Olivia Munn thanks supporters of Aaron Rodgers, slams his family
Olivia Munn has singled out and thanked Green Bay Packers fans who remained supportive of Aaron Rodgers despite “adversity on and off the field.”
The actress and longtime girlfriend of the Packers signal-caller took to Instagram on Sunday to thank supporters in the wake of Green Bay’s 44-21 blowout loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game.
“So proud of this team,” Munn wrote of the Packers in a handwritten note. “They faced a lot of adversity on and off the field, but they battled to get this far. THANK YOU to those of you who encouraged and supported them by choosing to put out positive energy only.”
The Packers did indeed face some adversity on the field after stumbling out of the gate only to get red-hot at season’s end. But odds are Munn is referring more to Rodgers’ estrangement from his family, a personal issue that became a major talker — despite Rodgers’ refusal to discuss it — during the Packers’ playoff run.
Rodgers’ long-simmering feud with his family — which allegedly goes back to 2014 — began receiving significant coverage due to Rodgers’ brother Jordan’s appearance on last season’s edition of “The Bachelorette.” Jordan claimed “me and Aaron don’t really have that much of a relationship” during one episode of the reality show. Rodgers’ other brother, Luke, confirmed the rift as well.
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.”
Munn was accused in a report last week of being the predominant source of Rodgers’ feud with his family. While other reports strongly dispute the allegation, it wasn’t even the first time Munn has been targeted as the cause of the estrangement.
The actress also was active in the comments section of her Instagram post, calling out Rodgers’ family for their conduct.
Munn was even been blamed by Packers fans last season for Rodgers’ struggles on the field. Let’s just say Munn’s expression of gratitude to Rodgers’ supporters isn’t intended for those particular fans.