Aaron Rodgers and actress Shailene Woodley are reportedly engaged, according to what he said earlier this month and a report from E! News. Rodgers has previously dated actress Oliva Munn and former professional racing driver Danica Patrick.
According to E News, Rodgers and Woodley met over the summer of 2020.
“Yet for those close to the athlete and his bride-to-be Shailene Woodley, an engagement seemed like the only logical play after months of dating,” E News’ report read. “Instantly smitten, ‘they had a very intense connection from the beginning,’ an insider noted to E! News. ‘It’s a quick engagement, but for those that know them, it didn’t come as a surprise.’
“(Rodgers) initially told pals they were just feeling each other out, a source close to the athlete told People, but it was clear they were progressing at a brisk clip. ‘It was so fast that at first, we thought she was just a rebound,’ admitted the source. ‘Everyone thought it was a casual thing because that’s what he was telling everyone, even when it was clearly not a casual thing.’”
One person familiar with the relationship said Woodley has been very supportive of Rodgers’ NFL career and “made herself at home in the Midwest.”
“They have spent the entire fall together and lived together throughout,” the insider told E! News. “She is very supportive of his career and embraced his life in Green Bay. Even though she has her own career and life, she wanted to be there with him.”
Rodgers was asked about his previous relationship and breakup with Patrick in 2020, but he alluded the question like a seasoned veteran:
“I have just a new and increased love of life,” Rodgers told McAfee and A.J. Hawk. “And I’ve made decisions and changes and habits that put me in a lot better head space and there’s just a lot of things that have come together in my life over the last few months that have really been enjoyable and reminded me, given me perspective, on life and in football to view things through the most positive lens I possibly can.
“And that’s why I’m having so much fun and it starts with love. And then surrounding yourself with people that you really enjoy.”
On the field, Rodgers is coming off a spectacular year where he got the Packers back to the NFC Championship game, but they fell to the Tampa Bay Bucs at home to fail once again to reach the Super Bowl.