We know the drill. It's a Friday before a holiday weekend. Let the divorce announcements roll in. The first official big news of the weekend is Chad Lowe and Hilary Swank are officially ending their marriage. They tried to reconcile but it looks like the couple could not end up making it work. People reports:

"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."

The couple, who wed in 1997, announced in January that they were separating. "Hilary and Chad have decided to separate, but they are hopeful they'll be able to get through this tough time," Swank's rep, Troy Nankin, said in a statement at the time.

I wonder what got in between these two who seemed like the real thing.