Jordan Rodgers Doesn’t Like The Way That Aaron Has ‘Chosen To Do Life’
As you may or may not know, Jordan Rodgers - current Bachelorette contestant - is Aaron Rodgers' little brother. This fact has made him a front-runner in the eyes of the other guys in the house, and the viewing public at large, since the very first episode. Plus everyone who knows how to do a little bit of digging on the Google machine knows that our dear bachelorette, JoJo, has kind of a reputation for maintaining a presence among the professional athlete crowd.
So the promise of a possible Aaron Rodgers (and Olivia Munn?!) appearance for the hometown family visits has loomed over the entire season. It really was an exciting proposition for that rare cross-section of folks like myself who love sports and reality dating shows. But apparently the only ties he currently has with his famous older brother is their striking resemblance. Womp womp.
WE SHOULD'VE KNOWN.
I know that his mere presence on the show should've suggested that he isn't exactly living the high-life of a guy that's well connected in the NFL, but it still seems to come as a shock to JoJo. During dinner after their one-on-one date, they discuss what the hometown visit would be like if he were to be one of her final four suitors, and Jordan is finally faced with having to admit that he currently has no real relationship with his oldest brother.
"JoJo: So if I come meet your family...Darla, Ed...
Jordan: My oldest brother Luke. Yeah. Funniest guy I know. The funniest...yeah, and um, my middle brother won't be there.
JoJo: And that's Aaron? Ok. Why...?
Jordan: Aaron, um, yeah 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 kinda the way he's chosen to do life. And I chose to stay close to my family and my parents and my brother. So yeah, it's not ideal..."
He alluded to a rift with his brother when he told Katie Nolan on her Garbage Time podcast a few weeks ago that his relationship with Aaron is "complicated," but Monday night's conversation with JoJo really clarified things. Though he did go on to explain that he still cares for and respects him.
"I love him, " Jordan explained. "And you know 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."
He also admitted that he doesn't think Aaron had any idea that he was doing the show, which seems to indicate that no one in Jordan's family is in regular contact with him. Jordan may contend that there are no hard feelings between he and Aaron, but how could that possibly be true. His ex-girlfriend is very good friends with Munn, so it's obvious that at some point the brothers were spending time together. And there's that whole "being raised together" thing that tends to forge relationships. They weren't estranged growing up.
So there is obviously more to the story than Jordan is saying. Hopefully the family eventually mends fences, especially if Jordan loses this season and becomes the Bachelor. A Jordan Rodgers' season of The Bachelor would be woefully incomplete without Olivia Munn showing up. Those poor girls' insecurities would bubble over faster than the endless champagne at the cocktail parties.
Come on producers...figure it out.
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