A Promise to Ourselves: A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce by Alec Baldwin“I have been through some of the worst of contentious divorce litigation,” Alec Baldwin declares in A Promise to Ourselves. Using a very personal approach, he offers practical guidance to help others avoid the anguish he has endured.
An Academy and Tony Award nominee and a 2007 recipient of Golden Globe, SAG, and Television Critics Association Awards for best actor in a comedy, Alec Baldwin is one of the best-known, most successful actors in the world. His relationship with Kim Basinger, the Academy Award–winning actress, lasted nearly a decade. They have a daughter named Ireland, and for a time, theirs seemed to be the model of a successful Hollywood marriage. But in 2000 they separated and in 2002 divorced. Their split---specifically the custody battle surrounding Ireland---would be the subject of media attention for years to come.
In his own life and others’, Baldwin has seen the heavy toll that divorce can take---psychologically, emotionally, and financially. He has been extensively involved in divorce litigation, and he has witnessed the way that noncustodial parents, especially fathers, are often forced to abandon hopes of equitable rights when it comes to their children. He makes a powerful case for reexamining and changing the way divorce and child custody is decided in this country and levels a scathing attack at what he calls the “family law industry.”
When it comes to his experiences with judges, court-appointed therapists, and lawyers, Baldwin pulls no punches. He casts a light on his own divorce and the way the current family law system affected him, his ex-wife, and his daughter, as well as many other families. This is an important, informative, and deeply felt book on a contentious subject that offers hope of finding a better way.
When Alec Baldwin’s Voicemail to Daughter Ireland Went Viral
For all his charms and talent, Alec Baldwin has sometimes proved to be a divisive figure , due in large part to his periodic angry outbursts and combative nature. The fallout was swift, with the full, unedited voicemail making its way to TMZ for the whole world to hear. The media ate it up in a frenzy, repeatedly recounting and analyzing the voicemail in intricate detail across websites, in newsmagazine shows, and in print publications. The mother and her lawyer leaked this sealed material in violation of a court order. Although Alec acknowledges that he should have used different language in parenting his child, everyone who knows him privately knows what he has been put through for the past six years. That is what I did. Confidential star Kim Basinger] and her lawyers was to damage or ruin my relationship with my daughter, then I certainly gave them the ammunition to do that with.
Alec Baldwin apologised for his angry voicemail to his daughter, blaming the stress of his custody fight with Kim Basinger and insisting: 'I have a normal.
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Alec Baldwin says the headline-making voicemail he sent to his daughter Ireland in has caused a "permanent" break in their relationship. When Ireland was just 11 years old, Baldwin left her a message filled with offensive language after she missed a scheduled phone call. He later admitted that the incident left him feeling suicidal. Alec has since remarried and now has three children with wife Hilaria Baldwin. If you have opted in for our browser push notifications, and you would like to opt-out, please refer to the following instructions depending on your device and browser. For turning notifications on or off on Google Chrome and Android click here , for Firefox click here , for Safari click here and for Microsoft's Edge click here.
An enraged Alec Baldwin unleashed a volcanic tirade of threats and insults on his year-old daughter, Ireland, calling her a "thoughtless little pig," and bashing her mother Kim Basinger -- and TMZ has obtained the whole thing unfiltered and raw. And we've learned, a family law judge was so alarmed after hearing the tape, she has temporarily barred Baldwin from having any contact with his child. After Ireland failed to answer her father's scheduled morning phone call from New York on April 11, Alec went berserk on her voice mail, saying "Once again, I have made an ass of myself trying to get to a phone," adding, "you have insulted me for the last time. Switching his train of thought, Baldwin then exercised his incredible parenting skills and took a shot at his ex-wife, declaring, "I don't give a damn that you're years-old or years-old, or a child, or that your mother is a thoughtless pain in the ass who doesn't care about what you do. Before hanging up, Baldwin warned the child, "You better be ready Friday the 20th to meet with me. A hearing is set for May 4, where the judge could permanently deny Baldwin visitation or contact with Ireland.
In the world was understandably shocked when a voicemail message from Alec Baldwin to his year-old daughter, Ireland, was released to the public. Now Ireland has spoken for the first time about the infamous phone call, in which Alec called her "a rude, thoughtless, little pig. While most people were appalled that a father would speak to his daughter in such a manner, Ireland claims it didn't really faze her. The teenager, who is the spitting image of her mother, Kim Basinger, explained that she just brushed off the angry message. But it was a much bigger problem for the public and Alec apologized for the message and blamed his words on the stress of his custody battle with Basinger. I have been driven to the edge by parental alienation for many years now. You have to go through this to understand.