Bachelorette bombshell: Packers quarterback Rodgers, family in major breakdown
Jace Frederick St. Paul Pioneer Press GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was a major topic of conversation on ABC's reality show "The Bachelorette" for a second consecutive week. His brother Jordan, a former pro quarte...
St. Paul Pioneer Press
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was a major topic of conversation on ABC’s reality show “The Bachelorette” for a second consecutive week.
His brother Jordan, a former pro quarterback who is one of the final four contestants vying for JoJo Fletcher’s heart, revealed last week that he and Aaron hardly communicate.
Jordan Rodgers brought Fletcher home to meet his family in California during Monday night’s episode, and Aaron Rodgers wasn’t in attendance.
Jordan brought Fletcher to his high school, and at one point the couple came across photos on the wall. Jordan pointed out shots of himself, and Fletcher eventually spotted one of the Packers quarterback.
“I pointed it out to him and asked if it was his brother,” Fletcher said during the episode.
Jordan responded “yes,” and quickly turned away.
“You can tell Jordan didn’t really want to talk about it,” Fletcher said, “and that it hurts him to bring it up.”
Fletcher suggested it had been a year or two since communication seemingly broke down between Aaron Rodgers and his family. She asked Luke, the oldest of the three Rodgers brothers, about the situation during her visit to Jordan’s parents’ home.
“It’s something we don’t really like to talk about a whole lot,” Luke said. “It pains both of us not to have a relationship (with Aaron). Like we miss our brother. I trust that God brings things full circle, and I wish that everything would just get back to us being a family.”
When Fletcher sat down with the rest of the Rodgers family at the dining room table, she noted two empty seats.
“And I know that they were probably wishing Aaron was sitting in one of them,” she said. “It’s hard, because that’s Jordan’s brother. ... I have no idea, nor could I imagine why, Aaron wouldn’t want to be a part of their lives.”