When NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers and racing driver Danica Patrick were first brought together earlier this year, sports fans went mad.
Well, Rodgers, who is usually reserved when asked about his personal life, opens up about his relationship and suggests that things may be more serious than some may have realized.
In an interview with Artful Living magazine, the Green Bay Packers star revealed that he and Patrick "love each other."
"We really are intertwined," he enthused. "So there will be posts because we really enjoy each other's company, we are really attracted to each other."
Patrick, 36, confirmed for the first time that she was with Rodgers, 34, last January. At the time, both were recently single: Patrick's five-year relationship with NASCAR rider Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ended last November, and Rodgers separated from actress Olivia Munn after three years of dating last spring.
Rodgers narrated Artfully Living that he and Patrick have enjoyed traveling together in recent months, adding that she has even developed an appreciation for his love of historic sites. However, they have also enjoyed more reluctant dates near home.
"She is so relaxed and low maintenance," he said. "And she's a hell of a cook, so we just love to stay here, she's really healthy, she's inspired me that way."
Seeing her become the first woman to host the ESPY Awards was also inspiring, he added.
"It's rare for a woman to go into a man's sports world and do it as well as she does, it's tough," he said. "She's a strong woman, and she has been through a lot in her career, I'm proud of the way she ended, and I'm proud of her to be the ESPYs."