He proposed on Thanksgiving Day 2004 and the pair wed one year later.Since announcing the couple's decision to part ways, Patrick has been very open about her new relationship with NASCAR rookie Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 25.When Danica Patrick met her now ex-husband Paul Hospenthal, she was only 20 years old.
The court documents also note that they "participated in the mediation process in order to arrive at a fair and equitable settlement." The couple do not have any children together.
PHOTOS: Better after breakup Patrick initially met Hospenthal, who is 17 years her senior, while he was treating her for an injury.
“I know I’m setting myself up for that,” she says with a laugh.
“But I choose not think about that possibility right now.
Danica Patrick is the latest athlete to write a column for Derek Jeter’s new website, The Players
Patrick, who was also named a Senior Editor for the site, shares details about what it’s like to date another race car driver. Later in the article, Patrick addresses critics who questioned her for dating another driver. But if that were the case, would we not expect a much nastier divorce? Or nobody cheated and the couple just drifted apart. Perhaps the fact that Danica is now at the height of her career contributed to the end of her marriage.It wouldn’t be the first time that a husband is not entirely happy in the shadow of his much more successful and clearly more famous wife.“We both understand that this is a dangerous sport,” she says.“We know that things will happen, and we have faith in the safety of the cars and the tracks and the medical staff.It didn’t seem to matter that he was 17 years her senior and the two started dating.