05:49 PM EDT 07/06/2014
Originally posted 08/07/2012 02:00PM
Willa Ford and husband Mike Modano, who married in Athens, Texas, in 2007, are going their separate ways.
"It is with great sadness that after five years of marriage, Willa and Mike have decided to divorce," they tell PEOPLE in an exclusive joint statement through her rep. "They remain friends and wish each other success and happiness."
Ford, 31, and Modano, 42, who retired from the NHL's Detroit Red Wings last year after spending most of his hockey career with Dallas Stars, were together for more than four years before becoming engaged in 2006 and marrying the following year before 75 guests at a private ranch.
Originally posted 08/25/2007 11:00PM
Singer-actress Willa Ford married longtime beau and Dallas Stars hockey player Mike Modano in Athens, Texas on Saturday, her manager tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 12/01/2006 05:00PM
Former Dancing with the Stars contestant Willa Ford knows that her engagement to Dallas Stars hockey player Mike Modano will come as a surprise to many fans, who believed she was having a romance with her professional dance partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, she tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 12/01/2006 01:45PM
Former Dancing with the Stars contestant Willa Ford and hockey player Mike Modano are engaged to be married.
Originally posted 11/15/2006 10:15AM
He's the ManNow that Emmitt Smith is the Dancing with the Stars champ, does the football star's wife Pat have any apprehensions that he'll have a big head? "Not at all," she told us. "He's going to be so easy to live with."
Originally posted 08/22/2001 01:00AM
Once hated by young female fans of Backstreet Boys because she was the girlfriend of Nick Carter, Willa Carter can now hold her head up high.
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