Aaron Rodgers believes it is possible to make amends with his estranged family one day, saying he’s genuinely grateful for his upbringing and holds no resentment over how things played out.

The Green Bay Packers superstar had a messy falling out with his parents and two brothers several years ago. His separation from the family was famously covered during Jordan’s appearance on “The Bachelorette” in 2016, despite the cause of the rift remaining a mystery.

Rodgers said on the “Aubrey Marcus Podcast” last week, “I do believe in healing, and I believe in the possibility of reconciliation at some point. 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.”

On the topic of his brother publicly addressing his family issues on “The Bachelorette,” Rodgers said, “Many people have issues with family and deal with them in their own ways. For me, I’ve always tried to deal with it quietly behind closed doors. That hasn’t always been the case or hasn’t been good enough for a lot of people who want to write about it, or pick it apart, or talk about it, or even some things that my family has said or done over the years that’s been public.”

He added, “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. But, who knows what that future is gonna look like, when it’s gonna look like, when time is gonna come.”

“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.”

Ten years before the phone stopped ringing, Rodgers was the star quarterback who had revived Cal’s football program from the dead, leading the Golden Bears to a 10-1 record in 2004, and was inevitably bound for the NFL. Aaron’s father, Ed, says faith was always a big part of their family. Aaron agreed, calling them a “very strong Christian family.”

While Rodgers had previously stated he spent time “with my folks” for his birthday in 2018, it was reported as recently as January 2022 that he still does not speak with his family. But, given his recent comments, it seems like that could someday change.

Everyone knows the struggles of dealing with family issues. It can be extra hard dealing with them in the public eye. We may never know what caused the rift in the Rodgers family, but it’s great to know that Aaron is open to reconnecting with his family. Let’s keep the Rodgers family and their healing in our prayers.

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