Bad blood. NFL star Aaron Rodgers hasn’t talked to his brother, Bachelorette star Jordan, and the rest of his family for almost two years, according to a new report.
A Bleacher Report story posted on Friday, November 18, claims that the Green Bay Packers quarterback, 32, is “a son and brother who hasn’t spoken to his family in two years.”
A source told the Bleacher Report that Rodgers “has not spoken to his family since December 2014,” and his immediate family members don’t even have his cellphone number.
The star quarterback and his girlfriend, X-Men: Apocalypse star Olivia Munn, were sent Christmas presents by his mom and dad, only to mail them back to his parents in February, the source added. The family was also told that they were no longer welcome at Green Bay and if Rodgers’ father, Ed, wants to attend a game, he buys tickets on StubHub or goes through another player’s family.
Rodgers also reportedly didn’t attend the funeral of his grandfather, a man who he’d once called before every game.
This family feud isn’t news to Bachelorette fans, who watched his brother, former pro football player Jordan win the heart of JoJo Fletcher earlier this year.
Over the course of the season, Jordan, 28, spoke about his family’s strained relationship with his famous brother. And during Fletcher’s hometown date with the family in Chico, California, Ed hinted at the estrangement, saying, “Fame can change you.”
Jordan went on to propose to Fletcher, 26, but during the postfinale After the Rose special in August, she told host Chris Harrison that she still hadn’t met Aaron.
“The family says Aaron stopped talking to them,” a show insider told Us Weekly at the time, adding that “Aaron says they don’t talk because his family doesn’t like Olivia.”
But despite the family drama, Aaron’s Green Bay teammate Letroy Guion told the Bleacher Report that the quarterback is “always happy.”
“He’s always in a good mood,” Guion said. “I’ve never really seen him in a bad mood. Even after a loss, he comes in and works harder. He’s a lot stronger and tougher than people probably think or know he is.”
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