There’s no denying the huge smile on Hilary Swank‘s face is thanks to husband Philip Schneider. The Million Dollar Baby star has kept a low profile when it comes to their relationship, but she seems happier than ever since tying the knot with the handsome businessman.
“I have to say — he’s great,” Hilary gushed to People in May 2019. “It took a long time to get the right guy. I kissed a lot of frogs before getting here. There’s not anything I would really change about him.”
The Oscar winner’s romance with the California native began when the two were set up on a blind date in 2014. Recalling their first meeting during an interview with Vogue, Hilary remembered spending all day with Philip because they had one of the best times together.
“It was a blind date set up by actor Misha Collins‘ wife Vicki and another close friend Jean,” she explained. “We met at 10 a.m. and parted ways at 11 p.m. We clearly enjoyed our time!”
Upon crossing paths, Hilary and the brown-haired hunk started a relationship and quickly fell in love. In 2016, the lovebirds got engaged after a year-and-a-half of dating when Philip asked for the Fatale star’s hand in marriage while vacationing in Colorado.
Hilary and her beau were secretly engaged for nearly two years before they finally said “I do” during a romantic and private wedding ceremony at the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California. The pair were surrounded by hundreds of 800-year-old redwood trees, as well as joined by some of their closest family and friends, including Hilary’s best friend and maid of honor, Mariska Hargitay.
Since becoming a married couple, Hilary and Philip have continued to maintain their low-key romance. Though the P.S. I Love You actress doesn’t flaunt their relationship to the world, their rare red carpet moments prove they share such a special bond.
Prior to falling in love with Philip, Hilary was married to her first husband, Chad Lowe, with whom she walked down the aisle in 1997. However, the exes separated in January 2006 after nearly nine years together. Following their split, Hilary said an “accumulation of things [made them] slowly start to drift apart” during an interview with Vanity Fair.
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