Now that Baywatch is in theaters, you might be wondering if star Kelly Rohrbach is dating anyone, particularly if she’s dating Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The truth is she’s currently dating Steuart Walton, a member of the famous Walton family that runs Walmart.
The 27-year-old Rohrbach is a graduate of Georgetown University and studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She gained fame as a model following a string of small TV roles, becoming the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Rookie of the Year. Rohrbach plays C.J. Parker, the role made famous by Pamela Anderson, in Baywatch. You can follow Rohrbach on Instagram.
Here’s what you need to know about the 35-year-old Walton and his relationship with Roohrbach.
1. Rohrbach & Walton Have Been Dating for ‘4 or 5 Months’ Already
Following her split from Leonardo DiCaprio and her rumored relationship with Rodgers, Rohrbach moved on to Walton. A source told E! News in May 2017 that the two have been dating for “four or five months” and he has already taken her for “flying lessons on his personal plane.”
E! reported that the couple were first seen together in Los Angeles in November.
After Rohrbach and Rodgers were seen together at a Los Angeles golf course, a source told People Magazine that they are just friends.
“This needs to be clarified,” the source told People Magazine. “Aaron and Kelly are just friends, and they went to play golf together. There’s absolutely nothing weird or scandalous there, and it’s ridiculous that [the tabloids] are making it into something.”
In her own recent interview with People, Rohrbach didn’t confirm who she’s dating, but said she likes men with a sense of humor. “Everybody loves to laugh, so to be with somebody who makes you laugh all the time — what a treat,” she said.
2. Walton Is the Founder of Game Composites, a Composite Aircraft Manufacturer
Walton doesn’t just live off the fact that he’s a member of the family behind Walmart. As a pilot himself, he’s the founder of Game Composites, which makes composite aircraft. The founded the company in 2013 with pilot Philipp Steinbach.
“Game Composites was founded with the goal to design, certify and produce the world’s best aerobatic and touring aircraft,” a statement on the company’s site reads.
Game’s main plane is the GB1 Gamebird. The plane costs $400,000, with an FAA Authorized Release Certificate.
The plane was praised in a Flying Magazine review in October 2016.
“It’s not often nowadays that a new airplane design has the potential to be a total game changer,” Flying Magazine’s Pia Bergqvist wrote. “But I would argue that German airplane designer Philipp Steinbach has created just that, at least for pilots who like to challenge their stick-and-rudder skills or ‘keep the green side up,’ so to speak.”
3. Walton’s Father Has a Net Worth of $34.9 Billion
Walton’s father is Jim Walton, making his paternal grandfather Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart and Sam’s Club. In 2016, he joined Walmart’s Board of Directors.
As Forbes reported in April 2016, Walton only joined the board after his father decided not to run for re-election.
His father is the CEO of Arvest Bank Group and has an estimated net worth of $34.9 billion, according to Forbes. Jim Walton nominated his son to join the 15-member board. Three other members of the board retired last year as well. Forbes notes that the Walton family owns over half of Walmart’s stock.
Walmart was found in Rogers, Arkansas and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas. The company has over 11,000 stories worldwide and is the largest company in the world by revenue. Its 2016 estimated revenue was $485.87 billion.
4. Walton & His Brother Tom Donated Nearly $300,000 Each to Help a 2012 Effort to Lift Benton County’s Liquor Ban
Back in 2012, KSFM/KXNW reported that Walton and his brother Tom Walton each donated $299,500 to Keep Dollars In Benton County, a group that supported overturning a ban in the Arkansas county on liquor. Bentonville, the city where Walmart is headquartered, is the county seat.
The effort was a success, notes The City Wire. Voters overwhelmingly approved to end 70 years of Benton County being “dry.” Sixty-six percent of voters approved of overturning the ban. At the time, the University of Arkansas published a study estimating that alcohol retail sales would bring in $33 million annually.
5. Walton Helped Turn a Former Cheese Factory Into an Art Gallery
In March 2016, the Waltons’ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced plants to expand into a new facility that used to be a Kraft Foods plant that made cheese in Arkansas. The project was developed with MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) in North Adams, Massachusetts.
“The work being done at MASS MoCA inspires us,” Crystal Bridges Chief Engagement Officer Niki Stewart said in a statement. “Our colleagues there have been an exceptional resource in brainstorming the possibilities for this space, and there’s incredible energy we look forward to incorporating as our plans develop.”
Kraft stopped using the factory in 2012. It was built in the 1940s and covers 63,000 square feet. Wheeler Kearns Architects of Chicago will handle the project, which should be completed by 2018.
“Our family is committed to giving back to the place where we grew up,” Walton said in a statement. “Surrounded by urban trails and new culinary offerings, this experimental concept will complement our work in Northwest Arkansas – raising the quality of life for all residents, especially the millennial generation.”
Crystal Bridges is a Bentonville museum that’s free to the public thanks to Walmart.