Now that Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are engaged, it was only a matter of time before the outspoken uncle (aka Alec Baldwin) chimed in with key marriage advice.
During the Toronto International Film Festival, the Saturday Night Live star finally broke his silence on his niece’s engagement. Alec revealed that if there’s any advice he wants to pass down to the soon-to-be newlyweds, it’s to make time for each other.
“People who get married young—and they are very young—I want them to just spend time with each other,” he told People. “Obviously, him, in particular, has this crazy superstar career.”
With two marriages and five children under his belt, the actor went on to discuss the importance of family time, adding, “The thing is, all the work I do now is based on my family. There’s movies I got offered where they say, ‘Come leave town for five weeks. And 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. And I hope they realize that.”
Alec concluded with one last piece of advice: “If you want to have a successful marriage, you have to be together. You gotta stay together.”