On Friday, Dan Aykroyd and Donna Dixon announced that Dan Aykroyd and his wife of nearly four decades, Donna Dixon, have amicably split up.
Dan Aykroyd, 69, and Donna Dixon remain legally married and maintain a “loving friendship,” the pair said.
In a joint statement, the pair told People Magazine, “After 39 years as a couple, we are now on separate life paths. We remain legally married, co-parents, co-workers, and business partners.”
“This is our choice in loving friendship.”
Dan Aykroyd, 69, and Donna Dixon, 64, got hitched in 1983, shortly after meeting on the comedy “Doctor Detroit” set the same year. Aykroyd had previously been briefly engaged to the late Carrie Fisher.
The couple starred in several films together, including “The Couch Trip,” “Twilight Zone: The Movie,” “Spies Like Us,” and “Exit to Eden.”
Dan Aykroyd and Donna Dixon have three grown daughters together — Belle, 28; Stella, 24, and Danielle, 32
In a 2014 interview with The Tampa Bay Times, The Ghostbuster had previously opened up about his relationship with Donna Dixon.
“You gotta find the right person — look them in the eye, have them look back, and know their soul,” Aykroyd said. “She’s a Southern woman who is understanding and doesn’t mind dealing with the boys from time to time.”