Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers have officially made their red carpet debut as a couple.
Patrick, 36, and the Green Bay Packers quarterback walked the red carpet at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday before the NASCAR driver took on her hosting duties at the 2018 ESPY Awards. It’s the couple’s first official appearance since confirming their relationship in January.
Patrick wore a bejeweled velvet mini dress with black strappy heels while Rodgers, 34, was dressed in a tuxedo.
The couple sparked dating rumors after they were first spotted at a dinner date just after Christmas. Patrick and Rodgers first met at The ESPYs in 2012. Patrick recalled in May on “The Jenny McCarthy Show” her and Rodgers’ first meeting.
"We both remember meeting each other, it was quick. But I got his email address and I remember thinking to myself back then, 'Oh...not a phone number, just an email address.' Whatever,’” she said.
Prior to their romance, Patrick and Rodgers were both in long-term relationships that ended last year —Patrick with fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. for five years and Rodgers with actress Olivia Munn for three years.
The retired racecar driver was the first woman to host the ESPYs. The annual host honored the past year’s best athletes and moments.