The couple started dating last year during the COVID-19 pandemic before eventually announcing their engagement a couple of months ago. After spending a lot of intense time getting to know each other, Woodley and Rodgers are taking the time to slow down a little.
“There’s no wedding planning happening, There’s no rush. We’ve got no rush,” Shailene Woodley said to Entertainment Tonight.
While the engagement seemed to come out of nowhere, the wedding isn’t anywhere in the immediate future. She also shared that the two of them are just enjoying their time together as a happily engaged couple.
Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers Relationship
The whirlwind romance has surprised fans of the football player and actresses. The relationship was initially confirmed in February. Then, just a few days later, Rodgers sneakily mentioned his surprise engagement while giving his acceptance speech as the MVP of the league at the “NFL Honors” broadcast. While the world freaked out over the sudden engagement, it was not anything new for Woodley or Rodgers.
The duo had already been engaged for a bit before releasing and confirming the news. They waited to announce the news.
“But the reaction to it was really a lot, and so we were like, ‘Let’s just politely decline [to talk about the relationship] for a little while and live in our little bubble,'” Woodley said during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
The fan reaction was intense and news outlets flooded to the story. The two pulled back a bit after an intense relationship spurred during COVID-19’s lockdown. The lockdown turned out to be a huge factor in their relationship.
“Starting a relationship where you immediately move in with someone — because it’s a pandemic and you can’t just get on a plane and go back and forth on weekends — taught us a lot about each other very quickly. We jumped in headfirst and got some of the sticky bits out of the way early,” Shailene Woodley told Shape in her July/August cover story.
The actress also said that even if they met at a different time she would have gravitated toward the football player.
Woodley Getting to Know Football Better
The “Big Little Lies,” “Divergent,” and “Adrift” star didn’t spend a lot of her time prior to meeting Aaron Rodgers watching sports. On top of her career in Hollywood, Woodley is also a devoted environmental activist and has served as a board member of the political action committee Our Revolution.
Now, Woodley is also taking the time to learn some football lingo to cheer on Aaron Rodgers (if he ends up going back to the NFL at all).
While on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Woodley said she wasn’t previously a sports fan but wanted to learn more.
“I guess I haven’t felt any pressure to, but it’s exciting. The Packers games are the only ones I find really interesting because I have people to actually root for … But it is a whole new world, learning all of the different—I still am always, ‘Oh, you scored a goal.’ He’s like, ‘It’s a touchdown.’ Or I’ll be like, ‘You crossed the line,’ and he’s like, ‘It’s a yard,’ or whatever. I still can’t get it right, but I’m learning, slowly but surely,” Shailene Woodley said.