If you’ve been paying any attention to The Bachelorette, then you are well aware that an NFL quarterback’s little brother was on the show this season.
And in the end Jordan Rodgers, brother of Aaron ended up the choice of Bachelorette JoJo.
One of the centerpieces of the show was the strained relationship between Aaron and the rest of his family. Not much light was really shed on the reason for the distance between Aaron and his family, and Jordan did his best to skirt around the issue in front of the cameras while being honest with JoJo about his family dynamic.
However, a new report from US Weekly suggests that family insiders believe the rift is the result of the relationship between Aaron’s girlfriend, Olivia Munn, and the rest of his family.
According to the report:
A family insider claims Aaron’s girlfriend of two years, Olivia Munn, is at the center of the family feud. The X-Men: Apocalypse actress, 36, “has a strong personality and every meeting she has had with them has gone badly,” continues the source.
A show insider says the clan even squabbles over who started the fight. “The family says Aaron stopped talking to them,” notes the insider. “While Aaron says they don’t talk because his family doesn’t like Olivia.”
Few will forget the “dramatic” setting at Jordan’s family home where there were conspicuously two empty chairs at the table during his hometown date with JoJo.
It even went all the way in to the Live finale and After the Rose show, where host Chris Harrison kept teasing that he would attempt to get to the bottom of the Rodgers’ family drama. In the end, Jordan and JoJo decided to keep whatever is happening in private, exactly that — private.
Although, JoJo did mention that she had yet to meet Aaron — maybe because the guy has been at mini-camp and preparing for a football season, or perhaps because the family doesn’t speak. Probably both.
For his part, Aaron has had little to say about his younger brother’s journey to find love on national television.
As for Jordan, his future lies with JoJo and in his new career, as Rodgers has parlayed his winning stint on The Bachelorette into a gig as an analyst on the SEC Network. It makes perfect sense for the former Vanderbilt and NFL quarterback to find that home after honing his media skills over the past year.
Just don’t expect his relationship with his brother to be a topic at his new gig…we’re guessing he’ll be talking more about quarterback play and avoiding blitzes than anything else moving forward.