Is Danica Patrick Single?

Danica Patrick may be retired from the racing world, but the biggest female name in NASCAR history still finds a way to remain the headlines thanks to her relationships. In recent years, the racing legend has been in a relationship with longtime Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. However, if recent reports are to be believed, Patrick might be on the market for another relationship. 

Who is Danica Patrick?

Danica Patrick doing an interview
Danica Patrick sits down for an interview | Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Patrick first made waves in 2005 when, at 23, she became a breakout star of the male-dominated racing world, according to Racing Reference. While Patrick seldom won, she was one of the best IndyCar drivers in the world, and consistently found herself near the front of the pack. In a competition that is as male-dominated as racecar driving, a generation of female racing fans had somebody to look up to. 

While the IndyCar circuit was suitable for Patrick, in 2008, she became the first woman to win an IndyCar series race. However, her ultimate goal was to make it onto the main stage at NASCAR.

She was already a staple of commercials and television appearances, but not yet on the world’s highest-ranked racing circuit. All of that changed in 2012 when Patrick made her debut in the NASCAR Cup Series. 

Patrick saw minimal success when it came to wins and losses, but the fact that she made it onto the circuit said everything about her drive to play among the boys. Expectations were lofty, and to some, her lack of victories took away from what she was doing.

This couldn’t be further from the truth, however. Although she never won a NASCAR race, she finished in the top 10 seven times and got into pole position once. 

Progress takes time to unfold, and while Patrick may not have won any races at the highest level, the fact that she competed opened doors to millions of fans. As such a big name, however, Patrick also began to get a different type of attention away from the track. 

Past relationships

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Danica Patrick does not have an endless line of big names in her relationship history, according to Fox. Although the current media world thrives on gossip, she has led a relatively low-key lifestyle for most of her career.

Part of this has to do with her marriage to Paul Hospenthal. Hospenthal, who is 17 years Patrick’s senior, met the driver following a hip injury she sustained during yoga in 2003. 

Patrick credited her husband with keeping her grounded as she started to make a name for herself in the ensuing months. However, the pair called it quits in 2012, and Patrick moved on to a relationship with fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse. Eventually, that relationship fizzled out, too. In 2018, however, Patrick found herself in the highest-profile relationship yet, Aaron Rodgers. 

Rodgers and Patrick met at the 2012 ESPY’s, but it took several years to get involved romantically. Once their relationship was official, however, they were seen around the country together, and Patrick became an ally in Rodgers’ long-standing feud with his family. 

Is Danica Patrick Single? 

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All good things come to an end, and Patrick’s relationship to Rodgers was no exception. In July, it was reported by Hollywood Life that the pair was calling it quits. Speculation arose from the fact that Patrick unfollowed the two-time MVP on Instagram after several months without a picture together. Although the couple seemed happy in public,

Not much is known about how or why the pair called it quits, but it sent shockwaves through the communities invested in their happiness. For the time being, it would appear as though Patrick is single and ready to move on from her NFL-player ex. Hopefully, the next relationship can be the one she’s looking for.