Everybody wants a perfect partner with whom they could spend the rest of their life. But what happens when your partner cheated on you, a betrayal one only imagines in their worst nightmare. Similarly, Motorsports star Danica Patrick and Paul Edward Hospenthal ended their marriage after seven years. What’s the reason behind their divorce?
Get to know more facts about Paul Edward and ex-wife, Danica Patrick’s love story that ended in a bitter divorce.
Paul Edward Hospenthal Met Danica Patrick at his Office in 2002
Hospenthal is a physical therapist. He met Danica, junior Formula driver, when she injured her hip during yoga, as reported by USA Today. At the time, he was treating her for her injury. They fell for each other and then began dating. No wonder, they tell doctors should not be dating their own patients.
They were dating for almost two years and got engaged on Thanksgiving Day 2004. Paul is 17 years senior to Danica. Danica and Paul exchanged the vows on November 19, 2005, in Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition, Paul is an avid golf player. As per Learn More Facts, the physical therapist is and also a professional golf trainer and has trained started and professional golfers.
Danica Patrick Announced Her Divorce on Facebook
Unfortunately, Motorsports star and physical therapist thought it was time to end their marriage after being married for seven years. Back in 2012, Patrick took to Facebook to announced that she was getting divorced from Paul. She called the marriage amicable.
Patrick stated on her Facebook; she was sad to inform that she and her husband decided not to take their marital life further. She added, Paul has been the most important person in her life.
When the news of their divorce became public, Danica is popularly known as the most eligible bachelorette in NASCAR. After the separation, Patrick said one thing that she valued Paul’s business counsel as a key member of her inner circle. She continued, she learned lots about business from him and so grateful doe that.
Hospenthal and Patrick Divorce Became Finalized in April 2013
Not only that she also has filed a divorce petition in Arizona Court of Maricopa County to end her marriage with Hospenthal. However, the paper of divorce wasn’t submitted until January 3, 2013, which singed by her on December 31, 2012. Also, she revealed the reason for their split.
In her petition, she clearly stated,
“My marriage is irretrievably broken and there is no reasonable prospect of reconciliation.”
Furthermore, she expected to file a settlement agreement that will be submitted to the court at a later date to divided their properties. In the petition, it also included that the couple has signed a pre-nuptial agreement before their marriage, which defines their individual property interests.
Also, neither of them required spousal maintenance from the other person. Hospenthal and Patrick’s divorce became finalized in April 2013.
Do They Have Children?
Well, Danica Patrick and Paul Hospenthal have no kid together. When the couple was married, Danica was 23 while Hospenthal was 40. During the time, the racing driver was more focused than expanding their family. She said at once that she didn’t want children for years.
But when the former car racer was in a relationship with former boyfriend, Ricky Stenhouse, she thought of having a kid. Danica even tired to conceive but find difficulty.
According to Rare Country, she was looking for something different. She even talked about her pregnancy in her book titled, “Pretty Intense.” Patrick said, She did IVF treatments, froze her eggs, hormones. Also, Danica Sue gained four pounds.
Paul Hospenthal and Danica Patrick’s Life After Divorce
After divorce, the former couple separated their ways and moved on to their life. Danica has found love again, whereas Paul completely disappeared from the limelight. While Paul was married to the car racer, he has been the subject to gush about in the media.
Patrick dated NASCAR drivers Rick Stenhouse Jr. after the marriage ended with Paul. They started dating in late 2012 while Patrick was still married to former husband, Paul. Unfortunately, Ricky and Patrick called off their relationship after being together for two years. The racing car driver was also rumored to be engaged to another NASCAR car driver, Rodger.
Currently, Paul’s ex-wife Danica is in a relationship with Aaron Rodgers and the public with their relationship that same year on January 15. Aaron and Danica have been together since 2018 and went and met the first time at the ESPYs in 2012. Her boyfriend, Aaron, split from actress Olivia Munn in 2017 after dating for three years.
Rodgers and Patrick don’t shy to flaunt their romance on their social media. After their relationship went public, rumors were swirling around about Aaron putting a ring on Danica’s finger. But we never saw anything resembling that on her hand that proves they were ever in an engagement.
Are the wedding bells for the horizon for Danica and Aaron?
Paul Edward Hospenthal was a Member of Somnium Vineyard
Aside from his profession as a physical therapist, Paul is a previous member of Somnium Vineyard, LLC. As per public records, Paul has been associated with two companies; Sominum Wine Company and Somniun Vineyard. The companies were formed more than four years with the most recent being incorporated six years earlier in May 2013.
Danica Patrick is a Racing Driver
The retired profession race car driver has set several records for women race car drivers. Patrick is the first woman to drive the car in Indy 500 and won the first pole position, the Daytona 500.
Danica dropped out of school to pursue her career as a race car driver. In 2002, she signed a deal with Rahal Letterman Racing. Later she raced in the Toyota Atlantic Series for the two years. Danica was titled the Rookie of the Year for Indianapolis 500 and the Indy Car Series, in 2005.
Switching to stock cars, Former wife of Hospenthal won the time trials at the 2013 Daytona 500. After retirement from her racing, Danica is hosting a weekly podcast, Pretty Intense.
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At the beginning of last year I was promoting my new book #prettyintense and in doing that I sat down with @lewishowes for his show #schoolofgreatness. We talked about really deep topics (my favorite hobby) while still having fun, and that’s a big part of why I decided to do my own show. Thank you Lewis for leading by example with your honesty, vulnerability, self reflection, humor, and drive – to help us all learn how to improve on yesterday. This episode can be found anywhere you listen to podcasts. ☺️
What is the Net Worth of the Ex-Couple, Paul Hospenthal, and Danica Patrick?
Paul and Danica both make a pretty impressive salary from their profession through the years. Hospenthal is one of the richest and most successful sports therapists in the USA. As a therapist, he earns thousands of dollars of salary that increased his net worth every year.
According to Money US News, a salary of physical therapist start from $70 and paid up to $100k, based on their experience. However, the actual net worth of Paul Edward Hospenthal remains a mystery.
On the other hand, Danica Patrick has an amassed net worth of $60 million. However, she retired from her racing career in 2018. Patrick is one of the most successful women in the history of car racing as well as won many races than any other female racers.
In December 2019, Danica and Aaron purchased a Malibu beachfront home that worth $28 million. The 4,636 square feet features four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Also, it has a swimming pool.
Social Media Presence
Well, speaking about social media, Danica does have accounts on social networking sites, but Paul hasn’t. Despite being a famous sports therapist, he loves to keep his life private.
On the other side, the retired car racer keeps updating about her current works and day to day life through her social profiles such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Moreover, you can find “@SomniymWine.”