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Ashley Judd, Dario Franchitti Reconciling After Separation Announcement (REPORT)

10/21/2013 09:29 am ET | Updated Oct 21, 2013

Looks like Ashley Judd and husband Dario Franchitti aren't ready to throw in the towel quite yet. Us Weekly reports that the actress, 45, and race car driver, 40, are attempting to patch up their 11-year marriage after initially announcing their separation in January.

The impetus for the change of heart? Franchitti's horrifying Oct. 6 accident at Grand Prix of Houston is what reportedly brought the estranged husband and wife closer together. Judd rushed to Franchitti's side at the hospital; he suffered a concussion, broke his right ankle and fractured his vertebrae from colliding into competitor Takuma Sato. Judd was public about her concern for Franchitti at the time, writing on her Twitter page: "Thank you for the prayers for Dario, I only have clothes on my back & the dogs but that's all we need & we are on our way."

"They are going to give it another try after he recovers. His accident made her realize how much she loves him," a source told Us Weekly.

Franchitti, a three-time Indy500 champion, was released from the hospital on Oct 10. According to TMZ, he is preparing to return to the racetrack for the next season.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly spelled the name of race car driver Takuma Sato. We regret the error.

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