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    Ashley Judd and Husband Dario Franchitti Break Up

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    Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti have hit the brakes.

    The actress and her IndyCar-racer husband announced Tuesday that they have separated after more than 11 years of marriage, E! News confirms.

    "We have mutually decided to end our marriage," they said in a statement to People. "We'll always be family and continue to cherish our relationship based on the special love, integrity, and respect we have always enjoyed."

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    No word yet on whether or not they have taken steps toward divorce or legal separation.

    Judd married Franchitti in his native Scotland in December 2001 after a two-year engagement. They do not have any children.

    Approaching their eighth wedding anniversary, Judd told Redbook back in 2009 that she and Franchitti gave each other "an appreciation" every day, even when they weren't really in the mood.

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    "But that's the point of the exercise," she said. "Even when one is cross, to get some gratitude on board."

    Asked last year what it was like to be married to a Hollywood star, Franchitti, a three-time Indianapolis 500 champ himself, told iVillage, "The way I answer that is I've never been married to anybody else so I don't really know."

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