Danica Patrick Is Officially Dating NFL Quarterback Aaron Rodgers!
By Tina Smithers Peckham
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Danica Patrick is on the road to romance with Aaron Rodgers riding shotgun!
The NASCAR driver is dating the Green Bay Packers quarterback, Patrick's rep confirmed to ET.
Rumors started swirling around the pair at the start of the new year, when the two were spotted having dinner together on two separate occasions. It wasn't until Monday, however, that Patrick herself told The Associated Press, "Yes, Aaron and I are dating."
Both Patrick and Rodgers ended long-term relationships in 2017. The 34-year-old race car driver ended a five-year relationship with fellow NASCAR racer Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in November, while the NFL star split from actress Olivia Munn last spring.
Patrick told the AP that she first met Rodgers, 34, at the 2012 ESPY Awards, where she confessed her allegiance to the Packers’ NFL rival, the Chicago Bears.
“I told him a long time ago I’d always root for him as a player,” the Pretty Intense author said. “Now I am probably going to cheer for the whole team. Take out the word ‘probably.’ Now I’m going to cheer for the whole team.”