Before they broke up in 2020, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick only had good things to say about NFL superstar Aaron Rodgers. She told a fan on Instagram that Rodgers is "super intelligent, very thoughtful," and "pretty amazing," among other gushing praise — so what caused trouble in paradise for the couple?
We can get some insight by looking at Rodgers's 2015 to 2016 relationship with actor Olivia Munn. Rodgers was private about their romance, and he told ESPN magazine his thoughts on dating a fellow famous person: "When you are living out a relationship in the public eye, it's definitely [...] difficult."
Did the pressures of the spotlight play a role in Rodgers' breakups with Munn and Danica Patrick? The answer is maybe, although in the same interview, the athlete seemed to have made peace with dating in the public eye: "I do have a desire to be myself and not have to feel like I've got to be so private."
It's also possible that pressure to get hitched strained Rodgers and Patrick's relationship, and bizarre fan reactions to the split show that the public does put pressure on Rodgers to focus on work, not love. "Good! He plays better when he is single!" one fan said about the breakup, though some were more sympathetic.