Dan Aykroyd and Donna Dixon split after nearly 40 years of marriage

Dan Aykroyd and Donna Dixon split after nearly 40 years of marriage

Dan Aykroyd and his spouse of almost 4 a long time Donna Dixon have amicably cut up up, the couple introduced on Friday.

The “Blues Brothers” star, 69, and Dixon stay legally married and keep a “loving friendship,” the pair mentioned.

“After 39 years as a pair we at the moment are on separate life paths. We stay legally married, co-parents, co-workers and enterprise companions,” the pair instructed Folks Journal in a joint assertion.

“That is our alternative in loving friendship.”

Aykroyd and Dixon, 64, received hitched in 1983 shortly after assembly on the set of the comedy “Physician Detroit” the identical 12 months. Aykroyd had beforehand been briefly engaged to the late Carrie Fisher.

Dan Aykroyd and Donna Dixon collectively in “Spies Like Us” in 1985.©Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett C

The couple starred in a number of movies collectively together with “Twilight Zone: The Film” (1983), “Spies Like Us” (1985), “The Sofa Journey” (1988) and “Exit to Eden” (1994).

Aykroyd and Dixon have three grown daughters collectively — Danielle (a singer-songwriter who goes by Vera Sola), 32; Belle, 28; and Stella, 24.

The Ghostbuster had beforehand opened up about his relationship with Dixon in a 2014 interview with The Tampa Bay Occasions.

“You gotta discover the precise individual — look them within the eye, have them look again, and know their soul,” Aykroyd mentioned. “She’s a Southern lady who is knowing and doesn’t thoughts coping with the boys sometimes.”

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