Shailene Woodley is opening up about her relationship with Aaron Rodgers. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Woodley detailed how he met the NFL star and why they decided to keep their engagement a secret.
“When we announced that we were engaged, we wanted to do it just because we didn’t want anyone else to do it before us,” Woodley said. “And we didn’t do it for months and months after we got engaged, but the backlash was really great, so we thought, ‘Let’s just politely decline.’ [to talk about the relationship] for a while and live in our little bubble. ‘
The Last letter from your lover The actress admitted that she jumped headfirst into her relationship with the soccer star. In a June interview with Shape, Woodley revealed that the two connected during the coronavirus pandemic and quickly built a bond like no other.
“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 come and go on the weekends, it taught us a lot about each other very quickly,” he explained. “We jumped headfirst and got some of the sticky bits out ahead of time.”
“I was alone with my dog and I didn’t see anyone for three months,” she continued. “He forced me to be still and quiet.”
Woodley tells the outlet that she and the 37-year-old NFL star huddled together in Montreal, where she was filming her latest movie. Rodgers spent a lot of time binge watching Danger!she says, to prepare for her two-week stint as host.
“I have the perspective that he would have met Aaron in any context, in any space in time,” shared Woodley, “because I feel like we were meant to be together.”
Woodley confirmed her engagement to Rodgers in February Tonight’s show starring Jimmy Fallon, two weeks after Rodgers announced he was engaged in February during his NFL MVP acceptance speech.
“It’s good. It’s great. But, I don’t get it,” he told host Jimmy Fallon at the time. “Because I don’t know him as a soccer guy. I know him as, like, the nerd who wants to host Danger!. That’s the guy I know. “