NASCAR's Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Split After Nearly Five Years
Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. have called it quits after five years together, reports say
NASCAR’s power couple has called it quits, PEOPLE confirms.
Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. have ended their romance nearly five years after they began dating ahead of their NASCAR Cup Series rookie seasons in 2013, a rep for Patrick confirms to PEOPLE.
A spokeswoman for Patrick confirmed on Monday that the athletes are “no longer in a relationship.”
Neither Patrick, 35, nor Stenhouse Jr., 30, have publicly commented on the split. Stenhouse Jr. made the NASCAR playoffs for the first time in 2017 and is expected to race for Roush Fenway Racing next season, ESPN reports.
Breakup rumors began circulating after Stenhouse Jr. showed up at NASCAR’s annual awards last month without Patrick, according to the Charlotte Observer.
In a recent documentary, Patrick revealed that she has frozen eggs in order to have children one day, ESPN reports. However, she said she wants to be married before having children. She was previously married to Paul Hospenthal for seven years.
News of the split comes about a month after Patrick announced her retirement.
She revealed then that she would not return to NASCAR as a full-time driver next season, but would compete in the 2018 Daytona 500 and 2018 Indianapolis 500 to end her racing career.