Hilary Swank’s five-year relationship is falling apart


Shortly after Hilary Swank split from Chad Lowe, she started up with her married agent, John Campisi. John swiftly got a divorce, and his relationship with Hilary is now five years old. Hilary gets along with his son from his previous marriage, to the point where Hilary gives interviews about how much she loves the kid, and how she walks around naked around him. She also plays a little fast and loose with the whole thing about John being married when they got together – she’s still selling herself as a nice girl who believes in “the sanctity of marriage”. Anyway, the Enquirer has an interesting report about what they say is her struggling relationship with Campisi:

Hilary Swank’s five-year romance with agent-turned-lover John Campisi has hit the rocks – because she’s STILL not ready to tie the knot! The Enquirer has learned that Swank has grown weary of her boyfriend’s controlling nature… and that’s the real reason she’s hesitant to say “I do.” Plus, she still smarting over her painful divorce from Chad Lowe, says a close source.

“Hilary and John are at an all-time low point right now,” divulged one source. “To put it bluntly, the spark between them is gone. They’re bickering, and it’s hard to remember the last time either of them looked truly happy.”

According to the insider, Hilary has been grappling with John’s increasing need to control their lives and his constant pressure to get married.

“As much as Hilary respects marriage, she now sees legal commitment as unnecessary in terms of happiness and personal fulfillment… I think eventually she may have been talked into it if John had stopped pressuring her so strongly. But he’s turned her off getting married – at least for the time being – by ramming the idea down her throat, day in and day out.”

One of the issues bothering Hilary is that John, who is one of her agents, is micromanaging her career, says the source.

“She knows John has her best interests at heart, but sometimes she finds him so suffocating, and it’s hard for her to separate work from her personal life. They need to give each other space is they’re to have any chance of turning their romance around and having a future together.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition]

And that’s why I think it would be really difficult to get serious with someone who technically works for you in some sort of managerial position – it feels like you’re being ordered around. It feels like your partner is micromanaging. It would suck. It makes me wonder how Reese Witherspoon and her guy are managing – although I don’t think her guy is technically part of her management team, so maybe that’s how they make it work.

I also wonder if Hilary isn’t too enthusiastic about marrying John because of the way they got together – Hilary had barely just gotten out of her marriage to Chad Lowe, and John still had a wife. That being said, I just don’t think Hilary is the kind of woman who gets ordered around by her boyfriend. I just don’t believe that’s her dynamic with anyone.

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)

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.



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  1. Jeri says:

    This is what they call “karma.”

    Chad is doing great with a new marriage and baby/child.

    Sucks to be Hilary.

  2. flotus says:

    Women who cheat with other women’s husband…..deserve all that is bad in the world.

  3. Gwen says:

    I thought karma too.

  4. to says:

    it must burn so badly to have your kid hanging out with the woman who broke up your marriage

  5. Relli says:

    Frankly, I find her totally creepy and totally unwatchable. I think i am the only one.

  6. Camille says:

    Justin Beiber (sp) is looking good.

  7. Iggles says:

    Relli – You’re not alone. After how she treated her ex, Chad Lowe, I always disliked her. (Although, she was phenomenal in “Boys Don’t Cry”)

  8. brin says:

    Well, she is a two-time Oscar winner so maybe she’s also twice-cursed.
    In the Reese situation, her fiance is not her agent.

  9. Ambergesa says:

    I have always found her off putting and unwatchable. The way she sold out her ex-husband when they split confirmed that impression. It takes a cruel person to kick their partner of that many years when they are that down. I agree I don’t see that dynamic at all either Kaiser

  10. brin says:

    I think she’s a good actress but now when I look at her she’s starting to remind me of Gary Busey when she smiles!

  11. Relli says:

    LOL brin!

  12. danielle says:

    don’t like her for taking up with a married man, and for bad mouthing the ex she left. Also, if you want unwatchable, try the Affair of the Necklace. Gah!!!

  13. Jennifer says:

    I’m torn here because I loved the Clint Eastwood movie she did (can’t remember the name right now) but I just really don’t think she’s that awesome of a person.

  14. Bill Hick is God says:

    Million Dollar Baby.

  15. Dana M says:

    Total karma! Glad she didn’t have kids with Chad, or this dude for that matter. Poor kids are the ones who really suffer.

  16. Johnthing says:

    Naked in front of a kid that’s not hers? Really?

  17. Johnthing says:

    Her movie, the Resident, actually sucks big time.

  18. Liana says:

    rumor has it she was actually involved with Campisi while she was married to Chad.

  19. DGO says:

    Whenever I see Hilary Swank, I think about the rumours – and they were only rumours – that she was a hermaphrodite. She always looks like a guy in drag.

  20. coldheartbitch says:

    atleast that kid got to see some vadge and ta tas. go dad,

  21. Mshuffleupagus says:


    Pretty sure the assclown husband had something to do with breaking up the marriage too.

  22. Isabel says:

    I can’t believe its been 5 years since her split with Chad Lowe.

    Also, she sounds like a creep.

  23. aenflex says:

    The bitch is horse-faced. Yech.

  24. crumbcake says:

    wow. What a pair of horse faces. . . can you imagine if they had a child together. . . that would be one awkward looking colt. . . I mean baby.
    Karma is a real b*tch, isn’t it?

  25. benny says:

    She’s going to lose a boyfriend and an agent. Things get messy when you date a business associate.

  26. DoMaJoReMc says:

    @Relli: Nope, you are NOT the only one. I find her rather horsey-looking. I can’t watch her, either.

  27. beanie says:

    Don’t sh*t where you eat. I guess Hillary didn’t remember that little tidbit of knowledge.

