Danica Patrick’s breakup with Aaron Rodgers clearly affected her deeply.
“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 in April on an episode of National Geographic’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls. “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 race car driver confirmed in July 2020 that she and the Green Bay Packers QB had ended their relationship, after dating for more than two years.
Danica, who has since gotten into a relationship of her own, recently took to her Instagram and dropped audio with a conversation with Dr. Ramani that spoke on narcissist people that many thought she was speaking about Rodgers.
“For those of you you have had exposure to one, this will take all of your seemingly confusing and emotionally draining experiences and create a huge aha moment!!!! And for those of you who haven’t, you will want to know what to look for. Narcissistic abuse is no joke and one of the most difficult emotional experiences to regain your confidence and clarity from, but I always say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger….. and smarter!”
Since their split, the interim Jeopardy! guest host Rodgers began a high-profile romance with actress Shailene Woodley and has since gotten engaged.
In March, the host of the Pretty Intense podcast explained her mindset about future relationships.
“You know what you don’t want so you know what you do, and so maybe it’s not necessarily that they have their work cut out for them, but that they’re going to be an extremely high-quality person with a lot of boxes to check,” she said on The Tamron Hall Show. “It’s not as though there are boxes to check, it’s just that I know what I want now and I’m not willing to compromise, bend as much, right?”