If you’ve noticed that “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin seems more fit and trim lately, it might have something to do with the influence of his 28-year-old girlfriend, yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas. Actually, make that fiancée.
According to a Tweet from Baldwin’s publicity rep, “Alec proposed to Hilaria this weekend & we’re all excited 4 the newly engaged couple. AB’s birthday’s tom’w. Great way 2 celebrate!”
It will be the second time down the aisle for Baldwin, 54, who was married to actress Kim Basinger for nearly a decade. The pair met on the set of the 1990 movie “The Marrying Man,” married in 1993, had a daughter, Ireland, in 2001 and divorced in 2002 after an ugly breakup.
Baldwin reportedly began dating Thomas, an instructor at New York’s YogaVida studio, in early 2011. According to USA Today, Thomas was born in Mallorca, Spain, and grew up shuttling between Boston and Spain and studied dance and art history at NYU before becoming a yogi. No date has been announced yet for the wedding, which will be Thomas’ first.
Alec proposed to Hilaria this weekend & we’re all excited 4 the newly engaged couple. AB’s birthday’s tom’w. Great way 2 celebrate!
— Hiltzik Strategies (@HiltzikStrat) April 2, 2012
Baldwin has never been shy about expressing his political views, and when he’s spoken publicly about Thomas he has been just as enthusiastic. Last fall he told The Daily Beast that the relationship got serious pretty quickly. “All of a sudden I found myself where I was available to have something more real in my life,” he said. “And now I’m going to move in with her. It’s the most serious thing, I guess, I’ve had in a long, long time.” The site reported at the time that Baldwin sold his Upper West Side apartment in August to move downtown to live with Thomas in SoHo.