For three years, Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers seemed almost perfect in the eyes of the sports world and the celebrity world, weathering NFL playoffs and X-Men movies together, standing side-by-side against tabloid nonsense and even some legitimate reports of family squabbles. Earlier this year, a ring on Munn’s left hand fueled speculation that the couple had finally gotten engaged, with world domination sure to follow.
The dream appears to have died. According to People, Rodgers and Munn have split.
“They have amicably ended their relationship of three years,” a source close to the situation confirms to People exclusively. The source says the couple “remains close friends and wish nothing but the best for each other moving forward.”
Rodgers and Munn got together in 2014, and quickly charmed everyone with funny stories of how they met and endless social media goofiness. She went to Packers games. He went to the Oscars. All seemed well. Then, last summer, things got weird.
It started when Rodgers’ brother Jordan showed up as a contestant on The Bachelorette and revealed to star JoJo Fletcher that things were “complicated” between his family and his Super Bowl MVP brother. Jordan Rodgers was accused, at the time, of using his brother’s fame to drum up drama that would in turn make himself more famous. The media followed the trail and found that there were in fact divisions within Clan Rodgers. Specifically, that Rodgers and his family hadn’t really spoken since 2014, and while no official statements blamed Munn for the rift, gossip pointed in that direction.
Cut to 2017, when Rodgers and Munn seemed to be appearing together less and less and the Instagrams they set up for their dogs (because of course that’s a thing) began posting less frequently. Things seemed to be slowing down, and now they’ve halted altogether. There will no doubt be all manner of speculation in the coming weeks over what really caused the split (because heaven forbid two human beings with very busy lives just grow apart over time). For now we’re left with the facts of a breakup and the fall of a Green Bay/Hollywood hybrid power couple.
So, what now? Well, she’ll keep aking movies and he’ll keep playing football, but eventually there has to be a conversation within the Rodgers family about this, right? Every family has that one signifcant other who completely wrecked stuff for a little bit, whether it was their fault or not. Traditionally you clear things up over Thanksgiving dinner, hug a little and then just all have turkey. Maybe there’s a State Farm ad in there that can air during Packers vs. Lions this fall.
At least we’ll always have The Cutlet. The Cutlet is Forever.