The juiciest drama surrounding The Bachelorette happened off-camera.
During the course of the season, Jordan Rodgers — who became engaged to star JoJo Fletcher on the Monday, August 1, finale — spoke about his family’s strained relationship with his brother Aaron Rodgers, the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. But neither he nor his family ever revealed the source of the strife. Their dad, Ed Rodgers, hinted during Fletcher’s hometown visit to Chico, California, which aired July 18, “Fame can change you.”
So can a famous girlfriend. A family insider claims Aaron’s girlfriend of two years, Olivia Munn, is at the center of the family feud. The X-Men: Apocalypse actress, 36, “has a strong personality and every meeting she has had with them has gone badly,” continues the source.
A show insider says the clan even squabbles over who started the fight. “The family says Aaron stopped talking to them,” notes the insider. “While Aaron says they don’t talk because his family doesn’t like Olivia.” (Says a Munn source: “Aaron makes his own decisions and wouldn’t be swayed by Olivia.”)
In any case, the drama has left Jordan, 27, and Fletcher, 25, “incredibly stressed,” continues the source. “The family is torn apart, and it’s playing out in the media.”
On the postfinale After the Final Rose special, Fletcher admitted she still hadn’t met Aaron. “It’s the same situation that it’s been,” she told host Chris Harrison, “but it’s not something that we… it’s not the focus for us right now, it’s about us.”
Harrison seemed optimistic that the family can heal. “Hopefully,” he told the couple, “Aaron can make it to the wedding!”
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