In January of this year, Ashley Judd and her husband, race car driver Dario Franchitti, formally separated… but didn’t file for divorce. I don’t think many people were really surprised by the announcement. I know I was just surprised by the idea that their marriage had managed to hold together for so many years. So, they were separated for most of this year, and then in October, Dario was badly injured in an accident on the racetrack. Ashley allegedly dropped everything to be by his side, and shortly after the accident, the tabloids were full of glowing stories about Dario and Ashley’s tender reconciliation. A source told Us Weekly, “They are going to give it another try after he recovers. His accident made her realize how much she loves him.” But what if that really didn’t happen? What if Dario was injured, yes, and Ashley did run to be with him… only she was rebuffed by Dario’s new girlfriend?
After race car driver Dario Franchitti got into a traffic accident at the Grand Prix of Houston on Oct. 6 that left him serious injured, his estranged wife Ashley Judd rushed to his side.
The close call made Ashley rethink their recent separation- but Dario, who is dating another woman, immediately spurned her advances.
“She’s heartbroken,” a source tells Star. But all hope is not lost for the couple. Close pals say that while Dario is focused on his recovery and his new girlfriend, “only time will tell what the future holds.”
Since neither has filed for divorce, there may be a few more miles left on those tires after all.
[From Star Magazine, print edition]
Ouch. Rough. And I actually wonder if this is closer to reality. It just seems weird and… how shall I say?… typical of Ashley Judd to think that she’s the one controlling the state of their separation and marriage. Like, oh, now she’s made up her mind that they’re going to reconcile so she has her publicist tell the tabloids that they’re back together and she’s bravely nursing him back to health… except that he has a new girlfriend and he’s already moved on. Tell me that doesn’t sound like Ashley Judd? I would love to hear more about this new girlfriend. I bet Ashley is already plotting.
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