How Aaron Rodgers’ Ex-Girlfriend Got Dragged Into His Family Drama

Aaron Rodgers is one of the most popular quarterbacks in the NFL today. The Green Bay Packers signal-caller garners plenty of headlines for his life off the field as well. When Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 3, his father commented on his son’s choice not to get vaccinated and reports about his family rift resurfaced.

Now questions are coming up again about if his ex-girlfriend Olivia Munn was the cause of the family’s drama. Here’s more on that and what Munn had to say when asked if she’s the reason behind the Rodgers family feud.

Aaron Rodgers looks on from the sideline in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers
Aaron Rodgers looks on from the sideline in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers | Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

What Ed Rodgers said about his son’s decision not to get vaccinated

Rodgers’ estranged father, who is a chiropractor in Chico, California, spoke about his football star son’s choice not to get the COVID-19 vaccine and seek alternative treatment instead.

“I think he tried to probably treat himself naturally, like a lot of folks do. And there’s a lot of great natural things out there, which help mitigate the virus. So I’m proud of him. I’m proud that he went that route,” Ed Rodgers told USA Today. “The main thing [is] I just support him. I’m proud of him. I trust his judgment and decisions. I think that’s what I would’ve done.”

Olivia Munn was blamed for Rodgers’ family drama

Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers pose together on the red carpet at the 2016 ESPYS
Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers pose together on the red carpet at the 2016 ESPYS | Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

The public learned about Rodgers did not speak to his parents and siblings in 2016 when his younger brother, Jordan, stated that they didn’t have a relationship while appearing on Season 12 of The Bachelorette. Following Jordan’s admission, Ed Rodgers confirmed that he and his son had a falling out. At the time, the quarterback had been dating Olivia Munn and rumors swirled that she was the reason the family didn’t talk. The Bleacher Report noted, “When mom and dad sent Christmas presents to the quarterback and his girlfriend that year … those gifts were mailed back.” However, when the pair broke up in 2017, Rodgers and his family remained estranged.

Every time the Rodgers family drama is brought up though people still question if Munn had something to do with it.

During an appearance on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy with Andy Cohen in 2018, the Newsroom alum stated that she only met her former beau’s parents “a couple times” and that their rift began before she came into the picture. “Before he and I started dating he hadn’t spoken to the parents and one brother for like eight months,” Munn said, adding that she actually tried to be the peacemaker. “I spent the day in my trailer just encouraging him to have an honest conversation with [his] parents.”

Munn then hinted that Rodgers’ immense success in the NFL was behind the rift. “I do believe that family and fame and success can be really complicated if their dreams are connected to your success,” she said. “I do think it’s not okay when you try to stand on someone’s shoulders and then throw dirt in their face, which is what I think they did with [Rodgers].”

A wrongful death suit was filed against Munn

Olivia Munn speaks onstage during Global Citizen VAX LIVE in California
Olivia Munn speaks onstage during Global Citizen VAX LIVE in California | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen VAX LIVE

On Nov. 13, 2021, Munn’s name was in the news for another reason when it was revealed that a wrongful death lawsuit had been filed against her.

According to TMZ, the actor and her mother, Kim Schmid, hired a man named Celso Merida to work on their roof in May. After several days on the job, Merida fell from the rooftop. In the court documents, Merida’s family says that he died weeks later due to “blunt-force injuries.” The suit goes on to say that Munn and her mom “were negligent in pawning things off to an unlicensed contractor” and “did not give Merida the proper tools for him to work safely on the roof.”

Munn did not immediately comment on the lawsuit after it was filed.

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