Aaron Rodgers-Olivia Munn Split: Here’s What Really Went Down
NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers and actor Olivia Munn began dating in 2014 but called it quits three years later. In 2016, the two made headlines about a rift the football player had with his family, which some thought had to do with Munn. When Rodgers’ brother, Jordan, appeared on Season 12 of The Bachelorette, he aired their dirty laundry, revealing that the family had a falling out and the athlete does not speak to his parents or siblings anymore. Rodgers later acknowledged the feud but said he would not publicly comment on it.
Once the signal caller and X-Men: Apocalypse star ended their relationship, rumors that Munn sparked the family drama began to heat up again along with more speculation about why they broke up. In a recent interview, Rodgers decided to set the record straight about why they ended things. Here’s everything we know about the former couple’s breakup, and what the athlete said ultimately led to their split.
Rodgers and Munn sparked engagement rumors prior to their breakup
Just a few months before the pair surprised fans with the news of their breakup, engagement rumors surrounded them after Munn was spotted with a huge rock on that finger. Photographers captured The Predator actor wearing a ruby sparkler in January 2017 as she and Rodgers left a party.
There may have been signs that Rodgers and Munn were headed for Splitsville before they announced their breakup as they didn’t appear in pictures together for months before announcing the split. While photographers previously captured them together many times in public, that stopped on Valentine’s Day 2017. And the last time that Munn posted a shot of Rodgers on her Instagram was a month before that.
Another rumor that surfaced after the two broke up was that things had been rocky for quite some time as they had hit “a rough patch” in their relationship. They reportedly tried to work out their problems for a while with one source claiming that they even took a little break before giving things one last try. Ultimately, they just couldn’t make it work.
Their breakup was reportedly ‘amicable’
On April 7, 2017, a source close to Rodgers and Munn confirmed that they had an “amicable” breakup and gave the standard line that they will stay friends telling People: “They have amicably ended their relationship of three years” and will remain “close friends and wish nothing but the best for each other moving forward.”
Speculation into why they split began almost immediately with some media outlets claiming that Rodgers broke things off. That was attributed to earlier rumors that Munn was behind the Rodgers family dispute because they felt she was too controlling. However, the NFL signal caller is reportedly still not on speaking terms with his parents or siblings after their relationship ended so that either means that the Newsroom actor was not the cause of their feud or that the wounds were just too deep to heal.
In an interview with ESPN, Rodgers finally put to rest all the speculation and gave some insight into what really went wrong. He pointed to dating in the spotlight as being too much.
“When you are living out a relationship in the public eye, it’s definitely … it’s difficult,” he said. “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.”
Rodgers was linked to other women after his split with Munn
Rodgers was linked to a few other high-profile ladies after his split from Munn including Sports Illustrated model Kelly Rohrbach, skier Lindsey Vonn, and soccer player Marie Margolius. However, none of the parties ever confirmed that they were dating and the “just friends” alarm was sounded.
Fast-forward to December 2017 though and we finally got proof that the quarterback moved on with yet another famous face when he was spotted on a dinner date with NASCAR star Danica Patrick. An eyewitness saw them out after Christmas getting cozy at the football player’s favorite restaurant called Chives, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Update: Following the publication of this story Rodgers and Patrick ended their relationship after two years of dating.