Watch: Meet Danica Patrick’s longtime ex-husband

PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 07: Danica Patrick looks on during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course on February 07, 2019 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

Former NASCAR star turned businesswoman Danica Patrick is happy to be single.

“It’s cool,” Patrick told FOX he was single. “I think turning 40 and being single…I had a great relationship for a year and it ended in January, at the start of the year. Kind of going into my next decade on my own was like, wow ok maybe go sailing i don’t have any plans for my birthday right now because i am now suddenly alone.

“There were some of these feelings of sadness in a way. But I also like being able to be spontaneous and hang out with my girlfriends and go on trips. My life these days is like a puzzle that I put together [with] work trips and play trips. So I’m going to focus on that. And when the right guy comes along, I’ll know.”

Patrick has had notable relationships over the years, including a marriage to another athlete.

The former racing star was married to Paul Edward Hospenthal from 2005 to 2013. The couple divorced after nearly a decade of marriage.

Danica Patrick and her first husband at a NASCAR race.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 27: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 Chevrolet, stands with her husband Paul Hospenthal on the grid before the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Patrick’s ex-husband is a physiotherapist “specializing in sports injuries sustained while playing golf or running”.

According to reports, they met at work, when Patrick was in therapy.

Danica Patrick and her first husband at a NASCAR event.

HOMESTEAD, FL – NOVEMBER 20: Chevrolet #7 driver Danica Patrick stands with husband Paul Hospenthal before the NASCAR Nationwide Ford 300 Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2010 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Danica and Paul started dating in the early 2000s before getting married in 2005.

They announced their divorce after 2013.

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