It’s official! Shailene Woodley confirmed that she is engaged to Aaron Rodgers three weeks after he stunned soccer followers by revealing he had a fiancée throughout a speech on the NFL Honors.
The Big Little Lies alum, 29, addressed her romance with the quarterback throughout the Monday, February 22, episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
“So it is sort of humorous. Everybody proper now could be freaking out over it and we’re like, ‘Yeah, we have been engaged for some time,” Woodley advised Jimmy Fallon in E! News‘ sneak peek of Monday’s episode. “He’s, first off, only a great, unbelievable human being. But I by no means thought I’d be engaged with any person who threw balls for a dwelling. Like, I by no means thought as somewhat lady, I used to be like, ‘Yeah, after I develop up, I’m gonna marry somebody who throws balls! Yeah!’ But he is actually simply so good at it.”
The actress additionally confirmed that the twosome met throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
“When I first met him, I believe my canine like pulled me apart and was like, ‘If you do not date this dude, I’ll disown you as my mom, as a result of the three ft that I run with you if you throw a ball is nothing in comparison with the marathon I’m in a position to run with him,'” she mentioned, noting she’s by no means even been to a soccer sport. “We met throughout this whacky, whacky time and all of the stadiums had been closed that he was enjoying in, so I’ve but to go to a soccer sport. I did not actually develop up with sports activities, particularly American sports activities. It was by no means actually on my radar. When we met, additionally, I knew he was a soccer man, however I did not know like what sort of a soccer man he was. And I’m nonetheless continually studying.”
Rodgers, 37, revealed on Saturday, February 6, that he’s engaged however didn’t specify to whom. “2020 was positively a loopy 12 months crammed with numerous change, development, some superb, memorable moments, 180 straight days of getting my nostril hair scraped, enjoying for little or no followers or no stands your complete season,” he mentioned throughout the NFL Honors awards in his acceptance speech for the 2020 AP Most Valuable Player. “I bought engaged and I performed a few of the greatest soccer in my profession.”
The Green Bay Packers quarterback then expressed his gratitude to his family members. “So I’d wish to thank, at the start, my teammates for his or her assist, their inspiration, safety, unbelievable play on the sector. … Off the sector I’ve bought an important group of folks that assist me, so I’d wish to thank my crew,” he raved. After itemizing a number of extra people, he gave a shout-out to “my fiancée.”
He concluded: “There’s so many extra folks I’m grateful for. Just encourage folks to learn books, to meditate, communicate issues to life, manifest the needs of your coronary heart, query the whole lot and unfold love and positivity.”
The engagement information got here days after Us Weekly confirmed Rodgers and Woodley’s relationship. “Aaron and Shailene are courting!” a supply advised Us. “They began off as mates, however issues have turned romantic. The two are staying in touch whereas they’re dwelling away from one another. The relationship is long-distance for proper now, however they’re making it work.”
The couple first sparked romance rumors in July 2020, though they saved issues low profile for months.
Rodgers beforehand dated Danica Patrick for greater than two years. Her rep advised Us in July 2020 that the pair had been “now not collectively.”
The NFL star opened up about modifications in his private life in September 2020. “I’ve only a new and elevated love of life and I’ve made choices and modifications and habits that put me in so much higher headspace,” he defined on The Pat McAfee Show. “There’s simply lots of issues which have come collectively in my life over the previous few months which have actually been pleasing and jogged my memory, given me perspective in life and in soccer to view issues by means of essentially the most constructive lens I probably can.”
For her half, Woodley confirmed her break up from Ben Volavola in April 2020 after first being linked to the rugby participant, 30, in 2017. She advised Bustle on the time that the 2 “had been very a lot on the highway to marriage and youngsters” however she realized she “was nonetheless at an age the place I wasn’t in a position to totally commit.”