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Danica Patrick

My Marriage Is

OFFICIALLY OVER

4/26/2013 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Danica Patrick
is officially SINGLE ... kinda ... 'cause a judge has finally signed off on her divorce from Paul Hospenthal ... freeing her up to marry her new NASCAR boyfriend (no pressure, pal).

A judge stamped the papers last week in Arizona, officially ending the marriage that began in 2005 -- the same year Patrick burst onto the scene as the fourth woman to compete in the Indy 500.

The 31-year-old Go Daddy babe announced the split from Hospenthal back in November. The couple had no children ... but they did have a prenup, according to court docs ... and she footed the bill for court costs.

In recent months, Patrick has been open about dating Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. ... one of her competitors on NASCAR's Sprint Cup series.

Wonder who gets to drive home from the track.

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31.

Ginger    

He cheated first! Does that count?

456 days ago
32.

ummmAnyways    

Marriage in the fast lane. Wife gets a speeding ticket.

456 days ago
33.

jeff    

The most common source of problems in relationships is that the couple misinterpreted their mutual feelings of attraction as love. This normally results in the couple trying to keep up appearances after about 5 years and wondering where the love went.

It is important to know that attraction is an emotional feeling that may fade, while love is a promise that has nothing to do with attraction. Love is a promise to do 4 things.

1. To accept everything that you know and do not know about her now.

2. To accept her regardless of what happens in the unknown future as you both age - for better or worse, richer or poorer, sickness or health for as long as you both shall live. Even if she is later disfigured by an accident or crippled by illness, you promise now to accept her.

3. To forgive her later. Since neither of you is perfect, you both depend on each others' forgiveness.

4. To encourage her to improve. This 4th one gives purpose to your relationship - otherwise it will get boring.

If you are both ready to make and keep these promises to each-other, then you are ready to love. When you keep them, you demonstrate your love for each-other. After you formally make your promises at your wedding, you complete or consummate these promises with sexual intercourse. Every time that you subsequently have sexual intercourse, you reinforce your promises – it is truly a wonderful and mutually satisfying experience.

If you have sexual intercourse before making your promises, then you show her that you are capable of justifying forsaking her for a younger, shapelier rival when she gets older. If you are able to restrain yourself when your attraction for her is at its highest, then you show her that you are capable of resisting the rival that will inevitably come.

The problem is that none of the parties got to the love stage. They simply rode the wave of emotional attraction until it was exhausted. Fortunately, the marriages can be improved almost immediately if the parties chose to love.

Source: Attraction is a feeling. Love is a Promise. by Grenville Phillips, president of Walbrent College. (LoveIsAPromise.wordpress.com)

422 days ago
34.

Scott Kelley    

My wife and I watch you religiously and have followed you for the last two years. We are always looking for # 10. We just bought a Bearcat 15 scanner. It is quoted as being capable of listening to your favorite NASCAR driver. (You of course). If you don't consider it an invasion of your privacy, would you mind telling us your frequency? Please lower your head in silent prayer for those of our warriors who hade to male the trip home in a box. Then they will know that they are not forgotten. Thank you and remember that our prayers go with you so drive safe and win !!
KAKRN.

344 days ago
35.

Jerry    

Danica Patrick wears Schuberth Helmets. She's ready for the street on her motorcycle now.

318 days ago
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