Alec Baldwin has relationship advice for his niece, model and TV personality Hailey Baldwin, and her new fiance, pop star Justin Bieber. "If you want to have a successful marriage," he says, "you have to be together" despite the demands of career.
On the red carpet Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival, Baldwin, 60, told the Canadian entertainment-news show "etalk": "People who get married young, and they are very young, I want them to just spend time with each other. Because obviously, him in particular has this crazy superstar career."
Baldwin was at the festival to promote his latest drama, "The Public," written and directed by Emilio Estevez.
Bieber, 24, and Hailey Baldwin, 21, became engaged July 7 in the Bahamas.
"I'm quite a bit older than both of them but I got married recently, a few years ago, and my wife and I had four kids in four-and-a-half years," Alec Baldwin said, referring to his four children aged four months to 5 years old with his wife Hilaria Baldwin. "All the work I do now," he added, "is based on [spending time with] my family." He said he has been offered movies "where they say, 'Oh, come leave town for five weeks. No, we can't travel your family with you, we don't have that in the budget.' And I pass, because I don't want to be away from my family."
Baldwin also has a 22-year-old daughter, Ireland, with his first wife, actress Kim Basinger.
Three-time Emmy Award-winner Baldwin, who was born in Amityville and raised in Massapequa, is the brother of actor Stephen Baldwin, Hailey's father.