Hilary Swank, divorcée & alleged homewrecker talks “sanctity of marriage”


I knew when I saw photos of Hilary Swank in a bikini last week that she was gearing up to promote something. Sometimes the timing is a little too “on the nose” especially when it’s a celebrity who rarely gets pap’d. Such is the case with Hilary Swank, who has begun the long, slow descent into being in my “She Plucks My Last Nerve” category. Yes, I think she’s a talented actress – not “two Best Actress Oscars in five years” kind of talented, but she’s got limited chops. Bless her heart, she can never pull off the romantic lead, EVER. And it hurts when she tries. Anyway, Hilary is promoting Conviction, which has a “limited release” in October, and The Resident, which doesn’t even have a release date. Somehow, that was enough to get her the September cover of InStyle.

Thankfully, it doesn’t look like Hilary is talking endlessly about her boyfriend’s son, like she seemed to be doing last year in interview after interview, even talking about how she was constantly naked in front of the then 6-year-old. Instead, Hilary talks about if and when she’ll have a baby, and how her 14-year-marriage to Chad Lowe was a “success”:

Children and marriage aren’t in Hilary Swank and boyfriend John Campisi’s immediate future – but they’ll happen when they should because, according to the actress, timing is everything.

“I believe in the sanctity of marriage. John and I, you know, we were both in long marriages and it’s not something that we need to rush back into,” the double Oscar winner, 36, tells September’s InStyle, on newsstands Friday, about her agent-beau of nearly four years.

The same goes for starting a family together. Already a mom-figure in Campisi’s son’s life, Swank says that although she’s thought about having kids “since a really young age,” she’ll wait until “the time is right.”

Even though the Oscar winner may have gone through a painful breakup with Chad Lowe, she only sees the positives in their split.

“A lot of people look at divorce as a failure. I really look at my relationship with Chad as 14 years of success,” she says about her ex, with whom she separated in January 2006. “I will carry him in my heart forever. He’s a part of me.”

“Friends of mine and I talk about this. Does someone come into your life for a certain time, and then you are supposed to go your separate ways?” she asks. “There’s a part of me that thinks that’s true.”

There are friendships, Swank says, “that we grow out of. But I believe in the long haul. I believe in having a monogamous relationship.”

[From People]

Well, she sounds like she’s in a good place in her relationship, and she’s still getting work, so God bless. She’s not harmful, really. She just annoys me. Oh, and does anyone else think that Hilary is just talking about how stable she and her boyfriend John Campisi and how “monogamous” they are because she allegedly homewrecked his marriage?


Actress Hilary Swank reacts after kissing her boyfriend John Campisi as they sit court side during Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference final playoff series between Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns in Los Angeles, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)

Jun. 03, 2010 - Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES - epa02185917 US actress Hilary Swank sits court side for the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers for game one of the NBA Finals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA 03 June 2010. This is the 12th time that the 17 time champion Boston Celtics and the 15 time champion Los Angeles Lakers have met in the 64 year history of the NBA Finals with Boston taking nine of those series.

Actress Hilary Swank and her boyfriend, agent John Campisi, attend Game 1 of the 2010 NBA Finals basketball series between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles, California, June 3, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT)

InStyle cover and additional photo (by photographer Michelangelo Di Battista) courtesy of InStyle online.

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  1. denise says:

    Leann Rhimes 2.0

  2. aenflex says:

    Troll! I mean that literally and cyberly. This woman is all man to me! No really though, I hate that she spread her ex’s dirty laundry out for everyone to see, unprovoked and for no gain whatsoever. He didn’t shit talk her. Then homewrecking on top of it, puh-leez. I don’t watch anything with her in it anymore, despite her talent, which is quite real unfortunately.

  3. Whitey Fisk says:

    You hit it on the nose, denise!

  4. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    A good actress, but no so much a good person.

  5. TheOffice says:

    So is Hilary Swank hot? or just pretty?

  6. Kazoo81 says:

    her face is painful to look at. i’ll give her credit for still landing roles in hollywood, though.

