Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank has decided to officially end her marriage to Chad Lowe.
According to People magazine, the couple separated last year, although the news was not released in the media until January. They continued to see each other during their separations, but have since decided to divorce.
The Million Dollar Baby star has started the necessary paperwork with her lawyer, Jeffrey A. Bernstein, who released a statement saying, "Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe have jointly decided to divorce. They continue to be friends and have the utmost respect for one another."
Swank, 31, and Lowe, 38, have been married for 8 years, but have no children.