Ashley Judd announces separation from Dario Franchitti

Indianapolis 500 champion Dario Franchitti of Scotland poses with his wife, actress Ashely Judd, and the Borg-Warner Trophy on the start/finish line during the traditional winner photo session at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis on May 28, 2012. AP Photo/Michael Conroy

LOS ANGELES 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 delegate.

Franchitti has won the Indianapolis 500 race three times.

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

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