Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. end five-year relationship

Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr

Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr

After almost five years together, Ricky Stenhouse and Danica Patrick have called it quits according to a statement given to the Associated Press' Jenna Fryer.

He said after the press conference that he supported Patrick's decision to step away from racing. Patrick is scheduled to end her racing career after participating in the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 next season.

The first public indication that there might be issues between the two occurred when Stenhouse attended the November 30 Cup awards ceremony in Las Vegas alone. Now it includes Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., as the two NASCAR superstars have reportedly broken up.

Unlike Patrick, Stenhouse will continue racing; he qualified for the NASCAR playoffs for the first time in 2017 and will continue driving for Roush Fenway racing next season. She also said that she wanted to be married before having kids. They had no children together.

Danica Patrick probably won't be at as many NASCAR races as we were expecting in 2018.

Patrick has a new book coming out later this month titled, "Pretty Intense: The 90-Day Mind, Body and Food Plan that will Absolutely Change Your Life".

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