The Rodgers family feud could soon be over. Years after the estrangement between “Bachelorette” alum Jordan Rodgers and his famous brother, NFL star Aaron Rodgers, first made headlines, an insider said the two have had some communication. A source told People magazine that the Rodgers’ brothers still have “a division” between them but have “started talking a little bit.”
“They’re just very different people with different outlooks,” the insider told the outlet. “But they’re family and they know that.” The source pointed to Aaron Rodgers’ recent controversy over the COVID-19 vaccine as something that may have opened the lines of communication.
According to the insider, Aaron’s refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19 appears to have left him more in need of close connections than ever before. “It’s very hard for Aaron, who feels like his circle is very small, and it’s not filled with the people who should be in his corner,” they continued.
Last year, Aaron Rodgers gave the impression that he had gotten one of the coronavirus vaccines after he said he had been ‘immunized,’ but that turned out to be a bit of semantics, as the quarterback had refused the vaccine, which was revealed when he tested positive for COVID-19 in November.
Afterward, he claimed in a statement to the Pat McAfee show that an allergy prevented him from safely getting vaccinated, though he said he had found an alternate ‘immunization protocol’ through his own ‘research.’ “I have an allergy to an ingredient that’s in the mRNA vaccines,” Rodgers claimed.
“I found a long-term immunization protocol to protect myself and I’m very proud of the research that went into that.” He also said he had refused the vaccine over fears about ‘sterility or fertility issues around the vaccines,’ though there’s no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines affect fertility in males or females.
Aaron stated that he was taking advice from podcaster Joe Rogan and had begun taking ivermectin on his recommendation, despite the FDA stating that the drug was not approved to treat COVID-19 in ‘humans or animals.