Danica Patrick Announces Split From Hubby Via Facebook

Posted Wednesday November 21, 2012 12:39 PM GMT

Bringing the world of racing to a sudden halt, Danica Patrick announced that she and her husband Paul Hospenthal are heading for divorce court.

Posting a statement on her Facebook page Tuesday (November 20), the 30-year-old wrote, “I am sad to inform my fans that after seven years, Paul and I have decided 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.”

Hospenthal met his future wife while treating her for a non-racing injury and after the two tied the knot in 2005.

Just before the shocking announcement, the brunette beauty won the Nationwide Series’ most popular driver award on Monday (November 19), which is voted on by the fans. She also completed her first full season of NASCAR this past year.

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