Olivia Munn reveals what is really going on with the Aaron Rodgers family drama
You may get to pick who you date or become friends with, but you don't choose your family. I'm sure most people out there with siblings know the feeling of simultaneously hating and loving their brother or sister - and that's for the most functional relatives out there.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers knows this all to well, as the digs his family members have made at him have received a fair amount of attention from the press. Tensions abated, but then resurfaced in 2016, when the quarterback's younger brother Jordan appeared on The Bachelorette.
Jordan noted his relationship with Aaron was essentially non-existent and spoke about his brother's career in the spotlight:
"I have a great relationship with my [older] brother, Luke. Me and Aaron don’t really have much of a relationship. It’s just kind of the way he’s chosen to do life, and I chose to stay close with my family, my parents and my brother."
His father, Ed, doubled down on Jordan's claims, in a compliment about Jordan that may have been a criticism of his other son. "Fame can change you, but one thing I know about Jordan, he’s so strong-willed and that’s not going to change him in any way," Ed said on The Bachelorette.
Actress Olivia Munn was in a relationship with Rodgers from 2014 to 2017, so she has been around for a fair amount of his troubles with his family.
In the past, some inside sources have even claimed that she was the reason for the divide in the family, but after their split, the tension has continued - and Munn has set the record straight.
On Wednesday, she appeared on Sirius XM's 'Andy Cohen Live', where she was asked her opinion on their family situation, having not spoken to Rodgers since their break-up last year. Not only did she claim not to be the source of the family drama, but claims she was trying to put them back together.
"I met one brother, the one who was on ‘The Bachelorette.’ I was friendly with Jordan. I met the parents only a couple of times. Before he and I started dating he had not spoken to one of the brothers and his parents for eight months.
"My last day on ‘The Newsroom’ I spent my day in the trailer just encouraging him to have an open conversation with his parents, and they had a really nice conversation and then they started coming out my first year in Green Bay in 2014."
“I do believe that family and fame and success can be really complicated if their dreams are connected to your success. They are all into sports and Aaron is one of the best, if not the best, quarterbacks to play the game. Their work has a direct connection to what he does.
"There’s a lot of complications. I don’t think either side of the road is clean, but I do think it’s not OK if you try to stand on someone’s shoulders then throw dirt in their face, that’s what I think."
Jordan has previously said that he and the family hoped that Aaron will be there for his wedding, but it's unclear how much of his comments about his brother are genuine or not - after all, family can get very complicated.