The racecar driver, 36, documented the trip on her Instagram account. During their journey abroad, Patrick and the NFL star, 35, toured the South Island via helicopter, tried out bungee-jumping, addressing her fear of heights in the process, and kayaked in Milford Sound, which is a remote fjord surrounded by rainforest and steep cliffs.
The duo have not been shy about their love. “He’s funny. He’s very kind. He’s thoughtful. He’s super smart. And he’s really good at football,” Patrick gushed during an April 2018 appearance on The Rachael Ray Show. “And he’s tall and he’s big, and I like that.”
The NASCAR driver also recalled the couple’s first run-in. “We met at the ESPYs back in 2012. … We remember meeting each other, it was quick,” she said in May 2018 interview on the Jenny McCarthy Show. “I got his email address, and I remember thinking to myself back then, like, ‘Oh, on the down low. Not a phone number, just an email address. Which is whatever.’”
The Green Bay Packers quarterback opened up about the romance too. “We’re just two people who enjoy being around each other and love each other,” he told Artful Living in an October 2018 profile. “We’re really into each other. So there are going to be posts with each other because we enjoy each other’s company a lot. We’re really attracted to each other.”
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