Congratulations are in order for Shailene Woodley because the actress is reportedly engaged to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers! Yep, the football player was honored with the MVP Award during the 2021 NFL Honors virtual ceremony over the weekend, and he announced that they were getting married during his acceptance speech.
“Thank you so much, it’s honor to win this award for the third time,” he said. “2020 was definitely a crazy year filled with lots of change, growth and some amazing memorable moments.180 straight days of getting my nose hairs scraped, playing for very little fans or no fans in the stands the entire season. I got engaged and I played some of the best football of my career.”
At the end of his speech, he thanked his team and his “fiancee,” and although he didn’t specify who his fiancée was by name, many outlets have reported that it’s indeed The Fault In Our Stars alum. But wait, how long have these two even been dating? And how did they meet? Not to worry, you guys, because we have all the details on their super-secret relationship. Here’s what you need to know…
What Do We Know About Shailene Woodley And Aaron Rodgers’ Relationship?
Rumors first started to swirl that the two stars were dating back in July 2020. And at the time, gossip blog Terez Owens reported that Rodgers’ ex Danica Patrick was the one to introduce the two stars!
“It seemed like Aaron had found his perfect partner in Danica Patrick. Danica had no idea when she introduced actress Shailene Woodley to Aaron that Shailene would make a play for him,” a source told them. “Shailene and Aaron were quite cozy this past weekend in Tahoe. Looks like Aaron traded to a much younger girlfriend. Danica is devastated by Aarons betrayal. Get your popcorn out, this one is going to get messy!”
They kept their romance pretty low-key after that, but in February 2021, an insider confirmed to Us Weekly that they were still together. A friend of the pair dished to the outlet, “They started off as friends, but things have turned romantic. The two are staying in contact while they are living away from each other. The relationship is long-distance for right now, but they are making it work.”
Another source told E! News, “[It’s] private and low-key. They continue to talk and see each other when they can. They are both focused on their careers but they also make time for each other.”
Who Was Aaron Rodgers Previously Linked To?
Rodgers dated Patrick for two years after they met at an afterparty for the ESPY Awards. But in July 2020, a rep confirmed to Us Weekly that they were “no longer together,” and they also unfollowed each other on social media.
“I remember it was, like, some afterparty and we were at the bar getting a drink,” Patrick once recalled of the day they met. “We started talking and he was, like, throwing some movie lines. I’m like, ‘This guy’s really funny!’ And we, kind of, randomly kept in touch from that point on.”
Before that, the sports star was linked to Olivia Munn. They started dating in May 2014, but broke up three years later — in April 2017. And according to reports, their relationship had a negative impact on his relationship with his family.
“When he got together with Olivia Munn, his family told him they didn’t trust her and thought she wasn’t with him for the right reasons. That made him furious, and he ended up choosing Olivia over his family,” a source revealed.
Who Has Shailene Woodley Dated In The Past?
As for Woodley, she dated rugby player Ben Volavola from 2017 to 2020. After their split, the brunette beauty told Bustle that they went their separate ways because they “were very much on the road to marriage and children,” which she wasn’t ready for.
“I realized I was still at an age where I wasn’t able to fully commit. I couldn’t be available to him in the way that I wanted to be. I didn’t fully love myself,” she explained.
Before that, there were rumors that she dated Ezra Miller, Nahko Bear, Theo James and Elliot Page, but overall, she has kept her love life under wraps from the public.
What Else Is Shailene Woodley Up To These Days?
Besides gearing up to walk down the aisle with Rodgers, Woodley has stayed pretty busy with work! She has a whopping six new movies in the works at the moment, including The Mauritanian, Last Letter from Your Lover (which she is also producing!), The Fallout, Misanthrope, The Fence and Scarygirl — so keep your eyes peeled for her. Congrats to the bride-to-be!