Olivia Munn talks Aaron Rodgers, hypnosis, junk food & her puppy, Chance


Terrible cover for Olivia Munn, right? I’m not a Munn fan, but she’s a lot prettier than she looks here. It’s like they stretched out her face? Anyway, Munn covers the new issue of Good Housekeeping. While the editorial is lacking, the interview is actually pretty good. Olivia is currently dating Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, which still sort of surprises me. There were rumors that Rodgers was deep in the closet, and it really seemed like the relationship with Olivia was some PR scheme. But they’ve been together for more than a year now and they keep their relationship quiet. No, that’s not right – they’re not quiet, they’re just quieter than I would expect from her. Anyway, some highlights from Good Housekeeping:

Advice from her mom: “The best advice my mother ever gave me was ‘Never marry a guy and just become somebody’s wife.’ Growing up, my mom always told my sisters and me that you have to be your own person and make a name for yourself. Never settle for being somebody else’s something.”

Olivia on her boyfriend Aaron Rodgers: “My boyfriend’s healthiness inspires me. Aaron is different than every other man I’ve ever met…there’s so much I could say. Everything a good person can be, he is. He’s in such great shape, and especially lately, he’s been eating so well and working out. Having somebody in your life like that is so motivating.”

On their Cavalier King Charles spaniel puppy, Chance: “I wasn’t looking for a dog at all, and then I saw this little guy and was like, ‘I have to have him.’ [Chance’s good behavior] around Aaron is a direct reflection of how Aaron has been training him – how much respect Aaron has for Chance, and how much respect Chance has for him. I’m like ‘You’re my baby. You can do whatever you want!’ I realize now how important it is for me to be a good parent to him, because it’s a direct reflection of me. Chance made us a family…he and Aaron have changed my life in every way. My world has become so much brighter, sweeter and lovelier. I feel grounded with them in my life.”

Her hypnotist got her to start working out: “I was going to a hypnotist to help me with my OCD and trichotillomania. One day I told him I didn’t work out, and he said, ‘What do you mean?’ I replied ‘I don’t know. I just kind of don’t. I yo-yo.’ He said, ‘You have to! It’s good for your anxiety and depression.’ So during one of our sessions, he hypnotized me. I’m not exaggerating: That was on a Friday, and by Monday I was working out every day at 6 A.M. If I missed a session, I’d double up and do it the next day. Now I feel so much stronger. I remember running up the steps one day and thinking, This is strange. I could do this a hundred times and be totally OK.”

How Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo helped her move past a near-death experience: “About four years ago, I was almost in a plane crash. Everybody on the plane thought we were going to die…even the flight attendants were crying and screaming. It made me question everything. After that, Theresa helped me open up. Now I believe in God, or whatever you want to call it. I believe that our souls exist past this – and that as long as we’re good to each other, that’s all that really matters.”

Olivia on her junk food cravings: “Sometimes I wish I had more self-control. I’ll give myself a bunch of excuses, like I’m tired, I’m shooting or I need this cookie. I’ve had two bags of sour-cream-and-onion chips. Last night, I had creamed corn and mac’n’cheese and two and a half pretzel breadsticks before my meal came! I’m not someone who can eat whatever she wants and have it not affect her. [After I splurge] I think to myself, I’m going to regret this – not because I’m going to put on weight, but because I can actually feel a difference when I’m eating poorly. When you’re trying to be healthy, you can feel the difference if you eat something bad.”

[From Good Housekeeping]

I’ve considered going to a hypnotherapist but I’m actually sort of scared that if I ever go under hypnosis, it’s like the dam will burst and a million terrible repressed memories will come pouring out and I will never be able to function. Is that a normal fear? As for Munn’s relationship with Rodgers… sure. They are a real couple and they have an adorable dog. Sure. I’ll buy that. I’m not even being sarcastic (mostly because I don’t really care).


Photos courtesy of Good Housekeeping.

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  1. BearcatLawyer says:

    I show Cavaliers in conformation, and as soon as I read that her dog Chance is one, I was hoping to see a pic. You did not disappoint, Kaiser. And like you, I don’t care about her or her alleged bf – only the dog!

