against her on Tuesday, saying prosecutors had "misunderstood the facts" and "reached the wrong conclusions."

Attorney Jason Bowles said his client "pleaded" to provide more firearms training; asked to use a plastic gun for the rehearsal scene; and requested to be called back to set if Baldwin was going to use a real gun at any point. Bowles said producers brushed her aside and repeatedly denied her requests.

"We will fight these charges and expect that a jury will find Hannah not guilty," Bowles said.

An attorney for Alec Baldwin did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

Hilaria Baldwin made headlines earlier this month when she was spotted wearing a sweater embellished with the word "Empathy," as she asked reporters to respect her family's privacy following the initial announcement that Alec Baldwin would be charged.

She has previously been the subject of controversy following a 2020 Twitter thread claiming she had spent nearly a decade leading people to believe she was from Spain and Spanish. Hilaria Baldwin, born Hillary Thomas to white parents, is from Boston.

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