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Dan Aykroyd & Wife Donna Dixon Separate After 39 Years Of Marriage

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Dan Aykroyd, 69, and Donna Dixon, 64, are separating after practically 40 years collectively. The Ghostbusters actor and his spouse introduced their cut up on Friday to PEOPLE journal in a joint assertion, noting that they’ll remained legally married.

“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 informed the outlet. “That is our alternative in loving friendship.” 

Donna Dixon, Dan Dykroyd
Donna Dixon & Dan Aykroyd (Broadimage/Shutterstock).

The couple tied the knot again in 1983 after assembly whereas engaged on the set of the comedy flick Physician Detroit. They went on to look in quite a few different tasks collectively, together with Twilight Zone: The Film (1983), Spies Like Us (1985), The Sofa Journey (1988) and Exit to Eden (1994). Followers know Dan from his time on Saturday Evening Stay and in numerous comedy flicks whereas Donna obtained her begin as a mannequin, working for Wilhelmina Modeling Company earlier than competing in numerous magnificence pageants. She then transitioned to performing within the early ’80s, finally assembly and dealing with Dan. 

The couple share daughters Danielle (who is thought professionally as singer-songwriter Vera Sola), 32, Belle, 28, and Stella, 24. 

Dan Aykroyd, Donna Dixon
Dan Aykroyd & Donna Dixon (Broadimage/Shutterstock).

Though Dan and Donna have appeared on the purple carpet collectively on quite a few events, they’ve usually stored comparatively low-key and out of the highlight. The Saturday Evening Stay alum, nevertheless, has spoken about his former accomplice throughout an interview with the Tampa Bay Times. “You gotta discover the suitable individual — look them within the eye, have them look again, and know their soul,” he acknowledged in 2014.

“She’s a Southern girl who is knowing and doesn’t thoughts coping with the boys every so often. I name her the White Goddess. And I’m the Inexperienced Demon.”

Donna was beforehand engaged to Paul Stanley of the rock group KISS whereas Dan was as soon as engaged to Carrie Fisher.

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