Aaron Rodgers found himself embroiled in controversy recently after he contracted COVID-19 and was unable to play in the Green Bay Packers’ eventual loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
The fact that Rodgers was unvaccinated and misled the public about it became a topic of intense scrutiny. His fiancée, world renowned actress Shailene Woodley, tried coming to his defense – leading to increased scrutiny on the pair’s relationship.
Some even wondered if Woodley’s hobby of making her own medication played a role in Rodgers’ decision to avoid the COVID-19 vaccine.
Woodley’s move to insert herself into Rodgers’ affairs also led to a review of the odd (and in some people’s eyes shady) way they coupled up, as well as the weird process by which they got engaged.
It also caused many to recall what Rodgers’ former girlfriend, racing legend Danica Patrick, said after their split.
“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 said on 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,” she added.
Lots of folks found it odd that Rodgers and Woodley got together so quickly after his split with Patrick, especially given their relationship prior to that.
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That said, many are now making the case that Patrick got off lucky in that break-up. If she and Rodgers hadn’t broken up, she’d be embroiled in his new controversy much in the way Woodley now is.
As for Patrick, she appears to have moved on nicely on her own.
Whether she will at some point weigh in with her take on what Rodgers is currently going through remains to be seen.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.