Kim Basinger commented on daughter Ireland Baldwin's Instagram tribute to Carmen for her 8th birthday on Monday

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Kim Basinger honored ex-husband Alec Baldwin's daughter Carmen on her 8th birthday earlier this week.

On Monday, Ireland Baldwin, 25, paid tribute to sister Carmen on Instagram, sharing a photo of Carmen snuggling with baby sister María Lucía Victoria, nearly 6 months, and writing, "Happy birthday, Carmen 💖 I know you don't have Instagram yet (thank God) but I love you with all my heart and when you do eventually get an Instagram in 5-10 years or whatever cooler app is available then, please follow me back. I'm not worthy. 👑"

In the comment section, Ireland's mother Basinger, 67, wrote, "Carmen…… such A beautiful twosome…… you are so beautiful…….
I love you 2 ….. together in this picture…… But YOU Know how to get it done and she will learn from you……..👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👍🙏🏻✨🥰🌈❤️🌸."

Alec shares Ireland with Basinger. They split in 2002 after nearly nine years of marriage, when Ireland was 7 years old.

He now shares six kids with wife Hilaria (whom he wed in 2012): daughters Carmen and MariLu, plus sons Rafael Thomas, 6, Leonardo Ángel Charles, 4, Romeo Alejandro David, 3, and Eduardo "Edu" Pao Lucas, who turns 1 next month.

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Sharing a photo of all six of her kids Monday, Hilaria wrote on Instagram, "Happy 8th birthday Carmen…we love you so…other than the babies, we almost got the photo all smiling 🤣 ❤️. Ps that's my hand under Edu's arm." She also shared a silly outtake from the group photo session.

Back in 2016, Basinger opened up to The Edit by Net-A-Porter about how going through a public divorce affected the way she raised her daughter.

"Divorce is hard on a kid, no matter how you cut it. And ours was very public and nasty, so I brought up Ireland in a very unconventional way," said Basinger at the time. "... I just wanted her to be free. If she wanted to have her friends over and write over the walls with pen, that was fine. I wanted her childhood to be full of love and light and animals and friends."

Kim Basinger wishes ex-husband Alec Baldwin's daughter carmen happy birthday
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Though Basinger and Alec were embroiled in a four-year custody battle over their daughter following the split, she said they had since moved on and were on better terms. "[Alec and I are] cool now, though," she said. "Life goes on."

In April 2019, Hilaria told PEOPLE about her "great" relationship with stepdaughter Ireland.

"There's obviously things in the past … with her parents, they've suffered, and I don't get involved in that," she said at the time. "I think that's one of the smartest things I've ever done. I'm here, everybody knows that I love them and I care about them and if they need me I'm here, and I'm never going to put my nose where my nose doesn't belong."