The newly divorced Danica began dating rookie driver Ricky, who was five years her junior. Danica has always been a big name in the auto racing world. His Nascar career took off when he drove for the Nationwide Series, in which he won back to back championships in and People wondered how they would race each other on the track along with their plans were for the future.
Danica and Ricky appeared to be in love and rumours swirled that they would be settling down soon once Danica retired. But in December , they once again shocked fans by announcing their split.
For five years, the couple were together and shared details about their life with the public. Some of the tidbits are well-known, but there are some things people never knew about Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse's relationship. In interviews, she expressed her desire to be a mother. During race weekends, she could be seen playing with the children of her fellow drivers Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin. Danica was so passionate about being a mom that she even had her eggs frozen.
Aside from being a mother, Danica also said that she wanted to get married to Ricky. Maybe Danica will finally get her wish of marriage and kids with new beau Aaron Rodgers. She married chiropractor Paul Hospenthal in Hospenthal was 16 years older than Danica and he would accompany her to all the IndyCar races to support his famous wife. After seven years of marriage, Danica filed for divorce in November Their divorce occurred around the time started dating Stenhouse, leading many to believe she had cheated on her husband.
She also revealed that there was no animosity between her and her ex-husband, and she still considers him a good friend. Ricky Stenhouse and Danica Patrick experienced plenty of wrecks during their racing careers.
Most of the time, Danica and Ricky accidentally got wrapped up in their own wrecks. Their next tangle on the track came during the June Sonoma race, where once again Danica crashed into Ricky. While being involved in a wreck is frustrating for many drivers, including Ricky and Danica. Yet, their wrecks on the track had no effect on their relationship as they were able to talk out their problems and move on to the next race, hoping to have better finishes.
As the media made their rounds, every reporter asked Danica about her ex-boyfriend. One of the questions was how would they race each other in the upcoming race. Unfortunately, neither Danica nor Ricky had a shot at winning the big race. They both crashed early, leaving Danica with a 35th place finish, while Ricky finished in the 29th spot. Danica and Ricky made sure their beloved pets traveled with them on the road.
Although, they were big dogs, the couple made sure their furry travel companions were comfortable in the jet or in the motor coach. Since her IndyCar days, Danica has been the spokeswoman for GoDaddy and has appeared in dozens of their commercials. Aside from her modelling gigs, Danica has transitioned into a businesswoman. She also recently got into the art of winemaking by teaming with the California vineyard Somnium to release a special wine collection.
At the track, the couple lived in their spacious motorhome during the weekends. But during the weekdays, they could often spent their time at their homes in Charlotte, North Carolina or Phoenix, Arizona. Danica and Ricky lived in Charlotte during much of the season so they could meet with their teams and plan ahead for the next race.