Hilary Swank gives birth to twins at 48 admitting 'it wasn't easy' as she shares gorgeous photo

Hilary Swank has welcomed twins at 48!

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Hilary Swank gives birth to twins at 48 admitting "it wasn't easy" as she shared a gorgeous photo of her newborn babies.

The actress, who is married to Philip Schneider, announced that she had given birth to a son and a daughter, as she shared her happy news on Instagram.

Hilary first announced she was pregnant with twins back in October last year, and since giving birth she has uploaded a gorgeous snap of her looking into the sunset cradling both her newborn babies in her arms. 

Captioning the special upload, Hilary wrote, "It wasn’t easy. But boy (and girl!) was it worth it. Happy Easter! Posting from pure Heaven."

Hilary has not yet revealed her twin baby names with fans.

Fans have flooded Hilary's Instagram with their messages of love and best wishes for her, Philip and their new littles ones. 

One wrote, "Congratulations! Let the fun begin."

Another fan put, "God bless and congratulations… welcome to the best club ever 'motherhood'!"

One more added, "Awwww blessings for sure! Congratulations on your new additions! May God bless you and your family!"

Hilary first announced her pregnancy news on Good Morning America last year, the show which Michael Strahan usually co-hosts.

In an interview she said, "This is something that I've been wanting for a long time, and my next thing is I'm gonna 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."

She since shared updates with the pregnancy with fans and uploaded a snap of her baby scan and captioned it, "Baby A flexing for the camera at their ultrasound."

And shared her growing baby bump, with the comedy caption, "Oven’s heatin' up, dough’s beginning to rise!!"

She also shared clips of her working out in the gym to keep fit. She rocked her baby bump on the red carpet alongside her husband at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year and fans commented on how she looked "absolutely beautiful".

Just weeks before she went into labour, Hilary told fans she was putting together her playlist to listen to in the delivery room and asked fans for their recommendations.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)