Academy award winning actress Hilary Swank has revealed she has welcomed twins with her husband Philip Schneider.
The couple had announced they were expecting in October 2022 on Good Morning America, describing the news as “a total miracle”. The Million Dollar Baby actress, who is currently starring in her new show Alaska Daily, hadn’t even told her fellow cast members.
Swank has kept fans updated with her pregnancy on Instagram and revealed news of the birth in a touching post on April 10, telling fans she was “Posting from pure Heaven.” So what has Hilary Swank said about her pregnancy? Here’s everything you need to know.
When did Hilary Swank announce birth of twins?
Swank revealed that she and her husband Schneider had welcomed twins - a boy and a girl, in an Instagram post on Sunday 10 April. The Alaska Daily actress shared a photo of her with her back to the camera holding the twins set against the backdrop of a sunset. She told fans she was “Posting from pure Heaven” and also wished them a Happy Easter.
What did Hilary Swank say about her pregnancy?
Swank revealed that she was expecting twins in October 2022 during an appearance on Good Morning America, telling hosts that she “can’t believe it.” Swank said: “I’m so happy to share it with you, and with America right now, this is something that I’ve been wanting for a long time, and my next thing is I’m going to be a mom.” She continted: “I’m going to be a mom - and not just of one, but of two. I can’t believe it.” Adding: “It’s so nice to be able to talk about it and share it.”
Swank revealed she hadn’t told the cast of her new show Alaska Daily, with them finding out during her announcement on Good Morning America. The actress did explain that her character’s outfits had to be tailored in recent months, explaining: “my clothes started not to fit so I had to, the other day ... cut [my jeans] open. And then I put a jacket on that wasn’t in continuity.
“And [they] came and said: ‘That’s not in continuity.’ I said: ‘Oh, I think it works.’ ‘It doesn’t.’ ‘No, it does. I’m going to make it work.’ She’s like: ‘If you’re an executive producer, you can do it, but this is weird.’”
Swank also revealed that twins run in both her and her husband Schneider’s families, calling the pregnancy “such a blessing”, she added: “It’s a total miracle. It’s unbelievable.”
How old is Hilary Swank?
Swank is 48-years-old, the actress was born on 30 July 1974 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Who is her husband?
Philip Schneider is a 45-year-old social venture entrepreneur who hails from California. The pair were first spotted together in 2016 and tied the knot in August 2018. He does not share much about his personal life, with the entrepreneur staying out of the limelight.
In an interview with Vogue, Swank explained the pair met on a blind date “set up by actor Misha Collins’s wife Vicki and another close friend Jean.” Sharing how Schneider proposed, Swank said: “We stumbled upon a beautiful sanctuary deep in the mountains. It had a stunning waterfall that cascades down to rustic cabins built in the 1800s surrounded by beautiful pines and big skies.
“One evening, Philip dropped to his knee in front of the waterfall and proposed—he sweetly made sure my dogs were nearby so they could bear witness!” Reflecting on their wedding Swank said: “It was timeless. There is just no other way to describe it.”
She added: “I was overwhelmed with such gratitude and thanks to be marrying the man of my dreams and to see all the people we love together in the middle of such a profound setting. It was truly a dream come true.”
Does Hilary Swank have any other children?
This was Swank’s first pregnancy, both she and her husband do not have any other children.
What are her twins names?
Swank has not revealed the names of her newborn twins.