Jordan Rodgers finally revealed why he chose to openly discuss his family drama on The Bachelorette.
During Jordan’s time on the reality show, rumors circulated about his strained relationship with brother and NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Jordan confirmed the rumors when JoJo Fletcher visited his hometown and Aaron was suspiciously absent.
Unfortunately, Aaron wasn’t exactly thrilled about his brother spilling the family drama on national television.
Why did Jordan open up about his family’s dark secret?
According to People, Jordan wasn’t prepared for the show from the start, and the stories he shared were just an attempt to be honest with Fletcher.
“You know, I didn’t even think about it going into the show,” Jordan admitted. “I probably should’ve. I just wasn’t familiar with the show, but my goal was to be honest with her every step of the way.”
Apparently, Jordan believed that honesty was the best policy, even though it meant exposing family drama.
“You don’t get any time off camera,” he continued. “So, we’re talking about really trying to get to an engagement — you got to share everything. It had to be talked about.”
After Jordan broke the news about his brother, Aaron finally talked about the difficult subject.
During an interview with a Wisconsin news outlet, Aaron revealed that he doesn’t watch The Bachelorette, despite his brother’s appearance on the show.
“I haven’t seen the show, to be honest with you, so it hasn’t really affected me a whole lot,” he stated.
Despite the family drama, Jordan Rodgers is looking forward to starting a new life with Fletcher. In particular, the former NFL quarterback is excited to introduce Fletcher to the rest of his family and friends.
“We’re excited now,” Jordan admitted. “There’s just so many people we haven’t been able to involve in this journey with us. We told close family and a few best friends. But we have endless people. We want to get our friends together, our family together, so there’s a lot of people who [we] want to enjoy this with.”
Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like Aaron will be one of those people Jordan and Fletcher share their lives with.
After The Bachelorette finale, CBS Sports is reporting that host Chris Harrison asked the couple if Aaron had reached out to them.
Sadly, Jordan side-stepped the question while Fletcher confirmed that things had not changed.
“I mean it’s the same situation that it’s been, but it’s not the focus for us right now,” Fletcher explained. “It’s about us.”
While Jordan’s relationship with Aaron is still non-existent, he plans on inviting the Green Bay Packers quarterback to the wedding.
“Absolutely,” Jordan revealed. “There’s no scenario in which I wouldn’t want my entire family at a wedding. That’s something all of our family wants and hopes for at some point.”
Jordan and Fletcher are planning on tying the knot at some point in 2017.
Aaron has not officially commented on the wedding plans and whether or not he plans on attending the ceremony.
In the meantime, Jordan has plenty of things to look forward to following the end of The Bachelorette.
According to SEC Country, ESPN has officially hired Jordan to appear as an analyst on the SEC Network.
“I’ve spent the summer studying in preparation for the football season,” Jordan revealed. “Part of the job is based on personal experience, but knowing the rosters, stats and dynamics of 14 teams and their opponents every week is the work aspect.”
Rodgers had a successful career as the starting quarterback for Vanderbilt in 2012.
He played for a short time in the NFL before calling it quits after the 2014 season.
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