APPLETON, WI – Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and actress/model girlfriend Olivia Munn made a surprise public appearance together at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, WI, Tuesday morning to show support for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
The superstar couple kept a low profile and spoke only briefly with press and fans. “Today is about Bernie Sanders,” Rodgers told the Peshtigo Times Review, “his message is resonating with the youth of this country and it’s an exciting thing to witness.” Olivia credits Senator Sanders for getting her interested in politics again. “Bernie is one of those once-in-a-lifetime candidates. I think he would make a wonderful president,” said Munn.
Rodgers and Munn have been outspoken advocates for various racial, environmental, and social justice issues. Many will remember Rodgers voicing his displeasure during a post game press conference after Islamophobic slurs from unruly Packers fans interrupted a pre-game tribute to the victims of the Paris terror attacks. “It’s that kind of prejudicial ideology that I think puts us in the position that we’re in today,” Rodgers said.
Rodgers is not the first Super Bowl winning MVP quarterback to publicly endorse a candidate for president. Last September, Tom Brady of the New England Patriots pledged his support for Republican front runner Donald Trump, saying it would be “great” if The Donald won the election.
Aaron and Olivia will celebrate two years together this spring. The couple split their time between sunny California and the frozen tundra of Green Bay, Wisconsin.