If you saw Aaron Rodgers play, and win, on Celebrity Jeopardy on Tuesday (May 12), wait until you hear the story about how he ended up appearing as a contestant!
The producers of the show originally reached out to the 31-year-old Green Bay Packers quarterback’s girlfriend Olivia Munn, but she turned them down.
“She was like, ‘I don’t really want to do this,’” Aaron told ESPN. “I was like, ‘I will do that! Tell your people I will do it!’”
“I always watch the show. It’s one thing I enjoy doing every day in the offseason that I’m here,” Aaron added. “It’s on at 6 o’clock, and I usually have it DVR’d if I have to miss it… There’s a lot to it that you don’t quite understand watching at home, that doesn’t come through your TV. For one, there’s a practice game played right before that, and I kind of wish they’d have shown that one. I had like $30,000 on going into Final Jeopardy.”
Aaron played against Shark Tank investor Kevin O’Leary and astronaut Mark Kelly during the episode. He earned $50,000 for the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer organization as the winner of the episode.
Celebrity Jeopardy! Winners Circle – Aaron Rodgers
Olivia Munn and her cute boyfriend, quarterback Aaron Rodgers, hit the red carpet together at the 2015 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 4) in New York City.
“LOVING my ombre nails to match my jmendel dress #metball” the 34-year-old actress tweeted that night.
Olivia showed off a total different look at the 2014 Met Ball – check out her dress from last year if you can’t remember!
This year’s Costume Institute Gala Benefit – celebrating the opening of the China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition – is co-chaired by Jennifer Lawrence, Chinese actress Gong Li, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and others.
FYI: Olivia is wearing a J. Mendel dress, Paul Andrew shoes, and Cindy Chao jewelry. Aaron is wearing Lanvin.