Who Is Darla Leigh Pittman Rodgers? Untold Facts On Aaron Rodgers’ Mother

August 1, 2023   | September 19, 2023  | 

    Darla Leigh Pittman Rodgers is the mother of the NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Like any mother, Darla has always been the biggest supporter of her son’s refulgent career, however, in recent years, the mother and son duo reported to have a complicated relationship. So, what has happened between the two?

    Her son Aaron played in NFL for the Green Bay Packers from 2005 to 2022 and was recently traded to the New York Jets. Not only Aaron but Darla’s other son Jordan Rodgers is also a well-known sports personality. Want to know more about Darla and her family? Go through the article.

    Key Takeaways

    • Aaron Rodgers’ mother Darla Rodgers is a dancer. She used to dance in a cheer squad while in high school.
    • She is originally from Ukiah, Mendocino, California later shifted to Chico, CA where she met her future husband.
    • Darla has been married to her husband Edward Wesley Rodgers since 1980. They together share three sons.
    • She now lives with her family in Chico, California.

    Who Is Darla Leigh Pittman Rodgers? All About Aaron Rodgers’ Mother

    Darla is a dancer. Since her high school days, she started dancing in the cheer squad and later pursued it professionally. Apart from this, no other information on her dancing career is available, however, it’s quite known that she gained expertise in footwork being a dancer. In fact, she considered herself a nimble-footed dancer.

    While talking about her son’s sports career, Rodgers credited herself for their nimble feet and athletic talents. She said,

    “I think that my guys did get some of my dancer qualities. You have to know where you are in time and space when you’re dancing, and they definitely are running for their lives. They know where they are in time and space to be elusive, and I think that I kinda gave them some of that”

    In addition to dancing, she is also a former basketball player and was into a baseball game.

    Darla Leigh Pittman Rodgers’ Is From Ukiah

    Darla was born to her father Charles Herbert Pittman and her mother Barbara Pittman on January 26, 1958, in Ukiah, Mendocino, California. As of 2023, she is 65 years of age.

    Similarly, she spent most of her early life in her hometown before moving to Chico to study. She had her upbringing in a big family alongside her siblings Cheryl Pittman, Valerie Pittman, and Chuck Pittman.

    Darla’s High School And College 

    As for education, she studied at Ukiah High School where she was a song leader as well as a cheerleader. She graduated from Ukiah in 1976. After that, Darla went to Sacramento State University and studied there for two years before she relocated to Chico.

    Further, she majored in gerontology and stress management at California State University, Chico.

    Darla Rodgers’ Father Passed Away In 2016

    Her beloved father Charles died unexpectedly on May 27, 2016, at the age of 87. Born on November 10, 1928, in Grossmont, he was the youngest among five children of his parents Herbert Charles and Anna Marie Pittman.

    Darla's father is no more
    Darla’s parents Charles and Barbara together. Source: Instagram

    He had been married to Barbara Ann Blair (Darla’s mom) for 65 years and took his last breath still having his wife at his bedside.

    Darla Leigh Pittman Rodgers Is The Wife of Edward Wesley Rodgers

    Darla walked down the aisle with her husband Edward on April 5, 1980, in an intimate wedding ceremony held at the United Presbyterian Church. The couple had their first meeting in Chico while both of them were still college students. They got engaged in October 1979 and eventually tied the knot.

    Coming up to 2023, it’s been 43 years since the beautiful pair, Darla and Ed have been leading their nuptials gracefully. They have set great examples of love, understanding, and patience. In fact, their sons take them as their ideal couple.

    Darla with her husband Edward
    Darla with her husband Edward. Source: Instagram

    On their 37th marriage anniversary, their elder son Luke wished them by writing a long note on his Instagram. His ending sentence goes like this,

     I hope and pray that one day I will have a marriage like yours.

    For your information, her hubby Edward is a sports injury specialist and a renowned chiropractor by profession.

    Darla Often Involves In Volunteering Activities With Her Spouse

    The Rodgers couple has been each other’s loyal companion for the last four decades. So, it’s obvious that their thought process matches insanely. In a similar way, they both do believe in the Christian faith which led them to work for the well-being of society through volunteering.

    Both Darla and her spouse have volunteered for Miesfeld’s Lakeshore Weekend for Kids, which aimed to help money for the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Regarding this, the chiropractor once said,

    We wanted to give back to the community, and we just hadn’t done anything like that before, It was just a great opportunity to get into (volunteering).

    For Miesfeld, the celebrity parents volunteered in the shift on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and managed all the things including food, raffle, and all other responsibilities.

    Darla Leigh Pittman Rodgers Has Three Children

    From her marriage with Edward, Darla welcomed her first son Luke Rodgers in April 1982. He is a podcaster and is the husband of his beautiful wife Aimee Rodgers. Luke is also a father to a son Jack Jordan Rodgers.

    Further, her middle son is Aaron Rodgers, a well-acclaimed football player who was born on December 2, 1983. He is yet to walk down the aisle but as per reports, Aaron is currently dating Mallory Edens.

    Darla with her family
    Darla with her two sons and husband. Source: Instagram

    Darla’s youngest son Jordan Rodgers, 34 has a short playing career. He now works as a sports commentator and has been in a matrimonial relationship with his beloved spouse JoJo Fletcher since 2020.

    While two of her son Luke and Jordan considers her as the best mother, Darla’s middle son Aaron has grown distant from her in recent years. So, what was the reason?

    Is Darla’s Relationship With Her Middle Son Aaron In Trouble?

    Well, it seems like Darla is in no contact relationship with her son Aaron. Lately, they haven’t been seen together either in the media or at any family functions.

    As of now, it’s been a decade since the news of Aaron’s estranged relationship with his family emerged. Speculations were made that the NFL player started distancing himself from his mom and dad since he led Green Bay Packers to Super Bowl Win. Further, there is also the presumption that his relationship with Olivia Munn pulled him apart from his family.

    Whatever the matter was, as per Jordan’s statement, Aaron failed to reach out to his mom when the campfire destroyed the town Paradise next to Darla’s residence Chico. Though a former Packers has claimed that he spoke to his parents in late 2018, no such sign has been seen yet.

    Darla’s Son Is A Multimillionaire

    Her famous son Aaron Rodgers is super rich with a net amount of $200 million. No doubt that he earned a massive amount from his successful football career.


    Does Aaron Rodgers speak to his parents now?

    As per some online tabloids, the NFL star Rodgers hadn’t spoken to his mom and dad since 2014.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Darla Leigh Pittman Rodgers
    Popular Name Darla Rodgers
    Birth Place Ukiah, Mendocino, California
    Birthday January 26, 1958
    Age 66 years
    Zodiac Aquarius
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity Cauc
    Father Charles Herbert Pittman
    Mother Barbara Pittman
    Siblings Cheryl Pittman, Valerie Pittman, and Chuck Pittman
    School Ukiah High School
    College Sacramento State University / California State University, Chico
    Profession Dancer
    Net Worth $500k
    Eye Color Black
    Hair Color Grey
    Sexuality Straight
    Marital Status Married
    Spouse Edward Wesley Rodgers
    Children Luke, Aaron and Jordan Rodgers