Aaron Rodgers’s family ‘didn’t trust’ Olivia Munn, he chose her over his family

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I have no side in the Aaron Rodgers-Olivia Munn breakup. I don’t really care much about either of them, although if you really forced me to choose, I suspect I would be more Team Aaron, mostly because he seemed like a nice guy when he appeared on Celebrity Jeopardy. Aaron and Olivia announced their split last week and it seemed, from the confirmation to People Magazine, like the split was pretty mutual. But of course I was expecting some dirt to come out, only I didn’t know who would spill the tea. No, that’s not true. I know Olivia will end up getting the last word eventually, because that’s her M.O. Well, I’m not sure this story is coming from Team Olivia, but I know she’ll have some sh-t to say about it.

The fallout from Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn’s sudden split continues. Though it had been reported the two amicably parted ways, a source close to the former couple tells Us Weekly it was actually the Packers quarterback who pulled the plug on the three-year romance with Munn, 36.

“The big issue is that Olivia doesn’t get along with his family. They think she’s controlling,” a source told the magazine.

The family’s dirty laundry became a prominent story line on last summer’s “The Bachelorette” as the quarterback’s younger brother, Jordan, competed and won the affection of leading lady, now fiancée, JoJo Fletcher. Munn reportedly was at the center of the Rodgers family feud, which led to Aaron’s packaged-for-TV estrangement from his parents and siblings.

The magazine reported Rodgers, 33, and Munn “went through a rough patch” last summer, but said “their issues have been going on forever.”

“Aaron is the one that has pulled away from the family, not the reverse,” an insider told Us Weekly. “When he got together with Olivia Munn, his family told him they didn’t trust her and thought she wasn’t with him for the right reasons. That made him furious, and he ended up choosing Olivia over his family.”

It seems that choice wasn’t forever, though.

[From The NY Post]

Eh, I sort of believe all of this. I believe his family didn’t like her. I believe that dislike was part of a larger family rift. I believe Aaron pulled away too. As for whether or not Olivia was with him for the “right reasons” – I have no idea. Frankly, I can’t stand her and I think she gives off Opportunist Vibes too, but let me also be clear: in many non-sports circles, Olivia is a decent-sized celebrity. It’s not like she’s some wannabe trying to build a career for herself out of who she dates. She was already a thing before she ever started up with Aaron. And I don’t understand why Aaron’s family was so upset about her? It’s all very strange. Also strange? This story from Us Weekly about how Aaron has, like, gone Hollywood?

Aaron Rodgers has been a fixture in the Hollywood scene amid his split from girlfriend of three years, actress Olivia Munn. A insider tells Us Weekly that friends have seen “drastic changes” in the 33-year-old Green Bay Packers quarterback since the football season ended for his team in January. Although Rodgers owns a home in San Diego, he’s been spending an increasing amount of time in nearby L.A.

“He’s been getting weekly facials in Beverly Hills and has also hired Ryan Gosling’s personal stylist to dress him,” the insider tells Us.

The NFL hunk has also been switching up his fitness routine to work out with Nick Jonas, who primarily trains at the star-studded Unbreakable Performance Center. “He used to work out in Calabasas with his teammates during the offseason, but this offseason he’s chosen to work out primarily with Nick Jonas in West Hollywood,” the pal added.

Along with Jonas, the Pro Bowler has been hanging with actor pals Ryan Rottman and Eddie Mills, instead of his usual football crew. “One teammate said, ‘The only time we’ve seen Aaron this offseason is on TMZ leaving Catch,’” the source tells Us of cameras catching Rodgers at the L.A. hot spot.

[From Us Weekly]

Your guess is as good as mine. He likes facials and working out with Nick Jonas. Okay.

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  1. Mike says:

    True or not is often claimed that Rogers was using Munn as a beard. Who knows the truth?

    • Alleycat says:

      I hear that a lot too. That he was going to come out a couple years ago but panicked. He also then broke up with his male best friend/assistant, who was living with him to date Olivia (and that guy wrote a few cryptic tweets about it).

    • margie says:

      I have heard this SO OFTEN. And I just wonder- 3 years is a long time for a beard, right? Giving up three years of your life for something that isn’t real just seems like too long. Unless he was also bearding for her? I don’t think her profile has gotten much higher just from being with Rogers.

    • MC2 says:

      This stems from the crap about him having interests outside of football & not being a total jerk. Now he likes LA & working out with Jonas rather then his football friends?! He MUST be gay! The NFL & it’s cronies are sick in the head.

      I sympathize with Aaron Rogers & I hope he does well. His sucky, macho, uncaring family doesn’t help any. Poor guy. He should find love & create his own loving, accepting family. God speed Cheesehead!

