The Truth About Danica Patrick And Aaron Rodgers’ Relationship
Everyone knows about NASCAR, right? Even if you don’t know much about it, you have heard of Danica Patrick for sure. Long story short, she is one of the most respected NASCAR drivers. This lady was the first female winner in IndyCar racing history.
On the other hand, if you have even the slightest interest in American football the chances are that you are familiar with Aaron Rodgers, who begun his thirteenth season as the Green Bay Packers quarterback. This is the guy that led his team to win Super Bowl XLV in 2010.
Both Danica and Aaron, worked very hard to get where they are today professionally. However, although they are still very busy, they do manage to make time for things like dating. Their now-public relationship proves that. Read how these two found their happiness.
1. Yes, They Are Dating
Rumors about Danica and Aaron started in 2018. People saw a picture of the two having dinner and Patrick confirmed the gossip in six short and direct words. “Yes, Aaron and I are dating,” she said. Short and sweet!
We all know that Hollywood people date Hollywood people. But, how an accomplished NASCAR driver living in Napa Valley and Green Bay Packers’ quarterback living in Wisconsin can actually meet? How did the two even meet?
2. Patrick Was Married When They First Met
Truthfully speaking, there is only one place where sports figures can meet every year: the ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Awards show. Danica confirmed that she met Aaron first in 2012 ESPY Awards when he won Best NFL Player. At the time she was married.
Patrick married Paul Hospenthal, a personal trainer and physical therapist, back in 2005. They met in Hospenthal’s physical therapy office where Patrick sought the best treatment possible for a hip injury. They loved each other and their miniature schnauzer called Billy.
3. Patrick Divorced in 2012
Four months after she met Aaron, in November 2012 Danica wrote on her Facebook page, “I am sad to inform my fans that after 7 years, Paul and I have decided to amicably end our marriage. This isn’t easy for either of us, but mutually it has come to this.”
She also said that he is and always will be her friend and an important person in her life. She started dating publicly three weeks after divorce. But, it wasn’t time for her and Rodgers yet.
4. Patrick started dating a fellow NASCAR driver
After her divorce, Danica started dating Richard Stenhouse Jr. They meet after racing one another in the Nationwide Series. At the time Richard was supportive and even acted as a mentor when Patrick had ‘cold feet’ in the Nascar world.
During their five-year-long relationship, they managed to keep personal and professional life separately. Their relationship was never an issue with their racing. Stenhouse himself agreed, “It won’t affect how I race on the track. I want to go out and win, I race everyone hard.”
5. Rodgers Dated Actress Olivia Munn
When Patrick was in love with Stenhouse, Rodgers meet actress Olivia Munn. While Stenhouse and Patrick had an exceptional understanding of each others’ careers, the same wasn’t the case with Munn and Rodgers.
This couple went separate ways after three years of sharing their love under the spotlight. According to some sources, dating under the spotlight was the main reason for their break-up. It was challenging, difficult, and apparently, it’s not for everyone.
6. Stenhouse And Patrick Split Up
Stenhouse and Patrick ended their relationship after five years of dating. The final break up was confirmed at the end of 2017. According to some people, this was easy to predict.
Many fans speculated that there were some possible issues in paradise when Stenhouse didn’t attend the NASCAR Awards with Patrick. Less than a month after this event, the two announced their split.
7. Rodgers And Munn Split Up
After almost three years of dating, Rodgers and Munn ended their relationship. The separation happened seven months before Patrick and Stenhouse went separate ways.
Rodgers talked to many about the difficulties of dating a famous person. He said that it has its ups and downs and that in general – dating under the spotlight is difficult. However, it seems that he didn’t roll out immediately dating, or dating public figures.
8. Five Years Later
The two have met back in 2012 and it took them almost six years to get together. They were both taking their time. On the other hand, maybe they both had to be single at the same time?
The first hint of Danica and Aaron being together popped out just a month after Patrick confirmed her breakup with Stenhouse. They were seen on a dinner at Mission Mexican restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona. It seems that it has been love ever since. If it weren’t for one thing.
9. Packers And Bears?
Rodgers is a passionate Green Bay Packer fan, of course. The problem is that Danica lived on the state line, born in Beloit, raised in South Beloit. That makes her passionate Chicago Bears fan. Yes, Packers And Bears under the same roof.
However, Danica stated that she always cheers for Aaron. Therefore, we can expect some support from her side when it comes to Aarons games. It means full team support.
10. Happily Ever After?
What could be the next chapter for this couple? That one is still unknown. However, there are some clues on what they have planned as individuals. At least, we know for Patrick for sure.
Danica plans to retire as soon as she turns 35. She wants to spend more time on developing her wine brand ‘Somnium’, and her clothing line ‘Warrior’. Also, she plans to have a family. Therefore, it is known that she has frozen her eggs when she was 33.
Aaron is still quiet about his retirement, but his retirement is expected to be soon as well.
Will both athletes retire, settle down, have kids, dogs, white fence? We just have to wait and see.