Hilary Swank: Divorce Made Me Successful

August 17, 2010 By:
Hilary Swank: Divorce Made Me Successful

Most women don’t look at their divorce as a success per se, but Hilary Swank believes it made her who she is today.

She and actor Chad Lowe split up in 2006 after nine years of marriage, and Swank says it didn’t ruin the constitution of marriage for her.

She told In Style, “A lot of people look at divorce as a failure. I really look at my relationship with Chad as 14 years of success. I will carry him in my heart forever. He's a part of me.”

Hilary also believes some people are just meant to be in your life for a certain amount of time and then leave!

“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,” she said.

Nevertheless, Swank still believes in marriage. “There are friendships that we grow out of,” she explained. “But I believe in the long haul. I believe in having a monogamous relationship."

So will she be marrying her boyfriend John Campisi, also her agent, whom she started dating right after her divorce? Hilary replied, “I believe in the sanctity of marriage. John and I, you know, we were both in long marriages and it's not something that we need to rush back into.”

As for kids, 36-year-old Hilary says she and Campisi want them, but when “the time is right.”

Sounds like she has everything figured out!