Ashley Judd Splits From Dario Franchitti

Ashely Judd is getting a divorce! The actress and Dario Franchitti, who have been married nearly a dozen years, have "mutually" decided to end their marriage. Read their statement below.

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Ashley Judd's marriage has run off track, tanked, hit the wall, if you will. After 11 strong years as man and wife, the actress and racecar driver Dario Franchitti are getting a divorce.

Going public with the news of their split, the pair released this statement to People on Tuesday:

"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."

Judd, 44, and Franchitti, 39, are pictured here looking happy together at 2012's 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which were held in September. The pair became engaged in December of 1999, and wed Dec. 12 of 2001.

The star's sister, singer Wynonna Judd, served as maid of honor, while the groom's brother Marino was the best man at the private ceremony held in Scotland.

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Judd and Franchitti do not have any children together, though she once commented of the possibility, "I think that, as with marriage, you just know when it's time to have kids."

Regarding life and marriage in the public eye, she previously explained, "Both my husband and I give a lot of ourselves in what we do because that is our public lives; but in my private life, I have an intrinsic right to be left alone."

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As news of their split hit the press Tuesday evening, the actress tweeted, "Family forever. @dariofranchitti." No comment yet from the racecar driver's personal account.

Are you surprised by news of Ashley Judd's divorce?

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Comments on "Ashley Judd divorce: Love runs off track 11 years later"

Joy July 18, 2013 | 10:06 AM

Get the facts right. Ashley and Dario were husband and wife(probably still are). His brother's name is Marino not Mario!

Diane March 18, 2013 | 6:55 PM

I have always looked up to Ashley Judd. She is so beautiful, PhD educated smart, and classy. She is my favorite Actress. It really hurts me to see someone I think the world of to go their a divorce, a lost. I can only say that I wish only the very best in the near future. I dare her to try something different and new; take chance. I need to take my own advice, too.

Bash February 10, 2013 | 10:30 AM

About the last line of this story, it wasn't too long after her tweet that Dario replied "Family forever" in return. I too hope for the best for the both of them.

Katie February 01, 2013 | 10:44 AM

I've always loved her and I am actually surprised by the divorce. I think any time a marriage isn't in the public eye, you're shocked by a divorce.

T J January 30, 2013 | 9:35 AM

I have always been an Ashley Judd fan and I respect her and her husband wishes. At least their parting in a good way. I married twice and divorce twice and both my husband and me are very good friends; sometimes marriage ruins a good relationship. I wish them both happines in their future....

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