Aaron Rodgers Addresses Rumor That He’s Gay [Details]
Rucuss staffJanuary 2, 2014
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the latest athlete rumored to be gay.
More specifically, Rodgers has allegedly been in a relationship with his former personal assistant, Kevin Lanflisi. The rumor has circulated so fast that Rodgers used his weekly radio show on Tuesday to comment on the matter.
“I’m just going to say I’m not gay,” Rodgers said on 540 WAUK-AM in Milwaukee. “I really, really like women. That’s all I can really say about that.”
The topic came up when Rodgers was talking about the highs and lows of being a celebrity. Rodgers said one of the lows can be the “crazy rumors that swirl around you from time to time.”
That comment led host Jason Wilde to bring up the gay rumor. Although Rodgers felt the need to quash the rumor, he said he doesn’t usually put much stock into things he hears about himself,
“There’s always going to be silly stuff out there in the media which you can’t worry too much about, and I don’t,” Rodgers said. “So, just, keep on trucking. I think professional should be professional, and personal is personal and that’s just how I’m going to keep it.”
The rumors began to circulate after TheFameDriven.com received an email, along with photos about Rodgers sexuality.
The Fame Driven reports:
“Aaron has attended numerous sports award shows with Kevin, always color coordinated and without any double female dates, including the ESPY’s. Kevin was also the first person Aaron embraced when the Packers won the Super-bowl in 2011. I just find it really strange that as of late there has been many bitter subliminal tweets on Kevin Lanflisi’s twitter alluding to a relationship much deeper than a friendship he had, with who I perceive to be Aaron Rodgers, because Kevin has NEVER once tweeted about having a girlfriend, just mainly about the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, and Justin Bieber’s music and sitting front row at Bieber’s concert. There has been speculation for years here in Wisconsin that Aaron is gay.”
Clearly, the two are, or were close until Lanflisi left Wisconsin for California this fall, which is when their relationship really started generating buzz. A few weeks ago, Lanflisi posted the cryptic tweets.
“All that time spent on ‘us’ is now spent on ‘me,” he tweeted. “I wish you would learn to love people and use things… Not the other way around. Silence has an expiration date.”
TheHollywoodGossip.com reports that this past summer, four gay NFL players, were contemplating coming out simultaneously. An unnamed source claims Rodgers was involved, but backed out “at the last minute,” infuriating Lanflisi, and possibly inspiring his tweets.
Despite the rumors, Rodgers has been in a relationship with Daisy Newton for a few years. They reportedly met at a church camp. Listen to Rodgers address the rumors below.
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