    Starting four days of dog shows in Houston this morning too…time to bathe my boy and get him ready to win some ribbons!!!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Bearcat, I really want a Cavalier – I think they are beautiful and sweet and something about them just moves me, but I read that their average life expectancy is only 8 years and they have a lot of health problems. I get so attached to my pets, and 8 years is just too short for me going in. I know anything can happen at any time, but is this statistic true in your experience, if you don’t mind my asking? Good luck with your show!

      • EC says:

        We have cavaliers! two boys from the same litter, going to be 11 years old in Oct, and both in wonderful health. If you do a lot of research and get a cavalier from a breeder who is careful about making sure the mothers are healthy and there is no history of heart defects, the dogs can live long lives. I would be very careful and interview as many breeders as you can in your area, but it is certainly possible for Cavs to live well beyond 8 years. They really are wonderful, sweet dogs.

        I would be nervous to adopt a Cav for the reasons noted above (don’t know any family health history), and I think I read Olivia adopted Chance. It’s just a bit risky – but of course he is an adorable, sweet looking pup!

      • Bearcat Lawyer says:

        GNAT, the average life span is about 10 years for Cavaliers. It is very important to find a breeder who health tests, but heart disease is a multi focal illness. Genes play a part but are not necessarily the determinative factor. Still every day with my Cavaliers is a great day so I encourage you to go for it!

        My dog showed well today, but we didn’t win anything. My breeder’s young girl won reserve winners bitch at her very first show though! Reserve winners bitch is essentially the same as first runner up in a beauty pageant, and it was a BIG deal for her to win since the Houston World Series of Dog Shows are typically dominated by professional handlers.

        You all would love how I dress to show – no ugly outfits for me! Today was a J. McLaughin black and white optic print dress with a grey and black Issey Miyake Pleats Please jacket and silver ballet flats. I may not win Best in Show, but I am not a fashion victim at least. 🙂

    • Becks says:

      I have a cavalier, a Blenheim. They are the sweetest, most lovable dogs ever!

  2. Naddie says:

    She seems to be a very nice person, and this interview is quite pleasant. But I’m still looking forward to get the amazing results of working out in my brain, it’s just not happening.

    • Esmom says:

      I wouldn’t say working out yields amazing results in my brain, but for me it does make the difference between having a calmer and less stressful day and one where I generally feel out of sorts. Working out makes a subtle but significant difference in my overall functioning, I think. My 16 year old son, who struggles with depression and anxiety, is the same way. He said he needs to work out before school to be able to face the day with confidence.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I have struggled with depression for my whole life, and I agree with everything you said, Esmom. It’s not a thunderbolt, but more of a “smoothing out” feeling. It’s absolutely essential for my depression, I’d say as essential as taking my medication. And I do feel sharper if I’ve worked out -again, it’s subtle, not like the Tin Man in Wizard of Oz after he gets his diploma.

      • Naddie says:

        I wish I could get at least a sublte effect. Maybe it’s because of many people’s presence, and I associate with bad things. But, if it’s making my body healthy, it’s good for my mind by consequence.

      • s says:

        First, I don’t want to come off as patronizing, but I think the working out high comes after a period of at least 45 minutes of sustained exercise. I’m a cardio hater (of the gym variety), and I would only go for 30 minutes chunks, and never got that good feeling. I had to push myself for longer periods.
        Sorry to hear about the bad associations.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        I’ve never struggled with my mental health like that but working out (running, specifically) has a significant effect on my wellbeing. And I’m not even talking about the physical results although they are important. I just feel like I like myself better when I work out. If that makes sense. Things don’t get me down as quickly, that one desert too many doesn’t stress me out (again, not just re the calories but that guilty feeling), when I do have a crappy day I pull myself out of that funk much quicker and so on. Also, that time itself, when you work out and you’re by yourself (I can’t use a treadmill), it’s a warm summer evening, you don’t give a rat’s bottom what you look like, everything’s in balance … I sound very new-age-y right now but I agree with GNAT, everything feels “smoother”. Lighter even.

        On topic: I used to find her annoying for no particular reason but now I kinda love her. She’s fun, she’s funny, and given the right parts, she’s a good actress.

