Looking back! NFL star Aaron Rodgers and race car driver Danica Patrick shocked fans when they split in July 2020 after two years together. What went wrong? Keep reading for details inside their relationship.

How Long Were Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick Together?

The former couple was first romantically linked in late 2017. They were together for two years before the retired IndyCar driver’s rep confirmed in July 2020 that she and the Green Bay Packers quarterback were “no longer together,” despite the couple vacationing together in Machu Picchu months earlier in March. She also unfollowed her former beau on Instagram, but he still follows her.

What Went Wrong Between Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick?

Both Aaron and Danica have stayed relatively hush-hush about their uncoupling. However, the “Pretty Intense” podcast host seemingly pointed to them growing apart as the reason for their split.

“At the beginning of the last relationship. I was like, ‘Look. You either grow together; one grows and one doesn’t or you grow apart. I have never experienced growth without pain,” Danica said in October 2020 during an appearance on The Rachel Hollis Show on Quibi.

Fans were shocked by the abruptness of their breakup, especially since Danica had teased the idea of an engagement to Aaron one year prior in November 2019. At the time, she said their romance was “fantastic” during an appearance on Jenny McCarthy’s SiriusXM show.

“That’s one of those things … You can’t be attached to something going a certain way because if you really want something to happen there’s that equal energy of being afraid that it’s not going to happen,” Danica explained about the possibility of Aaron popping the question. “So, you just have to let it go and be like, ‘Well, am I having fun today? Yep, then life’s good … I’ll probably get proposed to tomorrow now.”

NFL Star Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick Suddenly Split After 2 Years Together
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What Has Aaron Rodgers Said About His and Danica Patrick’s Breakup?

The football star made a rare quote about their past romance during an appearance on the “Aubrey Marcus” podcast in August 2022.

“I was dating Danica and that relationship was great for me because she is on her own journey and spirituality is important to her,” Aaron shared. “We both were finding our way, learning about different things [and] practicing meditation techniques.”