Learning from your love Aaron Rodgers Danica PatrickThey were a perfect match before their 2020 split.
Us WeeklyAfter being spotted together in the Midwest one month earlier, it was confirmed in January 2018 that the Green Bay Packers quarterback and the Wisconsin native were in a relationship. The 2012 ESPY Awards was the first time the couple met.
“It was quick,” Patrick recalled of their initial interaction during a May 2018 interview on The Jenny McCarthy Show. “I got his email address, and I remember thinking to myself back then, like, ‘Oh, on the down low. He didn’t have a phone number. He had an email address. Whichever.’”
She and Rodgers kept in touch every so often, but their communication wasn’t consistent. “It wasn’t until, obviously, recently that we actually had [each other’s] phone numbers,” the NASCAR champ added. “We referred to each other as Chicago and Green Bay, it was very cute.”
Five months later, Patrick shared his intimate relationship with the NFL MVP. “We’re really attracted to each other,” he told Artful LivingOctober 2018. “We really enjoy traveling. … She’s a good travel partner because she’s so laid-back and low-maintenance. And she’s a hell of a cook, so we love just staying in, too. She eats healthy. She’s inspired me in that way.”
Rodgers, a former mate Olivia Munn from 2014 to 2017, explained that he’d grown more comfortable putting his love life in the spotlight. “I believe that you should be able to have some private life that’s not out there all the time. I have been private for so long, and when you are private, it can isolate you a bit,” he told the outlet. “When you just let go and don’t worry about it as much, you’re actually practicing that indifference all the time. Then any type of response, positive or negative, to one of my posts or one of Danica’s posts that I’m in doesn’t bother me.”
The pair’s romance continued to heat up until July 2020, when fans noticed Patrick had unfollowed the Super Bowl XLV winner on social media. UseIt was confirmed that the couple had ended their relationship in June.
Rodgers was later connected to Shailene WoodleyThey announced their engagement in 2021. University of California, Berkley alumnus and the Big Little LiesThe actress split the next year. Patrick, on the other hand, was a businessman. Carter ComstockFrom April 2021 through March 2022
Following their breakup, both Rodgers and the “Pretty Intense” podcast host continued to open up about their relationship, noting that they each learned a lot from their time together. “You know, the idea that you’re going to change someone is a pipe dream. Like, it’s just … someone has to want to change for themselves,” Patrick exclusively told Use in September 2021, adding that “knowing yourself” on a deep level makes for stronger relationships. “[It’s about] finding someone that has that kind of quality … and that also fits you in so many ways. That’s the other part is, you know, you’ve got to like doing everything together.”
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