Alec Baldwin has praised his ex-wife Kim Basinger for being a good role model for their daughter Ireland and still thinks she is one of the most beautiful women that ever lived.
The former '30 Rock' star, whose 29-year-old wife Hilaria Thomas is set to give birth to their first child soon, also thinks that Oscar-winner Kim is a good role model for their 17-year-old daughter, Ireland, who aspires to follow in her mother's footsteps by becoming a top model.
The 55-year-old actor told 'Access Hollywood': ''[Ireland's] mother is obviously one of the most beautiful women that [has] ever lived -- and even divorce doesn't muddy my view of that. Kim is one of the most beautiful women that ever lived and even Ireland sees that.
''The good news is my daughter is someone who somewhat understands . . . It's hard at that age to have that wisdom that beauty comes and goes.''
Alec, who bitterly divorced Kim in 2002, can't wait for his yoga instructor wife to give birth and admits he never expected to have the kind of family he has now.
He said: ''I never imagined I would be sitting at a table with my wife having a baby and I have a daughter that's almost 18 years old. It's bizarre.''