  3. Alecsma says:

    It may be her long hair that is making her face look longer. She looked a lot cuter with the shoulder-length cut. Have been thinking of hypnosis myself so it’s funny to see it mentioned here. Maybe it’s a sign :),

  4. Kiddo says:

    Theresa Caputo is a fake. I’m glad all of this helped her, but she sounds incredibly susceptible to suggestion. Which, fortunately, was for helpful to her in her life to date, but that could always take a bad turn.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Very susceptible to suggestion, and very impulsive. I actually think there are people who have skills in reading you – they are extra sensitive to instincts we all have – and they may be able to give you some insight into yourself, but I don’t believe anyone can read the future. But I’m interested in why you say she’s a fake. I don’t know who she is, and I’m in the mood for fake medium stories if you have any and feel like it.

      • Kiddo says:

        Not that I believed her in the first place, but there were actually stories written about her deceptions. Do a Google search.

    • Franca says:

      Of course she’s a fake. All of these “mediums” are.

      • Betsy says:

        What exactly is a medium? I met a woman who did Bach flower essences, which I wasn’t convinced of the efficacy of then and am now pretty convinced is horsepuckey, but the woman who did the session was on it. And not in some general reading nonsense way, but right. She later had to give up doing it because it was exhausting for her. That’s the only person I know who really had a gift.

      • Colleen says:

        Off the top of my head, I’d define mediums as individuals who claim to be some sort of connection between “our world” and the “spirit realm.” Sort of a go-between. Like GNAT, I believe there are people who are empaths in the extreme and therefore very intuitive about other people, but since I don’t believe in ghosts or an afterlife, etc., I can’t say anything positive about mediums. So I’ll end it here. 🙂

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I’ve met many many”mediums” through the paranormal research I’ve been involved with. Out of all of those “mediums” I have only found 3 that I think might actually have a gift. Out of those 3, only 1 is on television. And she isn’t Theresa Caputo.

    • Dani says:

      She is fake. I met her before and I can’t stand the woman. She asks you the same general questions ‘did you lose a loved one? were you close to them? was it a parent?’ and just goes based on your reaction. When I met her she told me I had an ‘aura’ and that she can tell ‘I suffered a great loss’ and I was like, 19, with the peachiest life ever (not being sarcastic) and I wanted to strangle her. Ugh.

  5. Jen43 says:

    I really liked this interview. I had no idea she was dating Aaron Rodgers or that she had OCD. My daughter has OCD, and now I am wondering if I should take her to a hypnotist. She makes it sound like a cure all, but it can’t be that easy.

    • Franca says:

      I have OCD and the working out isn’t really doing much for it. Maybe I’m doing something wrong?

      I don’t believe in hypnosis so I doubt I’m going to see one any time soon.

      • Lama Bean says:

        I think it’s kind of brave of her to openly speak of her OCD and trichotillomania. And I don’t even like her.

    • Kingsbury says:

      I have OCD and trichotillomania. Never seen a hypnotist, but exercise and physical activity make it MUCH easier to deal with my issues. Munn has been open about her mental health issues for years, and I like that about her (even though I don’t buy her relationship).

      • Jen43 says:

        My daughter is 13. She does a lot of sports during the school year, and I think that helps temporarily. The problem is that when she gives up one behavior, she starts with something else. I think eventually she is going to need medication, but I am trying to avoid that as long as I can.

  6. Stephanie says:

    Our dog is named Chance! She is a pitbull , and a total sweetheart. She’s either 13 or 14 we can’t remember. She’s been very sick for a long time: is blind in one eye cannot digest any food except for one kind, and has a brain tumor . She is such a good girl and is happy whenever she’s not sick. Just thought I’d share about my girl.

    • Naddie says:

      Oh, I’m sorry about her. I’ve been throught this before, my previous boys and girls went throught hard health problems along with aging. But I regret nothing.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Yes, it breaks your heart, but they are worth every tear. Stephanie, I’m sorry. It hurts to see them hurting. Just remember that you are giving her a loving home and a gentle place to be while she’s hurting.

    • Blackcat says:

      I am so sorry about your Chance. I am a cat owner and they are my babies. I know the heartache involved when they are sick and aging. GNAT summed it up well. Take comfort in knowing Chance has a wonderful, comfortable, and love filled life with you and your family.

