Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his girlfriend, retired race car driver Danica Patrick, have taken their relationship to the next level by purchasing a $28 million Malibu mansion together. The couple – who has been together since February 2018 – bought the property from musician Robbie Williams, and it was an all-cash transaction.
According to Variety, the property features a three-story, rigidly symmetrical main house, plus a detached garage that also features a two-bedroom guesthouse. Rodgers and Patrick have been renting the property for a few months, and she has already hosted some episodes of her Pretty Intense podcast at the home.
Aaron Rodgers, Danica Patrick Buy $28 Million Malibu Mansion https://t.co/mrXS1unUpX
— TMZ (@TMZ) December 26, 2019
Deeds and documents related to the property indicate that Rodgers may technically be the sole owner of the Mediterranean villa-style compound, which was built in 1981 and once rented by Janet Jackson. She was actually interviewed at the home by Robin Roberts after her brother Michael Jackson passed away in 2009. The property was also briefly owned by Netflix COO Ted Sarandos.
The home features 4,636 square feet, four bedrooms, and four bathrooms, and the guest house/garage combo adds another 1,198 square feet of space. There is a gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets, an open-concept floor plan, and breathtaking ocean views. Other amenities include a media room, a game room, and a master suite with a spa-style bathroom.
Patrick and Rodgers met at the ESPY Awards in 2012 and became friends while she was in a five-year relationship with fellow driver Rickey Stenhouse Jr. and he was in a three-year relationship with actress Olivia Munn.
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— Ty Bauschek (@TyBauschek) December 27, 2019
Patrick was also married from 2005 to 2013 to physical therapist Paul Edward Hospenthal.
Rodgers and Patrick sparked their romance in early 2018, not long after she retired from racing at the end of the 2017 season. However, the 37-year-old did compete at the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 in 2018 before officially calling it quits.
While Rodgers is still playing in the NFL, Patrick has published two books in the past couple of years – Danica: Crossing The Line, which is about her racing career, and the lifestyle book Pretty Intense.