In what seems like an uncharacteristically candid move, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is opening up about dating Olivia Munn and why he believes things were difficult. It’s the first time that Rodgers has really opened up about the topic since the pair split, but it’s certainly illuminating. Additionally, Rodgers went so far as to comment on the alleged drama that might exist between himself and his family, including his brother Jordan, which is yet another point of interest where this stoic athlete is concerned.
In a recent interview with ESPN the Magazine, Rodgers discussed a wide array of topics, but the most interesting points were his comments on his relationship with Munn. While he didn’t outright trash her, his comments implied that things were not as sunny and loving as they appeared to be. “When you are living out a relationship in the public eye, it’s definitely…it’s difficult. It has some extra constraints because you have other opinions about your relationship, how it affects your work and, you know, just some inappropriate connections.”
Inappropriate connections? That’s certainly very interesting, and in combination with Rodgers’ comment that there was an “increased strain” on the relationship, which most likely led to their split, it sounds like he was increasingly uncomfortable with the kind of celebrity and speculation that comes with dating an actor.
Rodgers also offered comments about his views on handling the alleged drama that came about when his brother, Jordan, won JoJo Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette. Jordan’s family drama stemming from possible issues with Rodgers as well as the attention his appearance on The Bachelorette brought him became a fixture of that season; now Rodgers is giving his thoughts for the record. “A lot of people have family issues. I’m not the only one that does. It needs to be handled the right way […] I think there should be a separation between your public life and your personal life. I’ve always just felt like there should be a time when you don’t have to be on.”
Very interesting, Rodgers. Very, very interesting indeed.
Munn and Rodgers, who were together from 2014 until April 2017, seem to have moved onward from their relationship. Munn reportedly quit social media cold turkey in the wake of the breakup as a way to start fresh while Rodgers kept mostly to himself.