Wholesome hindsight. Aaron Rodgers is opening up about his relationship with ex Danica Patrick — and he has nothing however appreciation for the time they shared collectively.
“I used to be courting Danica and that relationship was nice for me as a result of she is on her personal journey and spirituality is vital to her,” Rodgers, 38, informed host Aubrey Marcus throughout an episode of the “Aubrey Marcus Podcast” that was launched on Wednesday, August 3. “We each had been discovering our approach, studying about various things [and] practising meditation strategies.”
Rodgers defined that the previous couple targeted on mindfulness whereas they had been collectively, serving to him develop as a person. Whereas Us Weekly confirmed in 2020 that the pair referred to as it quits after two years collectively, each the Inexperienced Bay Packer and the NASCAR star, 40, have a historical past of trying again fondly on their romance.
Throughout a 2021 episode of Working Wild With Bear Grylls, the Fairly Intense writer opened up concerning the breakup and the takeaways that got here together with the expertise.
“I discovered rather a lot and as damaged open as I used to be on the unhappy finish, I’ve felt a lot pleasure in so many extra situations and so many extra unlikely locations than I ever have, so it’s like my coronary heart obtained damaged open to each ends of the spectrum,” the Wisconsin native stated of her romance with the Tremendous Bowl champion.
Following his break up with Patrick, Rodgers moved on with Shailene Woodley, whom he met someday throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Whereas rumors of their romance had been sparked in July 2020, the duo stored their relationship underneath wraps till they introduced their engagement in February 2021.
One yr after the California native popped the query, nonetheless, Us confirmed the twosome had break up.
“Shailene has been tremendous busy with work,” an insider informed Us on the time, noting that Rodgers was at all times “targeted” on soccer. “Every little thing was so totally different throughout lockdown, they usually had been residing of their bubble. Associates of Shailene don’t know consider Aaron is one of the best match for her.”
Since his breakup with the Divergent star, 30, Rodgers has been taking time for himself. “I’ve targeted on within the offseason about methods to handle myself — the entire bundle,” he defined to Marcus on Wednesday’s podcast episode. “Not simply my bodily self with exercises however my non secular self with my very own conscious practices, my psychological well being as nicely.”
The quarterback went on to say that he’s “very grateful for the chance to work on psychological well being” and whereas he hasn’t handled any “bouts of despair,” he’s nonetheless at all times attempting to “take into consideration what places me in one of the best mind set.”
For Rodgers, meaning loads of “self-love” — one thing he has not too long ago present in plant-based psychedelic drug ayahuasca, which the Alcohol and Drug Basis defines as a liquid that may have an effect on an individual’s pondering, sense of time, and feelings.
Whereas NFL star stated he didn’t suggest ayahuasca to others, he did admit the drug had a profound impression on his life.
“I laid there afterwards on my mat after which opened my eyes and it felt like I used to be opening my eyes for the primary time,” Rodgers defined of his expertise with the complement.
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