Olivia Munn allegedly the catalyst for Aaron Rodgers’ feud with family
Aaron Rodgers’ relationship with actress Olivia Munn is the primary cause of the rift with his family, according to a new report.
Munn has long been believed to be the source of the Rodgers’ family feud, and a source told US Weekly that the actress has a “strong personality” and that “every meeting she has had with [Rodgers’ family] has gone badly” since the supercouple began dating in 2014.
“Aaron is the one that has pulled away from the family, not the reverse,” the source said. “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.”
The notion that Munn has served as a catalyst to Rodgers’ feud with his family is nothing new. Reports going back to last summer suggested Munn’s integral role in the conflict. Munn has even been blamed by Packers fans for Rodgers’ struggles on the field.
The feud also received significant coverage due to Rodgers’ brother Jordan’s appearance on last season’s edition of “The Bachelorette,” with the younger brother saying, “me and Aaron don’t really have that much of a relationship.” Rodgers’ other brother, Luke, confirmed the rift as well during an episode.
More recently, Rodgers’ father Ed said of his son’s fractured relationship with his family, “Fame can change things.”
“It’s complicated,” he added, via The New York Times. “We’re hoping for the best.”
Either way, all the coverage of Rodgers’ continued estrangement from his family obviously is coming at an incredibly inopportune time for the quarterback. With the Green Bay Packers preparing to play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game, such distractions obviously are unwelcome.
Rodgers has on multiple occasions over the past NFL season sidestepped inquiries related to his fractured relationship with his family. Rodgers’ longtime teammates and friend James Jones recently told TMZ that the quarterback is doing fine amid all the familial drama, saying Rodgers is “in the zone” and not allowing all the talk negatively impact his focus.
Perhaps easier said than done.