PHOTOS: Major Hollywood splits "I am sad to inform my fans that after seven years, Paul and I have decided to amicably end our marriage," she wrote in a Facebook post on Nov. "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." The couple's split will be a clean one, with a prenuptial agreement and both parties agreeing that neither was at fault in the divorce.Since filing for divorce in January, Patrick has gone public with a romantic relationship with driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 20 — just one day after their anniversary — that she intended to divorce Hospenthal, who she married in 2005.
The couple waited until the end of Charlotte Motor Speedway's weeklong annual media tour to go public with their relationship, which started as a friendship as they raced each other the last two seasons in the Nationwide Series.
'It was out of respect to NASCAR, to all the manufacturers, the new cars, the teams, the sponsors, just to allow the news of the day to be about racing and not let anything interfere with that.
'I always say I'll race people how they race me until they do something to make me change my mind.
I don't anticipate that changing at all, or us having any issues on the track.'Stenhouse echoed that attitude, saying: 'It won't affect how I race on the track.
NASCAR's power couple have been in a relationship since 2013. But they've made an effort to work on their relationship the past year — no matter how they perform on the track. The 33-year old Patrick and her 28-year old boyfriend "understand each other," she noted. She hosted a yoga class with fans for Nature's Bakery.