Aaron Rodgers talks about ex-Diana Patrick and possible family reconciliation.
Although Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick decided to end their relationship two years ago, the NFL star still cherishes their time together. In a segment of the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, he talked about their time together and how it helped him.
Aaron said that he was seeing Danica and that the relationship was fantastic for him since she was on a spiritual path, spirituality was important to her, and they were both looking for opportunities to learn new things and meditate. Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick started dating in 2017, and Aaron said to Artful Living at the time that they were just two individuals who liked each other's company and cared deeply for one another.
Following the split from Danica Patrick, Aaron Rodgers started dating actress Shailene Woodley and they were engaged, but in February 2022, the couple reportedly called off their engagement. The sources shared that they tried to make their relationship work, but because of their busy careers and being in different industries, they found it pretty hard to see each other and hence decided to call it off.
In the podcast, Aaron Rodgers also made a hint that he is prepared to address family matters. He said that while many individuals have family matters and would like to handle them in the ways they choose, he has always sought to do them in private. That hasn't always been the case, or it hasn't been good enough for many people who want to write about it, analyze it, or talk about it, according to Aaron.
Aaron Rodgers’ brother Jordan Rodgers, who appeared on JoJo Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette in 2016 and shared that he and Aaron don’t have that much of a relationship, and later in 2017, The New York Times spoke to his father Ed, who confirmed that the Green Bay Packers quarterback had not spoken to his family since the end of 2014.
Aaron described this emphasis on thankfulness and counting your blessings as a "perspective shift" he's formed over the years, saying that despite the disagreement, he has a lot of love and thanks for the upbringing he had, the lessons he learned, and the environment he was in. He thought of the sacrifices his dad had made for him and his siblings, including his brother Luke, so they could all pursue their love of sports.
Aaron said that he has deep, deep gratitude for that and appreciates the sacrifices that were made on their behalf to give them a better life. He mentioned that their father was willing to take a chance and go through the poverty that they experienced to make a better life for his kids by going back to school as a middle-aged man, his age, he went back to chiropractic college trying to give them a better life.
Regarding his future with his family, Aaron is still optimistic. It's a different route for every one of us, but he does believe in healing and believe in the potential for reconciliation at some time, he added. And to make external judgments about what ought to be, how it ought to seem, or who is right and who is wrong is just a game he has never wanted to play and still doesn't want to play. Who can predict how the future will develop when it will occur, or what it will look like? Aaron went on and said that he does not harbor any malice or animosity in his heart and fact, there is great love and appreciation for the lessons he has learned and the fact that he wouldn't be sitting here right now if he hadn't been nurtured in that way, through all the wonderful and difficult things.
Aaron continued that he just won't look at the situation with a half-empty mindset, believing that he is who he is today because of the tragedies that he has gone through but he looks at it as having had some significant experiences. The NFL player said that he decided to be a part of this family and to cope with both the good and the bad things that happened to him and have a great degree of love and gratitude for them and their adventures, as well as hope for the future.
Aaron Rodgers had not made many public comments regarding the family conflict until the podcast interview and explained that he simply doesn't believe it's proper to talk about family matters publicly he reportedly said in response to a question about the estrangement in 2017, according to the New York Times.