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ALEC BALDWIN QUITS TWITTER AFTER CONTROVERSY OVER WIFE HILARIA'S HERITAGE: 'GOODBYE FOR NOW'

After posting a message in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, the 62-year-old actor Alec Baldwin announced he would cease using the social media service for the foreseeable future.  

Alec Baldwin. Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin. Foto: Oprah Magazine
Alec Baldwin. Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin. Foto: Oprah Magazine

"Twitter is like a party where everyone is screaming. Not much of a party. Goodbye for now," he wrote. It's not the first time the former 30 Rock star has quit the platform. In 2013, he deleted his account after lashing out at a British journalist who claimed his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, was tweeting during James Gandolfini's funeral.

His most recent departure from Twitter comes after Hilaria Baldwin found herself at the center of recent controversy regarding her heritage. Alec Baldwin  has stuck by his wife's side throughout. They celebrated New Year's in the Hamptons. While Hilaria Baldwin has seemed a bit upset, Alec Baldwin has been around to comfort her. 

Last month, the fitness instructor and Mom Brain podcast co-host, 37, began trending online when social media users claimed that she fabricated Spanish roots and a Spanish accent despite being born and raised in the United States. (The posts pointed in part to previous media appearances in which she used a Spanish accent while speaking.)

Hilaria Baldwin first addressed the controversy in a video posted on Instagram, confirming that she was born in Boston and that her birth name is Hillary. She said that she occasionally mixes Spanish or English based on whichever she is speaking more frequently at that time and said she grew up spending time with my family between Massachusetts and Spain.

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