  28. Cheyenne says:

    Is karma the reason Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were happily married for 50 years? Just askin’.

    Here’s a tip, guys: Karma seldom, if ever, works the way you think it’s supposed to.

  29. Cheyenne says:

    Johnthing: Naked in front of a kid that’s not hers? Really?

    Co-sign over and over again. Even if he was hers, five years old is too damn old to be parading around in the altogether in front of a child.

  30. Chloe says:

    Re: Reese Witherspoon – I don’t think there’s anyone on earth who can micromanage an Uber-Alpha Type like her;)

  31. DiannSteph says:

    I always thought that tidbit about her being naked in front of her boyfriend’s child was beyond tasteless. She acted like in an interview it was the “healthy” thing to do.

    She’s pathetic in many ways. I like how Chad Lowe’s rebounded!

  32. Tiffany says:

    @ Cheyanne. Woodward and Newman had been together a long time but things are different from what they are today with the media and being PR friendly because they would have been cruxified and their careers would have suffered and you can bet they would have broken up. The reason everyone is saying its Karma is because the timeline is iffy for the start of their relationship and the way she handled talking about Chad Lowe. She sold him out for a Vanity Fair cover and after I read the article I was thinking, ‘Not cool Hilary’ and the cards laid from there. Any potential box office clout she established diminished after that interview. This is a prime example of how people will turn on you. Celebs have to understand that we are not stupid and can see BS a mile away.

  33. bros says:

    she actually seems very insecure to me, kind of like a halle berry type in relationships.

  34. Cheyenne says:

    @Tiffany: All this karma bullshit is just that — bullshit. As far as Swank is concerned, the bottom line is that talent aside, she’s low-class. Never mind that she looks like the north end of a southbound mule.

  35. Marjalane says:

    God, she gives me the creeps! Maybe it’s the teeth, but I don’t enjoy looking at her AT ALL-

  36. Boromir's bytch says:

    She’s an adams apple away from peeing standing up. This could also explain why she sucked at rom-com. PS I Love You was painful to watch.

  37. journey says:

    neither paul newman nor joanne woodward ever said a bad word about the first wife, so there’s not much to compare with hil’s dragging poor chad through the mud. two entirely different situations it is.

  38. Dingles says:

    I would love to have her body. She can keep the face, though.

  39. Crash2GO2 says:

    “Is karma the reason Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were happily married for 50 years? Just askin’.

    Here’s a tip, guys: Karma seldom, if ever, works the way you think it’s supposed to. ”

    Wasn’t Paul Newman rumored to be pretty unfaithful to Joanne? Karma may not work the way we think it’s supposed to, but it does work.

    The chickens always come home to roost.

  40. Newbie says:

    I don’t care whether it’s Swank and Chad Lowe, Paul Newman or Joanne Woodward. I don’t care if you cheat or lie or steal or murder and your marriage/partnership STILL lasts a few decades. Doesn’t make it ok. If you’ve got any decency, you’re probably going to bed feeling guilty about it. Fancy new relationship be damned.

  41. Newbie says:

    Karma may not work the way it’s “supposed” to, and it ain’t always obvious, but people reap what they sow, one way or another.

  42. Rosanna says:

    I do like Hillary Swank. And nowadays when you’re rich and famous you don’t need legal commitment because you want to decide who to give your money to rather than have to split it if the spark goes.

  43. Sapphire says:

    If this is true, she’s only getting what she deserves.

  44. Jazz says:

    Am I the only one who thought “HA HA!”?! That’s what happens when you screw your (married) agent!

    If they had a kid, imagine the teeth on that child!

  45. eternalcanadian says:

    All I am gonna say is karma. Although I don’t know how Chad Lowe’s life is now, but he seems to be doing okay compared to Hilary. ;)

  46. devilgirl says:

    I don’t care how ugly people may think she is, or how morally bankrupt she may be,( since, isn’t most of Hollywood, so let’s not be hypocritical here) she has given some excellent performances in some movies.

  47. Sakyiwaa says:

    oh boy, why isn’t anyone ever nice to Hilary? she has two Oscars.

  48. Ro says:

    I’m surprised and glad to see that everybody else got pissed off about how she sold out Chad Lowe. I have intensely disliked her since.

    Ugh, that first picture of her “smiling”? (If you can call it that) She is so unappealing.

    Cosign on the “naked in front of a kid that’s not your own” issue. When I first read about that, I didn’t realize it wasn’t her child. That’s just weird.

  49. Anti-icon says:

    This story sounds like it was “leaked” directly by her….she has an uncanny ability to get “her side” told even before the news has broken….see her divorce to Chad Lowe, in which she brought up addiction issues from YEARS prior in their marriage as a means to make herself look sympathetic in the break (probably her agent/boyfriend’s suggestion). So, yeah, it doesn’t work when you’re a cheater and a liar.

  50. dj says:

    Wow. Anyone just infers “the other woman” story (of anyone, not just celebrities) and people cannot wait to throw the first stone. Maybe, just maybe, he was going to get a divorce anyway and he was biding his time or whatever. You gives a crap – it was still 5 years ago folks.

  51. vegemite says:

    I believe in karma.A good example of karma is O.J.Exactly 13 yrs to the day of the murders of his ex-wife and Goldman,he was found guilty of theft.It was even laughable how it came back to bite him but at least it did happen.
    I could cite a lot more famous stories but I’m tired,I’ve had a rough day.

  52. JenJen says:

    Wow, I did not know this. Don’t think I like her anymore. When will these famous women learn married men ruin their careers, beyond stupid.