Johnny Knoxville has separated from his wife Melanie. The Jackass star's representative Amanda Silverman confirmed the news to US Weekly magazine, saying: "They have separated." Rumors were rife that Johnny and Melanie's marriage was under strain following allegations of infidelity.

During filming for The Dukes Of Hazzard, there were rumors Johnny was having an affair with his co-star Jessica Simpson, but this was denied by both parties. Despite the split, a source close to the couple is hoping they will give their marriage another go.

The source said: "I really don't know if they will divorce. They have been separated for a while. They just grew apart."

The couple - who married in 1995 - have a 10-year-old daughter called Madison.