The Real Reason Olivia Munn And Aaron Rodgers Broke Up

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When athletes and actors start dating, there's always going to be an awkward clashing of worlds. What if the celeb has no interest in the sport? What if the jock has no clue what to do on a red carpet? Those specific examples are just a few of the issues actress Olivia Munn and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers grappled with over the past few years. But they recently broke up, and the rumor mill has cranked into full swing. Were those gay rumors about Rodgers true this whole time? Was Olivia sick of waiting on a proposal? Here are the real (or most likely) reasons Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers broke up.

Olivia's shady past

Even before her high-profile and rumor-plagued relationship with Aaron Rodgers, Olivia Munn had a suspect history of Hollywood hookups. For starters, there was the blind item she attempted to cast into the gossip blogosphere when she wrote in her book, Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek, about a sexual encounter with an unnamed director who she claimed masturbated in front of her while eating shrimp. It was a salacious claim that instantly garnered a ton of speculation until director Brett Ratner owned up to being the mysterious seafood fiend. Although in his crass description of their rendezvous, he denied any shellfish involvement, saying, "She was hanging out on my set of After the Sunset, I banged her a few times, but I forgot her. Because she changed her name," according to the New York Daily News. He also said she made up the shrimp stuff because she was mad about not getting cast on his TV show. Classy pair, huh?

Then there was the time Munn allegedly came between Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel during a "steamy three-day affair," according to The Huffington Post. Neither Munn nor Timberlake would comment on the scandal, and soon Munn moved onto another A-List romance with Robocop star Joel Kinnaman. They dated for two years and had supposedly had an amicable breakup, so nothing suspect there right? Except Glamour reported that it was only two weeks after Munn and Kinnaman's split that Munn started hooking up with Rodgers. So, the relationship got off to a shady start.

Persistent engagement rumors

Ask any guy who's been dating a woman for a while, and he'll tell you how super awesome it is when people bring up marriage all the time. Now multiply that by a million, because when you're a superstar athlete dating a well known actress, you probably get that question every time a recording device is pointed at you. Munn and Rodgers were the target of endless engagement speculation, and she didn't do herself any favors when she accidentally fanned the flames in an Instagram post.

In a group shot actress Sophie Turner posted of the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, Munn's left hand is visible, and clearly sporting a giant rock on the lockdown finger. In this case, the speculative fervor that Rodgers finally put a ring on it was actually warranted until Munn shut it all down. "No, [it's not an engagement ring] the other day I was eating... I had been eating too many salty foods, so it didn't fit. It's my emerald ring that I wear all the time on my right hand and I had to put it on my left because my right hand was getting too swollen!" Munn told ET. Sure. Of course, knowing about all of the engagement drama already surrounding them, wouldn't it have been easier for her to just to not wear the ring? Nah, never mind, that would never work.

Aaron's mysterious family drama

After a November 2016 Bleacher Report story cited a source claiming Rodgers had "not spoken to his family since December 2014," stories about how Munn was the cause of the family rift started gaining traction. Rodgers' dad, Ed, confirmed the timeline of the strained relationship to the New York Times in January 2017, ominously saying, "Fame can change things." Though Aaron was already a star in his own right, having led Green Bay to a Super Bowl win in 2011, many viewed Ed's fame comment as a reference to his son's sudden appearance all over the Hollywood scene with his new girlfriend at the time, Olivia Munn. But even before Ed's stunning confirmation to the Times of the estranged family dynamic, there had already been a huge clue from Aaron's brother, Jordan.

Aaron's brother aired their dirty laundry on 'The Bachelorette'

Aaron's brother, Jordan, won The Bachelorette in the summer of 2016, proposing to Jojo Fletcher during the season finale. But in an earlier show, Jordan told Fletcher, on camera, about Aaron's distance from the family. He claimed it was a subject that naturally came up when they were getting to know each other and talking about their families, and that while they don't normally talk about that kind of thing in public, it was unavoidable on the show. "You don't get any time off camera," Jordan told People. "So, we're talking about really trying to get to an engagement – you got to share everything. It had to be talked about."

But in another episode, Jordan brought Rodgers home to meet his family where they shared a meal together at a table conspicuously arranged with two empty chairs. While that staging was obviously some reality TV producer shadiness, the inclusion of the second chair speaks volumes. Since they already established that Aaron is estranged from the family, the phony drama of a single empty chair would sort of make sense, but to go out of the way to show that Aaron and his girlfriend weren't there is a definite statement.

Olivia publicly shaded Rogers' family

Speaking to People, a source close to Rodgers defended Munn against allegations that she is the cause of the rift in the family. "Olivia doesn't really have anything to do with it. This is not her issue; this is the Rodgers family issue," the source said. But the source must not have Instagram, because on January 22, 2017, Olivia dished out some passive-aggressive dirt by liking comments people were making that slammed the Rodgers family.

According to Terez Owens, who screencapped the posts, Munn liked two comments. The first one read, "This team looked like a family this season- & Aaron Rodgers had a great year, thank you for being his biggest supporter after his family cause so much negative distractions. Enjoy the off season." The second one was even worse. "Thank you for standing by Aaron when his own family sold stories to the media in the recent weeks and tried very hard to wreck his momentum. He is lucky to have found you. Real love is a gift."

Now, is that enough for Rodgers to throw the towel in on an almost three year relationship? Probably not, but the guy has been adamant about not wanting to handle his strained relationship with his family in the public. And maybe Munn got sick of never being able to defend herself against accusations that she destroyed the Rodgers family, a claim exacerbated by the TV show that threw her under the bus, and staged a fairytale engagement for her would-be brother-in-law. Either way it seemed obvious that cracks were starting to appear in that whole messy family dynamic, so something was bound to give.