Kim Basinger talks divorce with Alec Baldwin, says they are cool now
29 April 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Kim Basinger and has opened up about her divorce from Alec Baldwin noting that more than 13 years after the unfortunate separation, they are cool now.
The actors met on the set of the 1990 movie “The Marrying Man” and they got married in 1993. Basinger then filed for divorce from the actor in 2001 and the two fought over the custody of their only child during that time, Ireland Baldwin. The couple finalized their divorce and reached an agreement in 2002 and the two were given joint custody.
The 62-year-old actress told the magazine The Edit in a recent interview the following: “[Alec and I are] cool now, though. Life goes on. Divorce is hard on a kid, no matter how you cut it. And ours was very public and nasty. So I brought up Ireland in a very unconventional way. I just wanted her to be free. If she wanted to have her friends over and write over the walls with pen, that was fine. I wanted her childhood to be full of love and light and animals and friends.”
As part of the divorce and custody agreement terms, Alec was tasked to attend anger therapy and parenting school. His calls were also limited to only 90 minutes when it comes to his daughter on a daily basis.
However, in 2007, Ireland, who was 11 that time, was reportedly left with a voicemail from her father who was heard saying that his daughter was “rude, thoughtless pig” when she did not answer his call. The voicemail went viral. Alec said later in a statement, “I am sorry for what happened. I have endured a great deal over the last several years in my custody litigation. Everyone who knows me privately knows that certain people will go to any lengths to embarrass me and to disrupt my relationship with my daughter.”
Ireland said in a statement in 2012 that everything is okay when it comes to her relationship with her father. She also said that the voicemail was not even an issue between the two of them.
Now, Alec is married to Hilaria Thomas. They wed back in 2012 and they have two children namely Carmen, 2, and Rafael, who will be turning 1 this June. Basinger , on the other hand, has been linked to her stylist Mitch Stone since back in 2014. She did not address the dating rumors but she said to the magazine, "As a sexual creature, I've been attracted to a lot of different types, people that others have thought were unattractive. But showing kindness and humor are the most important things to me now. If you have those qualities then I think that makes you attractive."