Danica Patrick Files for Divorce, Calls Marriage "Irretrievably Broken"

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Danica Patrick and Paul Hospenthal | Photo Credits: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images
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Danica Patrick and Paul Hospenthal | Photo Credits: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images

Danica Patrick has made her split from husband Paul Hospenthal official, Sporting News reports. The NASCAR driver filed for divorce on Jan. 3, citing an "irretrievably broken" marriage.

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In the filing, Patrick stated that the couple has a prenuptial agreement and that neither she nor Hospenthal will seek alimony. "My marriage is irretrievably broken and there is no reasonable prospect of reconciliation," Patrick stated.

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"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 in late November. "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."

Patrick, 30, first met Hospenthal, a physical therapist and 17 years her senior, when he treated her for a hip injury in 2002. Three years later they married in a private ceremony in Scottsdale, Ariz. They have no children together.

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