It’s Aaron Rodgers’ 36th birthday and his longtime girlfriend, Danica Patrick, found a way to make it extra special.
On Monday morning, the former professional racer shared a sweet photo of her and the Green Bay Packers quarterback both offering the camera beaming smiles while at the beach. In the caption, she marked the occasion with some thoughtful words.
“Happy birthday to my best friend and favorite person in the world!!!!!” she wrote. “You are the one I want to tell my best and worst days to first. 🤟🏼”
“I am so grateful the universe made you!!! The star dust started it all, but you have done nothing but make it better every year of your life,” Patrick, 37, continued. “Thank you for being the loving, generous, thoughtful, patient, fun, funny, spontaneous, talented, smart, and uber attractive man, that I get to walk through life with. This journey we are on…. it’s a really really good one. I love you. ❤️ Happiest of birthdays yet!!!!!!”
The couple, who first met at the 2012 ESPYs, went public with their romance in January 2018 and have been forthright about just how well their relationship is going ever since. In October 2018, Rodgers did an interview where he gushed about their connection and how Patrick has “inspired” him.
“We’re just two people who enjoy being around each other and love each other. We’re really into each other,” he told Artful Living. “So there are going to be posts with each other because we enjoy each other’s company a lot. We’re really attracted to each other.”
Rodgers added: “We really enjoy traveling. She went on the trip to India and Africa, and we had a blast. And we’ve taken some trips domestically that have been fun. I’m a little further out there in my love for history; I want to go to historical sites around the world. She’s getting into it as well, but she’s spontaneous. She’s up for anything travel-wise, which is fun.”
“She’s a good travel partner because she’s so laid-back and low-maintenance,” he later added. “And she’s a hell of a cook, so we love just staying in, too. She eats really healthy. She’s inspired me in that way.”
Just months prior, in July 2018, Patrick posted a photo of her being embraced by Rodgers while they were both dressed up for the 2018 ESPYs, which she hosted the night before. In the caption, she reflected on the big night and her relationship with the pro baller.
“Last night was a night I will never forget. Not only because it was so fun, but because of the people it took to get there and who are always in my corner. Haley, Allison, mom, dad, Brooke, Chase, Maura, Jeff, Bennett, and all the writers, Valdez, Jimmy….. and of course this one❤,” she wrote, referring to Rodgers. “It’s amazing when you find people you can lean on, and not worry about falling. Thank you.”
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