Ireland Baldwin is opening up about her experiences with abusive relationships and “unknowingly” perpetuating abusive behavior herself.
Baldwin, daughter of actors Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, will appear with her mother on Wednesday’s episode of “Red Table Talk,” streaming at 12 pm ET on Facebook Watch, to discuss the mental health issues they’ve both navigated, including dealing with anxiety, panic attacks and phobias.
The 26-year-old model told co-host Willow Smith that at one point, she was in a “really abusive relationship” and has been the victim of other types of abuse. “And I did go to a treatment center,” Baldwin shared. “I’ve been through a lot of different kinds of abuse.”
Baldwin shared she was hesitant to acknowledge her experiences of abuse and give them a label.
“Just like I didn’t wanna call my anxiety anxiety,” she explained.
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Part of Baldwin’s healing journey has included recognizing the ways in which she’s been abusive toward people in her life, she told Smith.
“I had been abusive to people unknowingly, ’cause I’m not hitting them or getting physical,” Baldwin said. “There was a lot of learning I had to do and a lot of acceptance of, ‘Okay wait, that was abusive behavior.’ ”
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This isn’t the first time Baldwin has gotten vulnerable about her personal life.
In April 2020, Baldwin hosted an Instagram Live series where she interviewed friends and strangers about their mental health. She said she was inspired to start the social media series because of her own struggles.
“I know everyone is probably so sick and tired of Instagram Live by now, but the reason I’m doing this is because I have severe anxiety disorder,” Baldwin said at the time. “I’ve noticed the past few nights my anxiety has been really getting sort of worse at night, and it kind of hit me last night.”
She added: “I thought it would be really cool if we all sort of came together and discussed these issues that we all deal with, and maybe something that works for one person might work for another.”
Baldwin’s parents, Alec and Kim, were married from 1993 to 2002.
In 2012, Alec married Hilaria Baldwin, and the two share six children. In March, the couple announced they were expecting their seventh child together.
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Contributing: Charles Trepany