Aaron Rodgers has been in the media for all the wrong reasons — but in a new interview, he came head to head with the report, and had the chance to clear the air and tell his side of the story. Listen to the interview here.
Aaron Rodgers has been in the media a bunch this week after a rumor surfaced that he was dating Kevin Lanflisi, a hip hop gospel writer who was his roommate and his personal assistant. So, when answering fan questions in an interview with ESPN’s Jason Wilde, he was asked about the worst part of being in the spotlight — and that brought up the whole thing! Hear his answer below.
Aaron Rodgers Comments On Gay Rumors
While reporter Jason hosted “Tuesday’s With Aaron,” he asked him everything we wanted to know — of course about the Playoffs, but also about the rumors in the media.
Aaron, 30, simply laughed at the rumors — and yes, said they were false. When asked what the toughest part of being famous was, he answered, “If you get crazy rumors that swirl around you from time to time that are just silly.”
“I have no idea what you could be referring to,” Jason answered laughing. “OH, you mean the Aaron Rodgers is gay story — so you’re aware, you saw this out there?”
“Yeah. I’m just gonna say, I’m not gay,” Aaron simply said, laughing a bit himself. “I really really like women. That’s all I can say about that.”
Aaron Rodgers: I ‘Just Keep On Truckin” Through Rumors
Jason, who was careful not to press him on the topic as it’s a show all about football, he added that Aaron has always been strong in his beliefs and it’s something he appreciates.
“I’ve gotten to know you for a while, I know how you feel about social issues, I know where you stand on certain things. I know you’re an intensely private guy. I didn’t know if we were gonna address this or not,” he said. “I would say this — that the fact that your private life has remained as private as it has throughout the whole process of you becoming a celebrity — I know how important that is to you, but I also know ho w much maybe sometimes thing bother you, that if maybe people are disrespectful. Not toward you but even toward a group of people. From my perspective, it bothered me that there was some feeling of that it was almost to make you look bad. I don’t think that it should be that way. I was disappointed in that.”
Aaron, like a gentleman, had the perfect reply:
“I mean there’s always gonna be silly stuff out there in the media, that you just can’t worry too much about and I don’t, so just keep on truckin’. There should be professional is professional, and personal is personal, which is how I’m going to keep it,” he said.
Well that’s that! Listen to the full interview below!
Aaron Rodgers talk gay rumors
— Emily Longeretta