Meet Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s Wife Madyson, a True Country Girl

"I grew up going to Lake Cumberland in Kentucky, so the water is very special to me. We knew we wanted to get married on the water."

Melissa Willets - Author

May 20 2024, Published 11:37 a.m. ET

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and wife, Madyson Stenhouse pose for photos on the red carpet prior to the NASCAR Awards and Champion Celebration at the Music City Center on November 30, 2023 in Nashville
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For a long time, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was romantically linked to another big name in NASCAR: Danica Patrick. The couple dated for five years, ending their relationship in 2017.

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But by 2020, the professional driver had a new woman in his life. Indeed, Madyson Joye Goodfleisch would become his wife.

Let's get to know Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s wife and find out what the couple is up to now.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #47 Kroger/Cottonelle Chevrolet, embraces his wife Madyson Joye Stenhouse in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series 65th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2023 in Daytona Beach, Florida
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. married his wife Madyson in 2022.

The place that Ricky and Madyson chose for their wedding had special meaning for the bride.

As she told People, "I grew up going to Lake Cumberland in Kentucky, so the water is very special to me. We knew we wanted to get married on the water."

As such, the couple chose Charleston, S.C., as the setting for their dream outdoor nuptials.

Nature has always been an important part of Ricky and Madyson's relationship. They got engaged in 2021 while hiking at Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Calif.

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The couple's Christian faith is also important to both of them.

Ricky told the outlet on the occasion that they said "I do," "Our lives are ever-changing, but we just know that we have the one constant and that is our faith and our belief in God. That's what we stick to because we have a lot of bad days at the track. The good days are few and far between. It's hard to win races and it's hard to have good runs these days with the competitiveness. So, it's our faith that we try to stick to."

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Madyson are expecting their first child together.

There is one big win for the couple, as they are expecting a baby together.

Madyson, whose LinkedIn states she is communications manager for the Drivers Advisory Council, has shared her pregnancy journey on her social media, posting in May 2024 about her baby shower.

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The couple first announced they were gearing up for baby in December 2023.

Meanwhile, Madyson is also a huge animal lover, and shares posts with her horses and dogs often.

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Madyson Stenhouse is by her husband's side as he mixes it up with another racing star.

The NASCAR All-Star Race got a little testy in May 2024 when Ricky and Kyle Busch exposed some beef between them.

"I wrecked him one time at Daytona and he's kind of bad-mouthed me ever since then," Ricky explained after footage of the second-generation racer punching Kyle went viral.

"I feel like we get along with each other OK outside the race track, I talk to him quite a bit and I'm not sure why he was so mad that I shoved it three-wide but he hit the fence and kind of came off the wall and ran into me and I don't know, when I was talking to him he kept saying that I wrecked him," he went on to say.

"So definitely just built up frustration with how he runs his mouth all the time about myself but I know he's frustrated because he doesn't run near as good as he used to and I understand that," Ricky then opined.

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