Donna Dixon, Dan Aykroyd’s Wife: Everything You Need to Know About Her During Their 39-Year Marriage. Dan Aykroyd, 69, and Donna Dixon, 64, shocked Hollywood on Friday (April 28) when they announced that they were splitting up after 39 years together! The cute couple, who married in 1983, issued a joint statement stating that they will remain legally married. “We are now on separate life paths after 39 years as a marriage.” “We are still legally married, co-parents, co-workers, and business partners,” the pair said in an interview with People. “This is our beloved friendship’s choice.”
Find out everything there is to know about the woman who stole Dan’s heart for almost 4 decades, below!
Donna, who was born in Alexandria, Virginia, began her modelling career with Wilhelmina Modeling Agency before competing in several beauty pageants. In 1976, she was named Miss Virginia USA, and in 1977, she was named Miss District of Columbia World. She also participated in Miss United States of America 1976 and Miss World United States of America 1977. Donna decided to try her hand at acting after her pageant days were done, and she rapidly found success on television, getting the role of Sonny Lumet on the 1980s sitcom Bossom Buddies, with Tom Hanks.
Donna and Dan met for the first time while working on the film Doctor Detroit in 1983. They would married the next year. The cute couple went on to star in a slew of other feature films together, including Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), Spies Like Us (1985), The Couch Trip (1988), and Exit to Eden (1989). (1994). Donna’s most recent film performance was in the 2014 film Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, in which she played Ms. Blair.
Belle, 28, Stella, 24, and Danielle, 32, who is professionally known as singer-songwriter Vera Sola, are the couple’s three kids.
Dan gushed over his wife in a 2014 interview with the Tampa Bay Times. “You have to discover the proper person, look them in the eyes, and get to know their soul.” She’s a Southern lady who is patient and doesn’t mind dealing with the males every now and again. I refer to her as the White Goddess. “And my name is the Green Demon.”
Donna married KISS band member Paul Stanley after a few years of dating before becoming star-crossed lovers with Dan. They broke up just before Donna started working on Doctor Detroit. Dan has previously been married. After meeting on the set of Blue Brothers, he and late Star Wars star Carrie Fisher were ready to go down the aisle together. They called it off after Carrie reconciled with Paul Simon, a singer/songwriter.