Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers has accomplished just about everything there is to do on the football field, but his life off of the football field has been far less simple for the ten-time Pro Bowl quarterback.
His personal life and in particular his relationship with his family has been heavily documented over the years, with his brother Jordan Rodgers publicly discussing his strained relationship with Aaron Rodgers back in 2016 during his stint on the popular dating show “The Bachelorette”.
To this point, Rodgers has not discussed the rift between himself and his family, but he has now revealed on the “Aubrey Marcus Podcast” that he would like to reconcile with his family at some point.
“I do believe in healing and I believe in the possibility of reconciliation at some point,” Rodgers said on Wednesday. “But, it’s a different journey for all of us, and to judge on the outside about what should be or what it should look like, or who’s wrong or who’s right is just a game I’ve never wanted to play and still don’t want to play.”
“The most important thing for me is deep love and gratitude for them, and for the lessons I learned, and for the way I was raised, and hope for the future,” he added.
“But, I have no bitterness in my heart. I have no resentment,” Rodgers continued. “I just have deep love and appreciation for the lessons that I learned, and the fact that if I hadn’t been raised that way — all the good and all the frustrating — there’s no way I’d be sitting here today.”
Many of Rodgers’ fans see this as a moment of growth in Rodgers in his life outside of football.
Here’s the deal. 3 athletic competitive brothers and very involved parents equals a whole family of strong type A personalities. If you really want your family back call them all tonight, get them in a group zoom and be the first and loudest to apologize. Ask them all to reset.
— Kerah Schvadigo (@schvadigo) August 4, 2022
Hate on Rodgers all you want, but he's always been authentic. Something I admire. https://t.co/WCbF8RwXtp
— Tyler Scanlan 🦌🦡🧀🍻 (@Tscan11) August 4, 2022
@AaronRodgers12 Big respect for your comments about the love for your family. Sooner than later Aaron. My brother is dying from cancer. When they are gone, it's to late to hug.
— Bob Chambers (@BobChambersIndy) August 4, 2022
— Ann (@CreativeNCrazy) August 3, 2022
It is unclear exactly what caused the rift initially, but it was reported that the Rodgers family was not a fan of Olivia Munn, who had previously dated Aaron Rodgers from 2014-2017.
Hopefully the Rodgers family can put their differences aside in the later stages of Aaron Rodgers’ career as he enters his 18th year in the NFL this upcoming season.