Hilary Swank and Chad LoweChad Lowe has hit back at the suggestions that his marriage to Hilary Swank ended because he was jealous of her success or because of his drug addiction.

The couple split last year after being married for nearly nine years and after an initial period of silence on the issue, Hilary discussed Chad’s drugs problems in an interview with Vanity Fair over the summer.

Chad said recently: “I was disappointed with her decision to go public with my sobriety. But I don’t deny that I had a problem and that it strained our relationship. Was this the reason it ended? No. I’ve been sober for nearly four years and have never felt better. [I’m] forever grateful to Hilary for her support.”

Regarding Hilary’s double Oscar wins for Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby, he said: “I was always proud of her achievements. It’s true that I was less than inspired by the opportunities coming my way as an actor. But that in no way negated my support or admiration for all she’s accomplished.”