Danica Patrick Reveals Divorce News on Facebook

danica patrick and paul hospenthal

After seven years of marriage, NASCAR racer Danica Patrick and husband Paul Hospenthal are getting a divorce.

Danica announced the news yesterday on her Facebook page:

"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."

She met her physical therapist husband, 17 years her senior, when she needed treatment for a hip injury that she suffered while doing yoga.

Danica, 30, got engaged on Thanksgiving in 2004 and wed Hospenthal in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2005.

The racer received the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series most popular driver award Monday night, which is voted on by fans.

Go Daddy recently announced that DP will appear in their 2013 Super Bowl commercials.

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