Alec Baldwin is not happy about some of the newfound media attention being given to his new fiance Hilaria Thomas, who wants the paparazzi to stay out of the yoga classes she teaches.
The "30 Rock" actor, of the most popular TV stars today, proposed to the 28-year-old over the weekend, just before his 54th birthday on Tuesday. Thomas' new status as the future Mrs. Baldwin has made her a popular target among the press, especially in New York, where the actor lives.
On Monday, he slammed the newspaper The New York Daily News on Twitter, saying that two reporters, dubbed "no-talent trash," crashed Thomas' yoga class to try to take her picture and posted a photo of one of them.
That day, the outlet ran a picture of Thomas in workout clothes wearing what it said was a square-cut Cartier diamond engagement ring. The picture was taken at her yoga class by one of the newspaper's photographers, who Baldwin named and insulted in his Twitter rant.
Thomas posted a Twitter message on Monday to promote one of her sessions, saying: "This class will kick your culo-literally Come for yoga only-No paparazzi please."
The New York Daily News also published a photo of the actor and his fiance on Tuesday in an article titled "Alec Baldwin's yoga instructor fiance, Hilaria Thomas, may be the antidote to his famous temper." In the story, other teachers offer Baldwin advice on how to calm down and describe several yoga poses.
As of Thursday, April 5, Thomas is still attracting media attention.
"I confiscated a bag of pretzels &paparazzi got a pic of me with them," she Tweeted. "Its gonna look so wrong Serves me right 4 being the nutrition police."
Baldwin first introduced Thomas to his fans during an appearance on the "The Late Show With David Letterman" in August 2011. That summer, the actor sold his Upper West Side apartment to move in with Thomas in SoHo.
She was born in Mallorca, Spain, and her first name is pronounced "Ee-lah-ria." She met Baldwin in early 2011 while dining with friends at Pure Food and Wine, a raw food restaurant in New York City. The couple has yet to set a date for the wedding.
This will be the second marriage for Baldwin, whose nine year marriage to actress Kim Basinger ended in divorce in 2002. Thomas has never been married.
Baldwin has one daughter from his marriage to Basinger, Ireland, who is 16. In 2007, Baldwin made headlines after a voice mail message he had left for her, in which he called her a "thoughtless little pig," was leaked online. He apologized to her on national television.
Thomas responded to her future stepdaughter on Twitter, writing, "love you mas xoxo."