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Danica Patrick getting divorced


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#1 OFFLINE   fluffybear

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:45 PM

From Fox News:

Danica Patrick and her husband are divorcing after seven years of marriage.
Patrick announced the split with Paul Hospenthal on her Facebook page Tuesday.
"I am sad to inform my fans that after seven years, Paul and I have decided amicably end our marriage," she said. "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 is a physical therapist who met Patrick while treating her for a non-racing injury. The two were married in 2005, and he is 17 years older than the 30-year-old driver.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:05 PM

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#3 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:22 PM

With all due respect, why is this even worth discussing? When I saw the title of this thread, I confess that my immediate reaction was, "Who cares?"

Have we as a society sunk depressingly low that we're now advertising the divorces of minor notables?

Maybe it's just me, I guess. :shrug:

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:26 AM

With all due respect, why is this even worth discussing? When I saw the title of this thread, I confess that my immediate reaction was, "Who cares?"

Have we as a society sunk depressingly low that we're now advertising the divorces of minor notables?

Maybe it's just me, I guess. :shrug:


Its not just you. I say it everyday while watching local "news".

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:39 AM

Yeah....ya knew things would head this way as soon as the GoDaddy commercials started... :D
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:50 AM

Announcement means- She is back in the race again and READY to ride ;)
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:27 AM

I first saw this in places I expected to see it - sports sections.

Now I'm seeing the story all over the place and, yeah, I have to ask "so what?".

The fact that the first woman who *ever* finished in the top-10 in a NASCAR national series announces a divorce right after she accomplishes that feat? Yeah - sports section news. But that's it.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:29 AM

I am sure many of the single guys here are happy for the heads up! Wait a minute, single guys have better things to do than surf DBSTalk, never mind.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:16 AM

I heard that she took out 10 other marriages and blamed everyone else.

Yes, this is not news. Or even remotely news.

Another media invented creature.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:28 AM

If I was 50 years younger, we did not have cougars in the old days.:)

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:38 AM

From Fox News:


I would think that him being home and her on the road at least 36 weeks of the year is a major problem.
Also he might not like being known as "Danica's Husband".

I will miss my NHRA and NASCAR until it starts up again in February. This past year was a good one in the racing communities.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:51 AM

It isn't news to me... but then most news isn't news... gossip has become the news... I remember when people made fun of gossip, even though they did it anyway... now the stigma of gossip is gone, and is largely replacing the actual news.

Divorce of anyone should only be news to the people and families involved... but that's true of a lot of things.

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