'Magic City's' Willa Ford Divorcing Husband Mike Modano

4:43 PM PST 08/07/2012 by THR Staff
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The actress, who also competed on season three of "Dancing With the Stars," married the retired NHL player in 2007.

Actress Willa Ford and her husband, retired NHL player Mike Modano, are divorcing.

"It is with great sadness that after five years of marriage, Willa and Mike have decided to divorce," her rep told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. "They remain friends and wish each other success and happiness."

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The couple married in 2007 in Athens. It was the first marriage for both.

Ford plays an escort named Janice Michaels on the Starz original drama series Magic City and recently was tapped for a guest-starring role on TNT's Leverage. She also competed on season three of Dancing With the Stars, where she was eliminated in the fifth week.

Ford's other credits include a role in 2009's Friday the 13th reboot and the title character in The Anna Nicole Smith Story, a biopic released on DVD three years ago. She got her start as a singer, releasing her debut album, Willa Was Here, in 2001.

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Modano, who retired last year, most recently played for the Detroit Red Wings. He spent most of his professional career with the Dallas Stars.

The news of the couple's split was first reported by People.

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