Before she could learn more about herself, Danica Patrick had to go through a lot of heartbreak after splitting from Aaron Rodgers. Aaron has gone on to find love with Big Little Lies star Shailene Woodley, 29, as they are engaged now.
“I think we learn the most about ourselves through relationships, but there’s nothing like heartbreak to really throw you in the deep end of that,” the 39-year-old race car driver admitted while appearing on the April 12 episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls.
However, it wasn’t all just sadness on Danica Patrick’s end. “But I’ve learned a lot and as broken open as I was on the sad end,” the NASCAR pro continued. “I have felt so much joy in so many more instances and so many more unlikely places than I ever have, so it’s like my heart got broken open to both ends of the spectrum.”
Danica Patrick also went through a big split after divorcing from physical therapist Paul Edward Hospenthal in 2013, after seven years of marriage. The top of heartbreak was brought up after Bear asked Danica about the “hard breakups” she has publicly gone through, per Us Weekly, which tuned into the episode.
Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers met at the 2012 ESPYs, but they started off as friends. They eventually brought their relationship to the next level, though, and Danica confirmed they were dating by January of 2018. By July of 2020, however, they broke up.