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Alec Baldwin picks up ‘NYC Christmas tree’ with after Hilaria claimed he is suffering from PTSD

Like true New Yorkers, the Baldwin family picked up the ultimate symbol of the holiday season, their Christmas tree, from a sidewalk vendor in Manhattan on Thursday.

Hilaria Baldwin shared a snap of her whole family  – all six children included – alongside her husband Alec Baldwin during the festive outing on Instagram.

Her post comes after she went on a long social media rant revealing that Alec was ‘suffering from PTSD right now’ and the actor had been dealing with the mental health condition since before the fatal shooting on the set of Rust.

Trying to stay festive: Alec Baldwin and his family picked up their Christmas tree from a sidewalk vendor in Manhattan on Thursday on the same day Hilaria claimed her actor husband was long suffering from PTSD

‘We got a nyc Christmas tree. Possible holiday card photo??? We aren’t all looking, but gang’s all here, candy canes and all,’ Hilaria penned in a caption.

The image sees both Alec and his wife smiling – albeit looking in different directions – in front of a row of Christmas trees propped up on the sidewalk.

Their two youngest children were nestled warmly in a double seated pram while the four eldest stood by happily enjoying candy canes.

Hilaria and Alec share six kids together; Carmen, eight, Rafael, six, Leonardo, five, Romeo, three, Eduardo, one, and Lucia, seven months. 

'We got a nyc Christmas tree. Possible holiday card photo??? We aren’t all looking, but gang’s all here, candy canes and all,' Hilaria penned in a caption.

‘We got a nyc Christmas tree. Possible holiday card photo??? We aren’t all looking, but gang’s all here, candy canes and all,’ Hilaria penned in a caption.

Troubled times: The family outing comes amid the fallout from the shooting on the set of Baldwin's Western, Rust, when cinematographer Halyna Hutchens was shot and killed by a gun the actor was holding

Troubled times: The family outing comes amid the fallout from the shooting on the set of Baldwin’s Western, Rust, when cinematographer Halyna Hutchens was shot and killed by a gun the actor was holding

The family outing comes amid the fallout from the shooting on the set of Baldwin’s Western, Rust, when cinematographer Halyna Hutchens was shot and killed by a gun the actor was holding.  

The same day that they got their Christmas tree, Hilaria Baldwin has claimed her husband is suffering from PTSD and has been battling it for a ‘long time’.

‘My husband is suffering from PTSD right now,’ the 37-year-old said, adding that it has been something he’s dealt with long before the Rust shooting.  

It’s something that is not just from what happened recently but he’s been suffering from this for a very, very, very long time…’   

Hilaria and Alec share six kids together: Carmen, eight, Rafael, six, Leonardo, five, Romeo, three, Eduardo, one, and Lucia, seven months.

Hilaria and Alec share six kids together: Carmen, eight, Rafael, six, Leonardo, five, Romeo, three, Eduardo, one, and Lucia, seven months.

Telling their side: The same day that they got their Christmas tree, Hilaria Baldwin has claimed her husband is suffering from PTSD and has been battling it for a 'long time'

Telling their side: The same day that they got their Christmas tree, Hilaria Baldwin has claimed her husband is suffering from PTSD and has been battling it for a ‘long time’

Prior to her post, Alec shared an open letter from members of the Rust film crew and cast members on Instagram, hitting back at claims that the set was ‘chaotic, dangerous and exploitative’ in the days leading up to the incident.

The open letter, which was signed by over 20 crew and cast members, begins by saying the writers of the letter were not influenced to make such a statement by any of the producers on set, including Baldwin. 

It adds that the signing crewmembers ‘believe the public narrative surrounding our workplace tragedy is inadequate and wish to express a more adequate account of our experience.’ 

The letter explains that it is common in the film industry to work on productions that are ‘unprofessional’ and ‘hectic’ in order to ‘gain experience and credits,’ adding that many of the staffers signing the letter have worked on such productions.

Holiday card material: Despite turmoil in the fallout from the shooting, the Baldwin's managed to keep things festive and snap a photo all together

Holiday card material: Despite turmoil in the fallout from the shooting, the Baldwin’s managed to keep things festive and snap a photo all together

Holiday time: Hilaria kept things upbeat on social media, sharing photos of her kids with the tree workers

Holiday time: Hilaria kept things upbeat on social media, sharing photos of her kids with the tree workers  

She shared a snap of Alec carrying it as well as how it looked set up in their NYC home

She joked that it was a large and heavy tree when it was a very small one

Strike a pose: She shared a snap of Alec hoisting the tree over his shoulder and carrying down the block to their luxury NYC apartment

‘Rust was not one of them,’ it adds. ‘Rust was professional. We do acknowledge that no set is perfect, and like any production, Rust had its areas of brilliant and its areas that were more challenging.’

