JUST weeks after splitting from her boyfriend of two years, “The Newsroom” star Olivia Munn has caught a very forward pass from Super Bowl-winning quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Now, say sources, the 33-year-old actress – who plays red-hot financial journalist Sloan Sabbith – is making news herself with the 30-year-old Green Bay Packers star.
On May 10, the two were spotted locking lips at Nobu restaurant in Malibu.
“Sparks first flew on April 6 when Olivia and Aaron were paired as presenters at the Academy of Country Music Awards,” revealed an insider. “Things really clicked.”
Munn had recently broken up with “RoboCop” actor Joel Kinnaman, and Rodgers had split from his girlfriend, former “Gossip Girl” actress Jessica Szohr. The two also shared something in common – they both survived nasty Internet attacks.
Last year, Rodgers had to scramble his way out of a sizzling gay scandal after rumors flew that he was in a relationship with his one-time roommate and “personal assistant” Kevin Lanflisi.
Refusing to be thrown for a loss, the quarterback proclaimed: “I’m not gay. I really, really like women.”
Meanwhile, “Maxim” cover girl Munn was caught in a nude photo scandal in March 2012. Her phone was reportedly hacked and private pictures were leaked, including some apparently bogus ones that showed her naked. Munn laughed it off, telling her Twitter followers: “If you ever hacked my phone, these are the pictures you’d find.” Then she posted shots of cute babies and kittens!
“Both Olivia and Aaron know what it’s like to be the focus of unwanted media attention,” said a source. “It’s something they could easily bond over.”