Danica Patrick’s Relationships Before Dating Aaron Rodgers: Married for Seven Years??

By AM Staff
Published on November 2, 2021, Updated on November 2, 2021

Danica Patrick is dating Aaron Rodgers | Credit: USMagazine.com

Professional racing driver Danica Patrick is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing. She bagged the only win by a woman in an IndyCar Series race in the 2008 Indy Japan 300. She first drove in the IndyCar Series in 2005 and was named the Rookie of the Year for the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the 2005 IndyCar Series.

Although Danica retired after the 2018 Indianapolis 500, her dating life has often made headlines. She has dated some well-known celebrities. Many fans are curious to know her dating affairs. So, who has Danica Patrick dated till now?

Married to Paul Edward Hospenthal for Seven Years

Danica Patrick was formerly married to her now ex-husband, Paul Edward Hospenthal. Her ex-husband is a physical therapist whom she met in 2002 when she was recovering from a hip injury she sustained during a yoga session. Likewise, the duo got engaged in 2004 and tied the knot in 2005. Danica was so in love that she even converted to Catholicism to exchange vows with Paul.

Danica Patrick and Paul Edward Hospenthal

Danica Patrick and Paul Edward Hospenthal divorced after seven years of marriage. Photo credit: naibuzz.com

However, after seven years of marriage, Danica announced her split with her husband on social media. She had posted:

“I am sad to inform my fans that after 7 years, Paul and I have decided to amicably end our marriage.”

She continued:

“This isn’t easy for either of us, but mutually it has come to this. He has been an important person and friend in my life and that’s how we will remain moving forward.”

The pair divorced in 2013 and shared no children.

Moved on Before Divorce was Finalized

Not soon after her split, Danica started a romance with the NASCAR star Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Many fans adored the relationship between two race car drivers and even called it a match made in heaven.

Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. dated for four years before splitting in 2017. Photo credit: eonline.com

The duo started dating in 2013, and she announced her relationship stating:

“I have a boyfriend, his name is Richard.”

Moreover, the couple had a competitive relationship, and Danica once declared herself as the better driver in 2016. Despite sharing the same passion, Danica and her boyfriend called it quits in December of 2017.

Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers’ Dating Life

After her split with Ricky, Danica took no time starting a romance with the Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in 2018. She confirmed the affair, saying:

“We’ve just been sort of friends the whole time, kept in vague touch and seen each other at the ESPYs almost every year, and other places.”

“So one thing led to another, and we realized how similar we were, and yeah, that got the ball rolling.”

The couple made headlines in January 2018 after they confirmed their relationship. Aaron’s relationship with Danica started after he broke up with his then three-year girlfriend, Olivia Munn.

Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers

Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers announced their split in July last year. Photo credit: Glamour

Likewise, the couple had been very open about their relationship and often shared several posts together. Their relationship was going strong until 16 July 2020, when a rep of Danica shared that the duo was no longer together. The race driver later opened up on her split, sharing:

“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.”

Plans of Marrying Aaron

Many fans believed that they would see Aaron and Danica tying the knot. Moreover, they also joked about getting married in 2019 on The Jenny McCarthy Show. When Danica was asked if she had any plan on getting married, her then-boyfriend responded:

“Um, tom[orrow] — wait, no, what?”

Danica later joked:

“I’ll probably get proposed to tomorrow now.”

However, we won’t be seeing them together anymore, so it’s safe to say they won’t be tying the knot.

(References from Naibuzz, EOnline, Glamour)