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Danica Patrick getting divorced
FOX News ^ | 20 Nov 2012 | AP Story

Posted on 11/20/2012 5:42:46 PM PST by smokingfrog

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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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: danica; facebook; gossip; hospenthal; nascar; racing
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1 posted on 11/20/2012 5:42:54 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Another couple that stood up and said “Til death shall we part” and didn’t mean it, from the get-go. So typical.


2 posted on 11/20/2012 5:45:15 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: smokingfrog

I’m available.


3 posted on 11/20/2012 5:45:22 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: smokingfrog

What a shock. Who could have seen this coming??? /s


4 posted on 11/20/2012 5:45:32 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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5 posted on 11/20/2012 5:45:40 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Good riddance to her Chester.


6 posted on 11/20/2012 5:46:26 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: smokingfrog
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As a presumably intelligent male of the species, Paul Hospenthal knew this day was coming the first time he kissed her ...

It's sad to see romantic love suffer the attacks of age ...

it's also the harsh reality.



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7 posted on 11/20/2012 5:47:17 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: smokingfrog

I am so surprised! /sarc


8 posted on 11/20/2012 5:48:21 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: smokingfrog

so?


9 posted on 11/20/2012 5:48:33 PM PST by dalebert
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To: smokingfrog

Is she gonna hook up with Junior?


10 posted on 11/20/2012 5:49:23 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Maybe not - they met and were married right before her career took off. With her drviing career taking off, all of the working out and modeling opps took off too. She instantly became hotter, richer, more famous.

At that point, when her career did take off, it was probably inevitable, but not when they first met. I doubt many marriages survive a sudden and radical change in career status. Not justifying anything or excusing anything, just observing.


11 posted on 11/20/2012 5:50:14 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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To: smokingfrog

That’s too bad.


12 posted on 11/20/2012 5:52:39 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: C. Edmund Wright

You’re posting facts and common sense.
Is that allowed on FR these days?


13 posted on 11/20/2012 5:52:54 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: smokingfrog

It must be tough for him being married to a racist. (’


14 posted on 11/20/2012 5:52:54 PM PST by tflabo
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To: smokingfrog
In case anybody needs it:


15 posted on 11/20/2012 5:54:09 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: smokingfrog
Really? No s**t!

The most over rated NASCAR driver in the history of the sport ... because she happens to be attractive?

What more needs to be said ... ?

16 posted on 11/20/2012 5:54:27 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: OldPossum

celebuskanks never take vow seriously anyway

He was a very tolerant guy apparently, after those Godaddy ads, I would never have spoken to her again.

Why is she still in NASCAR after admitting to trying to cause accidents on the race track anyway??


17 posted on 11/20/2012 5:57:49 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: smokingfrog
Why does she need a husband? The government will take care of her.
18 posted on 11/20/2012 5:58:12 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: nascarnation

Junior is too busy taking pics for Playboy to stick with one gal.

Then again, I guess he and Skanknica are perfect for each other.


19 posted on 11/20/2012 5:59:20 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nascarnation
You’re posting facts and common sense. Is that allowed on FR these days?

Allowed, but often criticized! Especially on marriage threads.

20 posted on 11/20/2012 5:59:31 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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To: nascarnation

She may need some consoling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8N1gssNBTI


21 posted on 11/20/2012 6:02:06 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: GeronL
celebuskanks never take vow seriously anyway

He was a very tolerant guy apparently, after those Godaddy ads, I would never have spoken to her again.

Well, on point A, these folks were not celebs at that time...and on point B, are you kidding? That was probably the biggest ego boost of his entire life.

22 posted on 11/20/2012 6:02:27 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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To: smokingfrog

She drove him to it.


23 posted on 11/20/2012 6:06:01 PM PST by TXBlair (We will not forget Benghazi, Mister Prez.)
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To: smokingfrog; All
FYI - That kind of baggage would wreck most.

She is/was likely his victim as well.

24 posted on 11/20/2012 6:06:08 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: smokingfrog

The future ex-Mrs. twister881 is back on the market


25 posted on 11/20/2012 6:18:05 PM PST by twister881
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To: GeronL

Posted rumor has it the new guy is her new boss.

Anthony Wayne Stewart.

If true, we’ll find out here in Indy pretty quick.


26 posted on 11/20/2012 6:18:48 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: smokingfrog

I can honestly say I do not know who Danica Patrick or Paul Hospenthal are. Why does it matter to anyone but their families that they are getting divorced?


