Jordan Rodgers hints brother Aaron has strained relationship with entire family
Jordan Rodgers, the younger brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, is one of four remaining contestants on the latest season of “The Bachelorette.” In the latest episode, Jordan opened up his relationship — or lack thereof — with Aaron.
During some one-on-one time with JoJo (the bachelorette), Jordan explained that if she chooses to go home with him to meet his family next week she’ll be introduced to his parents and his oldest brother Luke. He told her his middle brother won’t be there.
“Like I said, I have a great relationship with my brother Luke. Me and Aaron don’t have that much of a relationship,” Jordan explained, per Kate Dries of Jezebel. “It’s just kind of the way he chose to do life and I chose to stay close with my family and my parents and my brother.
“Yeah it’s not ideal. And I love him and I can’t imagine what it’s like to be in his shoes and have the pressure that he has and the demands from people that he has. I don’t have hard feelings against him, it’s just how things go right now.”
We already knew Jordan and Aaron had an icy relationship, though no one is really sure of when or why things soured between them. However, Jordan’s revelation seemed to imply that Aaron has shut out his entire immediate family — not just his brother.
Jordan then opened up about having to live in Aaron’s shadow.
“At every step of my life I was just kind of disappointed, and no matter what I did it was never good enough for a coach or a teammate because I was being compared to someone who did it the best,” he said. “When I walked away from playing — I could have kept playing — but football didn’t define me. And not having a great relationship with my brother Aaron or people thinking what that relationship should be didn’t define me. I’m defined by the character I have with the humility I‘ve been taught by my parents, which is what I want people to see.”
Dries did a lot more digging into the relationship between Aaron and his family, and she found examples from a few years back that strongly imply everything was once fine. There has been some speculation that Aaron cut off his family since he began dating Olivia Munn.
If you remember, Aaron took a veiled swipe at Russell Wilson last year with a religious reference. Jordan later chimed in by showing support for Wilson with these tweets, which said a lot.
Only the Rodgers family knows what is actually going on, and they can thank Jordan for airing the dirty laundry publicly during his reality TV gig.