Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Danica Patrick announces divorce

 
   In a posting to her Facebook page and a message posted to www.DanicaRacing.com, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick on Tuesday announced she and her husband of seven years, Paul Hospenthal, are getting divorced.
 
   “I am sad to inform my fans that after 7 years, Paul and I have decided to amicably end our marriage,” Patrick wrote in her Facebook post.
  
   “This isn't easy for either of us, but mutually it has come to this. He has been an important person and friend in my life and that's how we will remain moving forward."
 
   Hospenthal, 47, and Patrick, 30, married in November 2005 in Arizona. They have no children.
 
   Patrick, a former IndyCar series driver, finished 10th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings this season, with four top-10 finishes in 33 races. In voting on NASCAR.com, she was named the series' most popular driver.
 
   Patrick will drive fulltime in 2013 in the Sprint Cup Series for Stewart-Haas Racing.
 
   A spokesperson for Patrick confirmed the divorce and said Patrick would have no other public comment.

12 comments:

  1. always sad when this happens.

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  2. If I know Danica, she will be a wreck.

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    1. Now that's funny, I don't care who you are.

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    2. There is nothing worse than those who delight in the misery of others.

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    3. She will announce sometime next year she and Dale Jr. are dating. Then the whole dating car owner thing will happen like Evernham. Then Jr will become the mos loved race announcer.

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    4. And Darrell Waltrip and Larry Mac will come up with 50 excuses on why it wasn't her fault.

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  3. Danica, I'll be your "bump draft" partner any time.

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  4. Just proof that no matter HOW HOT the chick is, she is making some guys life a miserable HELL.

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  5. Just goes to show you all.....It's all about her, 24/7/365, win or lose, Indy 500 or Daytona 500, IRL or NASCAR.....it's all about her!

    This girl must be an absolute nightmare to live with or be around. 5 minutes of fun and back to Little Miss Serious......boring...SIGH!

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  6. Princess Sparkle Pony better get her way or, here comes the foot stompin', pouting, spoiled temper tantrum her "parents" taught her

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  7. Wonder how long it is going to take her to "come out" as NA$CAR's first lesbian driver. Danica, congratulations on your top ten points finish in the Nationwide Series. Seriously, well done.

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  8. I was so sorry to hear of the divorce of Danica and Paul. There is a great age difference between the two and the lifestyles required by their professions are also very different. Some couples can acclimate themselves to such conditions and others cannot. I hope they will be able to continue their relationship as friends, and continue to be successful individuals.

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