How did Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley meet? Last night, 22 February, the couple announced their engagement on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. However, many didn’t even know the pair were dating. Let’s take a look at their relationship timeline.
How did Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley meet?
Earlier this month, E! News revealed that Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley were enjoying a “private and low key” romance.
The relationship started off as long distance, with NFL player Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, Wisconsin, playing for the Green Bay Packers. Meanwhile, Woodley was working on-set in Montreal, Canada, filming Damián Szifron’s Misanthrope
In September, Rodgers spoke on the Pat McAfee show about his “new and increased love of life”:
Although not mentioning his relationship status specifically, he said: “That’s why I’m having so much fun and it starts with love. And then surrounding yourself with people that you really enjoy.”
Shailene Woodley was previously dating rugby player Ben Volavola. However, in an April 2020 interview with Bustle, she mentioned they had broken up as, Woodley said, “I realised I was still at an age where I wasn’t able to fully commit.”
So, how did Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley meet?
It’s been speculated that Aaron’s ex, race car driver Danica Patrick, could have introduced Aaron and Shailene to each other. This is due to Danica and Shailene being mutual friends on social media – with Shailene liking a lot of Danica’s photos on social media.
Aaron and Shailene announce engagement
So, it came as a bit of a shock to many fans when Shailene Woodley casually announced her engagement to Rodgers on The Tonight Show last night:
However, it seems her fiancé is fond of a casual announcement too. Earlier this month, Aaron Rodgers mentioned their engagement during his acceptance speech for the NFL Most Valuable Player award:
A source close to the couple told E! News that they can’t wait to get married and are hoping for it to happen “soon” as “they had a very intense connection from the beginning.”
It seems that, regardless of how they met, Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley feel it was mean to happen.
Fans took to Twitter to voice their excitement and shock at the announcement:
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