Here’s what the 35-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On her boyfriend, quarterback Aaron Rodgers: “My boyfriend’s healthiness inspires me. Aaron is different than every other man I’ve ever met…there’s so much I could say. Everything a good person can be, he is. He’s in such great shape, and especially lately, he’s been eating so well and working out. Having somebody in your life like that is so motivating.”
On her rescue dog Chance: “I wasn’t looking for a dog at all, and then I saw this little guy and was like, ‘I have to have him.’ [Chance’s good behavior] around Aaron is a direct reflection of how Aaron has been training him – how much respect Aaron has for Chance, and how much respect Chance has for him. I’m like ‘You’re my baby. You can do whatever you want!’ I realize now how important it is for me to be a good parent to him, because it’s a direct reflection of me. Chance made us a family…he and Aaron have changed my life in every way. My world has become so much brighter, sweeter and lovelier. I feel grounded with them in my life.”
On advice she received from her mom: “The best advice my mother ever gave me was ‘Never marry a guy and just become somebody’s wife.’ She went to college, and even though she got her degrees, she got married early and never really had the opportunity to find her identity. [She’s a great mom], but she always wanted to do other things, and was never able to. So growing up, my mom always told my sisters and me that you have to be your own person and make a name for yourself. Never settle for being somebody else’s something.”
For more from Olivia, visit GoodHousekeeping.com.
FYI: Olivia is wearing a Lionette by Noa Sadé bracelet.