Danica Patrick Becomes 1st Woman to Host ESPYs

Ruben Hill
May 26, 2018

The ESPYs apparently have been very good to Danica Patrick.

Before her "Tonight Show" stop, Patrick sat down with Jenny McCarthy on her SiriusXM show to talk about her career, and among other things, how she, a Bears fan, met Rodgers, the Packers quarterback.

"We met at the ESPYs back in 2012 ... we remember meeting each other, it was quick", Patrick told McCarthy of their initial run-in.

"I got his email address, and I remember thinking to myself, 'Oh, not a phone number?"

Danica Patrick will race into the sunset with her retirement from auto racing after Sunday's Indianapolis 500, and one of the first items on her agenda will be breaking down gender barriers in a decidedly less-competitive venue: the ESPYs. They kept in touch via email. It wasn't until obviously recently that we actually had phone numbers.

Patrick admitted their support of different National Football League teams was a sore point in their relationship: 'We referred to each other as Chicago and Green Bay. Shortly after, Patrick announced their relationship status in an interview with The Associated Press.

He told ESPN: 'When you are living out a relationship in the public eye, it's definitely.it's hard.

Early days: According to TMZ, Danica and 34-year-old Aaron have been dating since December. As I've said before, I cheer for him, I just don't want his team to win. "Take out the word 'probably.' Now I'm going to cheer for the whole team".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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