It was a dream fulfilled. Over the years, Hilary Swank has addressed her plans for motherhood — and her reason for not rushing the process.
In 2006, the actress noted that she was “so optimistic” when it came to her future as a parent. “I definitely would like kids someday. That’s definitely something that I’ve always thought about as a very, very young girl,” she told reporters while at a movie premiere. “I just love kids and that would be an important thing to happen for me someday whenever the time is right.”
At the time, Swank’s insight into her personal life came shortly after her split from Chad Lowe. They were married from 1997 to 2006. The Million Dollar BabyStar moved on to her agent John CampisiThey split in 2007 and then remarried five-years later. In 2016, Swank declared her engagement to Ruben TorresAfter less than one year of marriage. Us WeeklyLater that year, it was confirmed that they had ended their romance.
The film producer fell in Love with the director Philip SchneiderThey were introduced by mutual friends. After two years of dating, they quietly tied the knot.
“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,” the Academy Award winner told Vogue2018 “It was timeless. There is just no other way to describe it.”
Swank shocked fans in October 2022 when she revealed that she was expecting twins with her husband. “This is something that I’ve been wanting for a long time, and my next thing is I’m gonna be a mom,” she gushed during an interview with Good Morning America. “And not just of one, but of two. I can’t believe it.”
She added: “It’s so nice to be able to talk about it and share it.”
Swank’s exciting news arrived at the right moment. “It’s such a blessing. It’s a total miracle. It’s unbelievable,” the Freedom Writers actress said on Live with Kelly & Ryan, noting she was “so excited” about the next chapter in her life.
Scroll down for Swank’s most candid quotes about motherhood ahead of her pregnancy: