Meet Philip Schneider, Hilary Swank’s Husband!

Philip Schneider is the current husband of Million Baby Dollar star, Hilary Swank.

Philip and Hilary are Together Since Mid-2014

Philip Schneider and Hilary Swank met for the first time in 2014 through a blind date set up by his best friend actor, Misha Collins‘ wife, Vicki (Victoria Vantoch). They started dating soon after and have been together ever since.

It was a blind date set up by actor Misha Collins’s wife, Vicki, and another close friend, Jean. We met at 10:00 a.m. and parted ways at 11:00 p.m. We clearly enjoyed our time!

Schneider and Swank made one of their first appearances at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships.

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The duo dated for a year and a half before getting engaged privately in 2016 and marrying two years later in August 2018.

Schneider and Swank’s Engagement

Philip Schneider and the Boys Don’t Cry alum Hilary Swank got engaged privately in 2016. The pair were on a vacation in Colorado when the former dropped to his knee in front of a waterfall they had stumbled upon deep in the mountains and proposed.

One evening, Philip dropped to his knee in front of the waterfall and proposed – he sweetly made sure my dogs were nearby so they could bear witness!

What about Their Marriage?

Hilary and Philip got married on August 18, 2018, at Santa Lucia Preserve near their home in California. The couple wanted to wed close to their home because of the former’s father. Swank’s dad, who passed away in October 2021, had received a lung transplant in 2015 and thus, couldn’t fly.

We found what we were looking for at the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California. It’s a stunning private community surrounded by 20,000 acres of conservancy and an intimate redwood grove populated with trees that are over 800 years old.

Philip Schneider and Hilary Swank's Wedding Cards.
Hilary and Philip’s wedding cards.
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Hilary’s dad, Stephen Michael Swank, walked her down the aisle to Ludovico Einaudi’s Two Sunsets. One of her close friends, Dr. Reverend Michael Beckwith, officiated their wedding. The bride’s best friend and maid of honor, Mariska Hargitay, and Philip’s best man, Phil, stood by the groom’s side. Meanwhile, the groom’s best friend, Misha Collins read a poem he wrote for the couple.

Philip and I and our guests experienced an incredibly soulful, stirring homily and blessing by Reverend Beckwith. It was timeless. There’s just no other way to describe it.

Hilary Swank's Dad Walking Her Down the Aisle.
Hilary’s dad walking her down the aisle.
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After the nuptials, Hilary showed gratitude to her husband and to all the people who were in attendance.

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.

Hilary’s Gown

Hilary Swank always loved Elie Saab’s designs and she wanted to have a wedding dress custom-made for her. Her dress constituted “25 meters of Chantilly lace, 8 meters of silk chiffon, and 6 meters of organza silk.”

Hilary Swank's Gown.
Hilary’s gown.
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The wedding gown took well over 150 hours to create with 70 hours focused exclusively on embroidery. Three seamstresses, two Petites mains, one patternmaker, and the head of the atelier worked together to complete the dress.

I’ve loved Elie Saab for years and was thrilled to have him design my dress. I wanted something romantic that felt as timeless as the redwood grove where we were to be married, and he delivered – designing something that far surpassed my greatest expectation. It was everything I imagined and more.

Swank and Philip’s Former Relationships

While we are unsure about Philip Schneider’s relationships, we know a little about Hilary Swank’s former partners.

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Hilary was previously married to actor Chad Lowe. They got married in 1997; however, parted ways in January 2006, finalizing their divorce by November 2007. Though Chad’s substance abuse was the major reason for their separation, Hilary claims “there were other factors” as well.

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After her divorce from Chad, she began dating John Campisi in 2007. They parted ways in May 2012.

In 2015, Hilary started dating tennis pro, Ruben Torres. They got engaged in March 2016. However, they called it quits just two months later.

Philip and Hilary Expecting Twins

Philip Schneider and Hilary Swank are expecting their first kid, that too, twins. Swank revealed the news during an interview on Good Morning America, on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

This is something that I’ve been wanting for a long time and my next thing is I’m going to be a mom. And, not just of one, but of two. I can’t believe it. It’s so nice to be able to talk about it and share it.

Hilary’s Alaska Daily co-stars only found out about the pregnancy after her interview on Wednesday when she was in her second trimester.

Hilary Swank's Pregnancy.
Hilary showing off her baby bump.
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The actress also spoke about her pregnancy on Live with Kelly and Ryan shortly after the Good Morning America interview.

I’m feeling great right now, even with the time – you know, I’m on Pacific time, so I’m a little cross-eyed with that. But, I’m feeling good right now.

Hilary is due on her late father’s birthday, that is, on April 16.

You just announced that your father has passed away one year ago and this miracle is happening. Yeah, and they are due on his birthday. Yeah, I know. It’s kind of this tribute of life with them being born on this birthday.. it’s all aligning.

Philip’s partner also claimed that her father would be happy for her if he were alive.

He would be happy, elated for me. He just wanted me to have everything I wanted in my life, so I know it would be something that would bring him a lot of joy to see me in so much joy.

Why did Hilary wait to Have Kids?

During an interview in 2006, Hilary Swank said she wanted to have kids someday whenever the time is right. But, she didn’t expect it to be at 48.

I was having a career and not having the right relationship until… four years ago, and all the elements needed to come together and be right.

Hilary when being asked about her reason for waiting to have kids!

Swank’s Newfound Respect Women’s Bodies

Philip Schneider’s wife, Hilary Swank says she has found newfound respect for women’s bodies after being pregnant.

I feel like women are superheroes. What our bodies do? I have such, like, a whole newfound respect. I mean, I love women, I’ve always loved women, but now, I’m like, ‘Wow, we can do this!’

For the first 16 weeks, she had morning sickness and all she wanted was fruit. When one of her co-stars found out about her pregnancy, “they were like, ‘Oh that’s why. That’s why you eat 10 pomegranates a day, 50 pears.’

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Appearance at Golden Globes

Hilary Swank recently appeared at the 80th Annual Golden Globes with her husband of four years, Philip Schneider. The actress showed off her growing baby bump featuring matching emerald earrings and a floor-length green dress with black blow tie straps.

Hilary Swank at the Golden Globe Awards.
Hilary at the Golden Globe Awards.
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Love for Nature

Both Philip Schneider and his wife, Hilary Swank, spent six days off the grid in Alaska when the former turned 50. Both love nature, so this is a given!

We were fly-fishing, hiking, exploring, looking for wildlife. Nature is my favorite, and Alaska is like nature on steroids.

Philip’s Career

Philip Schneider is believed to be a social venture entrepreneur. According to the US Chamber, a social venture entrepreneur is an individual who tries to make a positive impact on social issues. Unfortunately, this is all we know about his profession.

Meanwhile, as we all know, Hilary Swank is an actress with well over 53 movies and TV series under her belt. She is best known for Million Dollar Baby, Boys Don’t Cry, P.S. I Love You, and Alaska Daily. From her successful career, she has earned an estimated net worth of around $70 million.

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