Does Danica Patrick Have Kids?

Danica Patrick does not have kids of her own. However, she previously expressed her intent to become a parent someday. The American retired professional racing driver made this known when she was dating NFL player Aaron Rodgers.

Before Danica Sue Patrick got into a relationship with Aaron, she had been with two other men. Danica’s first known love interest was Paul Hospenthal, a physical therapist. Later on, she hit things up with Ricky Stenhouse Jr., a NASCAR driver. But in all of these relationships, Danica never had a child. And there’s more to this.

Does Danica Patrick have Children?

Danica Patrick does not have children, either from her past or present relationships. For a long time, she had directed all the attention she got to her stellar car racing profession and very little was known about Danica’s plans of starting a family. Though she is known to have dated a couple of eligible bachelors in the past, Danica never went as far as having a baby with any of them.

However, this does not mean that she loathes kids. Perhaps, hers is a case of the timing not being right, or better still; she has not deemed the men good enough to have a child or children with them. But be that as it may, Danica is one woman who almost everyone who has worked with her attests to the fact that she loves kids.

As a celebrity, when she is not racing; she has traveled around the country making promotional appearances at schools and even sometimes in after-school programs. Events like this have drawn young people to her and they in turn admire her sports. The former CEO of the IndyCar Series Randy Bernard once revealed that Danica had attracted more kids and youth to the sports than she has done with women. According to him, this is very essential for the survival of the sports.

Danica Patrick has been in Four Failed Relationships Without Kids

Though she is yet to have a child of her own, Danica Patrick has been in four relationships any of which would have made her a mum. Back in 2005, the retired racing car driver, now TV personality, and podcaster got married to a physical therapist known as Paul Edward Hospenthal. The duo had earlier met in 2002 when Danica was undergoing physical therapy for her hip injury under the care of Paul. Three years later in 2005, they got wedded as husband and wife and remained so till the year 2012. The couple divorced after 7 years of marriage without a child.

After her divorce from Paul in November 2012, Danica began a relationship with fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in 2013. Their relationship lasted 5 years when they called it quits in 2017. And as it was in her relationship with Paul, Danica didn’t have a child with Ricky. Ricky on the other hand got married to Madyson Joye Stenhouse in Charleston, South Carolina, in October 2022.

Perhaps, of her three relationships, the most prominent was that with NFL star Aaron Rodgers. Danica and the Green Bay Packers quarterback began dating in the year 2018 and it lasted till the year 2020 precisely in July. Before they began dating, the couple got to know each other for the first time in 2012 at the ESPY Awards. About 6 years later, they began a highly publicized relationship which was so due to their celebrity status.

The couple who had a lot in common to share bonded pretty well before the challenges of long-distance relationships began to tear them apart. While Aaron played for the Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin, United States, Danica was based in Arizona. Over time, their emotions began to drift apart and they decided to end it all. Of course without a child.

After her failed relationship with Aaron, Danica briefly dated American businessman Carter Comstock. However, barely a year into this relationship, Danica confirmed that they had broken up in 2022. As it is now, Danica is not known to be dating anyone.

What Danica Patrick Said About Having Kids

Danica said she doesn’t think social services would feel good about her driving 200 miles an hour with a baby in her belly. This was back in the year 2013, around the time she got divorced from her husband Paul. She implied that the nature of her job was too dangerous for her to consider motherhood at the time. And the other option of taking a break to have a baby was perhaps somewhat off the table.

In her 2017 EPIX documentary, Danica revealed that she had been a bit averse to having kids. However, when she got into a serious and committed relationship, the consideration of having kids became a serious thought for her. But she held the view that she must be married before she will have kids.

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She Froze Her Eggs as a “Backup Plan” to Having Kids in the Future

Similarly in her diet book titled “Pretty Intense,” Danica clarified that her job does not allow her time off, and being someone who was determined to succeed, she decided to have another plan. This other plan of hers involved undergoing IVF treatment (In vitro fertilization) wherein she froze her eggs as a backup plan or actual plan to have babies in the future.

However, the IVF treatment didn’t go as smoothly as she had expected it to be. The treatment medically referred to as oocyte cryopreservation involves removal of the ovary, slow or fast freezing of the eggs, and storing it below freezing temperature so they can be thawed and used as desired at a later date. In other to do all these, the patient will undergo a lot of hormonal changes which in the case of Danica, it caused her to lose a lot of weight.

If Danica eventually has kids in the future through IVF treatment, she will be following in the footsteps of prominent women like Michelle Obama, Chrissy Teigen, Celine Dio, Brooke Shields, etc.

Danica has Two Canine Children

Though Danica Patrick is yet to have biological children of her own, she is already doing well as a dog mum. Danica has two dogs named Dallas and Ella (also referred to as Ninja). While Dallas is a 10 year-old Siberian Husky, Ella is a 11 year-old Belgian Malinois.

The former racecar driver raised both dogs from the puppy stage. They are also living their best lives with Danica; going on tours with her as well as making cameo appearances. Danica considers her two dogs to be her children.

With regards to the personalities of her fury children, while Danica Patrick considers Dallas to be unique, sassy, and independent; Ella on the other hand is athletic, and cuddly. As you would expect from every proud mom, Danica sometimes shares pictures of her dogs on her social media page; especially Instagram.

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FAQs About Danica Patrick

How many kids does Danica Patrick have?

Danica Patrick does not have any children yet. Instead, she is a human mum to two dogs named Dallas and Ella. She considers these dogs to be her children.

Is Danica Patrick married now?

Danica Patrick is not married now. Her last known relationship was with American businessman Carter Comstock whom she dated between 2021 and 2022.

Was Danica Patrick married before?

Danica Patrick was previously married to Paul Edward Hospenthal. They first met in 2002, got married in 2005 and divorced in 2012. The ex-couple did not have any child between them.

Chidiebube has been writing and editing articles on movies, entertainment and other juicy things for several years. When he is not writing, he spends time outdoors, lost in the beauty of nature or simply travelling around the world. Thank goodness he can do the later with any internet-enabled device


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