The couple would largely avoid controversy, aside from in 2000 when Swank forgot to thank her husband during her Academy Award acceptance speech; she would not make the same mistake when she won another Oscar in 2005. In January, the couple announced their separation only to announce the divorce in May, which was finalized in November.According to Swank, the main reason for the split was Lowe’s substance abuse problems, saying he had kept it a secret from her, that it had been a problem for years, and that he was sober by the time of the divorce’s announcement.On television, she was part of the main cast in the eighth season of the drama series Beverly Hills 90210 as single mother Carly Reynolds from 1997 to 1998.Swank garnered critical acclaim for her portrayal of Brandon Teena in the 1999 biographical film Boys Don't Cry, which earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama.Some thought she was being off-side and bitchy by airing such personal details about her estranged husband.
At one point, they were joined by wild dolphins as they swam in the sea sporting snorkelling gear.
‘You know what they say: When it ain’t broke,’ she tells this month’s issue of In Style magazine. John and I, you know, we were both in long marriages and it’s not something that we need to rush back into.’ And although the actress seems be enjoying playing step mum to Sam, she reveals that she would still like children of her own someday. The film sees her play a high school drop out who pushes herself to earn a law degree so she can overturn her brother’s unjust murder conviction.
Swank will next be seen on screen in forthcoming dramatic movie Conviction, which is out in the U. ‘Those are the roles you can sink your teeth into,’ she tells the magazine.
PHOTOS: Sad celeb splits "A lot of people look at divorce as a failure.
I really looked at my relationship with Chad [Lowe, her ex husband] as 14 years of success.
[on trying to achieve your goals] As in life, your mind can be the hugest obstacle or tool, depending on how you choose to use it.