It’s official! Shailene Woodley confirmed that she is engaged to Aaron Rodgers three weeks after he shocked soccer followers by revealing he had a fiancée throughout a speech on the NFL Honors.
The Huge Little Lies alum, 29, addressed her romance with the quarterback through the Monday, February 22, episode of The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon.
“So it’s sort of humorous. All people proper now’s freaking out over it and we’re like, ‘Yeah, we’ve been engaged for some time,” Woodley instructed Jimmy Fallon in E! Information‘ sneak peek of Monday’s episode. “He’s, first off, only a great, unbelievable human being. However I by no means thought I’d be engaged with someone who threw balls for a residing. Like, I by no means thought as a bit of lady … ‘Yeah, once I develop up, I’m gonna marry somebody who throws balls! Yeah!’ However he’s actually simply so good at it.”
The actress additionally confirmed that the twosome met through the coronavirus pandemic.
“Once I first met him, I feel my canine like pulled me apart and was like, ‘When you don’t date this dude, I’ll disown you as my mom, as a result of the three ft that I run with you once 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 recreation. “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 recreation. I didn’t actually develop up with sports activities, particularly American sports activities. It was by no means actually on my radar. After we met, additionally, I knew he was a soccer man, however I didn’t know like what sort of a soccer man he was. And I’m nonetheless continuously studying.”
Rodgers, 37, revealed on Saturday, February 6, that he’s engaged however didn’t specify to whom. “2020 was positively a loopy yr full of a number of change, progress, some wonderful, memorable moments, 180 straight days of getting my nostril hair scraped, enjoying for little or no followers or no stands the whole season,” he mentioned through the NFL Honors awards in his acceptance speech for the 2020 AP Most Worthwhile Participant. “I obtained engaged and I performed a number of the greatest soccer in my profession.”
The Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback then expressed his gratitude to his family members. “So I’d wish to thank, at first, my teammates for his or her help, their inspiration, safety, unbelievable play on the sector. … Off the sector I’ve obtained an excellent group of those who help me, so I’d wish to thank my workforce,” 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. Simply encourage folks to learn books, to meditate, converse issues to life, manifest the wishes of your coronary heart, query every part 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 instructed Us. “They began off as associates, however issues have turned romantic. The 2 are staying involved whereas they’re residing away from one another. The connection 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 instructed Us in July 2020 that the pair had been “not collectively.”
The NFL star opened up about adjustments in his private life in September 2020. “I’ve only a new and elevated love of life and I’ve made selections and adjustments and habits that put me in quite a bit higher headspace,” he defined on The Pat McAfee Present. “There’s simply a variety of issues which have come collectively in my life over the previous couple of months which have actually been pleasurable and jogged my memory, given me perspective in life and in soccer to view issues by probably the most optimistic lens I presumably can.”
For her half, Woodley confirmed her cut up from Ben Volavola in April 2020 after first being linked to the rugby participant, 30, in 2017. She instructed Bustle on the time that the 2 “had been very a lot on the highway to marriage and kids” however she realized she “was nonetheless at an age the place I wasn’t in a position to absolutely commit.”
Hearken to Us Weekly’s Scorching Hollywood as every week the editors of Us break down the most popular leisure information tales!