    • anon33 says:

      It’s interesting because in high school (an all-male catholic HS), my husband was also called gay because he refused to participate in “locker room” type talks (because he thought they were gross) and remained a virgin until he found someone he was in love with (me.) So I don’t put a lot of stock in “gay” proclamations from all-male, historically patriarchal institutions.

  2. WTW says:

    I am Team Olivia, simply because we have no idea why his family didn’t like her and if their reasons were valid. My husband has a toxic, controlling, codependent family. They objected to me from the beginning because we are different races. At times, they too have said that my husband chose me over them. What they meant is that he didn’t obey their orders. I think healthy families don’t force their children to choose between them and a mate, even if they don’t like the child’s mate. They let him learn from his mistakes, if he indeed is making a mistake, and are respectful to the person (barring any abuse) as a courtesy to their son. Families can have very superficial and ignorant reasons for objecting to a child’s mate, and I think it’s unfair to blame Munn for causing a rift between Rodgers and his fam in light of that. Most people who fall in love with someone have no intention of clashing with their love’s family. I’d also say that seemingly “nice” families aren’t so nice. My husband’s family was thought of the Cleavers by his friends growing up, but they are so dysfunctional. If I never had to see them again, I would be a happy camper.

    • Whyme says:

      WTW, I agree. People that don’t have any toxic family members will never understand.

      And sorry you had to deal with all of that.

    • Craven says:

      I agree. Aaron was raised by ultra religious controlling parents and training as a professional athlete from a young age made him even more sheltered than most guys in that circumstance. Add the millions of dollars at play into the situation and you have a family extra pissed that their son is not only dating a “heathen actress with a sexual past” but that her influence is shutting off the money tap.

      Ultimately, any family that would issue the kind of aggressive media statements they issued just before his biggest game of the year are evil, period. He better not reattach to those manipulative vultures.

    • Mousyb says:

      Yup, I agree. Unless Munn is some sociopath I dont think her intention was to pull him away from his family. Also, Rodgers is just not a big enough star to the non-sports world for him to elevate her fame. Heck, no one was even really talking about them until the family drama came out. His family sounds sketch and I hope they really did break up amicably and can move on. Munn probably dodged a bullet.

    • Rachel says:

      WTW – you are 100% right on. And besides, if you’re that concerned about who your adult child is dating, wouldn’t you want to be stay around to be a positive influence instead of risking losing relationship with your kid??

      • sarah says:

        I never had kids but I did have a best girlfriend who made questionable choices in who she dated. I really didn’t like one guy she was with but I knew she tended to change boyfriends at least once a year. So I waited and kept quiet about it. A few months later, right on schedule, he was gone. I think it was better that I didn’t question her choice and cause tension between us. FYI, she told me later that she knew I didn’t like him.

    • chrissy says:

      Couldn’t agree more. I don’t have strong opinions about Olivia or Aaron, but I absolutely do not buy that she is the sole or main reason for his family estrangement. Is Olivia also the reason Aaron skipped his grandfather’s funeral? Or perhaps she forced them to expose the rift on the Bachelor and in that NYT article during this year’s playoffs? Please.

      This seems like classic deflection with Olivia as the scapegoat for their dysfunction.

    • Jennie Hix says:

      My boyfriend’s family is like this. Oh, the games they play. After 5 years, I’ve decided to leave and you know what? It’s not because of them. It’s because of HIM. It is his refusal to lay boundaries that I can stand anymore.

      So who knows, maybe this guy is too weak minded and damaged to have an intimate relationship outside of his toxic family. It’s sad for him, and for any woman who makes the mistake of falling for him.

      OR maybe I’m just projecting, LOL (sob).

      • Snowflake says:

        I’m sorry

      • msmlnp says:

        I also am sorry but believe you dodged a bullet there. I see friends who married men like your boyfriend- the boundaries are never ever set and the behavior usually gets much worse.

      • sarah says:

        @ Jennie Hix : I hear you on this. It was the same with me many years ago. Boyfriend’s mother hated me (maybe she saw me as someone who would take her precious 20-something baby boy away from her (he lived in the basement). I would phone and she would answer but then hang up the phone without telling him I was calling. HE screwed it up by not setting boundaries with his family members. That is why I left.

        @ misminp : you are right. Jennie Hix dodged a bullet. No woman should have to live with that. I remember a co-worker who said she put her foot down with the man she married, saying he had to choose his family or her because she wasn’t putting up with it. They ended up happily married with two kids.

    • nic919 says:

      If they are going to suggest that Olivia was using Aaron’s fame but then be okay with letting their other son go on a reality show, then they are hypocritical to say the least. Olivia Munn hasn’t exposed anything about the Rodgers family, they have done that themselves.

