Who is Hilary Swank's husband? Meet newlywed Philip Schneider! After two years of dating, the couple got married in a romantic ceremony in the Redwoods, California this past weekend.
The wedding looked like it was straight out of a fairytale. "I wanted something romantic that felt as timeless as the redwood grove where we were to be married, and Philip delivered —designing something that far surpassed my greatest expectations. It was everything I imagined and more," Swank said. Swank looked like a princess in her one-of-a-kind Elie Saab dress. "I've loved Elie Saab for years and was thrilled to have him design my dress," she told Vogue.
Here's what else we know about her husband Philip Schneider:
1. He is an entrepreneur.
The venture capitalist and Hillary were engaged in 2016 after meeting on a blind date set up by actor Misha Collins' wife and another close friend a year and a half ago.
2. They kept their relationship private.
The couple has been seen out getting very cozy together but other than a few paparazzi pics both have kept their relationship under wraps. Neither has spoken publicly about the relationship until they got engaged.
3.He proposed to Hilary on a trip in Colorado.
“We stumbled upon a beautiful sanctuary deep in the mountains,” Swank said. “It had a stunning waterfall that cascades down to rustic cabins built in the 1800's surrounded by beautiful pines and big skies. 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!”
4. The wedding was everything they ever dreamed of.
“It was timeless. There is just no other way to describe it,” Swank told Vogue. “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.”
5. The wedding went on all night.
"Everyone was having so much fun and didn’t want the party to end, so we actually had to start dancing to wireless headphones into the wee hours of the next day, so the distant neighbors wouldn’t be kept up by the sound system," Swank revealed.
6. He is extremely close to his father.
Schneider had his dear old dad as his best man in the magical wedding. Swank had bestie Mariska Hargitay in her wedding party as well.
7. He stood by Hilary through hard times.
Swank took a break from acting to care for her ailing father. “For those of you who don’t know, my dad got a lung transplant. It’s the hardest surgery a person can undergo and I thank all the people that make themselves a donor; it saves lives. They had given him a short time to live if he didn’t get a lung transplant and thankfully he got one and he’s alive and thriving and well.”
Molly Given is a writer living in Philadelphia and lover of all things to do with mystery and magic in life. When she’s not writing her fingers off she can be found planning her next adventure in a new part of the world.