This legendary athlete made his personal decision over a year ago!
And while most of Bruce Jenner's family has been
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After years of dominating the sport, Dario Franchitti has decided to walk away from competitive racing for good!
Ashley Judd's hubby was involved in a pretty bad accident last month at the Grand Prix in Houston, and he was lucky to walk away with only a broken right ankle, a concussion, and two fractured vertebrae.
However, the incident was still enough to convince him to hang up his helmet and retire.
Dario made the announcement on Twitter, and wrote:
She may have just lost her ABC show Missing, but Ashley Judd certainly has something to be excited about!
Her husband, Dario Franchitti, won the Indy 500 today, marking his third win - having previously topped the race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2007 and 2010!
The actress, who was watching from the stands, says:
Someone is speaking out against the mean, overly critical and at times destructive media.
Surgery! Everyone screamed. Botox gone bad, facial fillers, bee stings, drugs!
Ashley normally doesn't bother to pay attention to media about herself, but this she just had to call attention to.
A lot of people have been abuzz about Ashley Judd's 'puffy face' and jumping to the plastic surgery conclusion.
Actually, Judd has a really good explanation for this.
Wanna know what it is?
It's no secret that the Judd family has had their share of tragedy.
And now mother/daughter country duo, Naomi and Wynonna Judd are speaking about daughter/sister Ashley Judd's new memoir, All That Is Bitter & Sweet, that detailed a painful childhood filled with loneliness, neglect, and molestation.
Mother Naomi says:
"I think it's key for us to spend time figuring our own reality. Every unhappiness is tied to a story, and we have to go back and figure out our stories. And then it's our stories that connect us."
And the veil has been lifted," adds Wynonna. "Secrets keep you sick and families will heal once you get real."
We're so happy that Ashley's memoir didn't tear her family apart. It's reassuring to see Wynonna and Naomi support their sister and daughter.
We will always love the Judds for their openness and honesty.
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Despite a troubling childhood and early adulthood filled with numerous instances of sexual abuse, she went on to be an immensely successful actress.
Ashley went to 13 different schools by the time she graduated from high school, and was many times left to her own devices because both her mother and sister travelled the country trying to further their music careers.
While living in Kentucky as a child, Ashley experienced the first of many sexual abuses she would suffer. A man in an empty store offered her a quarter to play pinball and then pulled her into a back room and molested her.
And this was just one of many traumatic experiences she recounts in the book.
Thankfully, Ashley is resilient, and she made it through these traumas and is stronger because of it.
She’s truly an inspiration!