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February 11, 2016

Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti to Divorce

Actress, activist and potential Senate candidate Ashley Judd announced Tuesday that she and race-car driver husband Dario Franchitti will divorce. The two tweeted “family forever” to each other after the news of their split broke.

Judd is mulling a bid against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

When we spoke to Judd during the Emily’s List inauguration brunch, she told us just how difficult and serious the process of deciding to run for public office can be.

“When people are considering running, they hedge,” she said. “I get that now.”

Not even her family knows what she will do, but she did tell us how supportive her mother, country singer Naomi Judd, is.

“My husband said … well, I’ll let him speak for himself,” she said.

In other Judd news, the actress apparently speaks French.

Hours before the news of her split from Franchitti broke, she tweeted: “I woke up dreaming in French this am. I was saying ‘I love it when she sings, it animates her soul!'” She was, she continued, dreaming about her famous singer sister, Wynonna Judd.

Le sigh. Fin.


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