09/24/1998 AT 12:00 AM EDT
Ashley Judd, 32, is moving into fourth gear with her boyfriend, Scotland-born Indy driver Dario Franchitti, 26. The two will marry, Ashley's mother, country star Naomi Judd, announced on Thursday -- though they have been engaged since December. Judd and Franchitti, who reportedly met at a wedding last May, kept news of their plans under wraps until this week. Ashley's new movie, "Where the Heart Is," opens Friday. No wedding date has been announced. In the past, Judd dated Michael Bolton, Matthew McConaughey , Robert De Niro and Baltimore Oriole Brady Anderson. New York's Daily News reports that Franchitti broke up with model Kay McAdam, whom he'd been seeing for 18 months, shortly after he rented Ashley's movie, "Kiss the Girls."