The crewmembers add that they ‘stand firmly’ with their unions and ‘strongly support the fight for better working conditions’ across the industry, but asserts that the set of Rust is not an example of the circumstances they are ‘fighting against.’

‘The descriptions of Rust as a chaotic, dangerous and exploitative workplace are false and distract from what matters the most: the memory of Halyna Hutchins, and the need to find modern alternatives to outdated industry firearm and safety practices. 

The writers of the letter admit that a ‘few’ crew members quit before the tragedy, but says ‘the vast majority of us remained, never feeling the need to protest or quit. We were enjoying our workplace. Those disgruntled few do not represent the views of all of us.’ 

The writers of the letter also fire back against claims of crew being overworked, saying that their wages and working hours, which were 12 hours a day and typically from 6am to 6pm, were ‘fair and consistent with our expectations.’

'My husband is suffering from PTSD right now,' the 37-year-old said, adding that it has been something he's dealt with long before the Rust shooting. ' It's something that is not just from what happened recently but he's been suffering from this for a very, very, very long time...'

‘My husband is suffering from PTSD right now,’ the 37-year-old said, adding that it has been something he’s dealt with long before the Rust shooting. ‘ It’s something that is not just from what happened recently but he’s been suffering from this for a very, very, very long time…’ 

The location and transportation requirements of the production were also ‘well understood’ by cast and crew willing to work on the historic film set at Bonanza Creek Ranch, the letter says, adding that housing was provided and required by their union and payments were made ‘generally’ on time.

The letter also says that employee morale was ‘high’ and ‘laughter and optimism’ was common, adding that ‘from the director down to the production assistants, all departments worked well together, collaborating and helping each other achieve shared artistic goals.’

‘We were well aware that we were producing good work, capturing beautiful imagery and great performances, and we were proud to be doing so. The work was hard, but meaningful.’

‘Please do not let the view of a few disgruntled employees to affect your view of the rest of us,’ the letter concludes before adding that the cast and crew ‘kindly request’ that the ‘speculation’ and ‘generalizations’ made by the general public be ‘sympathetic’ of them until the investigation concludes. 

Alec Baldwin sent out a letter from members of the Rust cast and crew firing back at criticisms of a lack of safety on set

The letter claims the production followed all proper safety regulations and that those bashing the production were in the minority

Standing together: Alec Baldwin sent out a letter from members of the Rust cast and crew firing back at criticisms of a lack of safety on set

Alec denied firing the gun that killed Hutchins during a teary-eyed interview with George Stephanopoulos earlier this month, insisting he did not feel guilty because he bore no responsibility for her death. 

Halyna, who was a cinematographer, was fatally wounded after live containing live rounds was fired on the set. 

Two days later both he and Hilaria deleted their Twitter accounts following the interview.   

Alec, 63, has never mentioned having PTSD in the past, but Hilaria has said in previous interviews that he could have developed the disorder following the Rust incident.

RIP:  Halyna Hutchins was fatally wounded after a gun containing live rounds was fired on the California set of his now scrapped western, Rust

RIP:  Halyna Hutchins was fatally wounded after a gun containing live rounds was fired on the California set of his now scrapped western, Rust

In her latest Instagram Story video, Hilaria also complained that life in the ‘famous world’ has been a struggle, vowing to speak her ‘truth’ in 2022.    

Meanwhile, on Thursday, Hilaria also posted a video of her telling a reporter to ‘please go away’ alongside a caption: ‘I need to speak up about this. Not only for my family, but for those who were hurt before me.’

In the video on her Instagram Stories, Hilaria talked about the negative sides to fame and struggles with being a celebrity. 

‘One thing I’ve learned from entering this famous world is that when you get negative attention whether its from trolls or tabloid media and people say to you just ignore it, that’s what they want.’

‘If you give them attention, that is literally what they want. The issue is if you don’t say anything, you’re giving them a space to speak for you and your silence sometimes speaks enough for them to be able to commandeer your story.’

Adding: ‘But it’s tricky because because you don’t want to be constantly just responding to every single crazy thing they say.’ 

Emotional:  Baldwin, 63, gave a sit-down interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos regarding the death of Halyna and denied ever pulling the trigger on the gun that killed her

Emotional:  Baldwin, 63, gave a sit-down interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos regarding the death of Halyna and denied ever pulling the trigger on the gun that killed her

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