  7. Rita says:

    I’m not up on Hillary’s homewrecking. Did she stalk another woman’s husband, taunt the wife with texts and tweets, and buy a house across from his children’s school? Did Hillary do her homewrecking in such a public fashion and with such pride and pleasure as to make a career of it? People are saying that Fantasia is the black LeAnn but I doubt anyone could scrape bottom like Rimes.

  8. denise says:

    @ Rita

    I don’t know exactly how they got together, except that they were both married. My comment was more in reference to her gushing about her new man and his kid. Similar situations. But Leann is much more juvenile about it.

  9. original kate says:

    hilary swank & matt damon: separated at birth?

  10. Miss. Thang says:

    Oh my gosh! People will say anything to convince themselves the things they do are right or ok. If you believe in the sanctitiy of marriage you wouldn’t have ended yours or broken up his.
    She’s completely dillusional.

  11. Riley says:

    She sounds like one of those cheesy sayings, like the one that goes, Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.

    Oh golly that was such a popular quote when I was graduating high school. Almost all of the girls put that as their favorite quote on their senior yearbook page… Now, nearly 17 years later, all I can think is, puke!

  12. Samantha says:

    @original kate, I was just thinking the SAME thing! If she dyed her hair blond and got a little chubbier in the cheeks she would look just like him.

  13. ziggy says:

    it takes two to tango. if the guy wasn’t ready to ditch his wife he wouldn’t have- no matter who tempted him. get so tired of that ‘home-wrecker’ label.

  14. jamama says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong but don’t wedding vows include ‘forever’ in them, as in getting married forever? Claiming that her marriage of 14 years is a success is an oxymoron. It’s a twisted way of thinking when the intention of marriage is to be together forever.

    Yikes…I just saw the pic of her bf and he is a troll compared to her ex-husband. Inner-beauty wins again!

  15. Sumodo1 says:

    What do you want from her? She’s got two Oscars, a relationship (that she stole) and divorced a lazy, druggie husband. In her mind, she has it all, and she wants you to know it, too. Just be like me and NEVER SEE ANOTHER MOVIE SHE’S IN. That’s how I deal with “trailer trash with a tiara” Hilary Swank.

  16. Mouse says:

    They look related.

  17. denise says:

    Her new boyfriend reminds me of Niles Crane.

  18. lucy2 says:

    I think she was really good in the roles she won Oscars for, but I haven’t really cared for her in anything else. Amelia was OK, but that’s about it. She’s just not a very…likable actress for some reason.

    I don’t know much about their relationship, but I do think it’s always risky to speak publicly about someone else’s child.

  19. K-MAC says:

    I really like her…a lot! It is nice to read how she is doing

  20. Iggles says:

    @ jamama:
    Claiming that her marriage of 14 years is a success is an oxymoron. It’s a twisted way of thinking when the intention of marriage is to be together forever.


    It’s right on par with “people fall in and out of love everyday”. All her sound bites justify the way she left her husband and took up with her married manager. It’s like she copied phrases right out of the cheaters’ handbook!

  21. gen says:

    Eh, whatever.
    I will say tho, that’s why I will never get married. I couldn’t promise to be with someone forever. To me that just doesn’t make sense, so why bother with marriage.

  22. Gwen says:

    I’ve really disliked her since she sold out Chad to Vanity Fair. Bitch.

  23. GatsbyGal says:

    My god, those TEETH of hers.

  24. hellen says:

    Can’t be said too often: If he cheats WITH YOU he will cheat ON YOU. Honey, the clock is ticking.

  25. manda says:

    Chad Lowe always grossed me out. He just reeked of “loser”

  26. Karen says:

    I will never forgive her for selling out Chad Lowe. The public would have never known he was battling alcoholism if it weren’t for her big-ass mouth. Speaking of her mouth, I’m surprised nobody else commented at how in pic #3, it looks as though she’s about to chomp the hell out of her boyfriend’s ear while he is on the verge of crying out, “God no, Hilary…go nuzzle a bale of hay instead”.

    Actually, he wouldn’t say that out loud. How else is he supposed to afford the child support payments??

  27. Cheyenne says:

    She’s looking more and more like Seattle Slew.

  28. Cinderella says:

    Good actor–yes.
    Authority on marriage–no.

