Who is Danica Patrick’s ex-husband Paul Edward Hospenthal?
Paul Edward Hospenthal was born on 5 June 1965, in Tacoma, Washington State USA, and is a physical therapist, but best known for being the now ex-husband of former professional racing driver Danica Patrick. He specializes in numerous sports injuries such as from golf and racing.
The Net Worth of Paul Edward Hospenthal
How rich is Paul Edward Hospenthal? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, mostly earned through a successful career in physical therapy. He has over three decades worth of work and experience in his field, but as he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
There is almost no information about Paul Edward’s early life, his childhood, family, or how he got into his career in physical therapy. He studied at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, and during his time there, raced for the school’s track team in which he would specialize in 400 meter races. He then furthered his studies as he got a fellowship in Sports Medicine from Western Michigan University
He showed a lot of prowess and knowledge of sports at a young age, and decided that it would be best to focus on a career relating to his interest, particularly in golf, and started writing for golf magazines. Eventually, he would spend many years as a golf enthusiast and physical therapist leading him to meet Danica Patrick.
Marriage to Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick is the most successful woman in the history of American car-racing, with her most significant victory at the 2008 Indy Japan 300, the only woman to have ever won an IndyCar Series race. She’s been racing since a young age, and would pursue racing professionally after high school. During her rookie season in the IndyCar series, she took three pole positions, tying Tomas Scheckter’s rookie record. She continued to perform well over the next few years and finished a career high third at the Indianapolis 500, the best performance by any woman in the race. She eventually transitioned from IndyCar to stock car racing full time. She tied Janet Guthrie’s record for most top ten finishes, and also set the fastest qualifying lap during the 2013 Daytona 500. While she is no longer racing full-time, she still competes from time to time.
According to reports, Hospenthal first met Danica while she was a patient for physical therapy – he helped her to recover from a hip injury that she acquired during yoga class by setting up a physical fitness regimen which included weight training, running and rollerblading. Their relationship soon blossomed, and they became engaged in 2004. The following year, their marriage was held in Scottsdale, Arizona, and throughout the season, Danica could be seen sporting a diamond engagement ring.
Divorce and Aftermath
Paul Edward had a 20 year gap to Danica; she also converted to Catholicism since it was Paul’s religion. There were no rumors of any trouble brewing between them, and they were often seen together at events and races. They never had any children, but she made an official statement through Facebook in 2013 that they had decided to amicably end their marriage, without stating any reasons.
They would eventually move on with their lives, and Danica was reported to be in a relationship with fellow driver Rickey Stenhouse Jr. from 2012 to 2017. The following year, she was then reported to be in a relationship with NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers. There have been no reports on Paul Edward after their divorce, and he continues to remain out of the spotlight of the media.
Is Paul Edward Hospenthal on Social Media?
One of the reasons there is very little information about Hospenthal is due to his lack of any social media presence – he doesn’t have any accounts associated with social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. His ex-wife on the other hand continues to remain very active on social media, promoting some of her recent endeavors apart from racing. She’s recently released her own fitness program, and continues to be featured in numerous publications. She’s also recently been active on various events and has made no mention about her past marriage. It is likely that both of them have moved past the divorce and forward with their lives. Danica showcases a lot of personal pictures on Instagram, mainly her hanging out at home with her dogs.