Aaron Rodgers Reportedly ‘Dreading’ Bringing Fiancée Shailene Woodley Into His Toxic Family Environment
It is no secret that Aaron Rodgers has not had the best relationship with his family. Back in 2016, it was reported that he hadn’t talked to his own parents in two years and they were forced to buy tickets to a game to even see him play on the field.
The Green Bay Packers star said his “next great challenge” after his engagement is becoming a father.
“Well, I think the next great challenge will be being a father,” Rodgers said during an Instagram Live conversation with Zenith Watches CEO Julien Tornare. “I’m in in the age group where a lot of my close friends from high school and college are fathers now and have families of their own. Maybe not in the immediate future, but it’s definitely something I really look forward to.”
Or so he thought.
OK! Magazine reports that Rodgers is “dreading” that he might have to mend the reported family rifts.
“Aaron Rodgers looked positively giddy when he revealed he had a fiancée, Big Little Lies star Shailene Woodley, at the NFL Honors on February 6. But according to an OK! source, the QB is dreading the next step: bringing her home to meet his parents.
“It’s no secret that Aaron’s been estranged from them for years. The last thing he wants is for Shailene to get caught up in the drama,” says the source, adding that the actress, 29, is encouraging the athlete, 37, to let bygones be bygones. “She wants Aaron to clear the air with his folks, but he’s not ready to do that, and he doesn’t want to bring Shailene into a toxic environment.”
Rodgers’ ex-girlfriend, Olivia Munn, spoke openly about his family a few years.
“I was friendly with (Aaron’s brother) Jordan , and I met the parents only a couple of times,” Munn said. “Before he and I started dating, he hadn’t spoken to the parents and one brother for like eight months before we started dating.”
Hopefully Rodgers and his family can look at the Kobe Bryant situation and see how short life is and not end up regretting not fully patching things up after a loved one is lost forever.