Hilary Swank, 48, and Philip Schneider, 45, met on a secret date set up by one of Swank’s co-stars. Swank announced in 2022 that she was going to have twins. For years, she had wanted to be a mother. The Million Dollar Babies came out, no pun meant, and Hilary was excited to tell her fans about it.
The exact reason why identical twins are born is still not known. It happens about once in every 250 pregnancies. It’s not in the genes, and some things make it more likely to have non-identical twins. For instance, Nigerians are more likely than Japanese to have twins.
Also, women over 35 who are pregnant have a higher chance of having twins who are not the same because they are more likely to release more than one egg when they ovulate. Hilary Swank’s grandmother and her husband’s grandmother were both twins, so the chances of her having twins were higher than usual.
The actress said almost 20 years ago that she had always wanted kids, even as a little girl. She added, “I just love kids, and that would be important to me someday when the time is right.” And that time turned out to be the year 2023.
Swank’s father, Stephen Michael, needed a lung transplant after he was diagnosed with a lung transplant rejection. She became his main caretaker, taking him to doctor appointments and helping him with his daily tasks. One year turned into two, and by the time he was 5 years old, he was fully better.
Sad to say, her father died in October 2021. A year later, Hilary Swank broke down in tears on Drew Barrymore’s show when she said that her twins would be born on April 16, the date of her father’s death.
Hilary’s life changed a lot during those years. She says that during this time, she became “extremely close to him, which made our friendship stronger and made her enjoy every moment with him. He will always be one of my favourite people, and I think about him every single day.
Babies have their own busy plans, and they know when it’s time to make their big entrance. Hilary showed us a picture of herself holding her fraternal twins, one on each shoulder, and told us that she had two babies. She wrote “It wasn’t easy” next to it. But it was worth it, boy and girl! Putting up a post from heaven.