|Oscar winner Hilary Swank and actor husband Chad Lowe have separated after more than eight years of marriage.
"Hilary and Chad have decided to separate, but they are hopeful they'll be able to get through this tough time," Swank's manager Troy Nankin said in a statement.
There was no elaboration on the reason for the split.
Swank, 31, and Lowe, 37, were married on September 28, 1997. They have no children.
Swank won best actress Academy Awards for Clint Eastwood's classic Million Dollar Baby and Boys Don't Cry.
Lowe, who won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of AIDS patient Jesse McKenna on the TV series Life Goes On, is the brother of actor Rob Lowe.
David Rose, the actor's agent at Innovative Artists, said there would be no comment from Lowe.