Jordan Rodgers Reveals He Doesn't Speak to Brother, Cites Way Aaron Has "Chosen to Do Life"
By Kyle Koster
Although Jordan Rodgers’ famous brother has been a story line throughout this season of The Bachelorette, the former Vanderbilt quarterback hadn’t addressed the issue at length until last night. During an intimate dinner with JoJo Fletcher, Rodgers spoke of the upcoming hometown date and who would be in attendance. Aaron was not on the list.
“My middle brother won’t be there,” Rodgers said. “Aaron … like I said, I have a great relationship with my brother Luke. Me and Aaron don’t really have that much of a relationship. It’s just kind of the way he’s chosen to do life. I choose to stay close with my family and my parents and my brother. It’s not ideal. I love him and I can’t imagine what it’s like to be in his shoes and the pressure he has, the demands from people that he has. Don’t have hard feelings against him, it’s just how things go right now.”
Fletcher then asked if Aaron knew his brother was appearing on the show and if they talk at all. The answer to both was no.
On a recent Garbage Time podcast with Katie Nolan, Rodgers said his relationship with his brother was “complicated.”
The fact that there’s tension in the Rodgers family isn’t groundbreaking news. It’s perhaps a bit surprising that Jordan chose to air details on national television. He had to know that part of his life would be fair game for the show before signing on to appear.
Last night’s episode erases any hope for the faction of people who were pining for Aaron and Olivia Munn getting to some screen time.
It should go without saying that the younger Rodgers was, in fact, given a rose and a hometown date, which will air next Monday. Should be good.