  7. Mimz says:

    Love the cover and the editorial. I think she looks ravishing.
    I enjoyed the interview too . Might be a minority here, but I liked everything I’ve seen her in (Newsroom, magic mike etc) and I alsodon’t think she got surgery. I think she lost a lot of weight in recent years. She’s very lean. But she’s gorgeous.

    • Franca says:

      I love her too. I’ve only seen her in Newsroom and she was good in it. I also saw an interview where she made fun of people who pretend to take no make up selfies. She was cute.
      I don’t know if she had surgery, but she looks beautiful.

      Also – “I’m not someone who can eat whatever she wants and have it not affect her.” – Amen. Finally some actress to admit that.

  8. kitty28 says:

    Too bad for her Aaron Rodgers is gay 😞

    • kcarp says:

      I really think he is gay too, and I am sure she knows. It is actually the perfect set up for her. She gets publicity, maybe a paycheck, and companionship when and if she wants it.

      It’s really too bad that being gay is still such a stigma in sports.

      • What was that says:

        I do not know this man as I no longer follow US football …BUT I was sure I read that she has a undercover relationship with a married network Exec hence a recent new series..maybe that is so a this ‘bearding’ is the perfect way to cover it neatly…

    • Audrey says:

      He could be bisexual.

      But it’s up to him to come out in his own time if it’s true. I do believe he has dated a man but i also don’t think anyone should be forced out of the closet

    • pf says:

      I have pretty good gaydar, and even without all the rumors, it goes ping ping when it comes to Aaron. They both get something out of this fake relationship, a huge football star doesn’t have to come out of the closet and she gets some publicity while probably hiding her real boyfriend.

  9. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Kaiser, I think your fears are normal, or at least normal to me. My therapist tried to hypnotize me once when I was in my thirties, and I was reclined on her sofa in a darkened room and she was saying “relax” or something, and I started to giggle. Like a four year old. It was so weird – I’m not a giggler really. And we tried several times and I kept doing it and she was getting super ticked so we quit. I think that must have been fear or nervousness about the process, because it was so unlike me. I can meditate without making a fool of myself. So I think something about releasing control to someone else was scaring me or maybe just the Pandora’s box thing.

  10. kri says:

    I feel like I just got hypnotized by reading her laundry list of foods. Also, how can you get hypnotized on friday and “be working out every day by Monday”??! WTF.

  11. platypus says:

    So, this whole interview is basically about how much other people influence her. And Theresa Caputo, FFS?! At least she’s giving credit where credit is due, I guess.. And she sounds like a very sweet person. I’d say down to earth if she didn’t sound like she could join a cult if the right person came along.

  12. Tiffany says:

    I am not feeling the long hair on Olivia. The length she had it on The Newsroom was perfect.

  13. msw says:

    WTF is this cover? She is completely unrecognizable. I thought it was Megan Fox after doing some more tweaking to her face. It isn’t even a good photo shop job. Olivia Munn has a very distinctive face shape, which is apparently not good enough to sell mags. How insulting to fix her up so she looks indistinguishable from herself.

  14. lila fowler says:

    Her head looks huge and long on the cover.

  15. paranormalgirl says:

    I really like Olivia Munn. I don’t know why, I just do.

  16. Jessica says:

    God, this chick irritates me like no other celebrity. Every time I see her smug face I just get this urge to break things or punch a hole through the wall. I still don’t understand how so many people who actually follow celebrity news (online anyway), and know a few things about her, can’t see her for the tacky and opportunistic phony that she is. And it just makes me stabby that she has gotten this far when she should still only be on that video game channel pretending to be a gamer nerd or whatever it was that she did. Am I really the only one on this site who absolutely cannot stand this woman??? I’m sorry for ranting, but most of us have at least one celebrity we have an irrational (or maybe not so irrational) hatred for, and this one’s mine.

    • Shannon says:

      No, I’m with you. I don’t get Olivia Munn at all. She seems so fake, inside and out. If I’m not mistaken, it looks like she’s had quite a bit of work done.

      • Jessica says:

        Thank God at least one person agrees with me. It’s better than nothing. I’ll take it. : )