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.
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