This just in! NYC yoga gosssssip…
The perfect makings for a blind item!: This acting brother in his 50s is now calling NYC 20-something yoga teacher his life ‘Rock’.
Yes, the rumor mill is achurning with news that 53-year-old actor Alec Baldwin is sharing straws with Yoga Vida studio director Hilaria Thomas, 28. They were photographed together at last month’s Carnegie Hall 120th anniversary after-party at The Plaza and now we hear he’s taking her to the Tonys. Thomas won’t comment, but a Baldwin rep neither confirms nor denies. “He’s actually been dating Russell Brand down in South Florida,” his rep quipped. Perfect! A yogi sandwich!
So does he practice the yoga? Maybe! Yoga Vida just opened their second NYC location in Noho, literally 8 blocks away from their Union Square studio. Jack Donaghy would have to be all over anything doing that well. For his sake we should hope he gets in a little practice before his morning shower scotch. We’ll keep an eye out for the new fall show lineup on Kabletown!
UPDATE: A 2006 interview via Starpulse sheds light on Alec’s taste for yoga, er…instructors:
“All my friends are yoga people, my brother Billy was heavy into yoga – it helped him.
“So I took yoga this summer. I took what I call ‘middle-aged-white-guy yoga.’ They have some Indian name for that, I don’t know what it is. I find that yoga instructors have become the new nanny’s – the woman you leave your wife for – your yoga instructor.
“I’ll see a friend of mine who’s taking yoga and I’ll say, ‘How’s yoga going?’ And he’ll say, ‘Oh, it’s great and you should see the a** on this woman I’m taking yoga from.’ It’s really what it’s all about!”