Aaron Rodgers has been giving Tom Brady a run for his money ever since 2008, when he became the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. Though Brady may beat Rodgers in Superbowl titles and passer ratings, Rodgers crushes Brady when it comes to rushing the ball. He has rushed for a total of 1,604 more yards than Brady, and this season alone, he rushed for 305 more yards and four more touchdowns.
But, it’s not solely on the field that Rodgers is showing Brady up. In 2014, Rodgers’ relationship with actress Olivia Munn went public which meant he would soon be taking over red carpets as well. Brady’s other half Gisele may be a model but Munn is more than an actress. She’s educated, fluent in Japanese and a self-proclaimed nerd. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, she took a position as a sideline reporter for college football and women’s basketball, but ultimately quit because she said she felt uncomfortable and was “trying to be something she wasn’t.” Maybe the sidelines weren’t her thing, but I’m sure she feels a little more comfortable up in the suites cheering on her boyfriend.
And look at them now. They are both having a great year. Munn starred in X-Men: Apocalypse and Office Christmas Party and Rodgers led the NFL in touchdown passes and is currently in the running for MVP. Move over Brady-Bundchen bunch and make room for Munn and Rodgers. Here are 15 things you need to know about Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn’s relationship.
15. They have an Instagram account for their dogs
The couple has adopted two puppies, Chance and Frankie, since they started dating. Chance was adopted in late 2014 during the Fox Network’s Cause for Paws special and Frankie was adopted in the spring of 2016. You can find them both on Instagram, @chancerodgers12 and @frankierodgers12. Apparently, they’d like to use their Instagram fame for more important things like endorsement deals. Chance hopes to sell detox tea while Frankie is more into waist trainers. The two dogs were featured in People’s “Superstar Pets” column and Munn joked to the magazine saying, “I’m sure Kris Jenner is reading this right now and I encourage her to move fast if she wants to represent them.” The entire Munn-Rodgers clan lives by the motto, “adopt don’t shop,” and combined, the pooches have over 70,000 followers.
14. Public appearances are kind of their thing
Rodgers has stated that when he started dating Munn, he knew what he was getting himself into and what came along with becoming one half of a high-profile celebrity couple. He also said being with her has allowed him to accept his celebrity status and become more comfortable with his fame, since before dating her, he was more private. You know he wasn’t lying because you can find the two of them everywhere and anywhere. From the Oscars to the Met Ball to Lambeau Field to the ESPYs, the two of them rarely miss an opportunity to dress up and strut their stuff down a red carpet or at the stadium. They’re not always attending a fancy event or football games though. They hit up basketball games, stroll around whichever city they’re visiting and go out to dinners, all with a paparazzi crew close behind.
13. They are not afraid to Dubsmash
Come on, you know at some point, whether by yourself or with someone else, you made a Dubsmash video. If you don’t know what Dubsmash is, it’s an app that allows you to video yourself lipsyncing to whatever songs, movie clips or sayings you choose. Well, stars, they’re just like us! Though you can’t find Rodgers on Instagram, you can find Munn. She has shared many precious moments and red carpet appearances of the couple, and also, a Dubsmash video or two. Together, they acted out a scene from The Princess Bride and in another video, Munn lip sang to “Hero” by Mariah Carey while Rodgers interpretively danced in the background. At least they can have fun and not take themselves too seriously.
12. They are willing to go the distance for each other
Starting quarterbacks and working actresses have hectic, busy schedules. So many Hollywood couples end in divorce or breakups due to these schedules and not being able to make it work. For the past two and a half years, that has not been the case for Rodgers and Munn. Munn has said she attends every home game for the Packers and Rodgers has visited Munn on the sets of her movies. She told E! News that she was okay with turning down some projects in order to make their relationship work. She explained, “There’s a lot traveling, a lot of driving, and then you’re just really happy with the decisions that you make.” She also said that it doesn’t make her sad because she wants her life to be full and to have all of those experiences so she has to figure it out as she goes.
11. The Force is with them
Munn has talked about her nerdiness from time to time. She has said, “But to me and more and more people I know, being a nerd or a geek means having passion, power, intelligence. Being a nerd just means there is something in the world that you care deeply about—be it twelve-sided dice, a favorite sports team, your new laptop or Night Rider.” The fact that that quote is from her book titled “Suck it, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek” can speak for itself, and it seems that she has met her match. Both Rodgers and Munn are huge fans of Star Wars. Before the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Munn posted an Instagram of the two them dressed in Star Wars gear. The caption read: “Who’s the bigger #StarWars fan… The one who bought this awesome shirt at @oldnavy or the one who already owned his Obi-Wan Kenobi robe”.