Danica Patrick was ‘damaged open’ after Aaron Rodgers breakup

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Danica Patrick‘s breakup with Aaron Rodgers affected her deeply.

“I think we learn the most about ourselves through relationships, but there’s nothing like heartbreak to really throw you in the deep end of that,” Patrick stated Monday on the newest episode of National Geographic’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls. “But I’ve learned a lot and as broken open as I was on the sad end, I have felt so much joy in so many more instances and so many more unlikely places than I ever have, so it’s like my heart got broken open to both ends of the spectrum.”

The former race automotive driver confirmed in July 2020 that she and the NFL quarterback had ended their relationship, after relationship for greater than two years.

Since their break up, interim Jeopardy! visitor host Rodgers started a high-profile romance with actress Shailene Woodley. They introduced their engagement in February.

Patrick, in the meantime, has turned to her household.

“[My dad is] always super proud of me,” she advised Grylls. “My mom too. My sister. I’m really fortunate that I have a family that’s super supportive. You gotta have someone you can fall apart with, you know?”

In March, the host of the Pretty Intense podcast defined her mindset about future relationships.

“You know what you do not need so you already know what you do, and so perhaps it isn’t essentially that they’ve their work minimize out for them, however that they will be a particularly high-quality individual with a number of packing containers to examine,” she stated on The Tamron Hall Show. “It’s not as though there are boxes to check, it’s just that I know what I want now and I’m not willing to compromise, bend as much, right?”

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