The Newsroom star Olivia Munn has finally opened up about the drama between her ex-boyfriend Aaron Rodgers and his family, and she doesn’t think either side is clean. Munn rarely speaks about the Green Bay Packers quarterback, but in a recent appearance on Andy Cohen Live, she addressed the rumor that it was her who caused the rift between Rodgers and his parents and brothers.
Fans of The Bachelorette may remember that famous scene during Jordan Rodgers’ season when the family had an empty chair at their dinner table to symbolize Aaron’s absence. But Munn says that the truth is that he stopped talking to his family a full eight months before they began dating in 2014, and it was her who tried to convince him to reconcile.
“On my last day when I was filming The Newsroom, I spent the day in my trailer just encouraging him to, like, have an honest conversation with your parents,” said Munn.
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The actress says that jealousy complicates the family dynamic because Aaron’s father and brothers had all dreamed of sports success. Munn added that Aaron might not be entirely innocent in the situation, but she doesn’t think it is okay to try to stand on someone’s shoulders and then throw dirt in their face. And, that is what she thinks Aaron’s dad and brothers did.
Olivia Munn and Rodgers split about a year ago, and she says that they no longer keep in touch. He is now dating Danica Patrick.
Rodgers and Patrick first met back in 2012 at the ESPYs, but things developed between them at an extremely slow pace. Instead of exchanging phone numbers, he gave Patrick his email address.
During her recent appearance on Sirius XM’s Jenny McCarthy Show, the 36-year-old said that she and Rodgers kept in touch over the years, but there were also long periods of time when they didn’t communicate at all.
Patrick says it wasn’t until very recently that they had each other’s phone numbers, and they referred to each other as Chicago and Green Bay.
She retired from NASCAR’s top tier at the end of last season after leaving the IndyCar circuit in 2012. The longtime Chicago Bears fan will be racing for the final time this weekend at the Indianapolis 500 where she will start seventh and attempt to become the first female to win at the famed track.
Aaron Rodgers and Patrick announced their relationship in January, just one month after she ended her five-year relationship with fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr.