Ever since his arrival on the show, fans have wondered whether or not Jordan's brother Aaron Rodgers would appear on The Bachelorette when it came time for hometown visits. (Because let's face it, we all figured Jordan would at least get that far on the series.) But during Monday night's one-on-one date, Jordan opened up about his relationship with his brother and revealed that Aaron will not be on The Bachelorette at all due to their strained relationship.
It all started when the topic of hometown visits was approached. Jordan mentioned how much he wants to introduce her to his family, but when he began listing who would be there — like his oldest brother, Luke, their bulldog Carl Weathers, and his parents — he admitted that his middle brother, Aaron, wouldn't be there. Why, you may ask? According to Jordan, he's never been very close to Aaron due to the way he's "chosen to do life." He didn't go into specifics about what that means, but it felt like he was hinting that Aaron's fame made him somewhat break away from the family and no longer be as close to them.
However, Jordan did go on to say that he definitely loves his brother, that there are no hard feelings there, and he can't even begin to imagine the pressures he's had to face throughout his career, but the fact is that they just don't really talk to each other.
You could tell that the speech was very rehearsed and Jordan made sure to choose his wording wisely, but it was definitely enlightening to see the dynamic that exists within the Rodgers household. And I think JoJo appreciated his honesty and could very well lead to him taking her home.
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