Danica Patrick divorce with Paul Hospenthal finalized
Danica Patrick's divorce from Paul Hospenthal is finally over. After officially filing for divorce in January, Patrick had a consent decree signed by a judge for their official split on April 15.
ESPN revealed the divorce after seeing the court documents. Patrick is currently in a relationship with fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., with whom she revealed she had a relationship with in February. Patrick announced her plans to divorce Hospenthal in November.
"I am sad to inform my fans that after 7 years, Paul and I have decided to amicably end our marriage," she wrote on Facebook. "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."
In the divorce papers, Patrick writes, "My marriage is irretrievably broken and there is no reasonable prospect of reconciliation ... My spouse and I did acquire community property during our marriage, and it will be divided as indicated on a Settlement Agreement which will be submitted to the court at a later date."