The rift has yet to be resolved. Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher revealed on After the Final Rose that she still hasn’t met her future brother-in-law Aaron Rodgers. The 25-year-old real estate developer accepted Jordan Rodgers‘ proposal in Thailand during the season 12 finale on Monday, August 1, but even an engagement hasn’t mended the divide in the Rodgers family.
Jordan, 27, previously opened up to Fletcher about the family drama with his famous brother on a one-on-date date and during his hometown visit. Jordan said he and his older brother “don’t really have that much of a relationship.”
Host Chris Harrison made Fletcher and her fiancé visibly uncomfortable when he brought up the family feud during their ATFR sit-down and asked if anything had changed. Jordan completely dodged the question and tried to veer the conversation elsewhere.
Anything with my family, JoJo’s been a part of my family, and any conversations we have about that moving forward are with us and about us and we’re excited about starting that journey with our families,” Jordan said. “I’ll be in Dallas closer to her family, so we’re ready for that.”
Harrison then asked Fletcher if she’s been introduced to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron yet, and she couldn’t get off the topic quickly enough. “No, I mean, it’s the same situation that it’s been, but … it’s not the focus for us right now,” she said. “It’s about us.”
Harrison attempted to ease the tension by suggesting that maybe Aaron will attend the wedding, which the newly engaged couple are hoping to hold in 2017.
Last month, Aaron, 32, told ABC’s WISN 12 News that he hasn’t been tuning into The Bachelorette to see whether his brother finds love. “I haven’t seen the show, to be honest with you, so it hasn’t really affected me a whole lot,” he said. He also shut down further discussion on his strained family relationships, stating that it’s “a little inappropriate to talk publicly about some family matters … but I wish him well in the competition.”
Viewers saw Jordan touch on the situation during the ABC dating show. “It’s just kind of the way he’s chosen to do life, and I chose to stay close with my family, and my parents and my brother,” Jordan said. “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 he has and the demands from people that he has. Don’t have hard feelings against him. It’s just how things go right now.”
During the hometown date, Jordan’s other older brother Luke provided some further clarity. “It pains both of us, like, not to have that relationship [with Aaron] — we miss our brother,” he said. “I trust that God bring things full circle and that everything would just get back to us being a family.”
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