Aaron Rodgers has always been a very private person, but he's finally learning that his life in the spotlight means he has to reveal some things. The Green Bay Packers quarterback is dating Newsroom actress Olivia Munn, and he opened up about their relationship and how he has changed since first getting his big break in football.
Rodgers spoke with ESPN Wisconsin and was asked if he was bothered that a photo of him and Munn kissing was shared online.
"No," he said. "For one, I'm real happy in my relationship. And I understand what comes with it. And two, the last couple years, I've learned a lot about perspective and what's important. And that you cannot, when you've had success individually and collectively as a team and you are highlighted for the things you've done on the field and off the field, you cannot hide from the spotlight."
Rodgers plays in a smaller city of barely 100,000 people and is rarely seen out in public. It sounds like he has (very recently) has learned that his role of successful NFL quarterback comes with some requirements.
"I think it's a process for me. I think it really took a while for me — and you still work through it — to get to a comfort level with that. But finally, you say, 'You know what? It comes with the territory.' It's not what I signed up for. I signed up to play football, because I love it and have as long as I can remember," Rodgers explained. "This is what I always wanted to do. You don't realize what all comes with it at times, but I think on some level, you have to embrace that."
Munn has yet to talk about the relationship, but Vogue recently asked her to define "love." She said, "What is love? Ha, that's a huge, loaded question that I do not know the answer to. So if you find out, please DM me and let me know."
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