Aaron Rodgers might as well have been on The Bachelorette. Due to his phantom presence throughout season 12 of the ABC dating reality series, it’s hard to separate the Green Bay Packers quarterback from his brother Jordan Rodgers, who got engaged to JoJo Fletcher on the finale on Monday, August 1.
Following the proposal, viewers were left to wonder whether Aaron — who’s dating X-Men: Apocalypse actress Olivia Munn — would be invited to his younger brother’s wedding.
Jordan, 27, spoke about the quarterback’s odds of receiving an invitation during a conference call on Tuesday, August 2. He told reporters, “Absolutely. There’s no scenario in which I wouldn’t want my entire family at a wedding.” The former quarterback added, “That’s something all of our family wants and hopes for at some point.”
Aaron’s estranged relationship with his brother and family has been well documented on The Bachelorette. When asked whether he regretted airing his dirty laundry, Jordan said, “No, you know, I went into this knowing that it was a TV show, and that I only had a small opportunity on camera to tell JoJo everything that I needed to in order to get to a place where we can be engaged, and family stuff is part of that.”
He doesn’t want the focus to remain on his family, though, and added, “We’re focusing on moving, getting my bags, getting settled in a place and then getting our families together, getting our friends together. That’s what we’re really looking forward to.”
Jordan previously told “Garbage Time,” a sports podcast, that his relationship with Aaron was “complicated.”
Not long after that, the Packers quarterback, 32, admitted to ABC’s WISN 12 News on July 26 that he wasn’t watching Jordan find love: “I haven’t seen the show, to be honest with you, so it hasn’t really affected me a whole lot.” The athlete also stayed tight-lipped about his family situation, “As far as those kinds of things go, I’ve always found that it’s a little inappropriate to talk publicly about some family matter, so I’m just … I’m not going to speak on those things, but I wish him well in the competition.”
Jordan proposed to JoJo during the finale with a 3.5-carat Neil Lane oval diamond ring. She, of course, said yes, and the couple is planning to get hitched in 2017. But first, they’re moving in together. On the After the Final Rose special, on Monday, Jordan shared, “We have a house in Dallas. We’re moving in right after this.”
During the August 2 conference call, he added: “We can’t wait to take a deep breath in a few days and get settled in Dallas, and then really start planning [the wedding].”
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