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.
Congratulations are in order for Jordan Spieth and girlfriend Annie Verret.
The PGA Tour shared a photo on Twitter on Christmas Eve that showed Spieth with Verret. Verret is seen covering her face with her hand, and there is a large diamond ring on her finger:
Looks like @JordanSpieth gave Annie Verret an early Christmas gift in the form of a very large rock
Congrats to Spieth and Verret on the engagement! pic.twitter.com/ApY2xHtS3S
— PGA Tour News (@GolfNews_PGA) December 25, 2017
The 24-year-old golfer has been dating Verret since high school. Both attended schools in the Dallas area.
The former world No. 1 golfer has already won three majors, including two in 2015 when he was named PGA Tour Player of the Year and the tour’s leading money winner.
Sterling Shepard’s New York Giants have suffered a lot of losses this season, but the wide receiver scored a major win this weekend.
Shepard posted a photo on his Instagram account of him proposing to his girlfriend, SI Swimsuit model Chanel Iman, who said yes. In his caption, Shepard used an appropriate metaphor, calling Iman “The catch of my dreams.”
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Iman posted the same photo on Instagram and captioned it, “A night full of tears of happiness
I’m beyond excited to spend the rest of my life with you @sterl_shep3 you are my soulmate, my best friend, my everything! Can’t wait to be your Mrs.”
According to E!, Shepard proposed to Iman on her birthday Friday night, then surprised her by taking her to a spot where her friends and family were gathered.
Shepard, 24, was a second-round pick by the Giants out of Oklahoma last year. He has 1,185 yards and nine touchdowns in his career. The two have been dating since at least late last year.
Caroline Wozniacki and David Lee are engaged, the two announced on social media Friday.
Wozniacki shared the following photo and tweet Friday on her Twitter account. She called her engagement to Lee the “happiest day” of her life.
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) November 3, 2017
Lee posted a photo and similar note on her Instagram. In both captions, they called each other their soulmates.
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Wozniacki’s ring is massive, so well done by Lee on that.
Woz, 27, is the No. 3-ranked tennis player in the world. Though she’s never won a grand slam, she’s reached the finals of the US Open twice and attained the No. 1 ranking in the world in 2010. She was previously in a relationship with golfer Rory McIlroy from 2011-2014 and the two even were engaged before McIlroy broke things off after they sent out wedding invitations. Lee, 34, is currently a free agent after spending last season with the Spurs.
Justin Verlander has had a magical ride since joining the Houston Astros, and his soon-to-be wife Kate Upton has been there for every step.
Upton, who has been engaged to Verlander for over a year and a half, was in attendance in Seattle for her fiance’s first start with his new team after he was traded to Houston just before the Aug. 31 deadline. She also accompanied him from Detroit to Houston and has attended the Astros’ playoff games.
At first she wore a custom jacket:
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But since then she’s been sporting an Astros throwback sweater:
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Wives and girlfriends often play big roles in the lives of their professional athlete significant others, but few play as big of a role as Kelsey Anderson.
Kelsey met Kevin when they were both at the University of Illinois. Kelsey played golf in college, while Kevin played tennis for the Illini. The two got married in 2011, and Kelsey, who is a CPA, now serves as Kevin’s accountant on tour. That’s a big help as she manages his finances and books all their travel, which is a big deal considering how much pro tennis players are on the move.
Chicago bound pic.twitter.com/3gSsiJSixe
— Kelsey Anderson (@KelseyOAnderson) June 9, 2017
Kelsey is therefore on tour with husband Kevin as he travels around the world, which keeps her extremely busy. That also means she is in his corner supporting him during his matches just like she has been at the US Open, where he reached the semifinals — a career-best mark at a major.
Oh, and Kelsey also keeps her golf game strong.
— Kelsey Anderson (@KelseyOAnderson) April 26, 2017