Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Break Up After Five Years Together

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Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Break Up After Five Years Together

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By Daniel McFadin | Dec 18, 2017, 10:13 AM EST

Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., have ended their relationship after five years together while they competed against each other in the Cup Series.

The Associated Press first reported the news.

Patrick and Stenhouse’s relationship began just prior to their rookie Cup seasons in 2013.

Their entire time together, Patrick drove the No. 10 for Stewart-Haas Racing and Stenhouse drove the No. 17 for Roush Fenway Racing.

Both struggled to find success on track, going winless through their first four seasons. Stenhouse finally broke through in 2017, winning twice at Talladega and Daytona and making the second round of the playoffs. Patrick was a prominent part of victory lane.

The separation is the latest chapter in a notable couple of months for Patrick.

It was made public about a month after the end of the Cup season, which Patrick announced would be her last as a full-time driver in auto racing. The Nov. 19 finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway was her last driving the No. 10 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing and it ended early with a crash.

Patrick, 35, also revealed she intends to compete in the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 next season before completely retiring from auto racing. No team announcements have been made.

The 2013 Daytona 500 pole-winner will publish her first book, “Pretty Intense: The 90-Day Mind, Body and Food Plan that will Absolutely Change Your Life” on Dec. 26.

Stenhouse, 30, is entering his sixth full-time Cup season next year.

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Re: Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Break Up After Five Years Together

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to quote Danica (see 1 minute and 50 seconds into the video):

"Who the he!! did not see that coming?"



Just speculation but my best guess is that Danica offered Ricky an ultimatum (engagement ring for Christmas/New Years) and he politely declined. Her April Fools Day "joke" suggests she was getting more than a little impatient.

"It turns out Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was a willing, if somewhat late and reluctant, participant in girlfriend Danica Patrick’s April Fool’s Day joke that had social media and the NASCAR world buzzing last week.

Patrick posted a picture on her Instagram account of her and Stenhouse kissing, with what appeared to be an engagement ring on her left hand. The caption simply read, “Well … "

https://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/ ... ple-040817
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NASCAR star Kyle Larson, Katelyn Sweet announce engagement

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This has to sting.
December 22, 2017

Kyle Larson and longtime girlfriend Katelyn Sweet are engaged, the pair announced on social media early Friday morning. The two have been together for years and have one child, 3-year-old Owen, together. They are expecting their second child in May.

Larson even candidly acknowledged the engagement could've happened sooner, saying, "I know, it's about time! Can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together, off to New Zealand we go!"

The ring is a looker, too, a large-carat diamond with smaller diamonds wrapping around the band.

The family is headed to New Zealand for some downtime during the NASCAR offseason this winter.

http://autoweek.com/article/monster-ene ... engagement
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