ByElle McFarlane, writer at
'There's always someone younger and hungrier coming down the stairs after you.'
Elle McFarlane

We all say things we regret, but where star and his daughter Ireland are concerned, this takes on a whole new meaning. Infamously calling his then 11-year-old daughter back in 2007 and leaving a voicemail message which referred to her as a "rude, thoughtless, little pig," Alec opened up on the Good Morning America Show to reveal how, to this day, he is haunted by this phone call which resulted in a "permanent break" in their father-daughter relationship.

'It's A Scab That Never Heals Cause It's Being Picked At All The Time'

'30 Rock' [Credit: NBC]
'30 Rock' [Credit: NBC]

Opening up in a remarkably candid way on Good Morning America, Baldwin discussed the pain he felt with regards to his relationship to his daughter which has been the subject of much media attention for the past decade. This is largely due to the scathing voicemail he left on Ireland's phone back in 2007 during a custody battle with ex-wife, actress Kim Basinger, Ireland's mother.

According to the Daily Mail, here's what was said in the voicemail message:

"You don't have the brains or the decency as a human being. I don't give a damn that you're 12-years-old, or 11-years-old, or that you're a child, or that your mother is a thoughtless pain in the a** who doesn't care about what you do as far as I'm concerned. Once again I have made an a** of myself trying to get to a phone. You have humiliated me for the last time with this phone."

'30 Rock' [Credit: NBC]
'30 Rock' [Credit: NBC]

Now, 10 years later, Alec says he is still haunted by this message and that it is thrown in his face and used as a means to "attack" him almost daily. This has not only effected him, but has also has a profound impact on Ireland, telling Good Morning America that:

"It's a scab that never heals cause it's being picked at all the time by other people. My daughter, that's hurt her in a permanent way."

However, Ireland Baldwin Seems To Have Forgiven Her 'Thoughtful, Intelligent' Father

Judging by her Instagram however, Ireland Baldwin seems to have, at least on the surface, forgiven her father for his violent 2007 outburst. Only yesterday she posted a photo of her beloved father and wished him a Happy Birthday saying:

"Happy birthday to the most thoughtful, intelligent, and somewhat funny person. I love you Dad and wish I could celebrate with you today!!!"

All of the above are hardly the sentiments of a daughter who loathes her father.

Instead, Ireland Seems More Focused On Learning To Love Her Body

Posting a booty-shaking boomerang movie to her Insta account, Ireland revealed that the thing she is focusing on most these days is learning to love and take care of her body. Discussing how she's spent years yo-yoing from "a size 0 to a size 6" as a result of "being gym obsessed to eating my way out of a sprinkles cupcakes bakery," Ireland has finally reached a plateaux of calm in which she states she needs to "reset my mind and body."

Consequently, she has revealed that for the next month she'll be doing a full "reset cleanse" on her journey to becoming her "healthiest self," leaving her fans with the uplifting message that "it's time to love yourself and take care of our bodies!"

We couldn't agree more Ireland — good luck on your quest for inner peace!


Have you ever left a voicemail message you regretted?

(Sources: Daily Mail;


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