One of sports’ most high-profile couples is dunzo. According to reports by People magazine and other outlets Friday, Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn are no longer an item.
That might be music to the ears of some Packers fans who thought that the actress, 36, was keeping the quarterback, 33, from playing his best. It certainly brought smiles to the faces of Bears fans, who could only hope Rodgers was feeling a bit of the heartbreak he has so often inflicted on them.
Fans in Chicago weren’t the only ones having some fun with the power-decoupling. Check out this tweet by the Chicago Tribune:
Actress Olivia Munn and boyfriend break up, according to reports https://t.co/HhmlPNmWYv pic.twitter.com/8CbqAIqCwd— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) April 7, 2017
“Boyfriend,” ha! Of course, given that Rodgers has a 14-4 record against the Bears as a Green Bay starter, with 38 touchdowns to just nine interceptions and a 105.7 rating, it’s fair to wonder if some Windy City denizens are simply too spooked to invoke his name.
Meanwhile, the Bears’ Twitter account took the opportunity to troll the two-time NFL MVP:
The Bears may have subsequently realized that it probably wasn’t wise to poke the, well, Packer, because they deleted the tweet. That may have been a result of getting a lot of responses such as this:
In any event, People reported that Rodgers and Munn “amicably ended their relationship of three years,” adding that they “wish nothing but the best for each other moving forward.” It remains to be seen if the breakup results in a better relationship between the quarterback and his family.
In one of the NFL’s oddest stories last season, it emerged that Rodgers was keeping at arm’s length not only his younger brother Jordan, who revealed the estrangement while a contestant on “The Bachelorette,” but his parents as well. Rodgers’s father described as accurate a report in which a source close to the family said, “When Mom and Dad sent Christmas presents to the quarterback and his girlfriend, those gifts were mailed back in February . . . didn’t attend his grandfather’s funeral — the same grandfather he once called before every game.”
Some reports pointed to Munn as the source of the tension, although others claimed it had nothing to do with her. In a January Instagram post following the Packers’ season-ending playoff loss to the Falcons, Munn wrote, “THANK YOU to those who encouraged and supported them by choosing to put out only positive energy,” emphasizing the word “positive.”
Rodgers has long revealed little of his private life, and he has offered scant comment on his family situation or his relationship with Munn. Friday’s news, though, got plenty of football fans, and others, talking.