Ex-NASCAR Superstar Danica Patrick Felt “Intimidated” By Aaron Rodgers Before Their Public Breakup – Here’s Why

Published 08/30/2022, 9:45 AM EDT
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 18: Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 GoDaddy Chevrolet, stands with Aaron Rodgers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, on the grid prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 60th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

To call them a power couple would be an understatement, as Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers were much more than that. They were regarded as one of the most celebrated and renowned pairs while they were together. However, Patrick was often intimidated by her partner.

Danica Patrick is undoubtedly one of the most prominent and successful females in the history of American Racing. On the other hand, Rodgers is no less. The Green Bay Packers quarterback has been on top of his game for quite some time now.

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Back in 2018, in the Pretty Intense podcast by Danica Patrick, she stated why she gets intimidated by Rodgers, “The reasons why I was a little intimidated to talk to him and interview him.”

“That’s because he’s so intelligent and he really has a deep respect for someone who does their job well.”

It took me a while to be ready because I wanted to have a little bit more practice under my belt before I took on someone so important in my life,” further asserted the former NASCAR star driver.

How was Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers’s relationship?

The duo started dating each other in early 2018. Even before their dating days, they met each other in 2012 during the ESPY award ceremony.

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The NFL player was full of praises for Danica during the relationship. The quarterback often opened up about how Patrick is a travel partner, how good she is as a cook, and how she helped him develop healthy eating habits.

SANTA MONICA, CA – JULY 19: Race car driver Danica Patrick (L) and quarterback Aaron Rodgers attend Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2018 at Barker Hangar on July 19, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)

It was all well and good until Patrick and Rodgers called it quits in 2020, after two years of dating. Danica had unfollowed the Super Bowl XLV winner on social media and later US Weekly confirmed that the couple had split.

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Although they parted ways a while back, Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers will always be remembered as a power couple in the sporting world.

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Sabyasachi Biswas

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Sabyasachi Biswas is an F1 and NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Sabyasachi is an ardent Red Bull and Max Verstappen fan and has been following the sport for over a decade now.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh

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