Fans of Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn were surprised when they broke up after dating for three years, just as fans of Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. were shocked when they split after nearly five years together. But now a new couple has risen from the ashes of those fizzled relationships, as Patrick has just confirmed that she’s dating Rodgers.
While rumors have been buzzing around the NASCAR driver and NFL quarterback for a few weeks now, the pair have been tight-lipped about their budding romance until now. According to Us Weekly, the racing star told The Associated Press today (Monday, January 15), “Yes, Aaron and I are dating.” Just to make things extra official, her rep also confirmed to Us Weekly that the two are now in a relationship.
With reports saying that the new couple have been enjoying nights out on the town — such as a cozy (and PDA-filled) dinner after Christmas at his favorite restaurant, Chives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, as well as a meal with friends at The Mission in Scottsdale, Arizona, two days ago — the duo certainly seem to be enjoying their time together.
Patrick, a longtime Chicago Bears fan, is even switching football allegiances for her new beau. “I told him a long time ago I’d always root for him as a player,” she told the AP of Rodgers, whom she first met at the 2012 ESPYs. “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.”
With their relationship now confirmed, we can’t wait for these two to make it Instagram and red-carpet official.
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