August 17th, 2010
05:23 PM ET
While Christian Louboutins are sometimes the celebrity shoe of choice, Hilary Swank, 36, is just as comfortable rocking shoes from Payless.
This isn’t to say you won’t spy her feet in a pair of red-soled stilettos every now and again, but rather that Swank, as she puts it, has “a deep understanding of what a dollar gets you and how far to make that dollar go.”
So when it comes to sartorial sense, as Swank revealed to InStyle magazine, she’s not a slave to labels. “You don’t have to have a brand name on to be stylish,” Swank said.
This practical approach is mirrored in her personal life. After her marriage to Chad Lowe came to an end, she opted to adopt a positive outlook.
“A lot of people look at divorce as a failure. I really looked at my relationship with Chad as 14 years of success,” Swank said. “I will carry him in my heart forever. He’s part of me.”
Swank also hasn’t let the dissolution of a former relationship change her view point of monogamy; she’s currently living with boyfriend John Campisi, her talent agent.
“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? There's a part of me that thinks that's true," Swank said. "We have friendships that we grow out of. But I believe in the long haul. I believe in having a monogamous relationship.”
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