Paul Edward Hospenthal- Ex-husband of Danica Patrick

Who is Paul Edward Hospenthal?

Paul Edward Hospenthal was born on June 5, 1965, in Tacoma, Washington. He specializes as a therapist for sports injuries from playing golf or racing vehicles.

He is widely known for his marriage to Danica Patrick. She is a former NASCAR racer, Danica Sue Patrick.

Danica is one of the most praised female NASCAR drivers, and the world idolizes her courage and career choice. 

This article will cover Paul Edward’s career, relationships, and other interesting facts.

Let’s get to know more about Paul Edward Hospenthal in this article.

Paul Edward Hospenthal bio, relationships, career and net worth
Paul Edward Hospenthal Biography

Quick facts

Full namePaul Edward Hospenthal
BirthdateJune 5, 1965
Age52 Years
Sun signGemini
TraitsPositive: adaptable, intelligent, and full of ideas
Negative: Inconsistent, indecisive, and unreliable
BirthplaceTacoma, Washington DC
Currently residingTacoma, Washington DC
EducationThe University of Puget Sound in Tacoma,
University of Michigan
Parents Unknown
Marital statusDivorced
SpouseDanica Patrick (ex-wife)
ChildrenNone with Danica
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBlue
Height6 feet (1.82 m)
Net worthUSD 1 million
Social media

Early life and Childhood

Paul Edward Hospenthal grew up with his father, a car mechanic, and his mother worked at a local law firm as a secretary.

Likewise, according to his birth date, he is Gemini. Paul Edward Hospenthal is 58 years old

Paul Edward joined the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma after he finished his high school studies.

Since his teenage years, Paul has been athletic and loved sports. He was part of the university’s track team, running 400m sprints.

He later decided to join the University of Michigan to pursue an education in Sports Medicine.

Furthermore, Paul is keen on traveling, and his career has taken him around the world.

Paul’s an animal lover and has a pet dog, while his favorite animal is a sea lion.

Likewise, Paul likes watching movies starring his favorite actors like Will Smith, Denzel Washington, and Jim Carrey in his spare time.


Paul and Danica tied their marital knot in 2005 in a small private ceremony with only family and closest friends attending the marriage.

And once the news of Danica’s wedding broke, everybody came to know about Paul.

Paul’s publicity and popularity increased and made him famous across the US, but he hid all the information about his life and partners before marrying Danica.

However, Paul and Danica’s marriage couldn’t last, and after eight years, they divorced when Paul found out that his wife had an extra affair with a race car driver named Ricky Stenhouse Jr. while she was still married.

Danica Patrick (ex-wife)

We have covered almost everything there is to Paul. Now, let’s talk about his ex-wife, Danica.

Danica Patrick was born on March 25 in Beloit, Wisconsin. She is an Aries. She retired from racing as one of the most successful female drivers in open-wheel racing and American NASCAR.

Danica’s sister is a professional pediatric physical therapist whereas

Danica studied at Hononegah Community High School, where she was a cheerleader. 

When Danica was 13, she traveled around the Midwestern US, competing in kart races. 

She won ten regional titles and became the World Karting Association Grand National Champion.

Danica attended Lyn St. James Foundation Driver Development Program in 1996. In addition, the panel hired her to race on the British racing circuit.

In August 2011, Danica announced that she would switch to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series until March 7, 2018, when she finally retired. 

Furthermore, she finished her NASCAR career without any wins but finished seven races in the top ten of the 191 races she had in her career.

Additionally, Danica is also an actor who has appeared in multiple tv series. The list of movies and series she appeared in are as follows:


Paul was very interested in sports from his high school years as he enjoyed playing golf for fun. Furthermore, he slowly earned a name for himself on golf courses as a competent physical therapist.

Likewise, while treating injuries, he became acquainted with several celebrities who played golf, leading him to more patients, and one of them was Danica Patrick.

They met in the early 2000s and became a couple soon after their encounter. 

In 2004, the couple announced their engagement and got married in the early months of 2005. Paul, around the same time, started competing as a professional golfer. 

Paul built a name for himself among other people interested in golf, which led to him working with several famous sportspeople as their sports therapists.

Paul Edward Hospenthal with his ex-wife Danica Patrick

Divorce settlement

On November 20, 2012, Danica announced her divorce from her former husband through her Facebook post. 

She wrote that both of them decided to end their marriage, which wasn’t a simple thing for either.

Danica further addressed that Paul is an extraordinary person and friend of her life with whom she’ll continue being friends in the future. The couple’s final divorce settlement took place in 2013 as they filed the divorce paper on January 3, 2013, and signed by Danica on December 31, 2013.

Danica faced some serious allegations that she did not want to start a family and have kids with Paul, leading to their separation.

Presently, Danica has been in a relationship with Aaron Rodgers, the NFL quarterback, since February 2018, and she is not shy about showing her romance publicly. 

Whereas Paul is nowhere in the public’s eye, information about his relationship status or rumors is still obscure.

Life after divorce

Since Paul’s divorce from Danica, he has been staying away from the media and the public. Instead, according to the sources, he continued his career as a physical therapist and taught rookies and professionals how to play golf. 

Furthermore, Paul and Danica didn’t have children. Therefore, there is no problem with child care.

As there are no reports of Paul now having a romantic relationship, he continued with his practice and kept all the personal details to himself.


There haven’t been many controversies over Paul Edward Hospenthal except for his divorce after eight years of marriage.

Other than that, Paul is out of the public’s eyes and attention.

Paul Edward Hospenthal and Danica Patrick

Paul Edward Hospenthal Net Worth

As per sources, in the public’s knowledge that Paul Edward Hospenthal’s total assets are as high as $1 million, which is quite good, wouldn’t you say?

Furthermore, being a famous American physical therapist and a golf trainer has significantly impacted his career and net worth. Paul has been working as a therapist for over three decades now.

As a golf trainer, Paul has trained many notable figures. But, he mainly tends to train the wealthy tycoons who venture into golf as a leisure sport.

Likewise, as a golf trainer, he has made a good amount of money, but his monthly salary remains unknown.

Social media

One of the reasons why there is very little information about Hospenthal is his social media presence. But unfortunately, he doesn’t use social media at all.

On the other hand, his ex-wife is very active on social media platforms, promoting her recent endeavors besides racing. Additionally, Danica recently released her fitness program and continues to feature in many publications. 

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