Lanford Beard
August 02, 2016 02:00 AM

Though one relationship was solidified at the end of The Bachelorette, there’s still room to grow in another.

Jordan Rodgers‘ estrangement from his NFL pro brother Aaron Rodgers was a topic throughout this past season as he vied for JoJo Fletcher‘s heart, and the pair confirmed on Monday’s After the Final Rose special that relations between the Rodgers’ brothers remain strained.

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Jordan Rodgers (left) and Aaron Rodgers
ABC; GETTY

When host Chris Harrison asked Fletcher, 25, if she had met Aaron since filming wrapped more than two months ago, she said no: “It’s the same situation that it’s been, but it’s not something that we – it’s not the focus for us right now, it’s about us.”

Jordan, 27, likewise emphasized his relationship moving forward: “Anything with my family, JoJo’s been a part of my family, and any conversations we have about that moving forward are with us and about us, and we’re excited about starting that journey with our families. I’ll be in Dallas closer to her family, and so we’re ready for that.”

Harrison, 45, continued, “Hopefully we can create two relationships out of this – and hopefully Aaron can make it to the wedding!”

Said Jordan with a smile: “We have to pick a date first.”

Aaron, 32, previously told a local news outlet in Wisconsin, where he plays for the Green Bay Packers: “I haven’t seen the show, to be honest with you, so it hasn’t really affected me a whole lot.”

And while Jordan, JoJo and their families are keeping the door open for closer relations moving forward, the former NFL pro relied on sports metaphor to express his outlook at the moment.

“It’s tough,” he admitted. “There’s not a playbook in how to deal with this.”

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