Judd and Franchitti, who have been married for 11 years, confirmed that they had mutually decided to call time on their relationship, but remain friends.
[Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards]
"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," a spokesperson for Judd and Franchitti said in a statement to People magazine.
The former couple got engaged in 1999, marrying at Skibo Castle in Scotland on December 12, 2001. They do not have any children together.
[Dario Franchitti and Ashley Judd, celebrating his third Indy 500 win in May 2012]
Judd is best known internationally for her appearances in films such as De-Lovely - for which she received a Golden Globe nomination - High Crimes and Double Jeopardy.
She has devoted an increasing amount of time to her humanitarian and political interests in recent years, and represented Tennessee as a delegate at last year's Democratic National Convention.
Franchitti is a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and four-time Indycar champion, and has raced for both Andretti Green Racing (now Andretti Autosport) and Chip Ganassi Racing.
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