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NFL Babe Aaron Rodgers Has A New Girlfriend, So Why Are His Exes Still Silent?

Screen Shot 2014-05-16 at 4.55.03 PMFormerly the subject of relentless rumors about his sexuality and alleged relationship with former “roommate” Kevin Lanflisi, the Green Bay Packers’ superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers is reportedly dating a brand new lady by the name of Olivia Munn.

Mysteriously released from the grasp of his “good Christian fiancé” Destiny Newton, Rodgers was spotted with the 33-year-old actress earlier this week at a group dinner, where sources report them “stealing kisses” and “acting very much like the perfect couple.”

Us Weekly reports exclusively:

Munn and Rodgers spoke onstage together last month at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, where they were also photographed hanging out backstage.

33-year-old Munn’s new romance with the Green Bay Packers’ starting quarterback, 30, comes just two weeks after Us exclusively reported the actress had split from RoboCop star Kinnaman.

“They were actually close friends before they even started dating,” a source told Us of Munn and her ex, “so they’ve been able to stay really good friends even through the breakup. It’s just made things much easier for both of them.”

This just four months after Rodgers’ loosely connected “relationship” with power beard Taylor Swift. And what ever happened to good ole Destiny Newton, the ex-finacé who is now allegedly being kept silent about her relationship with Rodgers under a strict gag order?

Back in December, sports gossip blog Terez Owens reported that she was “furious” about the gay rumors tailing Rodgers, but “was confident Aaron hasn’t kept any secrets from her.” “She’s still planning to wed Aaron in 2014, and has no plans to break up with him over these reports,” it read.

A suspicious Queerty reader writes in:

Seems to me Rodgers and his PR people are clearly working together to give him a straight image. US Weekly and the sports media are hypocritical — they know Rodgers is gay yet they feed these lies to the general public.

Oh? Is that so? Or are we just grasping at straws here?

Either way, the silence of both Destiny Newton and Rodgers’ last rumored male companion Kevin Lanflisi is worth noting.

As for Lanflisi, a quick scan of his Twitter account reveals that he’s become a budding poet. It’s a creative new career choice that lends itself to the kind cryptic messages he’s such a big fan of posting.

Lanflisi did not respond to a request for comment on Aaron Rodgers’ love life for this post. In lieu of his opinion about Olivia Nunn, enjoy some original words from the newfound poet below:

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           May 16, 2014
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  • 21 Comments
    • ppp111
      ppp111

      I admit that four months ago I would have found any posts related to the Aaron Rodgers scandal worth reading. Now it just seems his PR team is working overtime to make sure he’s in the news with his love life. At least we now have an openly gay player who has a shot at making an NFL team. Sam is someone we can all be proud of.

      May 16, 2014 at 7:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Oliva Munn, looks like her publicist panicked at her fading career and rented her out as a beard for a few months.

      May 16, 2014 at 8:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol
      Kangol

      He’s got a beard, and I don’t mean the kind on his jawline. Yawn. Follow Michael Sam’s brave lead, girl, and come the f*ck out!

      May 16, 2014 at 9:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jasentylar
      jasentylar

      those tweets are sooo old…please stop showing them..reeks of desperation

      May 16, 2014 at 9:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DistingueTraces
      DistingueTraces

      Seriously what has that poor ex-assistant done to some Queerty editor that they feel he deserves to be dragged back into the spotlight for no good reason every three months?

      May 16, 2014 at 9:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • xzall
      xzall

      Looks like Aaron’s agent panicked when he saw all the fuss over Michael Sam and called him up and said Aaron, we’ve got to prove that you really, really like girls.

      This is for those asking for a more updated Kevin Lanflisi tweets, here is what he wrote when the news of Aaron Rodgers dating Olivia came out:

      “Believe Me”

      “Whoever told you to speak your mind, probably never thought you’d turn out to be an idiot.”

      May 16, 2014 at 9:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DistingueTraces
      DistingueTraces

      @xzall: Nobody asked for more updated tweets.

      May 16, 2014 at 10:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • litper
      litper

      This is just horroble! There’s still a lot of work to do to bring acceptance in NFL!

      May 17, 2014 at 5:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      The NFL, play well with balls! come play with my two.

      May 17, 2014 at 7:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley
      Harley

      Between Aaron Rogers and Michael Sam it’s obvious where the courage is. Rogers is just a d!ck and he can just stay in his closet. He’ll be miserable in his old age. Who needs him. WE certainly don’t.

      May 17, 2014 at 7:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AJAnders
      AJAnders

      If Rodgers came out, that would be one of the biggest sports stories of all time. The publicity would be ten times bigger than anything covered on Michael Sam because Rodgers is currently one of football’s biggest and most respected stars and a Super Bowl MVP. But sadly, I don’t think he’s going to come out for another 15 years or so. Long after his football career is over.

      May 17, 2014 at 11:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • derp
      derp

      Yeah he’s definitely gay. No ifs, ands or buts about it. A couple of vague tweets from a friend or former friend or whatever and a couple hundred gay men’s wishful thinking are the smoking guns.

