Why is Aaron Rodgers estranged from his family? The NFL star is in the news after his engagement to Shailene Woodley was confirmed.
Aaron Rodgers, 37, has been the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers since 2005.
It was reported that the couple started dating in the summer of 2020, although neither Aaron nor Shailene have ever commented on the beginnings of their romance.
With the topic of Aaron Rodgers’ love life in the news, some have questions about his family life. Specifically, on his estrangement from his family.
Why is Aaron Rodgers estranged from his family?
The exact reason for Aaron’s estrangement has never been revealed by the quarterback, but details on the family feud have come to light over the years.
It is thought that the estrangement is down to Aaron missing a wedding and a funeral. It has been reported by Fox News that Aaron Rodgers skipped his grandfather’s funeral. He is also reported to have dropped out of his groomsman duties for a close friend’s wedding the day before the ceremony.
Jordan Rodgers speaks about Aaron
In 2016, Aaron’s younger brother Jordan appeared on JoJo Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette. Whilst appearing on the reality show, details of the Rodgers’ family feud were aired. This was the first time the public heard details of it.
Jordan revealed on the show that he was very close with his eldest brother Luke, but that Aaron is estranged from the family.
Jordan Rodgers said: “It pains both of us like, not to have that relationship [with Aaron] – we miss our brother. I trust that God brings things full circle and that everything would just get back to us being a family.”
Aaron Rodgers on family upbringing
There has been much speculation over the family rift since Jordan’s appearance on The Bachelorette.
Aaron’s father Ed Rodgers hinted to The New York Times in January 2017 that Aaron’s fame was the cause. When speaking of the distance with his son, Ed said: “Fame can change things.”
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