Dan Aykroyd and Donna Dixon have decided to part ways after nearly 39 years together. Read the article further to know more about the reason behind their separation.
What did Dan and Donna have to say about their divorce?
They issued a statement regarding their divorce to People on Friday, that read, “After 39 years as a couple we are now on separate life paths. We remain legally married, co-parents, co-workers, and business partners.”
Dan and Dixon further added, “This is our choice in loving friendship.” As of now they are legally married and continue to share a loving friendship.
When did Dan and Dixon get married?
The couple tied the knot in the year 1983. They met on the set of the comedy film Doctor Detroit. They starred together in four films: Spies Like Us (1985), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), The Couch Trip (1988), and Exit to Eden (1994).
For those of you who don’t know, Dixon is a model by profession. Previously, she competed in both Miss USA 1976 and Miss World USA 1977.
How many kids does the duo have?
Aykroyd and Dan share a total of three kids. They have three daughters. The names of their kids are as follows: Danielle (known professionally as singer-songwriter Vera Sola), 32 Stella 28, and Belle, 24.
Their eldest daughter Vera is a singer by profession. She was born on November 18, 1989, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She went to Harvard University to acquire education. She was raised between New York City and Canada. She is 32 years old. The couple welcomed their second baby girl Stella and Belle later on.
Dan had a few words to say on his connection with Dixon
In the past, during an interview with Tampa Bay Times, the Saturday Night Live star spilled the beans on his lasting connection with Dixon. He said, “You gotta find the right person — look them in the eye, have them look back, and know their soul.”
He further added, “She’s a Southern woman who is understanding and doesn’t mind dealing with the boys from time to time. I call her the White Goddess. And I’m the Green Demon.”
Aykroyd was previously engaged to Carrie Fisher
Before getting married to Dixon, Dan was engaged to the American actress Carrie Fisher. He proposed to her on the set of The Blues Brothers film, in which she appeared as a spurned girlfriend of John Belushi’s Jake Blues.
The couple separated when Carrie reconciled her romance with her former partner musician Paul Simon. The couple got hitched in the year 1983 and went their separate ways in the next year itself.
Carrie starred in films like Shampoo (1975), The Blues Brothers (1980), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), The ‘Burbs (1989), When Harry Met Sally… (1989), Soapdish (1991), and The Women (2008). She passed at the age of 60 in Los Angeles, California.
We just wish that both Dan and Dixon can do what’s best for them. Maybe they were meant to be but not meant to last. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.