    Marital relationships aren’t supposed to go in and out of your life…that’s called dating.

  29. Jeri says:

    She’s a self centered b-tch. Yes, she smeared her ex to try to make herself look better, didn’t work.

    When people start talking about how good their relationships are there is usually trouble ahead. Of course it won’t be Hillarys’ fault.

    She is a one note actress. Both her oscars were for the same type of role, the only one she can do. She didn’t earn two oscars, maybe not even one, I was shocked when she won again.

  30. sapphire says:

    Selling out her ex was pretty rotten. I repected her even less when she got the standard Hollywood boob job.

  31. Moreaces says:

    @ Kate
    hilary swank & matt damon: separated at birth?
    Good eye

  32. Zoe says:

    I met Hilary Swank several years ago and having worked in the entertainment industry for years, she was the kindest celebrity I ever met (and I’ve met literally hundreds). So real, so genuine, so unconcerned with her fame and career. Not to mention, one of the best actresses of her day. I don’t get what’s with all the hate on here for her. She’s actually one of the most “real” people working in that field today. So you thinks she’s manly, get over it. I can’t believe women are still making gender an issue in 2010, it holds back the progress of us all.

  33. OhCamille! says:

    She annoys me. I saw her in person years ago and the crowd I was with all agreed this girl looked like Hillary Swanks skankity cousin…and it turned out to be her. The only recognizable feature was her teeth. The camera loves her and makes her look very pretty; the reality is shocking.

  34. Tiffany says:


    YES!!! That is when my dislike for her started as well. Alright, the marriage ended, but she threw him under the bus. No matter what happened, he did not deserve that. After reading it, I was thinking, ‘I just cannot look at her the same in interviews again.’

  35. Rosanna says:

    @Zoe: unfortunately, the better a woman is, the more haters she has (at least on this blog). All the whiners (from Aniston to Elizabeth Edwards) get sympathy here.

  36. Heaven-bound says:

    Oh, Brandy is back … I mean Rita… LOL

  37. albeli says:

    She annoys the ever loving crap out of me and I can’t watch her movies.

  38. oduroyal says:

    Is that her holding the makeup compact in that second photo??? Wow, the wonders of airbrushing…

  39. Jackson says:

    I think she’s pretty! I’ve always liked her and I like that she is getting some lines on her face and doesn’t seem to be trying to hide them or botox the hell out of her face. IDK anything about the family drama so, eh, I’ll just comment on her looks. :)

  40. Mrs Odie 2 says:

    I’m tired of hearing about “homewreckers” on this site. Marriages fail. Wives are sometimes more to blame than husbands, sometimes less. We need to stop fearing some evil seductress “out there” who will swoop in and “wreck” our homes and steal our husbands. Happy husbands can’t be “stolen.” And homes can only be wrecked from within.

  41. Liana says:

    She shouldn’t be talking about the sanctity of marriage when she violated her own. As far as the homewrecker thing… she wrecked her own home. Her manager wrecked his own home. She just should never have talked shit about Chad, said things that were his to say, not hers. I’ve worked in the industry for years too, and worked on Million Dollar Baby. She was nice to the crew and very genuine, like Zoe said. I just lost respect for her for what she did to Chad. OK, your marriage ended – marriages end (it sucks, but it happens), but no need to trash your ex when he didn’t do or say anything negative about you.

  42. 1 qt of 1 % says:

    Ha Ha Altho I think Niles is the better looking of the two.

    Is the pic of the woman checking her makeup really her? If so, I would like the photog to do a shoot of me! It’s a beautiful pic.

  43. Mrs Odie 2 says:

    As for her blabbing about Chad’s addiction, AA says we’re only as sick as our secrets. I’ll bet she was exhausted from 14 years of covering for her alcoholic husband and living with him.

  44. Liana says:

    As for her blabbing about Chad’s addiction, AA says we’re only as sick as our secrets. I’ll bet she was exhausted from 14 years of covering for her alcoholic husband and living with him.

    He’d also been sober for the last 3 years of their marriage. It was unnecessary for her to spill HIS secrets.

  45. that rabbit over there says:

    had no idea she was an awful bitch. and how about wearing clothes when you’re around a child!