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Ashley Judd, Dario Franchitti reportedly splitting up

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Actress Ashley Judd and racecar driver Dario Franchitti are splitting after over a decade of marriage, People Magazine reports.

“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 and Franchitti said in a statement to the magazine.

The split seems amicable if you go by the tweet Judd sent shortly after the news broke:

Judd, 44, and Franchitti, 39, were engaged for about two years before marrying in Scotland in 2001.

Judd celebrated with Franchitti as he won the Indy 500 last year. Franchitti has raced in the NASCAR and IndyCar series and has won the Indy 500 three times.

Judd is an avid fan of Kentucky basketball. She reportedly is exploring the possibility of running for the Senate.

Photo credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Dario Franchitti Gets Dissed by Yahoo! after Winning Indy 500

No less than three hours after winning the Greatest Spectacle in Motor Racing, here’s what appeared on the homepage of Yahoo!:

Yes, congrats to the winner of the Indy 500 — Ashley Judd’s husband. Seriously. How sad is that? This was pointed out to me by my buddy John Fricke, who was lamenting the diminished relevance of the Indianapolis 500. I see what Yahoo! is doing here — they have this featured on their homepage, where people are more likely to recognize the name “Ashley Judd” than “Dario Franchitti.” They figure it’s a great way of getting non-sports fans to cross over into the world of athletics. But as a sports fan, this upsets me. Just as the phrase “Eva Longoria’s fiance wins NBA championship,” would bother me. But the ultimate point John made, aside from the slight towards Dario, was that there was a time in our society, not too long ago, when putting the name of the Indy 500 on the front page of a popular website would have been enough. But then again, if Franchitti weren’t married to Judd, would this have even made front page news? Probably not.