Nobody has been by Jared's side longer than his fellow womb-mate. The twins grew up pulling pranks on teachers, and severely punishing anyone that tried to take down the other, thanks to their WCW training on trampolines. Justin saved Jared twice in middle school by blindsiding an offender to the ground - once on a school bus, and once in a recreational basketball game.
Jared's older brother is a role model of consistency, patience, and optimism. The once-pessimistic Joel changed his tune when he met his wife, and there's not many people Jared enjoys being around more. Joel quickly learned even though he was 3 years older he couldn't easily mess with the twins, as they could utilize their tag-team skills early in life. Because of this, the brothers have been best friends for many years.
Carrie's brother-in-law and Jared quickly hit it off a couple falls ago. At first glance, there didn't seem to be a lot in common, but that seems to only drive their respect for each other. Their love for fine foods, movies, and thoughts on how to act during a vacation have only grown their friendship. Jared has also enjoyed watching Ed be a father to three kids, and loves spending time with them as well.
Carrie's brother-in-law and Jared also enjoy spending time together. They both love the Dawgs and the Braves. Like Ed, Joseph is a great picture of leadership for Jared. Jared is really looking forward to spending time with Joseph and Ed, as the brothers-in-law each bring their own dynamic to the Wickleins.
Affectionately referred to as Esteban, Stephen and Jared have been close since elementary school. They have traveled the continent together in search for football and fish. From South Bend, IN to the Florida Keys, and from Colorado to the Sierra Madres in western Mexico; they have shared many of their favorite experiences.
Jared has been close with Ty and his wife, Ashley, dating back to elementary and middle school. In high school, they used Yearbook class as a reason to get out of the classroom to roam the halls and to get online and read sports' articles. In college, Jared relied on Ty to lead his intramural football team as QB1. Today, these two still have lunch on the weekdays to discuss life, sports, and most recently - engagement and marriage. WFL, TK?
Jared and "Reem" have been friends since middle school. Friday nights in high school would include TK, Stephen, and the Kimmel twins heading over to Reem's house for poker night and to shoot the bull. Reem is also part of Jared's weekday lunch crew, and enjoys talking about Jesus, his fatherhood, county politics, Henry County, and his prized possessions - his wife Lauren and son Maddux.
Jon has been another brother to Jared for many years. Jon and his brother Ben go back with Jared many years as well. Jon was a recent roommate with Jared, and the two now work together at Acuity Brands Lighting. While both recently became engaged about a week apart, they will always remember how each other asked the other to be in their wedding - in the bathroom at work as each was in his own stall.