Alec Baldwin: Why He Fell for Hilaria Thomas

Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas
Alec Baldwin is headed to the altar with his new fiancée, Hilaria Thomas, and friends of the 30 Rock star aren”t surprised.

“She makes him so happy,” says a source close to the couple. “She”s a great person. Her smile is contagious. She makes everybody feel welcome and warm whenever she is around.”

Thomas, a 28-year-old yoga instructor in New York City, is also perhaps the antithesis of Baldwin”s former loves.

“She”s still teaching classes – the day after the news that she was engaged, she was out teaching a class,” says the source. “She”s very real. She”s not a showbiz type at all. She”s humble.”

And friends have noticed a change in Baldwin, 54, since the two began dating. “He”s just really happy,” says the source. “They light up the room whenever they are together.”