Months after the cameras were turned away from AFL Sydney Swans star Kieren Jack and his feuding family, the cracks have not been repaired.
The Jacks found themselves at the centre of a national story in the first week of July after frustrated parents Donna and Garry Jack made their long-running tension with son Kieren, 29, and his girlfriend Charlotte Goodlet, public.
Two months later, the chasm between the co-captain and his parents has not been closed. Instead, former Australian rugby league player Garry revealed there has been an uncomfortable silence since the story dominated headlines.
“Since all the drama I haven’t heard from Kieren,” his father told the Herald Sun. “Not a word."
“We’d like to fix things up — he’s my son — but it’s hard when we can’t contact him.
“I’ve tried a few times to ring and text him.”
Things are so strained, the father-of-three is unsure if he and his wife will attend Kieren's Saturday night blockbuster final against local rival Greater Western Sydney.
Making the trip to ANZ Stadium for the match looks unlikely given the last two months, Garry says.
“It’s been a really difficult period and I don’t know if we’ll go.
“I’m being honest. I just don’t know... Whatever happens, it’s a family issue and we’d obviously like to sort it out as soon as possible.”
Kieren has remained steadfast that the matter is private and refused to comment at a press conference on Thursday.
He currently resides with his TV producer girlfriend of three years and 22-year-old brother Brandon, who is also a Sydney Swans player.