Sometimes, it takes multiple tries to find the one best suited for you. Such is the story of Aaron Rodgers, the NFL quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, who has had several relationships, most memorably with actress Olivia Munn. After these relationships failed, he decided to look for a partner who plays sports, which led him to date former soccer star, Marie Margolius.
Marie has the brains and the skills to match the football star. She is an alumnus of Harvard University and was a former collegiate and professional soccer player. Read on to find out more about Margolius who currently works for ESPN.
Marie Margolius’ Early Life
The athletic lady was born Marie E. Margolius on October 26, 1993. She is from Acton, Massachusetts. Nothing else is known about her early life and the members of her family beside their names. Her father’s name is David Margolius and her mother goes by Celeste McGahan. Through them, Marie has three older siblings: Gary, David, and Amy.
Marie Margolius received her high school education at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. She was active in soccer during her time there and was the team captain. She graduated in 2011.
Following her high school graduation, Margolius was accepted to into the prestigious Harvard University. Her time here saw her bag a Bachelor of Arts degree in the History of Science as she also continued her athletic performances. In her four years at Harvard, she was involved in 17 games and scored four goals. In her senior year, she was the co-captain and also made the 2014 NEWISA Division I All-New England First Team.
The athlete had also taken a summer course at the London School of Economics and Political Science before she enrolled at Harvard. While in college, she worked a summer job for Morgan Stanley as a fixed income analyst. She fulfilled this responsibility in 2014 and 2015.
Interesting Facts About Aaron Rodgers Girlfriend
1. Margolius Was First Spotted With Rodgers In 2017
Marie Margolius was first sighted with the NFL star on August 13, 2017, when the couple walked into The East Pole, a restaurant in Manhattan. Rodgers was wearing a baseball cap in a bid to hide his identity. He also asked for a table in the most discreet corner of the restaurant.
His baseball cap seemed to be doing the trick as most people did not seem to recognize who he was. There were no romantic displays as they had just started dating at the time.
2. Margolius Works At ESPN Films As An Executive Assistant
Margolius has long since left athletics for the 9 to 5 world. Besides her college summer job, she has also worked at LinkedIn. She worked out of the company’s San Francisco office where she fulfilled the role of a BLP Global Sales Associate. She also memorably penned an inspirational LinkedIn essay titled “Empowering Girls to Excel: How Sports Can Bridge the Confidence Gap.
After leaving LinkedIn, she was employed by ESPN Films. Here, she fulfils the role of Executive Assistant, working out of their New York office. She was already in this role when her boyfriend, Aaron Rodgers was profiled by ESPN The Magazine.
3. Marie Margolius Played Soccer Professionally After Harvard
Before Margolius traded the jerseys and boots for the office desk, she did get a chance to play soccer at a professional level. After leaving Harvard, an opportunity came up in Sweden and the Massachusetts native took it with both hands.
She was signed by Ope IF, a professional soccer team in Sweden. Although she didn’t have a lengthy spell at the professional level, her records spoke for itself. In one of her best spells with the club, Margolius registered a whopping five assists and two goals from just six games.
Now at ESPN, she believes that one of her greatest decisions was not quitting soccer after Harvard. The former soccer player believes her time in Sweden was a necessary part of her development as a person. She believes that the success she experienced there can be translated into her current professional life.
4. Marie’s Boyfriend Has Dated A Number Of High Profile Names
Margolius is Rodger’s first girlfriend from the world of sports, but she is also his least popular partner. The footballer dated actress Olivia Munn for three years before they broke up. The prevailing rumor concerning his split with Munn was that the relationship between him and the actress was driving a wedge between him and his family.