'Relationship was great for me': Aaron Rodgers says Danica Patrick made him a better person
Breaking the hearts of many admirers, Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick announced their split back in July 2020. And now while opening up about his romance with the former racecar driver, Aaron credited her for helping him mold into a more mindful person.
“I was dating Danica and that relationship was great for me because she is on her journey and spirituality is important to her,” the Green Bay Packers quarterback, 38, said on the Wednesday episode of the 'Aubrey Marcus Podcast'. “We both were finding our way, learning about different things [and] practicing meditation techniques.”
Aaron further recalled how he sat for the taping of Patrick’s 'Pretty Intense Podcast' where he first met Marcus, who is the founder of Onnit, a brand based on a holistic health philosophy. Rogers added that he was nervous to meet Marcus as his work, which he calls Total Human Optimization, had been meant for him.
"She started a podcast and she had various guests on and there were times where it was during the off-season I was working out, I couldn't go," he explained. "And, and one day she was like, 'Hey,' I said, 'Who you got today?' And she said, 'So and so and Aubrey Marcus,' [and] I was like, 'The Aubrey Marcus!'" the athlete said.
While Rodger took his own time to open up about his relationship, the author of 'Pretty Intense Podcast' opened up about her takeaways from their romance during a 2021 episode of 'Running Wild With Bear Grylls'. “I learned a lot and as broken as I was on the sad end, I have felt so much joy in so many more instances and so many more unlikely places than I ever have, so it’s like my heart got broken open to both ends of the spectrum,” the former racecar driver said.
Patrick and Rodgers were first linked back in 2018. Their relationship grew stronger when reports of them purchasing a $28 million Malibu estate in December 2019 came out. However, that was not enough to keep them together. Patrick’s representative confirmed to Page Six in July 2020 that the former couple had split.
Following, their split, the NFL player eventually moved on with Shailene Woodley, whom he reportedly met sometime during the coronavirus pandemic. The rumors of the couple first made headlines back in July 2020, but they kept their relationship away from the limelight until they announced their surprise engagement in February 2021. But even that romance of the athlete didn’t last long and they decided to split.
Since his breakup with the 'Divergent' star, 30, Rodgers has been taking time for himself. “I’ve focused on in the offseason about how to take care of myself — the total package,” he explained to Marcus on Wednesday’s podcast episode. “Not just my physical self with workouts but my spiritual self with my mindful practices, my mental health as well.”