While walking the red carpet at the 2018 ESPYS, Patrick, 36, and Rodgers, 34, looked to be smitten with each other. Though the couple confirmed their relationship in January, they first met at the ESPY awards in 2012.
“We both remember meeting each other; it was quick,” the female professional race-car driver said on Jenny McCarthy’s SiriusXM radio show in May. “I got his email address, and I remember thinking to myself, ‘Oh, not a phone number? Just an email address?’”
Those emails must have sparked something more as the two looked gaga for each other, with Rodgers dressed in a black tuxedo and Patrick in a one-shoulder dress with metallic polka dots.
The two even appeared in a parody of I, Tonya called “Me, Danica,” with Patrick playing the titular role and Rodgers as her boyfriend. Instead of breaking a competitor’s kneecaps, however, they took a lead pipe to veteran IndyCar racer Hélio Castroneves’s vehicle.
While Patrick didn’t receive glowing reviews for her delivery of the award show’s monologue, plenty of people have been saying her sketch was spot on.
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