Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is undoubtedly one of the most successful and talented players in the NFL today. His accomplishments on the field, including nine Pro Bowls, three NFL MVP Awards, too many touchdowns to count and a Super Bowl victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011, are proof of his greatness.
In addition to his accolades on the gridiron, Rodgers has become known for his extensive dating history. The Chico, California native and Jeopardy host’s list of former flames includes models, actresses, and fellow athletes.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers’ Dating History
Earlier in the NFL player’s career, he was spotted with several women, including celebs such as model Julie Henderson and the lead singer of Lady A, Hillary Scott.
Rodgers was also rumored to have dated sports media personality Erin Andrews, well before Jimmy Garoppolo could get the chance to hit on her during a postgame interview.
From 2011 to 2013, he was involved with Destiny Newton and was reportedly engaged to her, though he was much more secretive about his love life then. This led to speculation about his interest in nearly every woman he was photographed with.
Actress Olivia Munn
In 2014, Rodgers began a relationship with actress and television host Olivia Munn. She attended every Green Bay Packers home game when the two were together.
Munn even wrote a “Thank You” note to Packers fans after their loss in the 2017 NFC Championship game to the Atlanta Falcons, describing how proud she was of the team for competing well against diversity “on and off of the field.” Many believed that Munn was referencing Rodgers’ complicated family situation.
Aaron’s brother, Jordan Rodgers, was a contestant on The Bachelor and claimed that the future Hall of Fame quarterback was estranged from his family and implied that the actress was a big reason why. Although she was a supportive girlfriend at the time, the couple broke up in 2017 after three years of dating.
In 2020, Munn appeared to throw shade at her ex-boyfriend on a podcast, sharing the salacious details of their sex life with Whitney Cummings. While she did not outright say that the person she was talking about in the episode was Rodgers, conclusions were inevitably drawn by the media and NFL fans on social media.
NASCAR Driver Danica Patrick
After he dated actress Olivia Munn, Rodgers began dating former NASCAR driver Danica Patrick in early 2018. At the time, Patrick was coming out of a relationship of her own with fellow racer Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Rodgers and ex-girlfriend Danica Patrick were seen at several NBA games together, and the two appeared in a hilarious sketch parodying the movie I, Tonya at the ESPYs, the ESPN awards show. They also shared a $28 million home in Malibu.
Ultimately, Patrick’s rep confirmed to E! News that the couple called it quits in July 2020.
The former race car driver has made thinly-veiled references to the breakup, posting pics on Instagram with captions signaling the importance of personal growth, and examining the relationships one chooses to have.
She even called a class curated by Tara Toomey “emotional therapy” during her post-breakup blues. On Quibi’s The Rachel Hollis Show, she stated that her next boyfriend “had his work cut out for him”, as she had grown as a person and wanted to be sure she was ready to date again before going straight into another relationship.
Meanwhile, on The Pat McAfee Show on SiriusXM, Rodgers discussed having an “increased love of life” and said he was in a “lot better headspace” going into the 2020 NFL season, so it appears he has taken this experience and used it for growth, too.
Social media never tells the full story of someone’s personal life, and it appears that their relationship was not always as rosy as they made it appear to the public eye.
Actress Shailene Woodley
Since July 2020, Aaron Rodgers was rumored to be dating Big Little Lies and Divergent actress Shailene Woodley.
According to the gossip website TerezOwens.com, Patrick was the one who introduced the 37-year-old football player to the 29-year old Hollywood star.
The two were spotted for the first time at Lake Tahoe when Rodgers competed in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament during the NFL offseason.
Though the rumors were merely just rumors, the timing added up, as Woodley split from ex-boyfriend and rugby player Ben Volavola in April.
Then, in February 2021, Woodley confirmed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon the happy couple got engaged for, per Us Weekly.
“Yes, we are engaged,” Woodley told Jimmy Fallon. “But for us, it’s not new news, you know? So it’s kind of funny. Everybody right now is freaking out over it and we’re like, ‘Yeah, we’ve been engaged for a while.'”
Rodgers also confirmed it during his acceptance speech for the National Football League Most Valuable Player Award on the virtual 2021 NFL Honors show.
“It’s an honor to win this award for the third time,” Rodgers said. “2020 was definitely a crazy year, filled with lots of change, growth, some amazing, memorable moments, 180 straight days of having my nose hairs scraped, playing for very little fans or no fans the entire season, I got engaged, and I played some of the best football of my career.”Advertisement
Rodgers even got a shoutout on the 2021 Golden Globes, which became something of a trending topic.
Although Rodgers and Woodley’s long-distance relationship had reportedly been “low key” during football season, that should certainly change, and the power couple will likely be spotted from New York to Los Angeles to Hawaii, where they spent time with actor Miles Teller and his wife Keleigh Sperry this offseason.
Although the relationship is nearly as high-profile as someone like Ben Affleck or Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, Woodley will be wearing a wedding dress and walking down the aisle to marry the NFL MVP in due time.
Aaron Rodgers, who has a net worth of $120 million, has been a staple of Wisconsin sports for nearly two decades. And since he is now looking at his life through what he calls a “positive lens,” NFL fans saw him perform well on the field the entire season during the coronavirus pandemic and can expect it in years to come.
This post was originally published on October 16, 2020, and updated to track Rodgers and Woodley’s relationship.