Aaron Rodgers is opening up about his split from Olivia Munn.
Aaron Rodgers is blaming their split on the constant attention and manufactured drama. In a new interview with ESPN the Magazine, the Green Bay Packers quarterback admitted there are some drawbacks to fame — and they can make dating complicated.
“When you are living out a relationship in the public eye, it’s definitely … it’s difficult,” he recently told ESPN the Magazine. “It has some extra constraints, because you have other opinions about your relationship, how it affects your work and, you know, just some inappropriate connections.”
Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn announced in April that they decided to go their separate ways. The breakup came just two months after the pair sparked engagement rumors after she was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her left ring finger.
But for Rodgers and Munn, it wasn’t just the talking head sports bloviators who made their relationship difficult. It was his own family. Comments from Rodgers brother and father suggested that Munn was responsible for family drama that resulted in a rift between Aaron and the rest of the clan.
“Aaron is the one that has pulled away from the family, not the reverse,” a source exclusively tells Us. “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. That made him furious, and he ended up choosing Olivia over his family.”
However, much like with anyone he’s dating, Aaron won’t voluntarily bring his family into the public forefront.
When asked why doesn’t think its appropriate to comment, Aaron replied, “Because a lot of people have family issues.”
“I’m not the only one that does,” he continued. “It needs to be handled the right way.”
Overall, he aims to prevent the two worlds from colliding.
“I think there should be a separation between your public life and your personal life,” he told ESPN. “I’ve just always felt like there should be a time when you don’t have to be on.”
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