‘We’ve been engaged for a while!’ Shailene Woodley CONFIRMS she is set to wed NFL star Aaron Rodgers and flashes a glimpse of her eye-popping diamond ring
- The Insurgent actress, 29, was first linked to the Green Bay Packers quarterback, 37, in July last year before engagement rumours began earlier this month
- She confirmed the news on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night and confessed that they had been engaged for ‘a while’
- Aaron and American racing driver Danica Patrick, 38, split last July after two years together, and he began dating Shailene soon after
- The Big Little Lies actress previously dated Fijian rugby player Ben Volavola, 30, who she met in 2017 while filming Adrift, before breaking it off in early 2020
Shailene Woodley confirmed she is engaged to NFL star Aaron Rodgers and flashed her eye-popping engagement ring on Monday night.
The Insurgent actress, 29, made the big reveal during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she responded to questions about her marital status and admitted she’s been engaged to Aaron, 37, ‘for a while’.
She said: ‘Yes, we are engaged. But for us, it’s not new news. Everybody right now is freaking out over it, but we’re like, ”Oh, we’ve been engaged for a while”‘, after first being linked to the sportsman in July last year.
Happy days! Shailene Woodley confirmed that she’s engaged to NFL star Aaron Rodgers and flashed her eye-popping engagement ring on Monday night
Shailene went on: ‘Yeah, we got engaged a while ago and he’s first off a wonderful, incredible human being. But I never thought I’d be engaged with somebody who threw balls for a living…
‘Like, I never thought as a little girl, I was like, ‘Yeah, when I grow up, I’m gonna marry someone who throws balls! Yeah!’ But he’s really just so good at it’.
The Fault In Our Stars actress playfully revealed that the Green Bay Packers quarterback received a ringing endorsement from her dog.
She said: ‘When I first met him, I think my dog like pulled me aside and was like, ”If you don’t date this dude, I will disown you as my mother…
NFL star: Aaron, shown in July 2018 in Los Angeles, plays quarterback for the Green Bay Packers
‘The three feet that I run with you when you throw a ball is nothing compared to the marathon I’m able to run with him”’
Shailene said she has yet to attend one of Aaron’s games due to the pandemic.
She revealed: ‘We met during this whacky, whacky time and all the stadiums were closed that he was playing in, so I have yet to go to a football game…
Wow! She was showing off the breathtaking ring
‘I didn’t really grow up with sports, especially American sports. It was never really on my radar. When we met, also, I knew he was a football guy, but I didn’t know like what kind of a football guy he was. And I’m still constantly learning’.
She hilariously revealed that she does not understand his job, saying: ‘I don’t get it. He’s good. He’s great. But, like, I don’t understand. ‘Cause I don’t know him as a football guy…
‘I know him as, like, the nerd who wants to host Jeopardy!. That’s the dude I know. He just happens to also be very good at sports,’ Shailene said.
Earlier this month, Shailene and her hunky husband-to-be Aaron spent a romantic Valentine’s Day with the Green Bay Packers quarterback in Montreal, Canada, where he visited her on location of her latest movie Misanthrope.
Not news: ‘Yes, we are engaged. But for us, it’s not new news. Everybody right now is freaking out over it, but we’re like, ”Oh, we’ve been engaged for a while”,’ she said
A source told E! News: ‘Aaron spent the last two weeks in Montreal with Shailene where she is filming. He was quarantined at her place, but they spent time together when she wasn’t on set.’
The insider said that the cold weather and the ongoing pandemic kept them indoors during the visit: ‘They had no problem staying in, ordering food and not going anywhere.
‘They spent Valentine’s Day morning together and then Aaron left town on his own and headed back to the states.’
It comes after Aaron appeared to accidentally confirm the whirlwind engagement while accepting the 2020 Most Valuable Player at the NFL Honors.
The big reveal: Shailene said she has yet to attend one of Aaron’s games due to the pandemic
He subtly snuck it into his speech: ‘It’s an honor to win this award for the third time. 2020 was definitely a crazy year filled with lots of change, growth, some amazing, memorable moments.
‘180 straight days of having my nose hair scraped, a plan for very little fans or no stands the entire season, I got engaged, and I played some of the best football of my career.’
It was soon confirmed that Shailene is his bride-to-be, just days after their long-distance relationship was revealed, following when they were first romantically linked in July.
Acceptance speech: Aaron earlier this month thanked his ‘fiancee’ during NFL MVP acceptance speech
A source close to Rodgers told People: ‘It was a surprise that they got so close so quickly. I mean, it really felt like one day he was with Danica Patrick, and then suddenly he was with Shailene. It happened super fast.’
He and racing driver Danica Patrick, 38, split last July after two years together, and he began dating Woodley soon after.
The insider said: ‘It was so fast that at first, we thought she was just a rebound. There was no way this could be so serious. Everyone thought it was a casual thing because that’s what he was telling everyone, even when it was clearly not a casual thing.’
Romance: It was soon confirmed that Shailene is his bride-to-be, just days after their long-distance relationship was revealed, following when they were first romantically linked in July
They added: ‘Now we realize that it was clearly a lot more serious than they told anyone. All this goes to show that this must be a very special relationship for him and for her. So everyone wishes them happiness.’
The Big Little Lies actress previously dated Fijian rugby player Ben Volavola, 30, whom she met in 2017 while filming Adrift, before breaking it off in early 2020.
She told Bustle last April: ‘I was in a relationship with someone and we were very much on the road to marriage and children.
‘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.’
Lost love: He and racing driver Danica Patrick, 38, split last July after two years together, and he began dating Woodley soon after (pictured in 2018)
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