Hilary Swank: Divorce doesn't equal failure
August 17th, 2010
05:23 PM ET

Hilary Swank: Divorce doesn't equal failure

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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  1. He knows how we study...

    no worries...

    March 30, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
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    March 30, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    She's beautiful, smart and I have better use of my time than reading gossip!

    September 6, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. DRH

    You people are just haters because you're stuck in a horrible marriage. Monogamy isn't easy, and it really isn't that natural. Some relationships really aren't meant to last forever, and there is no reason to force yourself to live with something that isn't working in your life. Move on. What she decides to do with her life is her business. Get a life, and I think she looks terrific.

    August 18, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. KL

    Don't view her as an unactractive woman, look at her as a beautiful, beautiful horse.

    August 18, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. Nan

    Wow, she's only 36, I would have guessed much much older -like 48-49. Time has not been kind to her.

    August 18, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. Brooke

    lol the true meaning of marriage. Dont make me laugh Dani. 50% of people get divorced because we never stop changing and wanting. To think that ONE person will make you happy forever is rare, its not all double rainbows and disney movies. Its hard work and sometimes its just not worth it. Who are you to judge? Just because you get married doesnt mean you have to be locked in something that you are no longer happy with. This isn't 1810 alright, divorce can be nesecarry.

    plus yeah, Chad Lowe was SUPER into drugs and alcohol then. I would have divorced him too.

    August 18, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  8. SC

    I read an article in regards to Hilary around the time she got divorced, stating drug and alcohol, substance abuse issues with her husband that went on for years in the marriage – and she was there as long as she could to be supportive. This is why you don't see her X in many movies either. Those kinds of relationships bring you down, not up. They didn't have children together either – smart woman – probably just hoping he would get clean but he didn't. This is one actress in Hollywood you can't help respect in a big way.

    August 18, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  9. Dani

    origionally marriage was meant to be together for the rest of their lives and you cant get divorced- its not something you just break off its frustrating seeing people get married and they shouldn't-They really dont know the true meaning of marriage.

    August 18, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  10. KB

    Yes, you failed at marriage so avoid it next time around.

    August 17, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |

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