Anyone notice Alec Baldwin lately? There's an extra spring in his step. He's visibly leaner, and his face is slimmed-down, too. He's smiling. A lot. He seems genuinely ... happy.
It's as if the famously moody, unpredictable, emotionally charged actor is a completely different person. Who's to credit for this remarkable transformation? Baldwin's new girlfriend, 27-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas. The "30 Rock" star, 53, is downright smitten: in his appearance on Letterman Tuesday night, Baldwin must have referred to Thomas as "my girlfriend" about 20 times. Meanwhile, the "Late Show" camera panned to live footage of the pretty brunette sitting backstage in the green room.
Thomas, whose first name is pronounced Hih-LAHR-ee-ah (or something like that), smiled coyly while her famous boyfriend gushed that he felt like he'd known her "on a spiritual level for years." Baldwin said he wanted to "travel the world with" wait for it "my girlfriend."