Aaron Rodgers praises ex-girlfriend Danica Patrick as he makes rare remarks about their romance

Aaron Rodgers praises ex-girlfriend Danica Patrick as he makes rare remarks about their two-year romance: ‘That relationship was great for me’

Aaron Rodgers reflected positively on his two-year romance with ex-girlfriend Danica Patrick in a new interview on Wednesday.

During an appearance on the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, the 38-year-old Green Bay Packers quarterback recalled how the 40-year-old former professional racing driver had introduced him to Aubrey, who founded the holistic lifestyle brand Onnit.

‘I was dating Danica and that relationship was great for me because she is on her own journey and spirituality is important to her,’ the NFL star said.

Looking back: Aaron Rodgers reflected positively on his two-year romance with ex-girlfriend Danica Patrick in a new interview on Wednesday

Looking back: Aaron Rodgers reflected positively on his two-year romance with ex-girlfriend Danica Patrick in a new interview on Wednesday

Former flames: During an appearance on the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, the 38-year-old Green Bay Packers quarterback recalled how the 40-year-old former professional racing driver had introduced him to Aubrey, who founded the holistic lifestyle brand Onnit. Seen in 2018

Former flames: During an appearance on the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, the 38-year-old Green Bay Packers quarterback recalled how the 40-year-old former professional racing driver had introduced him to Aubrey, who founded the holistic lifestyle brand Onnit. Seen in 2018

Aaron elaborated on how the former couple bonded over mindfulness and meditation practices.

He explained, ‘We both were finding our way, learning about different things [and] practicing meditation techniques.’ 

Danica and Aaron first met in 2012 at the ESPY Awards, but remained friends until 2018 when they sparked a romance. 

'I was dating Danica and that relationship was great for me because she is on her own journey and spirituality is important to her,' the NFL star said

‘I was dating Danica and that relationship was great for me because she is on her own journey and spirituality is important to her,’ the NFL star said

The Super Bowl champion also reminisced about taking a trip to Peru with his former beau to try ayahuasca— a psychoactive tea containing the hallucinogenic drug DMT.

Aaron said that he was inspired to take ayahuasca after becoming ‘deeply moved’ when a friend shared the story of his experience with the psychedelic.

‘So Danica and I planned a trip down to Peru with some friends to go do it,’ he told Aubrey.

The pro athlete recounted how he and Danica had ‘an incredible experience climbing Mount Machu Picchu’ and were accompanied by ‘two incredible shamans.’

'Magical experience': The Super Bowl champion also reminisced about taking a trip to Peru with his former beau to try ayahuasca— a psychoactive tea containing the hallucinogenic drug DMT. Seen in 2018

‘Magical experience’: The Super Bowl champion also reminisced about taking a trip to Peru with his former beau to try ayahuasca— a psychoactive tea containing the hallucinogenic drug DMT. Seen in 2018

After climbing back down the mountain, they visited the ruins in the middle of a lightning storm, which he described as a ‘magical experience.’

Aaron said, ‘We went from that right into an ayahuasca ceremony.’

He added, ‘It was a magical, magical night of just surrendering to any of the lessons that needed to come through the grandmother spirit of the vine.’

The two-time NFL MVP said that his experience with ayahuasca gave him ‘a deep and meaningful appreciation for life.’

Going their separate ways: Upon returning from Peru in March 2020, Aaron and Danica went into quarantine together but would later call it quits in July 2020

Going their separate ways: Upon returning from Peru in March 2020, Aaron and Danica went into quarantine together but would later call it quits in July 2020

The California native said, ‘My intention the first night going in was I want to feel what pure love is. That was my intention and I did. I really did.’

He continued, ‘I had a magical experience with the sensation of feeling 100 different hands on my body imparting a blessing of love and forgiveness for myself and gratitude for this life from what seemed to be my ancestors. I came back and the pandemic hit.’

Upon returning from Peru in March 2020, Aaron and Danica went into quarantine together but would later call it quits in July 2020.     

Last April, Danica revealed her ‘heartbreak’ after they broke up while chatting with Bear Grylls and starring on an episode of his National Geographic show Running Wild.

Moving on: After their split, Aaron struck up a romance with actress Shailene Woodley, 30. The two announced their engagement in February 2021 but called it quits a year later

Moving on: After their split, Aaron struck up a romance with actress Shailene Woodley, 30. The two announced their engagement in February 2021 but called it quits a year later

‘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,’ she said between stunts.

‘But I’ve learned a lot and as broken open as I was on the sad end, 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.’ 

The former Powerblock host said that she leaned on friends and family for support and guidance.

‘[My dad is] always super proud of me,’ she shared. ‘My mom, too. My sister. I’m really fortunate that I have a family that’s super supportive. You gotta have someone you can fall apart with, you know?’    

After their split, Aaron struck up a romance with actress Shailene Woodley, 30. The two announced their engagement in February 2021 but called it quits a year later. 

In March, Danica revealed that she and Freshly CEO Carter Comstock had split after a year of dating.

‘We were together for a while, and unfortunately it didn’t work, but it doesn’t mean that it wasn’t a really fun time and we didn’t do a lot of really amazing things,’ she told People magazine.

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