Danica Patrick Divorce Proceedings Underway
It’s the end of the road for NASCAR driver Danica Patrick and her husband Paul Hospenthal as, after seven years, the motor racer has filed for divorce.
"My marriage is irretrievably broken and there is no reasonable prospect of reconciliation," she said in the filing, reports The Los Angeles Times. The divorce was filed on January 3, with Hospenthal given a right of response – something that he has not done yet. According to court documents, Patrick and Hospenthal had a prenuptial agreement and there will be no alimony paid.
"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," Patrick said. She also let her fans know of the split on her Facebook page, writing "I am sad to inform my fans that after 7 years, Paul and I have decided to amicably end our marriage. 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." The most successful woman in the history of American motor racing, she is the only female to have won a race in the IndyCar series and holds the highest position finished by a woman in the Indianapolis 500, coming third in 2009.