Judd announces separation from Franchitti

Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti are separating after 11 years

of marriage.

Judd’s spokeswoman confirmed a Tuesday report from People

magazine that the 44-year-old actress and 39-year-old Scottish race

car driver are ending their marriage.

The star of such films as ”Double Jeopardy” and ”Kiss the

Girls” says in a statement that the pair will ”always be family”

and will continue to cherish their relationship based on love,

integrity and respect.

Last year, Judd starred in the ABC series ”Missing” and

attended the Democratic National Convention as a Tennessee


Franchitti has won the Indianapolis 500 race three times.

The couple wed in a private ceremony in Scotland in 2001.