Hilary & Chad – it’s over

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 11, 2006 12:00:00 January 11, 2006 12:00:00
Told you that Oscar dress was bad feng shui. After 8 years of marriage, they made the announcement on Monday that it was over. Many of you have emailed me asking why… surprising because I really didn’t think people cared all that much. But I digress. Let’s see. There are, as usual, several suggested reasons behind the split. She was seen photographed with a dude the other day so naturally, people think she cheated. Then there are others who say it’s because she wouldn’t give him babies. Some even think he’s gay. Personally, I think it’s because she’s getting bigger than his lowly boots and at 31, there’s a lot more glamorous playing to be done without having to be chained to a pushing-40 at best b-lister. And while I’m at it, I might as well gloat some more. Here’s what I wrote in April 2005. You got it, 8 months ago… check it out here for a link Hilary Swank & Chad Lowe: divorce watch? Chad who? Exactly. OK...let"s back up. So Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe have been together for a Hollywood eternity. And if he had a real career and a real identity apart from being married to a 2 time Oscar winner, things would be different. If you think about it however...apart from the fact that he doesn"t wear wifebeaters and baggy jeans and isn"t trying to be black...he"s really not that far off from Kevin Federline. Oh snap! Did I just say that??? Actually, I did. Because what exactly does Chad Lowe do? Well, apparently he"s trying to produce a new tv show called Celebrity Charades, or something like that. A show where famous people come on and play charades and we"re supposed to watch and be really fascinated. Ummm...yeah. I"ll pass. Up to this point, only marginal b-list actors have signed on. Not exactly a potential ratings windfall. So...you"d think Chad could rely on the superconnected star power of his Academy award winning wife, right? Wrong. Sources say Hilary"s t oo busy with her own career and her own very important gigs to devote more than a half ass 5 minute appearance to her husband"s venture. And tensions are beginning to mount in the once rock solid relationship. Chad is embarassed. Chad is tired of being a 2nd class citizen. Chad wants a share of her fame and his demands are getting more pronounced. Which means we can add Hilary and Chad to our growing list of Divorce Watch couples that includes Reese & Ryan, Jessica & Nick, Madge & Guy, Gwyneth & Chris...etc etc etc. Seriously though...of all the people we just mentioned...do Hilary and Chad really rank??

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