Inside Alec Baldwin's Relationship With His Oldest Daughter Today

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Alec Baldwin has certainly seen a lot of ups and downs in his life, both personally and professionally. Back in 2007, a voicemail leaked of the Hollywood actor calling his then-11-year-old daughter Ireland Baldwin some awful things in a recording that sent shockwaves through the press. During the call, Alec didn't hold back when he told his daughter Ireland (via the Daily Mail), "You are a rude, thoughtless little pig. You don't have the brains or the decency as a human being. I don't give a damn that you're 12 years old, or 11 years old, or that you're a child. He added, "[or] that your mother is a thoughtless pain in the a** who doesn't care about what you do as far as I'm concerned." So there's your refresher on that

Alec later apologized to Ireland, whom he shares with his ex-wife, Kim Basinger — and seemingly to America as well — when he released a statement that said that his rant was due to feeling "driven to the edge by parental alienation," per the Daily Mail. And while that was an issue that probably would have been better taken care of via a (much ...) lighter touch, a lot of people can't help but wonder how Alec's relationship with his oldest daughter looks like today. 

What Alec called Ireland was a 'scab that never heals'

Alec Baldwin admitted that his infamous voicemail to his daughter Ireland Baldwin has left a scar on their relationship. In fact, Baldwin wrote about it in his 2017 book, "Nevertheless: A Memoir" and in an interview with ABC News. He said that the world can't forget what he called his daughter, and it's something that is thrown in Ireland's face almost every day, at least then. "I mean, as I mentioned in the book, there are people who admonish me or attack me or spit on me and use that ... as a constant ... spearhead to do that," he told ABC. "It's a scab that never heals, 'cause it's being picked at all the time by other people. And ... I think my daughter, that's hurt her in a permanent way."

In 2017, Page Six wrote that Ireland was dealing with some major "daddy issues" when she posted a lingerie photo of herself on Instagram and wrote, "Sometimes I get caught up in the opinions of others and I get really down on myself." Ireland then went on to describe her hang-ups, adding, "I need to reset my mind and body. I now take this harsh world with a grain of salt and accept myself for who I am," along with, "Maybe you need to learn to love yourself before you can do anything."

So, how does Alec's relationship with Ireland look like today?

Alec and Ireland used humor to heal slowly

Alec Baldwin and Ireland Baldwin are finally in a good place in their relationship. In 2019, the model roasted her father during a Comedy Central special, in which she joked that she didn't know much about her father because of his supposed absentee parenting, which was a reference he made in his voicemail to her several years earlier. "Hi Dad, I'm Ireland," she joked. "It's good to be here. I almost didn't even know about it because I haven't checked my voice mails from my dad from the last 12 years or something? I actually have a lot in common with the people on this roast. Because like them, I don't really know you that well either." Well, jokes are a good way to start healing for certain.

Indeed, both Ireland and her father mocked their troubled past in 2015 as well when they shared an Instagram photo of the two of them together. Though that came before Alec's "scab that never heals remark," it's clear they've tried mending fences. He can be seen reading a book that says, "If I were a pig" to his daughter. Something tells us that things are much better between Alec and Ireland and that time does indeed heal.