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'She was my friend': Alec Baldwin speaks out about Halyna Hutchins
04:59 - Source: CNN
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Hilaria Baldwin reportedly relocated her husband Alec Baldwin and their kids temporarily to Vermont to support his mental health.

“I brought [Alec] up here because we have to mourn Halyna’s death,” she told the New York Post in an exclusive interview. “Alec had a really traumatic thing happen, and I am trying to limit the PTSD.”

On Saturday, Alec Baldwin spoke for the first time on camera since the shooting that occurred on the set of his latest film, “Rust.”

The film’s cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, was killed and director Joel Souza, 48, was wounded after Baldwin discharged a prop firearm on set in Sant Fe, New Mexico.

His wife was at his side as Baldwin talked to paparazzi, who the couple said had been following them and their children in Manchester, Vermont.

“I drove around for an entire day trying to find a place,” Hilaria Baldwin told the Post about how they settled on the ski town after leaving their Greenwich Village home.

The actor appeared distraught in photos taken after the shooting.

He spoke to those assembled on Saturday about Hutchins, but said he had been told by authorities he could not discuss details of the incident as there is an active investigation.

“She was my friend,” Baldwin told the paparazzi about Hutchins. “The day I arrived in Santa Fe to start shooting, I took her to dinner with Joel the director.”

In her interview, his wife said, “You look at what happens to soldiers and police officers when something like this happens, it’s traumatic. We just came up here for quiet.”

“He needs space for me to take care of him and his mental health,” she said. “It’s an awful thing that happened. Alec feels awful.”

She shared photos on her verified Instagram account of the family on Sunday, in costume, celebrating Halloween.

“Parenting through this has been an intense experience, to say the least.” the caption on a series of photos read. “Today, we rallied to give them a holiday. Last min costumes…a little hodge-podge…but they were so happy and that warmed my mama heart.”

The Baldwins share six children together.

CNN has reached out to reps for the couple for additional comment.