      May 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ppp111
      ppp111

      @Harley:

      In Aaron’s defense, if he is gay, and that’s a very big IF, it’s also his decision to make, not ours. I know that when an athlete or big time celebrity comes out it not only helps the LGBT community but also young people who are still struggling with their identity. But it all fairness, we all have the right to decide when and if we come out at all. Now some people here may argue it’s a gay celebrity’s obligation to come out or that they’re fair game when they’re in the media spotlight. I have to respectfully disagree. We are all entitled to some privacy, even with our love lives. As for Rodgers, if he is doing all this to promote his ‘straightness’ I think it’s incredibly sad. Not long ago, he did a good job keeping his private life out of the gossip rags. Today, it seems every few months there’s a new lady with him (Newton, Swift, Szhor, and now Munn). If I were him, I would fire my PR rep. He’s doing a piss poor job trying to promote his heterosexuality. BTW, that last tweet from Lanflisi seemed a little odd. I haven’t seen that one before. I doubt most straight men would send out tweets like that to each other.

      May 17, 2014 at 12:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ppp111
      ppp111

      @derp:

      No argument here but some of the tweets you have to admit certainly raise a flag, especially that last one. I wrote earlier in previous posts that I strongly believe the attraction might have been one way and Rodgers didn’t feel the same way. I am curious as to what happened between them. Maybe it was just a friendship that fell apart because Rodgers felt Lanflisi was using him to live a lifestyle he could never afford on his own. Or maybe Rodgers dissed him on his poetry and was talking about it with his teammates. Who knows. But the tweets that Lanflisi has sent indicate something personal went down and it’s still a sore subject for him. Then there’s Newton who was once touted as his fiancé yet has remained silent ever since.

      May 17, 2014 at 12:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • raf
      raf

      It is not about who Aaron Rodgers is dating but who it is he’s banging?!

      May 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jim.steele@icloud.com
      jim.steele@icloud.com

      This is very sad. Aaron Rodgers’ ex wanted the two of them to live openly with dignity while he was still a pro-baller. Pity. He is so far back in the closet, he may never come out.

      May 17, 2014 at 11:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • enlightenone
      enlightenone

      @ppp111: When a person chooses to be in the public eye, people are free to speculate about them, just as you did by says, “…. a big IF!” Also, when you are “dating” someone you are free to be private about it though he clearly is not choosing to be private about who he appears to be dating. What we ARE is not private, but it is hiding for whatever reason. We are FREE to lie, but we do not have a RIGHT to lie. There are many lies that are deemed crimes and people are punished for them!

      May 18, 2014 at 5:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • enlightenone
      enlightenone

      There are many privileges that come with “celebrity;” and with privilege come responsibility. You are FREE to step-up or not. With the choice not to often come consequences – some natural, some not. I am particularly referring to CHOOSING to be in the “closet” whether it’s Rogers or anyone else, celebrity or not!

      May 18, 2014 at 5:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ppp111
      ppp111

      @enlightenone:

      I have to disagree with you about the privacy issue but I do think you’re right that when you are a celebrity, there are some things a person should be aware about and the consequences about the decisions they make. That being said, I don’t believe celebrities should lose some rights because others want to find out everthing about them. Ok, I admit that’s why we’re all here [grin] but I won’t lose any sleep if Rodgers decides to stay in the closet for the duration of his career. If he really believes having the gossip magazines write about his dating life will improve his straight image, then go for it. I think it’s sad but I’m not his representative.

      May 18, 2014 at 10:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • curious101
      curious101

      @ppp111: I’m really really really disgusted w/ some of the responses to the Aaron Rodgers stories and most importantly from some from the gay community. You expect homophobic ignorance from some sports fans, but from the gay community and Queerty as well – that’s just unacceptable. When did the gay agenda become the bully agenda & casting aspersions on anyone we feel like for clicks? Do you realize you people are treating this man who’s been on the planet for THIRTY YEARS, been in the public eyes for EIGHT YEARS and NEVER had there been even a whisper that he was gay and now on the opaque ramblings of some assistant he FIRED who of course couldn’t be trying to get back at his old boss in a way that doesn’t break the confidentiality agreement? At best you are bullying someone & throwing mud at someone’s sterling character by calling him a liar & causing problems for him with his new girlfriends. At worst you are trying to out someone who isn’t emotionally ready to come out and do you really want to end up doing this?
      http://grantland.com/features/what-grantland-got-wrong/

      Jun 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • curious101
      curious101

      @ppp111: I’m really really really disgusted w/ some of the responses to the Aaron Rodgers stories and most importantly from some from the gay community. You expect homophobic ignorance from some sports fans, but from the gay community and Queerty as well – that’s just unacceptable. When did the gay agenda become the bully agenda & casting aspersions on anyone we feel like for clicks? Do you realize you people are treating this man who’s been on the planet for THIRTY YEARS, been in the public eyes for EIGHT YEARS and NEVER had there been even a whisper that he was gay and now on the opaque ramblings of some assistant he FIRED who of course couldn’t be trying to get back at his old boss in a way that doesn’t break the confidentiality agreement? At best you are bullying someone & throwing mud at someone’s sterling character by calling him a liar & causing problems for him with his new girlfriend. At worst you are trying to out someone who isn’t emotionally ready to come out and do you really want to end up doing this?
      http://grantland.com/features/what-grantland-got-wrong/

      Jun 12, 2014 at 2:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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