What Reconciliation? Aaron Rodgers Is Noticeably Absent From His Family's Christmas Amid Feud Rumors
It looks like Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers spent another Christmas without his family. Aaron’s older brother Luke posted a few holiday pics on Instagram earlier this week that featured his wife Aimee, his younger brother Jordan and fiancée JoJo Fletcher, and his parents, Ed and Darla. But, despite rumors of reconciliation, Aaron was nowhere to be found.
“It’s a family tradition … Merry Christmas from our crazy family to yours. May God richly bless the most wonderful time of the year for you and your family. And, save the neck for me Clark,” Luke wrote in the caption.
The entire family was dressed in festive gear, with Jordan sporting a sheep outfit and Fletcher dressing as Cindy Lou Who from How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The entire Rodgers family appeared to be embracing the holiday spirit, except for Aaron who has been feuding with his family for years.
Just last month, in the middle of the California wildfires, Jordan posted a cryptic tweet that was seemingly aimed at Aaron, who had pledged $1 million for the recovery efforts (his family is from Northern California), but seemingly forgot to check on his mom.
“PLEASE DONATE, SPREAD AWARENESS & SEND LOVE,” Jordan wrote. “But when your own Mom is home alone during the fires, car packed ready to evacuate, & you miss the fundamental first step of compassion; calling your parents to make sure they are safe … Everything else just feels like an act.”
The NFL quarterback is currently dating Danica Patrick, and earlier this month it looked like the family feud was easing because he celebrated his 35th birthday with the race car driver and his parents.
In an interview just days after the Packers fired their head coach, Aaron told reporters that he had heard the news when he was spending time with his parents who were in town for his birthday.
The rift in the Rodgers family went public back in the spring of 2016 when Jordan was on Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette. During the show, he revealed that he was close with Luke, but Aaron was estranged from the family.
Jordan explained that the rift was because of the way Aaron had “chosen to do life.” But just because the family tries to avoid bringing up the drama, it doesn’t mean it hasn’t deeply affected them.
“It pains both of us, like, not to have that relationship [with Aaron] — we miss our brother,” he said on the show. “I trust that God brings things full circle and that everything would just get back to us being a family.”
Aaron Rodgers has opted to remain quiet about his family situation and hasn’t spoken about the feud.