Danica Patrick makes ESPYs history as first woman to host

Aaron Rodgers has officially converted Danica Patrick into a Packers fan

The 36-year-old race auto driver hosted the 2018 ESPY Awards on Wednesday night - making history as the first female host ever - where the two also made their red carpet debut as a couple. It's the couple's first official appearance since confirming their relationship in January.

Patrick revealed she is now the "biggest Packers fan", but that was not always the case, as she grew up rooting for the team's rival the Chicago Bears.

Current and former Cleveland sports athletes were presented awards during Wednesday night's event. In fact, Long's shocked reaction became a meme on social media.

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"I mean, who doesn't love LeBron James?". The Greenbay Packers NFL quarterback plays her boyfriend, with a super thick mustache, in the trailer, which even recruits a special guest from the actual "I, Tonya" movie.

Patrick soldiered on, telling the audience, "We have to mention the elephant in the room. Tiger Woods started playing golf again, so lots of cool stuff happening in sports and we're going to talk about as many of them as we can", says Patrick.

"Danica learned to drive when she was nine, because that's when I got my fifth DUI", the mother character tells the camera.

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"It turns out with just a little grit and determination and four of the greatest players on the planet anything is possible".

Patrick is a three-time ESPY nominee.

Baker Mayfield, who was drafted by the Browns out of Oklahoma, won "Best College Athlete" honors.

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