The three-year relationship between ultimate sports couple Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn ended last week because Aaron Rodgers was getting tired of Olivia Munn’s ongoing dispute with his Chico-based family, according to a new report in Us Weekly.
A source close to the estranged lovebirds said that the Green Bay Packers quarterback was tired of the wedge the actress had supposedly driven between him and his family, including his younger brother Jordan, who competed this past summer on the reality show “The Bachelorette.”
“The big issue is that Olivia doesn’t get along with his family,” the source said. “They think she’s controlling.”
While the couple started daring in 2014 and often made glamorous red carpet appearances for high-profile sports and Hollywood events, they had mostly been in the news because of ongoing speculation about tensions between Munn and Rodgers’ family.
According to the speculation, the former Cal quarterback started to pull away from his family after he led the Packers to a Super Bowl win in 2011 and then started going out with Munn in 2014.
“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,” a source told Us Weekly at the time. “That made him furious, and he ended up choosing Olivia over his family.”
According to Us, the actress has “a strong personality and every meeting she has had with [Rodgers’ family] has gone badly.”
The friction played out publicly on “The Bachelorette” when Jordan Rodgers, who eventually proposed to show star JoJo Fletcher, revealed the family was estranged from Aaron.
Munn and Rodgers “split for a while” over the summer before giving their relationship once last shot, the source told Us. “Their issues have been going on forever.”
As Rodgers was preparing for the NFC champion game against the Atlanta Falcons in January, which the Packers lost, his father, Ed Rodgers, gave an interview to the New York Times in which the chiropractor confirmed that the family wasn’t on speaking terms with Aaron.
“Fame can change things,” Ed Rodgers said, without going into details. “It’s complicated.”
But Ed Rodgers said the family was “hoping for the best” in terms of a reconciliation.
Now with Munn out of the picture, maybe that reconciliation can happen — if she was in fact the problem.