Danica Patrick is Reportedly Encouraging Aaron Rodgers to Reconnect With His Family

Former NASCAR driver Danica Patrick and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers have been couple goals since they started dating in early 2018. The two both ended long-term relationships before they got together, but it seems they’ve been working hard to support one another since things first turned romantic. And now, Patrick is reportedly helping her boyfriend bridge the gap that had been created between him and his family.

Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers
Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers | Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic

Rodgers and Patrick started dating in 2018

Though Patrick and Rodgers met back in 2012, things didn’t turn romantic for quite some time. Patrick had previously dated fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. for five years before the two ended their relationship in 2017. Stenhouse and Patrick were never married. Rodgers, on the other hand, had been dating actress Olivia Munn before the two split up in 2017 as well. And it didn’t take long for Patrick and Rodgers to find each other. Shortly after their respective breakups, the two were rumored to be dating, and Patrick confirmed the news in an interview in January 2018. Since then, they’ve become pretty serious.

Rodgers has had a difficult relationship with his family for years

Growing up, Rodgers always had a strained relationship with his siblings — primarily, his younger brother, Jordan, who is now famous in his own right for being on The Bachelorette and getting engaged to JoJo Fletcher. According to those close to the family, the brothers were always competitive, and it wore away at their relationship. Eventually, their parents got involved, and Rodgers separated himself from his entire family. For years, he hasn’t had a relationship with any of them.

Rodgers’ brother Jordan posted a family photo without his brother.

Patrick is reportedly helping him mend his family relationships

Patrick and Rodgers’ relationship has become more serious over the last nearly-two years, and Patrick has reportedly been trying to build more than just her own relationship with him. According to E! News, a source revealed that Patrick has been the impetus for Rodgers trying to improve his relationship with his siblings and parents. “Aaron is back on speaking terms with his family, including his brother Jordan, and it’s really all happening with the help of Danica, who is bridging the gap between everyone,” the source told E!.

Years ago, Rodgers was very close with his family, and it has likely been hard on all of them to lose contact with him. However, Patrick seems to be making it her mission that Rodgers never lives with the regret of losing touch with his parents and siblings.

There were rumors the two were pregnant, but Patrick cleared the air

Rodgers and Patrick seem to be in a very good place with their relationship, though it doesn’t look like they’ll be starting a family of their own anytime soon. Patrick posted a photo with a caption that some fans took to mean she was pregnant, but she later clarified that the two do not have a baby on the way. Things seem pretty serious between them, though, so it might only be a matter of time until they decide they want to start a family of their own.