27 posted on 11/20/2012 6:23:05 PM PST by MCF
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To: smokingfrog

Who cares?


28 posted on 11/20/2012 6:25:24 PM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: umgud
I’m available.

So you like flat-chested women with anger management issues?

29 posted on 11/20/2012 6:30:28 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: BluH2o
because she happens to be attractive?

I believe David Lee Roth would describer her as no more than semi-good looking.

30 posted on 11/20/2012 6:31:14 PM PST by fso301
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To: nascarnation

Aren’t they both her boss? And my initial thought was Jr.


31 posted on 11/20/2012 6:38:20 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Not sure if she’s running any races in 2013 for Jr Motorsports or not.


32 posted on 11/20/2012 6:41:22 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: smokingfrog

Rumor has it She and Smoke are shackin’ up.


33 posted on 11/20/2012 6:56:12 PM PST by jaz.357 (Welcome to hell. Here's your accordion.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I hope he gets a huge settlement from her earnings....


34 posted on 11/20/2012 6:58:31 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: BluH2o

I don’t think she’s attractive.

I think she’s gross.


35 posted on 11/20/2012 7:06:16 PM PST by Age of Reason
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To: nascarnation

“Posted rumor has it the new guy is her new boss.

Anthony Wayne Stewart.”

They could shack-up, but there is no building on earth large enough to hold those two egos.

(Actually as long as she doesn’t come back to Open Wheel, I don’t really care what she does.)


36 posted on 11/20/2012 7:08:07 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: smokingfrog
I'm surprised that no one brought up Ms Patrick's foray into current affairs from last spring. Here is Marc Steyn's account:
For some reason, Michelle Fields of the Daily Caller sought the views of the NASCAR driver and Sports Illustrated swimwear model about “the Obama administration’s dictate that religious employers provide health-care plans that cover contraceptives. Miss Patrick, a practicing Catholic, gave the perfect citizen’s response for the Age of Obama:
I leave it up to the government to make good decisions for Americans.
That’s the real "hot topic" here: whether a majority of citizens, in America as elsewhere in the West, is willing to "leave it up to the government" to make decisions on everything that matters.
Danica Patrick: who could better encapsulate the low-information, make-your-own-morality CINO female of the under-35 set?
37 posted on 11/20/2012 7:08:43 PM PST by ishmac (Lady Thatcher: There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories.)
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To: smokingfrog; Admin Moderator

How come the earlier version of this story was rudely pulled?


38 posted on 11/20/2012 7:17:18 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: smokingfrog

He got it when the gettin’ was good.


39 posted on 11/20/2012 7:18:44 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: nickcarraway

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2961602/reply?c=8

Mmmm. Beats me. Does it have to be all politics all of the time?

I noticed my post was switched from news to chat/sports.


40 posted on 11/20/2012 7:30:10 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

I didn’t even know she was married.

She can be attractive if the lighting is right. She does have a nice figure tho.

I saw a picture of her standing beside an NFL QB and she was really tiny.


41 posted on 11/20/2012 7:34:53 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: jaz.357

Do tell? If she cheats on hubby, she probably cheats on the track too.


42 posted on 11/20/2012 7:38:21 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: nascarnation

“Not sure if she’s running any races in 2013 for Jr Motorsports or not.”

If she is running the other drivers will make sure she won’t win. LOL!


43 posted on 11/20/2012 7:44:04 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: yarddog

Some of the Formula 1 drivers seemed to think that her small size gave her an advantage, since the max. weight of the car and driver is restricted


44 posted on 11/20/2012 7:44:39 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Another camel-legged lib b!tch with big feet.


45 posted on 11/20/2012 7:45:24 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: TXBlair

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/heyho.wav


46 posted on 11/20/2012 7:49:18 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. ItClimate change! is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: smokingfrog
not F1... Indy
47 posted on 11/20/2012 7:50:51 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: smokingfrog

Crap.

I changed my number years ago because she wouldn’t stop calling at all hours of the night, even after she married.

I hope she stays away.

I can’t take her Shitte any more than her soon to wuzband...


48 posted on 11/20/2012 7:50:54 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

TMI....

More pics!


49 posted on 11/20/2012 7:53:21 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Chode

you right

me bad...

Did the Indy rules change so that they had to add weight to the car to make everything “equal.” Could that be a reason why she moved over to NASCAR?


50 posted on 11/20/2012 7:56:35 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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