Aaron Rodgers and his family have reportedly been estranged for years, but is his girlfriend, actress Olivia Munn, to blame for their dispute?
According to the latest report regarding the Green Bay Packer quarterback’s strained relationship with his family, Aaron Rodgers reportedly hasn’t spoken to his family for two years and allegedly skipped his grandfather’s funeral.
On Friday, November 18, the Bleacher Report claimed Aaron Rodgers, 32, is “a son and brother who hasn’t spoken to his family in two years.”
Aaron Rodgers “has not spoken to his family since December 2014,” a source told the outlet, and his immediate family members don’t even know his phone number.
Aaron Rodgers’ family feud was a hot topic during the latest season of The Bachelorette. During the show, contestant Jordan Rodgers, who ended up winning the season, discussed his estrangement from Aaron Rodgers both with the star of the show, Jojo Fletcher, and with the rest of his family.
As the hometown dates aired on the show, Aaron Rodgers’ father hinted that fame was a factor in their family feud by noting that fame changes people.
Although Olivia Munn’s name wasn’t brought up during The Bachelorette‘s episodes, rumors at the time claimed Aaron Rodgers’ family wasn’t on board with their relationship — and had fought with Munn in the past.
“The Aaron Rodgers family feud that has captured so many people’s attention has continued to escalate and the cause of all the drama may have finally been pinpointed: potential future Aaron Rodgers wife, Olivia Munn,” Earn the Necklace reported months ago.
“So, why is Olivia Munn reportedly the one to blame the Aaron Rodgers brother drama? Well, truth be told, it’s not very clear; Jordan Rodgers never seems to give an explanation outside of, ‘it’s complicated,’ which may as well be his catchphrase at this point,” the outlet explained.
“However, the general consensus is that the two younger Rodgers brothers had a fine relationship until Aaron entered a relationship with Munn, implying that the issue is perhaps that the larger contingent of the Rodgers family isn’t particularly fond of her.”
Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn have been dating for years and often appear together on red carpets. In addition, the couple has been open with their romance on social media. They even have Instagram pages set up for their two dogs. However, despite ongoing reports claiming the two are engaged, they have not yet confirmed any such thing, nor has Munn been wearing any suspicious rings.
Another report, shared by Us Weekly in August, claimed a family insider had alleged that Munn, whom Aaron Rodgers has been dating for over two years, was at the center of their family feud. She “has a strong personality and every meeting she has had with them has gone badly,” their source said.
“The family says [Aaron Rodgers] stopped talking to them,” a show insider told the magazine.
“While Aaron says they don’t talk because his family doesn’t like Olivia.”
“[Aaron Rodgers] makes his own decisions and wouldn’t be swayed by Olivia,” a Munn source insisted.
Although there is no real way of knowing for sure who started the Rodgers family feud, one thing is for sure: this family is torn apart and shows no signs of making amends — regardless of the major moments that have happened, including the tragic death of Aaron Rodgers’ grandfather, and the moments that are expected to happen soon, including Jordan Rodgers and Jojo Fletchers’ upcoming wedding.
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers take on the Washington Redskins tomorrow night, November 20, at 8:30 p.m. at FedExField in Landover, Maryland.
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