Danica Patrick confirmed Monday she is dating Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
“Yes, Aaron and I are dating,” Patrick told the Associated Press, via TMZ.
Patrick said the pair met at the 2012 ESPYs and stayed friendly — and that she’s switching her allegiances from being a fan of the rival Chicago Bears to root for Rodgers’s Packers.
“I am probably going to cheer for the whole team,” Patrick said. “Take out the word ‘probably.’ Now I’m going to cheer for the whole team.”
Rumors have hounded the pair since they were photographed having dinner together over the weekend in Scottsdale, Ariz. This is far from the first high-profile relationship for both, with Rodgers in particular a focus of media reports.
There now appears to be photographic evidence of Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick dating.
TMZ Sports on Sunday shared a photo of what they say is Rodgers and Patrick at dinner together.
Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick's First Public Photo Together Fuels Dating Rumors https://t.co/0wb9K3wDGR
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) January 14, 2018
The outlet says the two were dining at a Mexican restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz on Saturday evening.
Reports have said over the past two weeks that the two were dating, and this seems to be proof.
Both athletes are coming off of breakups. The Green Bay Packers quarterback was dating Olivia Munn until breaking up last year. Munn was said to be having a hard time when Rodgers dated other women afterwards.
Patrick broke up with longtime boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse late last year after five years together.
Jose Reyes has an 8-year-old child with a woman who is not his wife, and that has led to some drama in the MLB star’s personal life in recent years. Apparently that drama has not subsided.
Christina Sanchez, the mother of Reyes’ daughter Liyah, told the New York Post that Reyes’ wife, Katherine Sanchez, tried to physically attack her at a Starbucks in Long Island on Wednesday.
“I was walking out of the Starbucks, and she was walking in,” Sanchez said. “I recognized her, and I held the door for her. When she got close, she recognized me, and she lunged to physically attack me. She was screaming and yelling something in Dominican Spanish, I couldn’t understand what she was saying.”
Sanchez was in Long Island for a scheduled child support hearing with Reyes. Sanchez said Ramirez gave her the middle finger and was restrained by a man inside the coffee shop.
“She pressed herself up against the window and gave me the finger. He let go of her, then she walked to the window again and stuck her middle finger at me,” Sanchez claimed. “I don’t want anything to do with her, I don’t have anything against her. This is all just about my child.”
Reyes and Ramirez have been married since 2008. Sanchez is seeking $40,000 per month in child support from Reyes. She filed a lawsuit against the New York Mets shortstop earlier this year and opened up about how he lived a double life for years.
- Jose Reyes
Khloe Kardashian is pregnant with boyfriend Tristan Thompson’s baby, according to a report.
TMZ Sports reported on Tuesday that Kardashian is three months pregnant with what would be her first child. If the pregnancy is carried out to full term, the child would be born in the spring, towards the end of the NBA’s regular season.
Thompson began dating Kardashian about a year ago. Last December, a few months into his relationship with Kardashian, Thompson’s ex-girlfriend gave birth to their son. If Kardashian has the baby, that would become Thompson’s second child in about a year and a half.
Thompson, 26, is entering the third year of a five-year, $82 million contract he signed with the Cavs. Though he was dating Kardashian all season, Thompson never seemed distracted on the court, and the Cavs were even said to have been amused by the relationship.
Keyshawn Johnson is reportedly facing a paternity test from a woman who claims he is the father of her 4-month-old child, and that woman is not the former NFL star’s wife.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, a 35-year-old woman is seeking $4,346 a month in child support after she says she became pregnant with Johnson’s son back in 2016. The woman has asked a judge to order a paternity test for Johnson.
Complicating matters even further, Johnson is still legally married to Jennifer Conrad. Johnson’s estranged wife filed for divorce more than two years ago, and there was some talk of them reconciling at some point last year. However, Conrad told TMZ last summer that the divorce was back on.
Johnson has denied having a 4-month-old son with another woman, with his attorney telling TMZ “the allegations are absolutely false.”
Johnson is no stranger to being at the center of drama and gossip. His name came up in legal filings back in December 2014 by a man who believed the former NFL star was having an affair with his wife. The man said he found some inappropriate text messages that indicated his wife and Keyshawn were trying to arrange hook-ups.
- Keyshawn Johnson
If you asked them, Blake Griffin and Kendall Jenner would likely insist they are just friends. But with how many times they have been spotted together in a one-week span, it’s fair to wonder if there is more to the relationship than that.
TMZ has been tracking Griffin and Jenner for several days now, and the two have been spotted in public together at least three times. According to a gossip report from People, Jenner and Griffin are dating but things have not gotten serious.
“She’s seeing Blake romantically,” a source told People. “It’s nothing serious. She has been in L.A. a lot lately, and is having fun. … “Work will soon take over her life again, so who knows what will happen will Blake then. She is having fun right now and that’s all that matters to her. She takes her career very seriously and that’s her number one priority right now.”
For what it’s worth, fellow NBA star Chandler Parsons was with Griffin one of the times he went out with Jenner on what seemed to be a double date. There was speculation in the past that Parsons was dating Jenner, though he and Griffin are not the only NBA players she has been linked to.
Griffin plays for the Clippers and the Kardashian-Jenner clan is married to L.A. life, so is it possible the two are just friends? Sure. Probable? Nah.
Aaron Rodgers was recently spotted on a date with a woman just months after he broke up with Olivia Munn, and apparently the actress has not been able to move on that quickly.
According to a report from OK! magazine, Munn is “in pieces” over Rodgers going on a date with another woman. Rodgers and Munn dated for around three years, and the NFL star is said to have left open the possibility of the two getting back together.
“Aaron told Olivia he was in love with her but that he needed some space; he promised to stay friends and said they would reevaluate things down the line,” a source told the gossip publication. “But instead he started dating and left Olivia feeling played.
“To see him move on with someone else in such a public fashion is like a knife through the heart. She’s trying to play it cool, but it’s obvious she’s still in love with him.”
Rodgers didn’t exactly try to keep his new flame a secret, as he was seen by multiple people on a date with former Harvard soccer player Marie Margolius a couple of weeks ago.
Rodgers and Munn broke up earlier this year, and there have been rumblings that family drama was the cause. The breakup seemed abrupt with how much the two loved public displays of affection.