Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe divorcing

swank-lowe-divorce.jpgHilary Swank and Chad Lowe announced in January they were separating but had hopes of working through their troubles. Well apparently they’ve given up on that and have decided to just go ahead and divorce. Their lawyer tells People magazine:

“Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe have jointly decided to divorce,” the couple’s lawyer, Jeffrey A. Bernstein, tells PEOPLE. “They continue to be friends and have the utmost respect for one another.”

If you’re anything like me you probably already thought they were divorced. Up until a couple hours ago I didn’t even know there was a difference between separating and divorcing and have been using the words interchangeably. So, uh, if I made any wild allegations before about people being divorced who aren’t actually divorced that’s my bad.