Hilary Swank has portrayed the role of a mom several times throughout her career, including American astronaut Emma Green in 2020’s Away. The Hollywood star has been very open about her journey to motherhood in real life before welcoming children. Keep scrolling for details on her family with her husband, Philip Schneider

What Has Hilary Swank Said About Having Kids?

Though Hilary always thought about having children “since a really young age,” the Million Dollar Baby actress took her time to become a mom. She wasn’t worried about her journey to parenthood, as she told InStyle in August 2010 that she was waiting until “the time is right.”

The Boys Don’t Cry star opened up about finding love and potentially having kids, telling the publication she “[believes] in the sanctity of marriage.” But because she endured a heartbreaking divorce with ex-husband Chad Lowe, whom she was married to from 1997 to 2007, she wasn’t interested in “rushing back into” anything.


How Did Hilary Swank and Husband Philip Schneider Meet?

Some time passed, and in 2014, she was “set up” on a blind date with Philip by actor Misha Collins‘ wife, Victoria Vantoch, and “another close friend Jean.” Hilary gushed about their first date during an August 2018 interview with Vogue, revealing they “met at 10 a.m. and parted ways at 11 p.m.” She sweetly added, “We clearly enjoyed our time!”

Following their incredible night out, the Oscar-winning actress and Philip — a social venture entrepreneur from California — quickly became a couple, though they kept their romance out of the spotlight. After getting secretly engaged in 2016, the lovebirds wed in a private and beautiful ceremony in Redwood National and State Parks in August 2018.

“It was timeless. There is just no other way to describe it,” the beautiful bride marveled. “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.”

After Hilary and her beau officially said, “I do,” the two eventually decided to start a family. Hilary announced in October 2022 that she was pregnant and expecting twins with Philip at the age of 48. 

“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 announced during an appearance on Good Morning America. “And not just of one, but of two. I can’t believe it.”

She added that having children is “such a blessing” and a “total miracle.” 

When Did Hilary Swank Give Birth to Her Twins?

On April 9, 2023, Hilary announced on Instagram that she had given birth.

“It wasn’t easy. But boy (and girl!) was it worth it,” the Alaska Daily actress captioned a photo holding her babies. “Happy Easter! Posting from pure Heaven.”

She did not immediately reveal the names of her children but did receive a plethora of sweet comments from fans and celebrity friends like Mariska Hargitay, Kate Hudson, Viola Davis and more.