When you’re a celebrity and you’re going through changes in your career and your life, you obviously want to focus on professional side of your world in interviews.
But people can’t help but wonder about the personal, too.
Fortunately for NASCAR star Danica Patrick, she knows how to gracefully indulge her fans by sharing just enough of her home life, while sticking to the professional script at the same time.
It’s an art, people, learn from her.
While recently announcing a reunion with longtime sponsor GoDaddy for her final two races, talk turned from the track to her romantic track record, specifically her recent breakup with fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., back in November 2017.
But true to form, the way Danica handles the discussion is the epitome of class!
“Obviously, I like to keep my personal life, personal,” she told ESPN.com. “But there are only kind thoughts and feelings and hoping the best for everyone,” she said of the breakup. “It’s all about being in the best place that you can be for yourself.”
Well said, girl.
And unexpectedly enough, Danica has a new man in her life: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
When rumors of these two dating began to swirl, fans were overcome with curiosity and excitement. Were the rumors true? Were the two really romancing?
Well, we now have confirmation from Danica herself that the two are officially an item.
And we’re happy that she has landed in a good spot for her final rides with a company she’s grown up with in the business.
With GoDaddy by her side, the “Danica Double” will surely be a memorable and bittersweet end of an era for the driver.
“I left IndyCar with GoDaddy on my car, I started NASCAR with GoDaddy on my car, I’m most recognized as the GoDaddy green car and driver, and so to finish up my career that way feels appropriate,” she told the Associated Press.
She’s appeared in 13 Super Bowl commercials for the company, and who knows what will happen for the partners next, now that Danica has a book, an apparel line and a wine label to promote.
Right now, she is finalizing ride deals to run in her final races at the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 in May, with GoDaddy as her sponsor, of course.
Even though nothing is set in stone yet, she told ESPN.com that she’s confident the right ride will come along.
“That’s just the way the universe works,” she said. “You have to ask for what you want. Thinks have taken a long time with this, but you just have to go with the flow on these things. The universe is not on your schedule.”
No truer words there.