The NASCAR driver confirmed the rumored romance on Monday.
“Yes, Aaron and I are dating,” Patrick said told the Associated Press (via ESPN).
According to the ESPN article, Patrick told the AP she met Rodgers back in 2012 when they both attended the ESPYs. Rodgers won the award for Best NFL player that year. Even though she admitted she was a fan of the Green Bay Packers’ rival the Chicago Bears, she “told him a long time ago I’d always root for him as a player.”
“Now I am probably going to cheer for the whole team,” she told the AP (via ESPN). “Take out the word ‘probably.’ Now I’m going to cheer for the whole team.
Rodgers previously dated actress Olivia Munn. However, the two called it quits in April after three years of dating. The Green Bay Packers quarterback had opened up about the struggles of dating in the public eye in a cover story for ESPN the Magazine.
“When you are living out a relationship in the public eye, it’s definitely…it’s difficult,” the athlete told the magazine. “It has some extra constraints, because you have other opinions about your relationship, how it affects your work and, you know, just some inappropriate connections.”
Source: E! News