By Sonia Horon for Dailymail.Com and Jarret Thomas Sackman for Dailymail.Com
04:56 10 April 2023, update 06:55 10 April 2023
Hilary Swank has revealed she gave birth to twins – a boy and a girl.
The Million Dollar Baby actress, 48, shared the happy news on Easter Sunday with a heartwarming image of her holding the newborns in her arms while watching a sunset.
‘It was not easy. But boy (and girl!) it was worth it. Happy Easter! Posting from pure heaven,’ the new mum captioned the touching photo.
The star – who first announced her pregnancy in October – looked cozy holding the babies in her arms while wrapped in a plush white bathrobe.
The twins are the first children of the Alaska Daily star producer and her second husband, “social entrepreneur” Philip Schneider, 45.
The actress received an outpouring of support from her 1.4 million Instagram followers after announcing the happy news.
Sharon Stone wrote: “God bless honey this is the most amazing trip ever ❣️ so happy for you all.”
‘Cheer!!!!’ added Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
Sophia Bush added, “They’re HERE,” along with a number of white heart emojis.
Last month, the two-time Oscar winner posted an ultrasound of her “Million Dollar Baby” on Sunday with the caption, “Baby A flexing in front of the camera during her ultrasound.” #TheRealMillionDollarBaby #Prizefighter.’
Hilary won the Best Actress Oscar in 2005 for her performance as determined Ozarks waitress-turned-fighter Maggie Fitzgerald in Clint Eastwood’s critically acclaimed boxing drama, which grossed $216.8 million at the box. -office.
Hilary and Philip Schneider married in 2018 and reportedly met on a blind date in November 2016 – five months after ending their three-month engagement to former tennis pro Ruben Torres.
In October, the star explained to Extra why she had waited so long to have children.
“I had a career and I didn’t have the right relationship until… four years ago, and all the elements to come together and be right.”
She continued, “It’s just something I thought about even as a young girl. It’s something I was concerned about, so it’s nice to be here and just be pregnant.
The first time mom shared the exciting news on Good Morning America, also in October.
She said: ‘I’m going to be a mum! And not just one, but two. It’s so nice to be able to talk about it and share it.
The Boys Don’t Cry actress also announced her future motherhood on Instagram.
Captioning the video of her flaunting a burgeoning baby bump, Swank wrote, “Coming soon…DOUBLE functionality!”
It seems the twins arrived early, as that same month Hilary also appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show and revealed that their due date falls on the same day as her late father’s birthday.
“They have to arrive on her birthday,” she told host Drew Barrymore on the talk show.
Stephen Michael Swank – who died in October 2021 – was born on April 16.
Speaking to the Daily Mail in 2020, Hilary discussed her innate maternal instincts when it comes to loved ones and pets: ‘I feel very motherly to the people I care for and any sensitive being that I have around me – my dogs, my horses or just human beings.
She added, “Any kind of mothering, any kind of nurturing, is a mother.”
The Hollywood stalwart grew up in Washington state until his parents’ divorce led to a major move when he was fifteen.
In order to pursue her acting dreams, Swank and her mother moved to California where they initially lived out of their car until enough money was saved up to afford an apartment.
She rose through the ranks in the industry, landing small roles on television and in low-budget films before landing her first starring role in The Next Karate Kid in 1994.
Six years later, Hilary would see her A-list career skyrocket with her Oscar-winning performance in Boys Don’t Cry.
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