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March 28, 2017

Alec Baldwin 'fell in love' with Tina Fey the first time they met

Looks like Alec Baldwin wanted to be a little more than just friends with Tina Fey when they first met. 

The actor said that while the actress/comedian seemed completely uninterested in him, he was in awe with her beauty and wit – at least that's the way he describes their first encounter in Vanity Fair's April cover story. The magazine published an an excerpt from "Nevertheless," Baldwin's memoir set to be released April 4.

"When I first met Tina Fey — beautiful and brunette, smart and funny, by turns smug and diffident and completely uninterested in me or anything I had to say — I had the same reaction that I’m sure many men and women have: I fell in love," he writes.

Baldwin and Fey – who starred alongside each other in NBC's "30 Rock" – first met on the set of Saturday Night Live.

In the Vanity Fair article, Baldwin describes asking an "SNL" producer, if Fey, who grew up in Upper Darby, was single.

"She pointed to a man sitting along the wall," he wrote. "Or maybe he was standing? This was Jeff Richmond, Tina’s husband. Jeff is diminutive. Tina describes him as 'travel-size.' When I saw him, I thought, What’s she doing with him? With his spools of curly brown hair and oversize eyes, Jeff resembles a Margaret Keane painting."

Richmond is an actor, composer, director and producer, originally from Ohio, who also worked on Fey's "30 Rock." The two dated for seven years before marrying in 2001.

Both Baldwin and Fey will headline a telethon that benefits the American Civil Liberties Union Friday

Read Baldwin's Vanity Fair cover story here