Ashley Judd and husband Dario Franchitti call it quits

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Actress Ashley Judd and husband Dario Franchitti have called it quits after more than a decade together.

Judd and Franchitti released a statement to People following the announcement of their split saying, “We have mutually decided to end our marriage. We'll always be family and continue to cherish our relationship based on the special love, integrity, and respect we have always enjoyed.”

The Missing actress and the Scottish racecar driver wed in a private ceremony in 2001. E! News notes that the two have not announced if they have taken legal action to divorce.

Judd described a ritual she and Franchitti had to Redbook in 2009 if she and Franchitti couldn’t be together. She explained “We do it every day. It was a suggestion from a friend who does it with his wife. Sometimes it's [she mimics gritting her teeth in annoyance and spits out], "I really appreciate..." But that's the point of the exercise — even when one is cross, to get some gratitude on board.

Judd and Franchitti did not reveal why they decided to split. Following the announcement, Judd took to Twitter to simply write, “Family forever. @dariofranchitti.”



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