Seeing an ex-lover move on to another relationship can be hard on anybody, but even more so for public figures when it can become almost impossible to escape seeing someone you use to share so much with.
Former racecar driver Danica Patrick is going through that after she and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke up last summer after more than two years together.
Rodgers has not only rebounded quickly wth actress Shailene Woodley, but the pair are getting set to get married. Patrick, meanwhile, is reportedly “single at the moment” and “enjoying life.”
In this week’s episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls, Patrick was brutally honest about how the split left her “broken open.”
“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,” Patrick said, via US Weekly. “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 NASCAR driver tried desperately to repair the relationship Rodgers had with his family. “She was working on bringing everyone back together, and at one point, they were on speaking terms again,” a source told Us.
“Now, who knows what’s going on.”