04/26/2013 01:49 pm ET Updated Apr 26, 2013

Danica Patrick Divorce: NASCAR Driver's Divorce Is Final

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Danica Patrick is officially divorced.

According to ESPN, the NASCAR driver's divorce from husband Paul Hospenthal was finalized earlier this month.

According to court documents, the pair had signed a prenuptial agreement prior to marrying in 2005 and Patrick, who paid for all court costs, reportedly stated that no alimony would be necessary.

The 31-year-old driver announced her separation from Hospenthal, her husband of seven years, last November, taking to her Facebook page to share the news with fans: "This isn't easy for either of us, but mutually it has come to this. He has been an important person and friend in my life and that's how we will remain moving forward."

Patrick met Hospenthal, a physical therapist who is 17 years her senior, while undergoing treatment for a non-racing injury. He reportedly proposed on Thanksgiving Day in 2004 and the couple wed one year later.

Since filing for divorce in January, Patrick has gone public with her relationship with fellow NASCAR racer, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 25.

"I don't think it was a good idea. [But] there was nothing I could do about it," Patrick told MenHhealth.com of getting into a relationship with fellow driver. "You can't tell your heart who to like and not like. It just happened."

Patrick is hardly the first well-known NASCAR racer to surprise us with news of a split. Click through the slideshow below to learn about five NASCAR stars who shocked fans with their divorce announcements.

Famous NASCAR Divorces

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