    • Missmarirose says:

      ITA. My family blamed my then-boyfriend when I finally got sick of their shit and cut them off. He had nothing to do with it but I guess it’s easier to find a scapegoat than admit any responsibility for their own actions.

  3. Chaine says:

    I feel bad for the guy. He seems like a decent person with a toxic family.

  4. QQ says:

    I’m team Watching this situation with Popcorn and side eyes ( they are not particularly likeable to me IDK what is it but reject em both)

  5. Squiggisbig says:

    Major side eye to his family. Pretty sure a lot of families where at some point or another they don’t like someone’s partner. The fact that that fairly common occurrence escalated to this point where they don’t have a relationship and Aaron literally felt compelled to send Christmas presents back speaks to a very toxic, controlling dynamic in their family. Like if the only issue was Olivia why would you release all these stories to magazines and dramatically go on the bachelorette with an empty place setting for Aaron? 🙄 We only know about this feud because they keep talking to the press about it!

  6. The Original Mia says:

    There’s just something about a 30+ year old’s family constantly going to the press to bash his girlfriend that rubs me the wrong way. They seem to be the problem, not Olivia. She gained nothing from being with him. She had a career before him and will continue to have one after him.

    • Whyme says:

      Exactly, I actually knew who she was and wasn’t aware of him (not into sports as much). The only thing I knew about him are he gay rumors (which I feel bad about either way) and his loser brother.

    • Scal says:

      Exactly. No one knew about the family issues until the brother brought it up on the Bachelor. and made a big deal about it. Remember when one of the girls went to the house and they had a empty chair and place setting out for Aaaron? And made a big deal about it? That family is SO weird.

      Dad was doing a bunch of interviews during the post-season (usually the saturday before games). If he cut them off, methinks it has nothing to do with the girlfriend.

    • chrissy says:

      Thank you! This is a bunch of crap. Frankly, Aaron and his family sound more alike that not — they’re all famehungry, but in different ways. Aaron’s chasing Hollywood and his family is using the rift to chase press/attention (the brother bringing it up on the Bachelor and the Dad’s various press runs, including the NYT expose smack in the middle of playoffs).

      • Jessa Blessa says:

        Aaron has been a superstar in the NFL since 2009. It wasn’t until he met Olivia that anyone knew his life outside of football. I doubt he’s chasing fame.

  7. Bri W. says:

    I’m with Kasier in that who cares if he spends more time near LA? He’s from CA and he’s a grown man. That is a non-story.

    I don’t even know where to begin on the Olivia Munn breakup/his family drama.

  8. Aimee says:

    I always got the impression that he was gay, his family couldn’t accept it, they stopped speaking to him, he got OM to beard for him and the press used her as the excuse for the family estrangement. I like Aaron Rodgers a lot. He should come out, if he really is gay. It’s shame that some football fans wouldn’t be able to handle it. Its 2017. You can’t tell me that of ALL the players in the NFL NONE of them are gay???

  9. Tiffany says:

    Yet the family was totally okay with Jordan using Aaron, the family and its drama to do The Bachelor. Okay then.

    • Bex says:

      Yeah, if anyone’s giving off opportunist vibes here, I’m much more inclined to side-eye his family rather than Olivia. She’s never said anything bad about them publicly to my knowledge.

  10. Kaye says:

    I never knew who he was until he started dating her, but Olivia seems SO THIRSTY to me. And smug, somehow.

  11. Brit says:

    I actually like them both and she seems like a fun gal based on social media. She was really close with some of the other packers wags.

    But I will say she does like to get in the last word. She did the same thing when she was with chris pine, and they were together for 2 months. By all accounts, it seemed like a fling. But I guess she was mad that he wasn’t taking her seriously as a gf and leaked those sexts.

  12. SpareMe says:

    I like Olivia, I admit, but this is not on her. He did an episode of You Made It Weird and was really careful to not discuss his family or girlfriend, meanwhile his parents and siblings are out there being messy and spilling tea.

    There have been very few leaks from his side of the estrangement but lots from the family’s perspective.

    My husband’s family is horrible and he has minimal contact with them and I know they blame me for it, in part. Because I must be the one telling him to not call, etc.

  13. PettyRiperton says:

    His family is sketchy, Aaron and Olivia were meh at best.

  14. Pumpkin Pie says:

    I don’t care about their relationship. I’ll just say this: I can’t get used to her new face.

  15. Louise177 says:

    I disagree that Olivia drove Aaron away from his family. They were only dating for a few months when the estrangement happened. Did Olivia even meet them at that point? I have a hard time believing that Aaron would separate himself from his family if they had a great relationship. That seems extreme for somebody you barely know.

  16. artistsnow says:

    The story is…..
    Olivia is FURIOUS that her gravy train left.
    So she is spilling the beans on Aaron. He is gay.
    What a jerk she is.