NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, 30, has moved on from her husband Paul Hospenthal, from whom she officially filed for a divorce on Jan. 3. Patrick tells the AP she’s dating fellow driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
“I have a boyfriend, his name is Richard,” says Patrick. “I think I am just finally excited to tell someone about this.”
The couple went public with their relationship at the Charlotte Motor Speedway’s week-long annual media tour.
“We are dating, and I know there’s been a lot of runaround this week at the media days and poor Ricky got grilled [with questions]. 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. So, it’s Friday now, so that’s why we waited until the end of the week to be up front about each other,” says Patrick.
“I don’t normally say too much about my private life,” says the 25-year-old Stenhouse. But he did confirm that they are dating.