Aaron Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers to a playoff victory against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, but there were several important people who were not cheering him on in the stands: his family.
In a new profile piece for The New York Times, Rodgers’ father, Ed, spoke out about the rift in his family, which made headlines when his other son, Jordan Rodgers, spoke about it with his now-fiancee JoJo Fletcher on the most recent season of The Bachelorette.
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“One on the news is enough for us,” Ed said of his sons’ separate fame.
Though he called the national story involving his family’s apparent feud “weird,” Ed said, “It’s good to have it all come out.”
He added, “Airing public laundry is not what I would have chosen.”
The chiropractor noted that he doesn’t “think it’s appropriate to talk about family stuff publicly,” but "fame can change things.”
Aaron has reportedly not spoken with his family since 2014, around the time he started dating actress Olivia Munn.
Though he is estranged from his family, Aaron remains close to his hometown of Chico, California, and recently recorded a supportive message to the players on the high school football team there.
“It’s like the old Aaron, really,” his father said of the sweet video.
As for whether the family can move past this rift, Ed said, “It’s complicated. We’re all hoping for the best.”
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Aaron himself has remained tight-lipped about the apparent estrangement from his family, but told WISN of Jordan in July 2016, "As far as those kinds of things go, I've always found that it's a little inappropriate to talk publicly about some family matters. So I'm just -- I'm not going to speak on those things, but I wish him well in the competition.”