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Salma Hayek Reacts to Hilaria Baldwin's Heritage Scandal: 'She Fooled Me'

Salma Hayek Reacts to Hilaria Baldwin's Heritage Scandal: 'She Fooled Me'

Salma Hayek is issuing a reaction to Alec Baldwin‘s wife Hilaria Baldwin‘s heritage scandal.

If you don’t remember, Hilaria came under fire a few weeks ago for misrepresenting her heritage and adopting a Spanish accent. She was actually born in Boston, Massachusetts, but many believed she was born in Mallorca, Spain due to interview articles and a bio on her own agency’s website.

“Oh my God. That is crazy,” Hayek said of all the controversy. “Like, you know what, because a lot of my friends ask me, ‘Oh, did you hear about this? Oh my God ….’ We all lie a little bit. She makes my friend happy,” Salma told Andy Cohen on SiriusXM’s “Andy Cohen Live.” Alec and Salma became friends after working together on 30 Rock.

“She’s a good, she fooled me,” she added. “And you know, I don’t care. She, I’m sorry. I know I don’t mean to betray or hurt anybody’s feelings. And I don’t know if it’s right or if it’s wrong and I don’t, I’m not gonna judge somebody just because of that one thing.”

Salma added, “I feel honored that somebody wants to be, their alter ego it’s to be like something that is similar to my roots. It makes me feel proud that people are inspired because you know, I am Mexican Lebanese, but my grandparents, my ancestors on my mother’s side are Spanish. I think she’s smart to want to be Spanish. We’re cool.”

Salma added it was all “bizarre,” but said, “She’s not, not a bad person, not a bad person, a good person, a good mother and a good wife. She makes my friend happy. She’s very kind to me. And that’s all I care about.”

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