A few days ago, we had some early excerpts from Hilary Swank’s Hello Magazine interview. Hilary talked a lot about how she felt “no spark” for her current boyfriend, John Campisi, when they first started spending time together. Hilary said, “What’s interesting is, there was never anything, it wasn’t until we were well into the dissipation of our respective relationships — going through something so difficult at the same time, we became very good friends. We became closer and closer. It was so unexpected. We both recognized that if we were going to take the relationship to the next step, we could no longer work together.” It seemed like a bunch of crap – considering Campisi was married at the time, and a father of a young son, Sam.
Back in 2006, there were rumors that Hilary and John had an affair, and that was the reason his marriage split up. Hilary and John had been spotted going on “dates” as early as April and May of 2006, and it wasn’t until the fall of 2006 that John finally filed for divorce. Keep that in mind as you read the rest of the interview excerpts. By the way, the interview took place while Campisi, Hilary, Hilary’s family and Campisi’s son were all vacationing in Tuscany. It makes me uncomfortable to write this, but it really seems like Hilary is using Campisi’s son as a prop in this interview:
Hilary clearly adores Sam [Campisi’s son] and evidently the feeling is mutual, seeing the two snuggle up. “Oh, Sam’s a little sweetheart,” Hilary enthuses. “he had a wonderful time in Italy. And he loved that the dogs were with us.”
Family is Hilary’s top priority, so it’s no surprise that a tight-knit group of loved ones convened for this dream holiday.
Hilary seems really happy and John, 41, is clearly a large part of that. An agent who represents Hollywood writers and directors, he once worked on projects for Hilary’s production company, “He was part of that team, and that is how we met,” she explains.
Initially, there were no sparks as both were emerging from broken relationships. For Hilary, it was the end of her ten-year-marriage to actor Chad Lowe… they’ve stayed good friends and she has met Mabel, Chad’s new baby with Kim Painter.
For Hilary and John, seeing their friendship evolve into something deeper took them both by surprise. In 2006, the couple were spotted in Rome, In 2007, Hilary confirmed they were in love.
Hello: Hilary, you’ve been romantically involved with John for a few years. Was there any spark of romantic interest?
Hilary: What’s interesting is, there was never anything. It wasn’t until we were well into the dissipation of our respective relationships. Going through something so difficult at the same time, we became very close friends. We became closer and closer. It was so unexpected. We both recognized that if we were going to take the relationship to the next step, we could no longer work together.
Hello: Any wedding plans?
Hello: Tell us about your relationship with John’s six-year-old Son Sam…
Hilary: Oh, wonderful. I love spending time with Sam, and I love when we can all go on vacation together. Last year we went to Italy and Greece. He’s been a wonderful traveler. He has been many places.
[From Hello! Magazine, print edition, September 14 2009]
When you’re an Oscar-winning movie star and you get questions about your boyfriend’s son, shouldn’t you simply say something like, “I love that kid, I adore him, I’m blessed to have in my life, and that’s all I’m saying.” Why is she trying to convince us that she and Sam have this amazing relationship? To me, it seems like a very passive-aggressive move aimed at Campisi’s ex-wife. But that’s just the way my mind works – she could be totally sincere. It just bothers me when a man’s new girlfriend is all over his child – it’s the one thing that bothers me about Gisele Bundchen too. I like Gisele and everything, but I think she’s guilty of using Bridget Moynahan and Tom Brady’s son like a prop too. Am I being too judgy?
Hilary Swank, John Campisi and Sam are shown at LAX on 4/12/09. Credit: Bauergriffinonline