Aaron Rodgers Breaks Silence on Relationship With 'Bachelorette' Brother Jordan Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers - Getty - H 2016
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Aaron Rodgers - Getty - H 2016

After months of silence, the NFL quarterback addresses reports that he and his brother, a finalist on 'The Bachelorette,' are estranged.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is finally addressing his relationship with brother Jordan Rodgers — but he isn't saying much.

"As far as those kinds of things go, I've always found that it's a little inappropriate to talk publicly about some family matters," he told WISN 12 News. "So I'm not going to speak on those things, but I wish him well in the competition."

When pressed further, Aaron Rodgers said: "I haven't seen the show, to be honest with you, so it hasn't really affected me a whole lot."

Reports of Aaron Rodgers' estranged relationship with his brother began circulating when Jordan Rodgers was cast on season 12 of The Bachelorette. The season, starring JoJo Fletcher as the bachelorette, began airing in May and wraps on Monday, Aug. 1, with Jordan Rodgers competing as one of the final two contestants during the finale.

A frontrunner from the start of the show, Jordan has enjoyed much airtime, giving him a platform to address his relationship with Aaron. On the ABC show, Jordan said he hasn't spoken to his brother in two years and when they visited his family, two empty chairs were shown for the absent Aaron (and his girlfriend, Olivia Munn), prompting JoJo to say, "I can’t imagine why Aaron wouldn’t want to be a part of their lives."

"At every step of my life I was kind of disappointed," Jordan has said on the show. "No matter what I did, it was never good enough because I was being compared to someone who did it the best. Football didn’t define me and not having a great relationship with my brother Aaron didn’t define me." He added that the pair doesn't speak because of "the way he's chosen to do life." 

Jordan Rodgers also suggested a rocky family relationship with the NFL star when he participated in Katie Nolan's Garbage Time podcast, saying, "Um, we have a relationship. You know, it's complicated. I'll say that."